From the WatchTime archives: These 4 excessive divers’ watches — listed in ascending order of their water-resistance stage — are dependable companions for adventurers who discover the darkness below the ocean.
1. Mühle-Glashütte Rasmus 2000 (2,000 Meters)
The Glashütte-based model developed this watch in collaboration with analysis scientists from the College of Rostock, Germany. The 44-mm stainless-steel case has an easy-to-grasp rotatable bezel and an internal case of soppy iron to guard the motion towards magnetic fields. It’s water resistant to 2,000 meters. Mühle’s modified model of the Sellita self-winding Caliber SW 200 ticks behind a black, blue, or orange dial. Worth: $4,099*.
2. Breitling Avenger II Seawolf (3,000 Meters)
The Avenger II Seawolf is water resistant to three,000 meters and has an attention-getting coloration scheme that calls to thoughts the bizarre creatures that dwell at such depths. Self-winding Breitling Caliber 17, which relies on ETA’s 2824, is COSC-certified and ticks beneath the intense yellow dial. The case is metal and 45 mm in diameter. Worth: $3,825*.
3. Hublot King Energy Oceanographic Exo 4000 (4,000 Meters)
Few divers’ watches can descend to 4,000 meters. Hublot’s Oceanographic is among the uncommon exceptions. This mannequin’s most up-to-date variation has a 48-mm carbon-fiber case and a rubber strap that’s inlaid with white artificial fibers. The timekeeping duties are carried out by the automated HUB 1401 caliber, which relies on an ETA 7750 that has been stripped of its chronograph mechanism. Worth: $25,900*.
4. Rolex Deepsea Problem (12,000 Meters)
Film director James Cameron introduced this watch alongside when he descended into the Mariana Trench in March 2012. The watch measures 28.5 mm in thickness and 51.Four mm in diameter. Due to a 14.3-mm-thick sapphire crystal and a bolstered titanium caseback, the watch’s metal case and in-house automated Caliber 3135 inside survived the plunge, although the Deepsea Problem was strapped to an exterior gripper arm outdoors Cameron’s particular submersible, which dove to a depth of 10,898 meters. In line with the Deepsea Problem’s specified stage of water resistance, the watch may have stored functioning greater than 1,000 meters farther beneath the floor to a depth of 12,000 meters. This watch shouldn’t be on the market.
* Costs are topic to vary.