Diver’s Watch

Blancpain’s 2013 Diver Reaches New Depths

Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the firm’s original diver’s watch, Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe can dive to new depths: It is water resistant to 1,000 feet. New developments in the self-winding mechanical timepiece (from $10,500 for men and $9,500 for women) include a nonmagnetic silicon balance spring, which is protected by a […]

Zegna Debuts a New Watch with Italian-Flavored Archetypes

Ermenegildo Zegna’s latest watches, an entry-level chronograph and diver’s watch, seem plucked from the collective subconscious of Italian watch enthusiasts over the last several decades. Named for the brand’s famous lightweight wool, the High Performance watches are built sparingly with the basic features that have made these sporty watch types popular. The ceramic-cased Chrono ($5,700) […]

Watches: Deep Time

More than a few eyebrows were raised among the collectors who gathered recently in Dubai at the world’s largest suspended aquarium for the unveiling of Blancpain’s latest timepiece: The revelation took place at the bottom of the 10-million-liter tank. It was not, however, the unusual circumstances of the introduction that elicited these surprised reactions; instead, […]

Hublot’s Diving Champ

Hublot’s Oceanographic 4000 is the latest diver’s watch to push the limits of technology and rationality. Claiming a record for its ability to plunge down to 4,000 meters, the Oceanographic edges out Rolex’s Deepsea, which goes down to 3,900 meters. Hublot tested the timepiece’s seal to the equivalent of 5,000 meters in a Roxer tank, […]

Panerai’s Seafaring Vessel

Each year, Panerai commemorates its Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge regatta circuit with a nautically inspired limited-edition watch. This year’s Luminor Submersible 1950 Regatta 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio–47 mm ($11,600) is limited to 500 pieces in titanium. This serious diver’s watch stays water-resistant down to about 300 meters, with a unidirectional rotating bezel and graduated […]

Richard Mille Shows American Spirit

Apparently it is not enough that Richard Mille watches look different from other watches on the market. Richard Mille owners want their watches to look different from other Richard Milles. The new RM 028 Americas is a 20-piece limited edition of the company’s recently released diving watch. Like other region- and boutique-specific editions the company […]

Blancpain Pays Tribute to Its Historic Fifty Fathoms Watch

From January 26 to February 11, Swiss watchmaker Blancpain will host an exhibition that celebrates its iconic Fifty Fathoms watch, a timepiece commissioned by the French Navy Seals in 1953, and the first diver’s watch, according to Blancpain. The exhibition at its New York boutique features more than 50 vintage Fifty Fathoms timepieces on loan […]

Richard Mille RM 28

Richard Mille’s modification of his diving tourbillon (this is an automatic) remains a highly technical timepiece with 22 torque screws securing a three-piece case. Water resistance is a solid 300 meters, making this a luxury diver’s watch you would actually consider using.

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