Christmas Buying Guide 2020: 10 of the Best Dive Watches for Your Next Underwater Adventure
Dive watches are versatile, functional, easy enough to dress up or down with a simple strap change, and often make up single-watch collections. With Christmas just around the corner, we thought it a great idea to put together some very interesting dive watches from across the spectrum that are as home under the ocean's depths as it is on your wrist while pumping out a last-minute report. Enjoy!
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M
Clad in black ceramic, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M is the ultimate diver's watch from Omega. It's comprised of a ridiculously appealing aesthetic, supreme mechanics and air of badass-ness. A definitive diver that I hope to be unwrapping come Christmas morning.
Rolex Yacht-Master 126655BKSRS
If you like your dive watches blingy and you have some pretty deep pockets (or if you've been extra nice this year), then the Rolex Yacht-Master 126655BKSRS is for you. Clad in Everose gold, the Rolex Yacht-Master 126655BKSRS is undoubtedly epic in every possible way.
Panerai Submersible PAM00684
Encased in Goldtech and featuring a ceramic bezel with a matching black dial, the Panerai Submersible PAM00684, the Rolex Yacht-Master 126655BKSRS, is the epitome of a baller dive watch. Wear it on the yacht, while diving shipwrecks and down to your local for a couple of pints with the boys. It won't miss a beat.
Rolex Deepsea 126660
We often talk about legendary watches, and the Rolex Deepsea 126660 is absolutely no exception to that fact. Commemorating Jame Cameron's historic solo dive, the Rolex Deepsea 126660 has a rich and storied history which is pretty much in-line with how incredible it is as a watch. A solid stocking filler for Christmas.
Breitling Avenger II Seawolf
The Breitling Avenger II Seawolf has all of the attributes of a dive watch with the benefit of its duality. Accustomed to the ocean's depths with thanks to its incredible 3000m depth rating, the Breitling Avenger II Seawolf is also a more-than-capable daily wearer that won't break the bank. Wouldn't hate unwrapping this on Christmas day, just saying.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
Like the legendary Rolex Deepsea 126660, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is the quintessential dive watch that has stood the test of time and continues to be one of the most respected diving watches in the world. Encase it in red gold and what you get is a dive watch that is going to run rings around everything it comes across. Dear Santa...
Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603
A two-tone diver's watch that has a depth rating of 1,220m? Sure, why the hell not. Enter the Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603. Not much else needs to be said here, to be completely honest. Is YOLO still a thing?
The Tudor Pelagos made waves when it was released and it continues to reign supreme as an epic diver's watch that can front as a daily wearer, a piece that you wear on special occasions and the perfect vacation watch. And it won't break the bank either.
Ulysse Nardin Diver X Polar
A somewhat controversial choice, the Ulysse Nardin Diver X Polar can indeed hold its own against most, if not all of the other dive watches on this list. Clad in titanium and featuring a very light-coloured aesthetic, the Ulysse Nardin Diver X Polar is something a bit different but it's still a wonderfully capable diver's watch.
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