Wet Set

Wet Set

Summer is the time for water-based holidays, take the plunge with these latest divers wherever your splash zones desire.

Submerge with the Deepsea: Freediving enthusiasts will find that the only gear they need is the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller. The king of the depths is fitted with the latest-generation Calibre 3235, featuring 70 hours of power reserve, proprietary Chronenergy escapement, and antimagnetic Parachrom hairspring. Its 44mm Oystersteel case is developed with the patented Ringlock system for unparalleled pressure resistance, while subtle adjustments to the lugs and bracelet provide a better fit for the wrist. New technologies aside, it sports a D-blue graduated dial that mimics your descent into the world’s aquarium.

 Luxury leisure with the Superocean Heritage II: After upgrading its bezel with a ceramic insert last year, Breitling’s Superocean Héritage II continues its journey of improvement by incorporating the in-house B01 movement. The result is a diver equipped with 70 hours of power reserve and a column-wheel chronograph with vertical clutch system, housed in a robust 44mm stainless steel case – handy for land-and water-based activities alike.

 Catamaran cruising with the Seamaster Diver 300M: Omega’s original dive watch gets a complete facelift for its 25th anniversary: 42mm upsize, new Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, and a host of aesthetic updates (like the conical helium valve and ceramic bezel and dial). The tantalum limited edition features the rarefied metal on bezel and bracelet, its silvery-blue hue providing cool contrast against titanium and Sedna gold on the watch.

 Lake views with the Black Bay Fifty-Eight: The Black Bay achieves true vintage verve by dropping down to 39mm in the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, dimensions similar to the historic Big Crown models originating from 1958 (hence the name). To achieve the new proportions, Tudor redesigned its in-house movement to create the Calibre MT5402, which is more compact but keeps the same specifications of 70-hour power reserve, silicon hairspring, and COSC chronometer certification.

 Eco tour with the Prospex 1968 Re-creation: With a monobloc steel case construction and the professional dive calibre 8L55, Seiko recreates its first hi-beat diver with 300m water resistance from 1968. All the hallmarks of the original are present – off-positioned crown, towering bezel, same dial layout – but the limited edition SLA019 comes exclusively in lush green to reflect the Japanese diving paradise, Yakushima island.

 Clear waters with the BR 03-92 Diver: The world’s first square diving watch becomes a collection in its own right. Launched in 2017, the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver now expands to include a version in aquatic blue. The colour, of course, symbolises the undersea, and will “fade away” when submerged to give precedence to the white-lumed minute hand and indices.