These Diver’s Watches Surely Made a Colossal Impact at Baselworld 2018 ⇒ As we all know, Baselworld is regarded as the ultimate show of premieres, showcasing hundreds and thousands of novelties per year in the watchmaking and jewellery sectors. Today, CovetED will focus exclusive on eight Diver’s Watches that actually made quite the colossal impact during the beloved event, which took place in Basel, Switzerland.
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Many are completely flabbergasted by the underwater world and divers often lose track of time while exploring the sea. So what better way to fix this problem, then having a diver’s watch which actually is essential for the diver’s own safety. A diver’s watch must be legible, robust, precise, and above all, watertight. The following watches were showcased at Baselworld and emcompass all the characteristics listed above and much more.
#1 – Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea
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Waterproof to 3,900 metres (12,800 feet), the new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea features a 44-mm Oystersteel case with redesigned lugs and sides and a broader Oyster bracelet, as well as a correspondingly adapted Oysterlock folding safety clasp. This professional diver’s watch is equipped for the first time with calibre 3235. The unidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic.
#2 – Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
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The Seamaster Diver 300M has numbered among the most popular professional diver’s watches since 1993. Omega presented a new generation of this beloved watch, featuring 14 models: six in stainless steel and eight combining stainless steel and gold with Master Chronometer Calibre 8800.
#3 – Longines HydroConquest
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Watertight to 300 metres, this diver’s watch combines contemporary technology and the typical elegance for which Longines is renowned. The unidirectionally rotatable diver’s bezel is equipped with a scratch-resistant ceramic inlay that’s coloured to harmonise with the grey, black or blue dial, which is adorned with a sunburst pattern. Super-LumiNova glows on the indices and hands.
#4 – Certina DS Action Diver
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The DS Action Diver is one of the most popular diver’s watch models. It easily complies with the strict ISO standard 6425 for diver’s watches. Watertight to 300 metres, the case houses the innovative Powermatic-80 movement, which promises the utmost precision both above and below the water’s surface.
#5 – Breitling Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph 44
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This debutante is a reinterpretation of a legendary diver’s watch that Breitling introduced 60 years ago. The newcomer combines Breitling’s self-winding manufacture Calibre 01 and a stainless steel case with a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel.
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#6 – Seiko Prospex The 1968 Automatic Diver’s Re-creation Limited Edition
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Reference SLA025 commemorates a legendary Prospex diver’s watch from the 1960s. The limited edition consists of 1,500 models, each of which has a 44.8-millimetre-diameter stainless steel case that remains watertight to 300 metres. Calibre 8L55 amasses a 55-hour power reserve and can resist magnetic fields up to 16,000 A/m in intensity.
#7 – Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition
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This watch’s 45-millimetre stainless steel case remains watertight to 100 bar, i.e. 1,000 metres. A scratch-resistant ceramic bezel can be used to preset the diving time and a helium valve allows molecules of the gas to escape. The back of the case sports an engraving. A Ronda quartz movement performs chronographic functions and shows the date at “4 o’clock”.
#8 – Citizen Promaster Marine Eco-Drive 200m Diver Chronograph
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Three new models join the ranks of this professional diver’s collection, which complies with ISO standard 6425. The chronographs offer a sleek design and an advanced Eco-Drive movement.functions and shows the date at “4 o’clock”.
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