When it comes to luxury sporting pursuits that provide that extra rush of adrenaline, it is hard to look beyond open water diving. With such a vast array of exotic locations in which to enjoy diving – from barrier reefs to long-lost ship wrecks – it really is one of the most exhilarating pursuits for today’s modern man.
As with any sport, however, you need to make sure that you have the right tools for the job and when it comes to diving in the deep blue sea, there are few instruments more imperative to a diver than that of his watch. With this in mind, let’s take a look at three of the best and most stylish diving watches for men below:
Longines HydroConquest – Price $1,300
Longines are well known for the calibre 0f their diving watches but, when it comes to sheer style as well as functionality, it is difficult to look beyond the jaw-dropping Longines HydroConquest watch pictured above. A truly mesmersing diving watch and one that will look just as at home in the water as out of it. A few of the more impressive features of this particular Longines HydroConquest timepiece include a 38 hour power reserve, Super-Luminova coated hands and numbers for improved visability under water and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass face. Check out What Kind of Watch for more information on watches.
Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph II – $6,500
Breitling are one of Switzerland’s most revered and oldest watchmakers but it’s only fairly recently that they have become stand out performers in the world of diving watches and, as you can see from the exceptional Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph II watch above, they’re definitely right up there with the best of them when it comes to diving watches. This spectactular timepiece from the Breitling SuperOcean collection definitely has plenty of features that sets it apart from the crowd including a 500m water resistance, black dial with contrasting orange accents and 44mm stainless steel case.
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph – Price $6,500
You’ll certainly blend in with the sea-life when diving if you opt for one of these bold and uncompromising IWC Aquatimer Chronograph watch – which is definitely one of the most striking dive watches available on the market. IWC offer a whole host of collections ranging from luxury to sport timepieces and their range of diving watches is second to none. This breath taking watch, for example, has a Swiss-made automatic movement with 44 hour power reserve, Super-Luminova coatings and 120m water resistance which, let’s face it, you shouldn’t really be going any deeper than during an open water dive.
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