The Best Dive Watches of 2020
August 19th, 2020
Did you know that diver watches were first introduced 75 years ago? A dive watch is essentially just a watch that is waterproof enough to withstand the pressure at the depths that divers go to. Even though most buyers won't see anything deeper than the shallow end of a hotel pool, diver watches are still in high demand.
To help narrow it down, we've rounded up some of our favorite dive watches of 2020!
Tudor Black Bay 58
Tudor pays tribute to the brand's first divers' watches with the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, a model whose dimensions evoke that of the epoch. It is an inspiration from the Submariners of between the ?50s and the ?70s that were Tudor-branded. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight has a unique 39mm case which one of the smallest diameters you are likely to find. It is a nice blend of modern and vintage features. Its accuracy and is chronometer rated and has an impressive power reserve at 70 hours. (from $3,700; tudorwatches.com)
OMEGA SEAMASTER DIVER 300M
Since 1993, the Seamaster Diver 300M has enjoyed a legendary following. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release, Omega gave the collection a complete makeover, updating the materials and technology while retaining the original design and ocean spirit.The Seamaster 300M is another top-of-class dive watch with a helium escape valve to protect it from helium damage. This piece received a massive overhaul in 2018 but, nevertheless, did not entirely lose the pioneering appearance it got in 1993. Both the dial and the bezel insert are made from ceramic which is corrosion resistant. It uses the co-axial 8800 automatic movements by Omega and is a worthy option for deep scuba divers going down up to 300m. (from $4,900; Omega.com)
Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5
The Tag Heuer Aquaracers are considered to be some of the most reliable watches out there. This watch, in particular, is a primary example of the brand?s dedication to manufacturing diving accessories at moderate prices. It incorporates a uni-directional rotating bezel, 300 meters of water-resistance, and a self-winding automatic movement. With its luminescent hand and markers, this number is a great +1 for your diving, snorkeling, or any other water sports adventure. (from $2,750; TagHeuer.com)
Breitling Superocean Heritage 42
True to the essence of the 1957 legend, this model with 44 mm-diameter dial in black or blue is equipped with a sturdy steel mesh bracelet. Built to endure, the high-tech ceramic bezel is ultra-hard and scratchproof. Available in steel and steel & gold, this timeless classic is water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft) with a chronometer-certified self-winding Manufacture caliber. A legacy of adventure for modern-day explorers.(from $5,935; Breitling.com)
This cool timepiece by Tudor will keep you looking stylish with a practical twist. Made for Gents, this watch features a Blue dial that clearly and beautifully displays markings and complications. A Stainless steel, Titanium band sits comfortably on your wrist all day long. The practical Date, Central 60 second hand complications gives this watch a stylish edge over others. A in-house Automatic (self winding) movement features an unrivaled aptitude for mechanical precision. With a 1650 ft (500 meter) water resistance, this watch will last you a lifetime. It also features a helium escape valve ? a safety feature that prevents helium gas from blowing up the crystal from a watch case when the diver reaches the surface after a deep dive. For clarity, a helium bubble will occupy a small volume at deep dives due to high pressure exerted on it. Once on the surface, the same bubble will expand due to low pressure. The helium valve provides a safe route for the helium to be expelled from the watch. (from $4,575; Tudor.com)
OMEGA SEAMASTER DIVER 300M 007 EDITION
No Time to Die, the latest Bond film, out this April, features Omega?s new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition timepiece. Omega?s Seamaster line ? the watch of choice of real-life divers ? has been essential wristwear for Bonds down the decades. For the new film the company worked closely with Daniel Craig and the film-makers. The result is an elegant 42mm timepiece made from grade-2 titanium, with an aluminium dial and bezel ring in a vintage brown color (from $9,200; omegawatches.com).