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TRENDS

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July 2022
  • Summer is the best time to remind your dive watch of its true nature by taking it down to the sea. Let’s take a look at some of the best.

To the sea!

Summer is the best time to remind your dive watch of its true nature by taking it down to the sea. Let’s take a look at some of the best.

By Bruno Lambert
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Rolex. Underwater readability

The brand that invented water-tightness recently rolled out the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date model, a dive watch with Chromalight luminescent display for easy reading in the dark. This model comes in yellow gold or steel and gold.

Disponible chez Rolex, Marseille

Omega. Down into the depths

Swiss watchmaker Omega defies the law of deep-sea diving with its latest gem, the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep, which can go all the way down to 6000m. To achieve that kind of technical prowess Omega has used two ultra high-tech materials. The case is in Grade 5 titanium with a ceramic bezel.

Disponible chez Doux Joaillier, Avignon

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TAG-Heuer. Water-tightness is key

Water-resistance is the big must in a dive watch. With the Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver, Tag Heuer has provided a protector over the crown, which can be screwed down to make it watertight. You can check that the black DLC crown is fully screwed down from the orange seal around the crown tube.

Disponible chez Caubet, Toulon

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Tudor. Black Bay version

Tudor’s new star is called Black Bay Pro. The 39mm timepiece boasts a fixed steel bezel with 24-hour graduations, powered by a Tudor calibre with inbuilt GMT function. Opt for the corrosion-resistant stainless steel bracelet.

Disponible chez Raynal, Aix-en-Provence