What Is Needed In A Dive Watch?

During these last few decades, diving watches have seen some changes. Many of the changes have been style oriented, and tailored more for desk divers, but some of the changes have been meaningful. Every dive watch is designed to tackle at least some form of diving. Some are more for the style of it all, but others are quite serious about deep diving and scuba. Therefore in this article i will talk about what it means to be a dive watch, and what is best o look for when pondering buying one. In the beginning when considering a dive watch, the buyer should pay close attention to the depth of water resistance the watch offers. For most dive watches, 100 meters and 200 meters are basically standard levels of water…
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Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 38mm .

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch was designed in 1972 by world famous watch designer, Gerald Genta. The watch was responsible for paving the way in the meteoric rise of the luxury sports watch niche. Back then the case measured in at 39 millimeters, and even done in stainless steel, the watch cost more than many gold dress watches of the day. The Royal Oak boasted an octagon bezel, hex screws that were exposed, a watch dial second to none, and a very industrial integrated stainless steel bracelet. Then in 1998, the watch was given a chronograph complication; as it was fitted with an amazing Frederic Piguet chronograph movement with date complication. By 2012, watch cases had simply gotten larger, and the 39 millimeter Royal Oak, morphed into the 41…
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The Breitling Bentley Centenary.

Britain's Bentley Motors, and the watch firm Breitling have had the longest partnership between an automobile manufacturer, and a watch brand, in marketing history. The partnership dates back to 2003. That was the year that Bentley released its first Continental GT, and Brietling was tasked to make the car's on board timepiece. So it is at this time that Breitling is announcing the launch of the Breitling Bemtley Centenary. This watch was designed to assist Bentley in celebrating 100 years of luxury automobile excellence. During 2018, Breitling launched the B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green. The watch had a very unique green dial, and the timing was quite good as for the last 18 months or so, watch lovers have been experimenting with wearing green motif wristwatches. This new…
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The Swatch Flymagic Watches.

When deciding how to best launch its new paramagnetic Nivachron hairspring, Swatch chose its new Flymagic watch line with which to do the unveiling. Flymagic has the new balance spring, and finely finished components along with a skeleton hear train, all of which is visible from the watch face. It is all easily seen through the transparent rotor. This is the first time a reversal has been done with a Swatch watch, and another cool feature is the seconds hand operates backwards. The Swatch Flymagic watch, being the first to integrate its Nivachron balance spring, has the spring which is made from a titanium alloy possessing amazing paramagnetic properties. The magnetic fields which exist all around us naturally, can have a real impact on mechanical watch movements, and their ability…
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The Cartier Baignoire Allongée.

Since 1904, Cartier has been creating amazing wristwatches. The company has managed to carve out a niche for itself in the areas of daring and innovation which is evidenced by its wonderful interpretation od shapes and sizes. For more than ten decades, the brand has launched varied and unusually shaped watches that have captivated its audience. Think of the Tank, and the Crash, and the Baignoire. Now the firm takes one of the signature looks and adds more depth and creativity to create the new Baignoire Allongee. This particular collection of oval timepieces first was released more than 60 years ago during 1958. The roots of the watch line actually goes back even farther, to 1912 when Louis Cartier created the company's first ever oval shaped watch. 1912 represented a…
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Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Watches.

For the most part, i am not so attracted to watches having diamonds. Even on the ladies watches, i do not gravitate towards the diamonds. There are many brands out there that use diamonds around a bezel, or a watch dial in an attempt to mask the fact that the design is weak. Also some use diamonds to simply jack up the price, and add monetary value to their product. However there are times when i see a high quality design of haute horology, where the diamonds take center stage. That is when i can appreciate it. If the diamonds affect the design in an attractive way, i can be impressed. This is usually the case with the watches done by Girard-Perregaux, and this new Cat's Eye watch is something…
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Urwerk UR-111C Cobra Watch.

I have a special place in my heart for watch companies that believe in doing things their own way. I love a company that does not rely on the past, and does its best to avoid copying a previous design. It is so easy to fall into the trap of mimicking an iconic design from before, bit one company that never seems to do that, is Urwerk. This time they have come up with another cool original design in their new UR-111C Black Cobra. This watch is a black on black cousin to the CC1 King Cobra, and this is a very cool piece. Since back in 1997, Urwerk has done a great job of producing watches that are made to be different. Different both on looks and in technology.…
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Bucherer Patravi Scubatec Ladies Watch.

Yes this watch has a nomenclature that is genderized, but this new offering from Carl F. Bucherer can easily be enjoyed by any person who is comfortable wearing a watch measuring in at 36 millimeters in diameter. These watches are not dressed up in any kind of way that could be seen as feminine, and that leaves the door wide open for any person of any gender or orientation, to enjoy this watch. This watch is very medium in size, and so will not stand out so strongly at the wrist. A crowd would not find it easy to recognize that watch without a closer look see. However this watch would be great for everyday wear, and in situations where the owner is not seeking attention, and very much wants…
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Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon Black.

Angelus is a watch brand that is more accessible to real people. The design is for real people who cannot afford to delve into the world of high end watches. Many of us would love to own a Patek Phillippe, or some other 6 digit work of haute horology, but many of us simple cannot. So for that very reason, it is important that brands such as Angelus create watches that can be a constant companion, and a purpose driven tool, for people who live in reality. This Angelus U50 Diver is just such a watch. It is powered by a caliber A-300 movement which is mechanically hand wound, and sports a one minute flying tourbillon. The movement for this watch was created from scratch, and made from the ground…
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Rolex Gold to the Sea-Dweller.

About two tears ago, Rolex decided to update its legendary dive watch, the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, with a brand new movement as well as a redesigned watch case. For this year, the icon of watchmaking has decided to add a touch of luxury to one of its best purpose driven timepieces, by launching the new Sea-Dweller done it Rolesor. Rolesor is an amazing blend of Rolex's Oysersteel, and its 18k yellow gold. This marks the very first time that yellow gold has been used in the making of a Sea-Dweller. Not only was yellow gold used for the rotating dive scale bezel, and the screw down crown, the gold was also used in the bracelet's center links, and for the words Sea-Dweller in the text. This was a fine gold…
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