Deep Im­pact

When it comes to div­ing, track­ing time is a life-and-death mat­ter. Char­lene Co looks into some dive watches you can bet your life on

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t’s no ex­ag­ger­a­tion to say that a deep-sea diver’s sur­vival is in­ti­mately linked to the re­li­a­bil­ity of their watch. Un­der wa­ter, a watch be­comes so much more than a tool to tell the time, record­ing the length of time you’ve been sub­merged and, with some mod­els, in­di­cat­ing how much air is left in the tank. To qual­ify as a dive watch, it must have a wa­ter re­sis­tance of at least 100 me­tres, but most av­er­age 300 me­tres. It goes with­out say­ing, dura­bil­ity and leg­i­bil­ity are equally im­por­tant.

El­e­gant with its “Méga Tapis­serie” dial, the Aude­mars Piguet Royal Oak Off­shore Diver is well equipped for aquatic sports, with wa­ter re­sis­tance of 300 me­tres and a lu­mi­nes­cent Clock­wise from left: The ex­per­i­men­tal Rolex Deepsea Chal­lenge watch that’s been to the bot­tom of the Mar­i­ana Trench; Aude­mars Piguet’s Royal Oak Off­shore Diver with a wa­ter re­sis­tance of 300 me­tres; Cartier’s Iso-cer­ti­fied Cal­i­bre de Cartier Diver; the Omega Sea­mas­ter Planet Ocean Auto fea­tures a bezel that com­bines rub­ber and ce­ramic

con­quer­ing the depths

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