the LIFE aquatic

Esquire (Philippines) - - STYLE GOLDEN HOUR -

A scuba diver’s life de­pends on his

abil­ity to keep track of the time (and air) he has left be­fore he must re­turn to the sur­face. The dive watch, which has a one-way bezel to gauge set in­ter­vals, is the best tool for the job. Tudor has based its lat­est model on this 1961 photo of a French Navy diver wear­ing his own Tudor Oys­ter Prince Sub­mariner (aka “the Big Crown”). He’s a lefty, so he’s got the watch on his right wrist (free­ing his dom­i­nant hand) and up­side down (to bet­ter ad­just the crown and bezel). Back then, it was the most ef­fi­cient way for a south­paw to keep tabs on the time. To­day, it’s in­spired the de­sign­ers at Tudor to cre­ate a left-handed ver­sion for the brand’s Pe­la­gos line of ti­ta­nium dive watches.

01. Steel Lu­mi­nor 1950 by Pan­erai; pan­erai.com

02. Steel Aqua­timer Chrono­graph Edi­tion “Sharks” by IWC; iwc.com

03. Ti­ta­nium Pe­la­gos LHD by Tudor; tu­dor­watch.com

04. Steel Royal Oak Off­shore Diver chrono­graph by Aude­mars Piguet; au­de­mar­spiguet.com

05. Steel Prospex PADI Special Edi­tion by Seiko; seikowatches.com 06. Ceramic Master Com­pres­sor chrono­graph by Jaeger-LeCoul­tre; jaeger-lecoul­tre.com

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