These are the best of the best divers of the year 2016. Discover my very personal ranking and let me know what YOU think …
What you see is a ranking of my five favorite divers of the year 2016. They were presented this year either at the SIHH in January in Geneva or later in Basel during Baselworld 2016.
Since a lot of divers were presented this year it was not easy to find the top 5. But after thinking a while these were the ones that matched my criteria to now be listed here.
You will find all technical information, the prices and other interesting stories of the five divers on the blog. Please use the search-function and find out more …
1. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
What shall I say? Since I saw the Blancpain with its grey ceramic case and blue dial/bezel during Baselworld it is my favorite diver. This diver clearly outmatches all the others this year. On the wrist, in reality the Bathyscaphe even looks better! It is available with two blue straps; a “Nato” and the one you see on the picture.
BRAVO! Well done Blancpain!
2. Omega Seamster Planet Ocean Deep Black
Gorgeous, stunning and fully packed with Omega´s latest state of the art antimagnetic technology. An absolut cool diver in a deep black ceramic case! It would deserve an ex aequo first place with the Blancpain. I thought about doing this, but than came to the decision that the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is my clear number one of 2016.
3. Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition
The coolest diver in a bronze case this year. A limited edition of 2500 pieces that was sold out in only a few weeks. A watch that tells the thrilling story about Carl Brashear – a great man. A cool watch with a very beautiful blue dial. All the pictures of aged versions I saw so far do simply look stunning.
BRAVO! Well done Oris!
4. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph
Audemars Piguet launched these diver chronographs in different (shinny) colors. Yes, color sells! The blue one was my personal favorite – of course! A watch that fits perfectly on your wrist and looks so different. An impressive statement on the wrist!
BRAVO! Well done Audemars Piguet!
5. Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
The Tudor in its bronze case is a little too tamed, too proper. It is a very beautiful watch! It could have done better in this ranking if Tudor would have added a little extra portion of coolness. But it is still one of the best divers of the year 2016.
BRAVO! Well done Tudor!