Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M
In the world of high-end divers’ watches, there is no chance that one can overlook the Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M. the watch was first released in the 1970s and then re-created very recently. The watch was created with the sole motive of withstanding the highest of pressures and that it does. The term ‘Ploprof’ stands for ‘plongeur professionnel’ which translates to professional diver in French. Unlike its 1970s counterpart, the new 2016 release has a titanium case and a ceramic bezel. It also houses the coveted Co-Axial movement from Omega.
Hublot Oceanographic 4000
As far as divers’ watches are concerned, the sky is the limit. There is no limit to technological advancements and introduction of these advancements into horology. Hublot proved this with the introduction of the Oceanographic 4000. This watch was the first one ever to be able to go to depths as low as 4,000 meters or a little over 13,000 feet. To ensure this, the Swiss watchmaker tested the watch up to 5,000 meters inside a Roxer tank. The synthetic sapphire crystal, something that Hublot is known for, is 6.5 mm thick. Apart from this, the case back is made from Grade 2 titanium.
Deep Blue Depthmaster 3000M
The Deep Blue Depthmaster 3000M, as the name suggests, is a divers’ watch that offers water resistance to up to 3,000 meters. Despite being powered by a Japanese Miyota movement, the watch is not to be taken lightly. The automatic 9015 mechanism does a phenomenal job at powering the watch to its best. The 49 mm wide case may not be the biggest in the game but it is enough. The watch is highly legible and easy top operate. It comes with a helium escape valve in order to protect the watch from drastic pressure changes. Another protective feature is the 6 mm thick sapphire crystal. Apart from that, the bezel is filled with Super-LumiNova which, once again, helps with the legibility.
Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST
With a water resistance of about 3,000 meters, the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST is a formidable watch with superior function. The watch case is carved out of a single block of metal and the bezel screwed directly onto it. The crown seals, a part that is usually considered a vulnerable spot, is especially fortified. The watch also features a sapphire crystal that is nonreflective in nature and is 5.3 mm in thickness. The watch offers a automatic helium escape valve as well which obviously adds to the functionality factor.
Blancpain X Fathoms
Blancpain is a popular name among divers and tool watch enthusiasts because of the Fifty Fathoms series. Well, it is no surprise that the X Fathoms made it to the list. The X Fathoms watch beautifully merges the features of the age old icon Fifty Fathoms and new and advances features such as a depth gauge. The watch might be only water resistant to up to 300 meters but it is a highly functional device. The brand claims it to be its most functional creation till date. The 55.65 mm wide case is a sight to behold. The case uses titanium as a core material and the case has a unidirectional rotatable bezel.
Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000
The Superocean Chronograph from Breitling can be operated at depths as low as 2,000 meters. The watch was also the first from the Swiss brand to feature a magnetic push piece mechanism. The system basically allows the chronograph to operated by the metal of the case itself. Other notable features of the watch are the 4 mm thick sapphire crystal and the screw lock crown.
Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf
Last but not least on this list is the Breitling Avenger Seawolf. The 45 mm wide divers’ timepiece is available in stainless steel as well as DLC coated titanium, both of which are tough and durable materials. The watch harbours a Breitling 17 calibre, an automatic movement with about 38 hours of power reserve. As far as the water resistance is concerned, the watch can handle depths of up to 3,000 meters or roughly 10,000 feet.