Blaze of color: 10 diving watches seen from a new perspective

Here is no risk of boredom! I want to show a selection of actual diving watches that differ through color. Assuming that each model shown will properly do its job under water let us simply concentrate on the look …

 

Nowadays it´s hard to find and ordinary black/grey diving watch. Some years ago these two colors were the standard. For Doxa at the time being it was a bold move to present a diving watch with an orange dial and for Rolex at the time being  a bold move to present a Submariner in green…

 

Alpine Seastrong Diver 300 … 44 mm  steel case equipped with a quartz Ronda calibre and waterproof up to 300 meters … You can choose three bezel colors: bordeaux as shown, orange and grey … Price: 995 Euro

Alpina Seastrong Diver 3000
Alpina Seastrong Diver 300

 

Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback … 43,6 mm titanium case equipped with the in-house calibre F385 and waterproof up to 300 meters … Blue is  the new black! You will find absolutely no black on this Blancpain. Price: 17.380 Euro

Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback
Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback

 

Doxa Sub 4000T Sapphire Crystal Bezel… 47 mm steel case equipped with an ETA 2897 calibre and waterproof up to 1220 meters … Orange of course is THE color of Doxa … Unique, cool look! Price: 2890 USD

Doxa Sub 4000T Sapphire Crystal Bezel
Doxa Sub 4000T Sapphire Crystal Bezel

 

Longines Heritage Diver 1967 … 42 mm steel case equipped with an ETA A08.L01 = Longines L688 calibre and waterproof up to 300 meters … The bezel, red or bordeaux? Must be something in between… Price: 2620 Euro

Longines Heritage Diver 1967
Longines Heritage Diver 1967

 

Omega Diver 300m ETNZ Co-Axial Chronograph … 44 mm titanium case equipped with the Omega calibre 3330 and waterproof up to 300 meters … Finally grey made it on a dial of a divers watch. Looks great in the combination with the red hands  … Price: 6100 Euro

Omega Diver 300m ETNZ Co-Axial Chronograph
Omega Diver 300m ETNZ Co-Axial Chronograph

 

Oris Divers Sixty-Five … 40 mm steel case equipped with a Sellita SW200-1 and waterproof up to 100 meters … Almost an old fashioned divers watch, but with its vintage SuperLuminova on the dial not bad at all. Price: 1600 Euro

Oris Divers Sixty-Five
Oris Divers Sixty-Five

 

Panerai PAM00616 Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic – 47 mm … 47 mm Carbotech case equipped with the in-house calibre P.9000 and waterproof up to 300 meters … Due to the manufacturing process each  Carbotech case will look different. In combination with the blue and vintage SuperLuminova a ticking Adonis. Price: 15.700 Euro

PANERAI PAM00616 Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic - 47mm
PANERAI PAM00616 Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic – 47mm

 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual DeepSea … 44 mm steel case equipped with the in-house calibre 3135 and waterproof up to 3900 meters … Thanks to its graduated blue/black dial this DeepSea is in terms of color no longer a boring diving watches… Price 10.700 Euro

Rolex Deepsea
Rolex Oyster Perpetual DeepSea

 

Sinn U1000B (EZM 6) … 44 mm high-strength seawater-resistant German submarine steel case equipped with a ETA-Valjoux 7750 calibre and waterproof up to 1000 meters … The only light-blue diving watch I know… Price: 3895 Euro

Sinn U1000 B
Sinn U1000 B

 

Tudor Heritage Black Bay … 41 mm steel case equipped with an ETA 2824 calibre and waterproof up to 200 meters … Blue almost replaced the black … Sold/sells therefore pretty good and much better then the red version … Price: 2900 Euro

Tudor Heritage Black Bay
Tudor Heritage Black Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 Comments

  • As a owner of a Doxa mine being the 5000 T series, lthink the Doxa should be top of this list.

  • Take a look at the Chris Ward Trident series. Nice looks & good quality for a reasonable price.

  • G-Shock Frogman , reliability , price , strength , never had one fail. In fact the only watch brand i have had in last 30yrs that i have never had to send back and are all still going, unlike my previous Seiko, Tag,Raymond Weil, Tissot , and others , oh i do have a Rotary that has been 100% reliable.

  • Hi, Love all the watches mentioned but I fail to see the point with such a varied price range. If its a tool watch that’s colourful and looks good on a beach then there are loads to choose from most are from micro brands and under the £1k mark. Squale, Tempest, Magrette, Christopher ward to name a few.

  • Haigh and Hastings has just released a range of multi-coloured diving watches. The diving bezels are coloured. Worth a look.

  • Sinn U1000B isn´t availible any more.
    But there is a new couple of T1 B / T2 B in titanium, also with an amazing blue dial

  • I would suggest the GP sea hawk blue. I bet you will not easily meet someone wearing it!

  • I would replace the Tudor Black bay with the newly announced Tudor Pelagos:

    all blue
    In house movement
    500M

  • Why are companies like Deep Blue and Invicta left out. Are they not serious watch makers?

    • I wouldn’t include Invicta simply because they make too many knock-offs and many are of questionable quality. Seiko should have been included at all price ranges, though.

  • The deepest a diver can go is around 200 meters, it is total dark and 1 C. Why design for 3000 meters?.

  • A fun one to add would be the Nomos Ahoi Atlantic which is more of a swimming rather than diving watch, yet a very nice holiday companion.

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