Top 8 Dive Watches by Page & Cooper
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Page & Cooper are specialist online dealers of fine watches; they source and stock only the highest quality and most intriguing timepieces from around the world. Here they have picked their top eight dive watches for you to take a closer look at. The collection includes watches to suit any diving ability and price range
Laco are usually known for their history of pilot watches, with 90 years of German design experience they have a unique collection inspired by their history.
The Laco Valencia is one of Laco’s watches designed for diving. It is water resistant to 50m and is one of their classic designs that suit both diving and dress occasions, so one can easily transition from day to night. The watch features scratch resistant sapphire crystal and an off-white dial with black hands. The matte finish 42mm diameter stainless steel case houses a Laco 21 automatic movement that is viewable via an exhibition window case back. The smooth brown leather strap features contrasting stitching and a stainless steel buckle.
ELLIOT BROWN BLOXWORTH
Elliot Brown is another watch brand that have created watches that can show style and endurance from the boardroom to the beach.
The Bloxworth is water resistant to ISO2281 and has been individually tested to withstand depths of 200m with a 5-year battery life. The Swiss design incorporates a gunmetal PVD solid marine-grade 316L stainless steel case and premium pebble leather strap with nubuck lining and buckle. With anti-reflective coated and hardened mineral crystal and Elliot Brown’s steel and elastomer damped shock absorbing movement holder, this watch is certainly built to last.
MARATHON DIVER'S AUTOMATIC GSAR
Marathon the military watch of choice is now standard issue for the US Marine Corps, NASA and the Canadian armed forces. It’s easy to see why as their Swiss engineering makes functionality their No.1 priority.
The Divers Automatic GSAR has been built to ISO 6425 standard and is water resistant to 300m. Made with 316L surgical stainless steel, 25 jewel ETA 2824-A2 automatic movement and self-contained Tritium gas tubes to ensure constant visibility in low light situations it’s not hard to see why this watch is issued to the US Marine Corps and designed for use by Government Search and Rescue. The Diver’s Automatic is a high quality, purpose built watch that will reliably accompany you on any adventure you may embark on. It has scratch resistant, anti-reflective coated, sapphire glass crystal to ensure that the dial can be read even under direct sunlight, or deep underwater. This watch can easily accompany you through the most extreme conditions.
Squale have become known as the choice for champions. These Swiss creations undergo strict examination and quality tests performed on every single watch to ensure water resistance and timekeeping accuracy.
The stunning Squale 2002 features a snap-on rotary bezel and 3.5mm thick sapphire glass with a double gasket to ensure outstanding water resistance to 1,000m. The bakelite bevel is coloured in a multi-stage process to create this half yellow colouring with a black dial. The watch features a superb Italian made rubber strap with exceptional resistance to salt water and ultra-violet rays. Each strap is matched to the dial colour, and fitted with Squale's own deployment with safety catch.
FORTIS AQUATIS MARINEMASTER
Fortis, founded more than 100 years ago have become known for being at the forefront of technical innovation and are in constant use within todays space programs. They have become a world leader in manufacturing watches for aviation, marine and space travel.
The Aquatis Marinemaster has indices and hands coated with white superluminova with a blue afterglow for visibility and is made with automatic Swiss movement ETA 2836-2. The Marinemaster models were first brought out in the 1940’s after advancements over 70 years they now consist of the characteristic turning bezel and distinct crown designed to be pushed to the limits in the most extreme conditions to 200m. This model comes in a variety of stylish colours.
SINN U2 S
Sinn have been developing unique technical solutions for some of the world’s most challenging environments since 1961 and have created a collection of timepieces that can take you from the depths of the ocean to the vastness of space.
The Sinn U2 S embodies genuine German submarine steel, Sinn special oil 66-228, a tempered bezel to 1500 vickers, EDR seals and domed, 4.2 mm scratch resistance anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass to create a watch that not only withstands high intensity pressure but is also well equipped to measure dive duration accurately. While doing all of this it can also withstand depths of 2,000m.
FORTIS TERRESTIS 2Π
A second Fortis watch that can hold its own in the dive watch world is the Terrestis 2π. This watch is a collaboration between the brand and designer Rolf Sachs. The design is both playful and enticing as the watch face shows mathematical equations and formulas which depicts a visual design interpretation of time, written in the designers own hand.
The watch is coated in black PVD with the 42mm diameter face covered in white superluminova to create a luminous face when in the dark depths of the ocean. The watch can withstand depths of 200m. This watch is available as a limited edition of only 150 pieces worldwide.
SINN U1000 S
Another Sinn watch that makes our top chart is the Sinn U1000 S. This watch is a superlative chronograph with distinctive character, which embodies unique characteristics and special features. The watch incorporates Sinn movement SZ02, a self-winding mechanism, 25 bearing jewels, 28800 semi-oscillations per hour, seconds stop function, shock resistance as per DIN8308 and is anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309. The robustness and reliability of this watch are second to none, combined with its classic appearance this watch goes beyond the highest expectations of suitability for extreme diving conditions.
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