Dive watches

The classification of a watch into the category of divers’ watches is governed by the ISO 6425  norm which lists very specific conditions. Among those are being waterproof to at least 100 meters depth; the existence of a unidirectional bezel with a 60 minute graduation and clearly identifiable marks for every 5 minutes that are distinctively visible from a distance of 25 cm in darkness; a working indicator; some antimagnetic qualities (using the ISO 764 norm); a chemical resistance to salt water, to thermal shocks...
In the context of everyday language outside the world of deep sea diving, a divers’ watch is a sturdy watch that is waterproof at depths of at least 100 meters, equipped with a unidirectional bezel, good legibility in all conditions, and a strap appropriate for all water activities.

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Aquatimer Chronographe
Editor's opinion
73/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
73/100
Users' rating
52/100

The Aquatimer line has been for 40 years the synonym of sober and sturdy dive watches that privilege functionality before estheticism. Let's see if the latest collection keeps its promises.

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
4,800.00 €
Luminor Submersible PAM 24
Editor's opinion
68.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
68.5/100
Users' rating
76/100

Panerai watches are in their own league : adored by the stars (Stallone, Hugh Grant, Mike Horn...), they gather as many supporters as cynics among watch making enthusiasts.

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
4,500.00 €
BR02 Steel
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 10, 2010
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
Users' rating
72/100

With the BR02, Bell & Ross offer us a very technical diving watch which oozes testosterone. Let's review the details.

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Retail price France at June 10, 2010 :
3,000.00 €
Seamaster Planet Ocean
Editor's opinion
71/100
By Florian Matrion - June 14, 2010
Editor's opinion
71/100
Users' rating
79/100

The Planet Ocean is the newly born smart diver's watch by Omega. Heir of a long history in that field, it perfectly combines elegance and functionality. I tested it for you.

Reach the Omega Area
Retail price France at June 14, 2010 :
2,900.00 €
Master Compressor Diving Navy Seals
Editor's opinion
72/100
By Florian Matrion - June 23, 2010
Editor's opinion
72/100
Users' rating
86/100

Scoop: presented during the 2010 SIHH, the Master Compressor Navy Seals is the latest model resulting from the partnership between Jaeger-LeCoutre and the eponym American elite unity. Review.

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Retail price France at June 23, 2010 :
6,250.00 €
Luminor 1950 Submersible 2500 Destro PAM 358
Editor's opinion
75/100
By Florian Matrion - July 11, 2010
Editor's opinion
75/100
Users' rating
72/100

The Panerai are inherently huge diving watches with a skillfully maintained rarity. But some models are more rare than others. Review of the PAM 358 which reaches the Panerai concept to its paroxysm.

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Retail price France at July 11, 2010 :
8,900.00 €
WRX City Explorer C
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - August 2, 2010
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
70/100

Young brand revealed to the public in 2008 and launched by Frank Huyghe, Ralf Tech is a brand to be discovered. Let's review the WRX City Explorer C, a watch with virile sizes.

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Retail price France at August 2, 2010 :
3,450.00 €
Seamaster Ploprof
Editor's opinion
71.5/100
By Florian Matrion - August 10, 2010
Editor's opinion
71.5/100
Users' rating
65.5/100

While lots of diver's watches give priority to the look before the submarine functionality, Omega reissues its mythical model, the Ploprof: a watch designed in its single detail for diving.

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Retail price France at August 10, 2010 :
6,400.00 €
Diver P'6780
Editor's opinion
61/100
By Florian Matrion - August 20, 2010
Editor's opinion
61/100
Users' rating
71.5/100

Almost the twin sister of the Eterna Kon Tiki Diver, this diving watch with its imposing looks will accompany you in your extreme diving. Or more modestly, in your daily life... Review.

Reach the Porsche Design Area
Retail price France at August 20, 2010 :
8,400.00 €
J12 Marine
Editor's opinion
69/100
By Florian Matrion - August 26, 2010
Editor's opinion
69/100
Users' rating
73/100

A Man Chanel sport Watch, is it possible ? An exciting test for the auto-declared anti-people that I am. Review of the Marine J12.

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Retail price France at August 26, 2010 :
3,700.00 €
Submariner Date 16610
Editor's opinion
72/100
By Florian Matrion - September 3, 2010
Editor's opinion
72/100
Users' rating
81/100

While waiting for this new version to be “accessible”, review of one of the most famous diving watch of the watch making world: the Rolex Submarine 16610. A definitely multitask watch.

Reach the Rolex Area
Retail price France at September 3, 2010 :
4,610.00 €
Royal Oak Offshore Diver
Editor's opinion
75/100
By Florian Matrion - September 10, 2010
Editor's opinion
75/100
Users' rating
78.5/100

The Royal Oak Offshore Diver is a diving declination of the famous Royal Oak Shore. Sober in this 3-hand version than its eldest chronograph sister, it does not lack arguments. Review in details.

Reach the Audemars Piguet Area
Retail price France at September 10, 2010 :
12,300.00 €
Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver 200
Editor's opinion
74/100
By Florian Matrion - October 11, 2010
Editor's opinion
74/100
Users' rating
81/100

Since 45 years, Seiko increases the number of diver's watches, sturdy and professional. This GS Diver comes to take a special place in the brand's production: the “smart” diver's watch.

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Retail price France at October 11, 2010 :
5,900.00 €
Aquascope
Editor's opinion
72/100
By Florian Matrion - November 15, 2010
Editor's opinion
72/100
Users' rating
71.5/100

Let's set off to explore a little-known manufacture, JeanRichard, through the reissue of one of its models of the 1960's: the Aquascope.

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Retail price France at November 15, 2010 :
5,400.00 €
Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660
Editor's opinion
77/100
By Florian Matrion - November 25, 2010
Editor's opinion
77/100
Users' rating
86/100

"Superlative": most of the Rolex bears this qualifying term on the dial. With the Deepsea, Rolex has gone further with the logic of the concept of diver's watches: everything is "superlative"...

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Retail price France at November 25, 2010 :
7,800.00 €
U1
Editor's opinion
67/100
By Florian Matrion - January 3, 2011
Editor's opinion
67/100
Users' rating
87/100

Sinn is a German brand renowned for its uncompromising watches... Its founding principles stand at the core of this U1 watch. Let's review this diver's watch... definitely made for diving!

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Retail price France at January 3, 2011 :
1,740.00 €
Legend Diver
Editor's opinion
67/100
By Florian Matrion - January 24, 2011
Editor's opinion
67/100
Users' rating
76/100

Following the Master Collection Retrograde, let's now take a look at the Longines Legend Diver. This re-release of the brand's mythical model is a pleasant surprise for all lovers of watchmaking.

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Retail price France at January 24, 2011 :
1,450.00 €
Luminor Marina SL Boutique PAM 419
Editor's opinion
73/100
By Florian Matrion - February 3, 2011
Editor's opinion
73/100
Users' rating
77/100

The new limited "shop" edition of Panerai was very controversial when it was first introduced... Is it a commercial piece or a collector's item? TWO has conducted an exclusive investigation for you!

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Retail price France at February 3, 2011 :
4,900.00
Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea
Editor's opinion
78/100
By Florian Matrion - March 1, 2011
Editor's opinion
78/100
Users' rating
86/100

In the category of much-anticipated reissues, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented at the 2011 SIHH the new Memovox Deep Sea, a legendary watch. The staff of TWO has tested it for you in exclusivity.

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Retail price France at March 1, 2011 :
9,450.00 €
Nautical
Editor's opinion
69/100
By Florian Matrion - June 9, 2011
Editor's opinion
69/100
Users' rating
73/100

Famous for its Cricket movement that was an integral part of American presidents' watches since the 50's, Vulcain also made a name for itself by creating the first diving watch equipped with an alarm.

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Retail price France at June 9, 2011 :
3,060.00 €
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