In expansion to exemplary models, with an obviously characterized style and set of functionalities, watchmakers likewise love to blend genres. What might be said about a never-ending schedule pilot’s watch ? Or on the other hand a games skeleton watch ? There’s another combination that feels, from the outset, somewhat abnormal yet that, notwithstanding, turned out to be more and more mainstream throughout the long term, a watch combining the resistance and power of a diving instrument with the common sense of a chronograph. Diving chronographs were first advocated during the 1960s by Aquastar, before long followed by Omega with the famous Seamaster Automatic 120m Chronograph “Big Blue” . Furthermore, today, we’ve recorded 5 entirely competent, alluring diving chronographs that have been recently dispatched – watches that will feel home basically everywhere, under the ocean, ashore, at the tracks, and noticeable all around. Or on the other hand on the off chance that you need to time the cooking of your pasta while taking a hop in the pool…
Aquastar Deepstar Chronograph Re-Edition
No question, this is a genuinely bizarre watch… But additionally an extremely cool one, with some foundation and history. Made by a company that existed generally during the 1960s and 1970s, creating genuine diver’s instrument, the Aquastar Deepstar is a specialty symbol that has been recently revived by the man behind the renaissance of Doxa and Aquadive. Demonstrated after the notable watch, the new form is for the most part steadfast, down to the special showcase and in general style, including its complex Successive/Multiple plunge non-decompression table adding machine, and features a 200m water-resistance. It is additionally fitted with a decent section wheel chronograph development by La Joux-Perret and, for the most part, it has that obvious late-1960s tool style that will satisfy vintage fans. Read our full review here .
Quick facts: 40.5mm measurement – tempered steel case – bidirectional turning bezel with Successive/Multiple plunge non-decompression table adding machine – 200m water-resistant – sunray-brushed dial in blue, dim or black – La Joux-Perret development, base 7750 – programmed bi-compax chronograph with section wheel – Tropic elastic tie – USD 3,590 – aquastar.ch
Blancpain Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback Green
Blancpain being one of the precursors of the jump watch, it is nothing unexpected to see it making this rundown. Brought into the world in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms is one of the complete diver’s watches and both the exemplary model and its more current partner, the Bathyscaphe, have been altered as diving chronographs. The most recent form in line is this cool combination of materials and functionalities, the Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback Green. It features a black ceramic case, with uni-directional green ceramic bezel, a 300m water-resistance, an inclination green dial and, at the core of this top of the line watch, an in-house programmed flyback chronograph with section haggle beat escapement (beating at 5Hz). A serious impressive bundle. Read our involved article here .
Quick Facts: 43.6mm width – black ceramic case – unidirectional green ceramic bezel with Liquidmetal markers – 300m water-resistant – slope green dial – type F385, in-house – programmed 5Hz flyback chronograph with segment haggle grasp – black NATO or sail material tie – 5200-0153-B52A – CHF 16,000 – blancpain.com
Doxa SUB 200 C-Graph
When it comes to particular diving instruments, Doxa is a brand that regularly discovers its way in our aides. The brand has genuine authenticity in this field and is no more unusual to diving chronographs – already before, with for example the T.GRAPH, recently re-altered . Notwithstanding this secret and specialty model, the brand likewise presented recently an open, strong and more mainstream chronograph, the SUB 200 C-Graph Available in the standard 6 dial colors the brand is celebrated for, it is a great option in contrast to the typical suspects with attempted and-tried Sellita development, great in general quality and details (sapphire bezel, BOR arm band, 200m WR) at a reasonable cost. Read our presenting article here .
Quick facts: 45mm distance across – hardened steel case – unidirectional pivoting bezel with sapphire precious stone bezel – 200m water-resistant – orange, silver, black, yellow, dim blue or turquoise dial – Sellita SW-510 programmed cam-switch chronograph – BOR steel arm band or elastic tie – from CHF 2,650 – www.doxawatches.com
Nivada Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver re-edition
While we recently discussed the Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster , the brand generally made some commotion with the re-edition of its most notable model, the Chronomaster. A normal 1960s watch, it was a blend of numerous features, as its name suggests; the Aviator Sea Diver. What you’re taking a gander at it a dependable reproduction of a watch that was molded as a pilot’s chronograph, yet with diver’s credentials and capacity to withstand some pressure. Its bezel has a twofold scale, with 12-hour and hour long graduations (respectively for flight counts and diving) yet in addition has a tachymeter scale on the dial… An all-rounder, able to do nearly everything, powered by a hand-wound or programmed Sellita development, with a compact 38.3mm case, a cool vintage look, a 100m WR, numerous tie/wristband choices (counting the cool extensible clam you see here), with a reasonable cost. Involved article to come soon.
Quick facts: 38.3mm width – treated steel case – steel, bi-directional bezel with aluminum embed, 60-min and 12-hour scales – 100m water-resistance – matte black or white dial – Sellita SW 510 programmed or hand-wound, cam-switch chronograph – cowhide tie, elastic lash, adaptable clam arm band or BOR wristband – from CHF 1,570 – nivadagrenchenofficial.com
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph Tri-Metal
It is nothing unexpected to see Omega in this rundown. As said, the brand was one of the first to enter the market of diving chronographs. Furthermore, it keeps on doing as such, with a few Seamaster Chronographs, similar to the Planet Ocean and the Diver 300M. Recently, the brand revived one of its generally bizarre yet additionally super cool plans from the 1990s, the tri-metal Diver 300M… A combination of titanium, tantalum and gold, this watch is plainly going to establish a connection, explicitly since it isn’t a compact one. However, the look is significant and the execution, similar to all SM300, is impressive. Under its blue ceramic dial with wave design is the brand’s Master Chronometer Caliber 9900, a coordinated programmed chronograph with section haggle grip. Read our presenting article here .
Quick facts: 44mm breadth – grade 2 titanium case, brushed – tantalum bezel, unidirectional, Sedna gold supplement with hour long scale – 300m water-resistant – blue dial in cleaned ceramic – Omega Caliber 9900, in-house – Master Chronometer, programmed chronograph, segment haggle grasp – titanium, tantalum and Sedna gold wristband – 188.8.131.52.03.001 – EUR 18,200 – omegawatches.com