The Ultimate Deep-Sea Diving Watches For A Grand Adventure

Dive into the depths of the ocean with these watches, designed and engineered for deep, enigmatic adventures!



Perhaps the first word in dive watches, the Seamaster is also the last word in timekeeping for Her Majestyʼs Secret Service—itʼs been a Bond watch for decades, and the latest 007 Edition is identical to the watch Daniel Craig sports in 2021ʼs No Time To Die. Fashioned from Grade 2 titanium on a titanium mesh bracelet, itʼs slimmer than other 300M Diver models, thanks to its sapphire-crystal glass. The brown aluminium bezel is a unique touch, and it uses Omegaʼs anti-magnetic Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement. Of course, the helium escape valve proves itʼs not just a piece of movie magic, but a real diverʼs dive watch, too. Price on request; omegawatches.com


The favourite watch brand of scuba pioneer and Aqua- Lung co-inventor, Jacques Cousteau, Doxa may be in the midst of a pop-culture zeitgeist with its new range. The Sub 300, once hewn from a solid block of aluminium, is now available in a 42.5mm case made of carbon fi bre— leading to a renewed interest in this historic brand that co-developed the helium escape valve with Rolex (perhaps the dive watchʼs most important innovation yet). Waterresistant to a depth of 300 metres, it is available with the signature Doxa Orange face, which Cousteau favoured for its legibility in the murky depths of the sea; the colour is but one of the many reasons to pick this piece. ₹3.94 lakh; doxawatches.com


If you think youʼve never seen a white-dial Bell & Ross before, youʼre right. A rare shade for the French watch company, the BR 03-92 Diver White is meant to express ʻfrozen, watery worldsʼ. While thatʼs up for interpretation, the signature square dial translates well from pilot and cockpit-inspired to divers and sailboats. This 42mm-case-size piece fi ts well on slimmer wrists, too, thanks to the lighter colours, 12mm thickness, and downturned lugs. And the signature coin-edge dive bezel makes it a true Bell & Ross. ₹3.2 lakh; bellross.com


It takes a whole lot of enthusiasm among pro divers to wear the Deepsea Challenge—the fi rst watch that can withstand the pressure of depths upto 11,000 metres. For the uninitiated, that means it could take a trip down to the depths of the Mariana Trench and emerge unscathed! Which it has, in a sense, given that itʼs based on the experimental model that accompanied James Cameron on his 2012 dive to the deepest spot in the ocean. Clocking in with a humongous 50mm case in Grade 5 titanium, while weighing 251 grams, and with Rolexʼs helium escape valve, itʼs a serious bit of kit. But then again, the title of the deepest dive watch out there isnʼt to be taken lightly.      ₹21.2 lakh; rolex.com


Thereʼs something to be said about the worldʼs fi rst modern dive watch, the OG from the oldest watch maker around. The Fifty Fathoms has come a long way from a mere tool watch, water resistant to 91.45 metres. In this 70th Anniversary Edition, it returns to its roots with a 42mm case, like the 1953 original. Itʼs the fi rst time this mid-size has been off ered since then, splitting the diff erence between the much larger 45mm standard and smaller, special-edition 40mm models. Limited to three runs of 70 pieces each, itʼs the most special diver to use the companyʼs in-house automatic movement. And arguably, the most special Blancpain yet. ₹22.2 lakh; blancpain.com


The more outspoken of watch brands when it comes to design, Ulysse Nardin also does understated and timeless pieces outstandingly well. And the Lady Diver is an apt example. Itʼs limited to 300 pieces, and numbered accordingly. The 39mm Great White features a slightly concave bezel with subtle knurling, a relative rarity in the world of dive watches, and a textured dial—all of which add to its depth of design. Itʼs instantly recognisable thanks to the brushed stainless steel case and white strap that distinguish the line. For a smaller-cased diver, this Ulysse Nardin sure does aim for big impressions. ₹8.22 lakh;              ulysse-nardin.com


The quintessential Breitling diver line gets revamped and now features a modern take on the ʼ60s Slow Motion line-up. The new SuperOcean has the same iconic look—blocky lumed indices, chunky hands, and clean, functional styling—with modern touches like a ceramic-inlay bezel and bright colours, and multiple case sizes. Unlike the watch that inspired it, this version doesnʼt have a chronograph. Water resistant to 300 metres, which may be important to you, but also versatile to the point that it pairs well with a wetsuit and tuxedo. ₹3.86 lakh; breitling.com

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