Divers Watch

Diving watches, for men and women, are among the most popular sports watches. Made specifically to withstand the rigors of diving, watches of this type boast high water-resistance. Among the world's leading divers' watches are the Rolex Submariner, Omega Seamaster, and many others. WatchTime is your source for news and reviews of all types of dive watches in all price ranges.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio “PCYC 10 Years of Passion”

Panerai PAM571 - Front

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of producing special-edition watches for its Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge (PCYC), Panerai has released a limited-edition anniversary timepiece, the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio "PCYC 10 Years of Passion 2005-2014," limited to only 50 pieces worldwide. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

With Baselworld 2014 now passed, I have as usual assembled my personal list of favorite watches from the show. In the coming days and weeks, on Watch-Insider.com, I will publish lists that are more rational and technical than emotional, but for now, here are the top 10 watches from Baselworld that I most liked and would likely buy. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Return of the Rolex Sea-Dweller at Baselworld 2014

Rolex Sea-Dweller - live shot

Along with our colleagues from WatchTime.com, the Monochrome team also spent a busy week at Baselworld 2014, and had the chance to see and review a number of new watches introduced at the fair. In this article from our online magazine monochrome-watches.com, we take a closer look at the new Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000, a highlight piece for many Rolex fans. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Sinn EZM 13 Divers’ Watch

Sinn EZM3

The German watch brand Sinn, known for its tough, professional-grade diving watches, has released another one at Baselworld 2014, the Sinn EZM 13. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Blancpain Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blancpain introduced a modern re-issue of its famed divers' watch, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, at last year's Baselworld. For Baselworld 2014, the brand has added a new model to the vintage-inspired Bathyscaphe family, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Tudor Unveils New Edition of Heritage Black Bay

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Following the watch’s initial presentation in 2012, Tudor has launched a new version of the Tudor Black Bay, part of its Heritage collection. The new watch features a black dial and a matte blue bezel, providing a counterpoint to the previous Black Bay’s chocolate-and-burgundy palette. This new color scheme is intended to emphasize the history of Tudor watches designed for divers, the brand … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: What we Know About the New Omega Seamaster Launching at Baselworld 2014

Omega Seamaster Master Co-Axial Chrono

As it is every year, the watch press is being overwhelmed with previews of new watches set to be presented during Baselworld 2014. Some brands have already shown their products in all their glory, with no secrets left to unveil, while others have revealed only bits and pieces of their upcoming releases. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: New Tudor Watches We’d Love to See at Baselworld 2014

Tudor Black Bay - black bezel

In Last Week's "Monochrome Monday" post, the Monochrome team gave you our ideas on what could (and, in our opinion, should) be Rolex’s new models at the upcoming Baselworld fair. Tudor, having been in the shadow of its big-brother brand Rolex for several decades, has been mounting a rather successful comeback in recent years. Tudor did so by brilliantly resurrecting vintage models from its past … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 6 New IWC Aquatimers From SIHH 2014

IWC Aquatimer

IWC Schaffhausen put the focus on its Aquatimer collection of luxury divers' watches at this year SIHH watch fair in January, introducing a plethora of redesigned Aquatimer models. Most won’t be available at retail until later this year, but until then, you can adorn your desktop with these six downloadable wallpaper images of new IWC Aquatimers provided by the brand. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014 Preview: New Ladies’ and Men’s Mido Watches

Mido Multifort Two Crowns

Mido watches have only a cult following in the U.S. but are very popular elsewhere in the world, particularly Latin America. This week, the brand, known for offering Swiss-made mechanical watches at affordable prices, released previews of two new Mido watch models — one men's, one ladies' — debuting at next month's Baselworld. … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Luxury Watches from SIHH 2014

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At the big watch shows, the brands tend to promote their halo products – the ones with all the bells and whistles, and the highest prices. These products also tend to grab the headlines because, let’s face it, “three-hand watch” is not as sexy as “triple titanium tourbillon.”  However in the real world, most of us will not purchase the triple tourbillon. Fortunately for those of us … [Read more...]

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel (Updated)

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel front

In summer of 2012, Breitling added a new watch to its popular Avenger series of timepieces  — a sleek divers' model outfitted in black and tough enough to descend to serious undersea depths. The limited-edition Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel is a professional-grade diver’s watch whose case — made of steel and blackened by means of a highly-resistant carbon-based treatment — is … [Read more...]

The 3 Biggest Surprises at SIHH 2014

Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon

I know, I know, you are supposed to expect the unexpected. Even so, I did not expect what Baume & Mercier, Greubel Forsey and Cartier unveiled at last week’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are the three biggest surprises of SIHH 2014. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Live Photos: Dive Into IWC’s New Aquatimer Watches

IWC Aquatimer Exploration LE

IWC's focus at this year's SIHH, as visitors to this site and to our sister blog, Watch-Insider.com, are already aware, is its Aquatimer line of luxury dive watches, which the brand has revamped with new design elements and technical details. Click here to read about the trio of new IWC Aquatimers whose details and images were released prior to the show, and scroll down to see some of the … [Read more...]

Watch Test: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver - front

In WatchTime's February 2012 issue, we put Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Diver, a watch built for sport but suited for leisure, through its paces. Click here for the results of our comprehensive watch test and to see original photos by OK-Photography. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Review: Citizen Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver

Citizen Promaster 1000M Professional Diver

A while back, our editors went 11 feet under water to test various divers’ watches for legibility, ease of use, and toughness in actual diving conditions. One of these watches, all of whose test results were revealed in WatchTime’s December 2012 issue, was the Citizen Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 3 New IWC Aquatimer Watches

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 - front

In keeping with recent tradition, IWC has put its marketing focus on one watch collection for 2014. This year, it's the Aquatimer, the brand's line of divers' watches. Here are three new models in the revamped Aquatimer collection, which makes its full debut at January's SIHH watch fair. … [Read more...]

Pre-SIHH: Watch Insider Previews the New Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Of all the new watches that have been announced ahead of their official debut at January's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, perhaps the one I least expected to see was a new divers' watch from Cartier. And it turns out it's one of the coolest new SIHH watches so far. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I give you the scoop on Cartier's foray into the world of "real" sports watches. … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for a “Wet” Christmas: 23 Divers’ Watches

Rolex Sea-Dweller

Last week we helped you pick out a watch for the lady in your life, guiding you to our recent posts covering 25 ladies' watches. This week we're looking at 23 divers' watches covered on Watchtime.com. Follow the links below to find some great gift ideas for the divers and water sports enthusiasts on your holiday gift list. In our list of 6 Extreme Divers’ Watches, we look at six divers' … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Favorite Divers’ Watches

Omega Seamaster Ploprof

Admittedly, I do not dive. In fact – and this has been a secret until now – it took me a lot of effort to even get my swimming diploma when I was a young boy. For my parents, this must have been hell; I hated water and didn’t want to be near it. Things have changed a bit, however. Although I am still not much of a swimmer, I do like to take a plunge in the pool when I am on holiday. And … [Read more...]