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
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