Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial

5 Professional Diver’s Watches Surfacing At Baselworld 2018 From Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Seiko And Longines

Diver’s watches were to be found all over Baselworld 2018, and Sabine shares her favorite newcomers in this technical field. These five debutants delight with their unique styles and convincing technical features. No wonder, for each one of them was made by an expert in the category.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Deepsea with helium escape valve

Deeper, Further, Faster: Why Do Some Dive Watches Have Helium Escape Valves?

Humans have long had a fascination with the depths of the ocean, striving to go ever deeper, ever further, and ever faster by pushing the limits of the human body, technology, and advancing modern science. But like all things, we are often faced with limits.

Blancpain Tribute To Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

Blancpain Tribute To Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC: Ready For More Than A Quick Swim

Considered by many to be the first true dive watch as we know the genre today, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, first launched in 1953, became a hit around the world with militaries and professional divers alike. Now, more than 60 years later, Blancpain has chosen to commemorate the early years of the Fifty Fathoms by releasing a tribute to a specific model from 1957/1958 called the Mil-SPEC 1.

Seiko Prospex Monster

5 Tool Watches I’d Buy If I Didn’t Want to Spring For A Rolex Submariner

If I were to recommend a brand new functional dive watch to a friend who was looking to spend within a certain price range, here would be my suggestions. Or, more specifically, here is what I would purchase myself in a variety of price categories.

MB&F HM7 Aquapod Ti Blue in profile

Medusa In The Sea: Introducing The MB&F Horological Machine No. 7 Aquapod (Live Photos And Wristshots)

HM7, dubbed Aquapod, is the first aquatic timepiece by MB&F. And while this is not a dive watch per se, it does boast 50-meter water resistance, meaning you shouldn’t need to worry about going for a little swim. And it looks awesome!

Seiko 7002 Diver nestled in an air vent of the author's Honda Mugen Beat

Why I Bought It: Vintage JDM Seiko 7002 Diver (Plus A Same-Vintage Honda Beat)

As I have covered the world of watches, another of my dormant passions has been reignited. That passion is automobiles. Watches and cars go together, so it is no surprise that I have a strong interest in fast things with powerful motors. This is the story of how I ended up with both a 1991 Honda Beat and a 1991 Seiko 7002 Diver. And I’m still smiling!

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment chronograph

Blancpain Takes To The Ocean With The Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

Honoring the oceans and Blancpain’s commitment to them, the brand now releases the limited-edition Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback. This is more than a dive watch; it is an attractive timepiece for everyday wear thanks to the fact that its 43.6 mm case is crafted in gray ceramic, though you would never guess it if you didn’t handle the watch. Its steely visuals are no match for the lighter weight of the timepiece.