Dive watches

The classification of a watch into the category of divers’ watches is governed by the ISO 6425  norm which lists very specific conditions. Among those are being waterproof to at least 100 meters depth; the existence of a unidirectional bezel with a 60 minute graduation and clearly identifiable marks for every 5 minutes that are distinctively visible from a distance of 25 cm in darkness; a working indicator; some antimagnetic qualities (using the ISO 764 norm); a chemical resistance to salt water, to thermal shocks...
In the context of everyday language outside the world of deep sea diving, a divers’ watch is a sturdy watch that is waterproof at depths of at least 100 meters, equipped with a unidirectional bezel, good legibility in all conditions, and a strap appropriate for all water activities.

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Sea Hawk Pro 1000
Editor's opinion
71/100
By Florian Matrion - January 10, 2012
Editor's opinion
71/100
Users' rating
84/100

The Watch Observer has tested for you the Sea Hawk Pro 1000, an oversized technical block of steel and rubber, sculpted by Girard-Perregaux to confront abyssal depths. Here's our review.

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Retail price France at January 10, 2012 :
7,950.00 €
Admiral's Cup Seafender 46 Chrono Dive
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - December 5, 2011
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
49/100

The world of diver's watches is a prized playing ground for all watch designers. The Admiral's Cup Seafender tested today is a perfect illustration of this emblematic range of products from Corum.

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Retail price France at December 5, 2011 :
7,750.00 €
Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic
Editor's opinion
74/100
By Florian Matrion - November 14, 2011
Editor's opinion
74/100
Users' rating
81/100

An extreme diver's watch in full compliance with the ISO 6425 norm, with a mechanical gauge inspired by the Atmos, and easy-to-use GMT features... Review of the Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic.

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Retail price France at November 14, 2011 :
19,900.00 €
Aquatimer Chronographe Cousteau
Editor's opinion
73.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 20, 2011
Editor's opinion
73.5/100
Users' rating
74/100

As the fifth tribute from IWC to J.Y. Cousteau, this new Aquatimer chronograph celebrates the Commander's 100th birthday. It's an elegant diving watch, tested for you by The Watch Observer.

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Retail price France at October 20, 2011 :
5,150.00 €
U1000 - EZM6
Editor's opinion
69/100
By Florian Matrion - October 10, 2011
Editor's opinion
69/100
Users' rating
77/100

The Sinn U1000 comes out from the depths to visit the offices of TWO. The Frankfurt firm has put all of its know-how into an extreme diver's chronograph that is both technical and practical. Review.

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Retail price France at October 10, 2011 :
3,060.00 €
BR02-94 Carbon
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 4, 2011
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
Users' rating
76/100

As the spearhead for Bell & Ross' line of diving watches, the BR02 is without question the French brand's most technically-advanced watch. Let's review this unusual diver's watch, the BR02-94 Carbon.

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Retail price France at October 4, 2011 :
4,100.00 €
Seamaster 300 M Chronometer
Editor's opinion
74.5/100
By Florian Matrion - September 26, 2011
Editor's opinion
74.5/100
Users' rating
82/100

If you ask an enlightened connoisseur which sports watch you should buy with a limited budget, the Seamaster 300 M will most likely be on the short-list of recommendations. Let's review this icon.

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Retail price France at September 26, 2011 :
2,800.00 €
Superocean Nouvelle Vague
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - July 26, 2011
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
76/100

While the Breitling brand is usually associated with the world of aviation, it doesn't  mean that it neglects the diving community! TWO has tested for you the Superocean Nouvelle Vague. Review.

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Retail price France at July 26, 2011 :
2,200.00 €
Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic 47mm PAM 305
Editor's opinion
77/100
By Florian Matrion - July 18, 2011
Editor's opinion
77/100
Users' rating
76/100

This famous Italian brand became, in a few years, an icon in the world of sports watches. Panerai presents us here with its 47mm Submersible. TWO has tested it for you, in an urban environment.

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Retail price France at July 18, 2011 :
6,600.00 €
Scuba 200 Sumo SBDC003
Editor's opinion
64/100
By Florian Matrion - July 11, 2011
Editor's opinion
64/100
Users' rating
77/100

A GREAT LOW PRICE! A bestseller from the Japanese brand, the Sumo is one of those iconic watches often considered by connoisseurs to be a "must have". TWO has tested it for you.

Reach the Seiko Area
Retail price France at July 11, 2011 :
599.00 €
Submariner Date Lunette Verte 116610LV
Editor's opinion
75.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 20, 2011
Editor's opinion
75.5/100
Users' rating
84/100

The Rolex Submariners' technical qualities don't have anything left to prove. Their figures have even become a standard in the watchmaking world. What does this new green version offer? Review.

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Retail price France at June 20, 2011 :
6,700.00 €
Nautical
Editor's opinion
69/100
By Florian Matrion - June 9, 2011
Editor's opinion
69/100
Users' rating
73/100

Famous for its Cricket movement that was an integral part of American presidents' watches since the 50's, Vulcain also made a name for itself by creating the first diving watch equipped with an alarm.

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Retail price France at June 9, 2011 :
3,060.00 €
Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea
Editor's opinion
78/100
By Florian Matrion - March 1, 2011
Editor's opinion
78/100
Users' rating
86/100

In the category of much-anticipated reissues, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented at the 2011 SIHH the new Memovox Deep Sea, a legendary watch. The staff of TWO has tested it for you in exclusivity.

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Retail price France at March 1, 2011 :
9,450.00 €
Luminor Marina SL Boutique PAM 419
Editor's opinion
73/100
By Florian Matrion - February 3, 2011
Editor's opinion
73/100
Users' rating
77/100

The new limited "shop" edition of Panerai was very controversial when it was first introduced... Is it a commercial piece or a collector's item? TWO has conducted an exclusive investigation for you!

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Retail price France at February 3, 2011 :
4,900.00
Legend Diver
Editor's opinion
67/100
By Florian Matrion - January 24, 2011
Editor's opinion
67/100
Users' rating
76/100

Following the Master Collection Retrograde, let's now take a look at the Longines Legend Diver. This re-release of the brand's mythical model is a pleasant surprise for all lovers of watchmaking.

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Retail price France at January 24, 2011 :
1,450.00 €
U1
Editor's opinion
67/100
By Florian Matrion - January 3, 2011
Editor's opinion
67/100
Users' rating
87/100

Sinn is a German brand renowned for its uncompromising watches... Its founding principles stand at the core of this U1 watch. Let's review this diver's watch... definitely made for diving!

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Retail price France at January 3, 2011 :
1,740.00 €
Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660
Editor's opinion
77/100
By Florian Matrion - November 25, 2010
Editor's opinion
77/100
Users' rating
86/100

"Superlative": most of the Rolex bears this qualifying term on the dial. With the Deepsea, Rolex has gone further with the logic of the concept of diver's watches: everything is "superlative"...

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Retail price France at November 25, 2010 :
7,800.00 €
Aquascope
Editor's opinion
72/100
By Florian Matrion - November 15, 2010
Editor's opinion
72/100
Users' rating
71.5/100

Let's set off to explore a little-known manufacture, JeanRichard, through the reissue of one of its models of the 1960's: the Aquascope.

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Retail price France at November 15, 2010 :
5,400.00 €
Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver 200
Editor's opinion
74/100
By Florian Matrion - October 11, 2010
Editor's opinion
74/100
Users' rating
81/100

Since 45 years, Seiko increases the number of diver's watches, sturdy and professional. This GS Diver comes to take a special place in the brand's production: the “smart” diver's watch.

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Retail price France at October 11, 2010 :
5,900.00 €
Royal Oak Offshore Diver
Editor's opinion
75/100
By Florian Matrion - September 10, 2010
Editor's opinion
75/100
Users' rating
78.5/100

The Royal Oak Offshore Diver is a diving declination of the famous Royal Oak Shore. Sober in this 3-hand version than its eldest chronograph sister, it does not lack arguments. Review in details.

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Retail price France at September 10, 2010 :
12,300.00 €
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