Eight Important Dive Watches From WatchTime New York 2016


Just in case Roberta Naas’s “30 reasons to attend WatchTime New York” didn’t convince you to visit us last week, we wanted to let you know there were also some exciting dive watches worth seeing at the show — at least two of them shown for the first time in the U.S.A.

For those who missed them, here is a comprehensive overview of some of the watches the exhibiting brands had on display (from A to Z):

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Blancpain’s selection of dive watches for the event included most of the Bathyscaphe models, for example the recently launched Bathyscaphe with grey ceramic case and blue dial (5000-0240-O52A), and, most importantly, the brand-new blue ceramic Bathyscaphe Chronograph Ocean Commitment II (which we introduced here) shown in the picture above.

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Blancpain also presented the most complicated dive watch of the show, the Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon with eight-day power reserve (Ref. 5025-3630-52A).

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Carl F. Bucherer presented a large selection from its Patravi Scubatec collection (pictured here is the Ref. 00-10632-23-33-01 with rubber strap; a review can be found here).

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Omega’s selection of dive watches included most of the new models in the Seamaster Planet Ocean collection, and also the new “Deep Black” collection (pictured here is the 45.5 mm red GMT version, Ref. 215.92.46.22.01.003; more about the collection here)…

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… and, of course, the iconic Omega Seamaster Ploprof, now offered for the first time with a titanium case.

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Amongst some of the rare watches presented by Philipps Auctions were a vintage Panerai 6152-1 (estimate: CHF80,000 – 120,000) and the Ref. 6202 from Rolex (pictured above; estimate: CHF20,000 – 30,000).

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Seiko not only had its Grand Seiko diver on display, but also a comprehensive selection of Prospex divers (including the two popular PADI special editions and three of the new Transocean models) and, of course, the unmistakable Marinemaster 1000 (SBDX014).

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Tutima presented its latest dive watch, the M2 Seven Seas with titanium case (pictured here is the Ref. 6151-01).

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