the LIFE aquatic
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