TAKE THE PLUNGE

TAKE THE PLUNGE
July 23, 2018

For almost as long as wristwatches have existed, people have wanted to take them underwater. Rolex invented the first properly waterproof watch in the shape of the Oyster case in 1926 but was rapidly developed by many other luxury watchmakers such as Panerai Omega. The following year Rolex pioneered the concept of the “brand ambassador” by putting one on the wrist of cross-Channel swimmer Ms Mercedes Gleitze, much to the delight of every worthy celeb. Waterproofing improved rapidly as watch companies met the demands of the world’s militaries in the 1940s, and diving watches achieved true popularity in the 1950s and 1960s as scuba diving became a leisure activity. Nowadays, they are prized for their durability, rugged looks and simple designs as much as for their ability to operate beneath the waves, but that doesn’t stop the finest watch companies continuing to enhance their aquatic performance. So if you’re ready to take the plunge, here are a few of the coolest and most capable dive watches on our pre-owned market today that won’t have you out of your depth.

 

OMEGA SEAMASTER £2250

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AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK  T3 OFFSHORE £24950.

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BRITLING COLT A17380 £1,495

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HUBLOT OCEANOGRAPHIC £11,995

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ORIS PRODRIVER CHRONOGRAPH £1,850

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