Deep Dive Watches


The worlds deepest dive watches.

Ultra deep dive watches rated to go down to where the fish need lanterns and the giant squid roam.

William Beebe and Otis Barton. Record breaking dive, 1934.For some people, having watches with these extreme depth ratings is for status, for bragging rights or one-upmanship.

Others appreciate and admire them for the impressive engineering levels they represent; the result of years of dedicated work from a watch making team.

For a watch company these type of extreme deep dive watches are a proof of concept and a brand statement.

Some of these watches are rated to depths beyond the deepest known ocean of 11,033m ! (Challenger Deep) and most of these deep dive watches have been tested to deeper than their ratings in order to offer the 25% safety reserve required by the ISO 6425 divers’ watches standard.

However what these “deep dive watches” do represent are watches that have survived the most rigorous endurance testing, and are therefore seriously tough watches!

If you consider that the pressure at a depth of just 10m already amounts to 10kg per square cm then you have an idea of what they need to withstand at the incredible depths these watches are rated for. For instance at 4,875 metres the pressure exerted upon the watch is equivalent to a force of 4.5 tonnes!

Consequently you can be sure that the engineering tolerances will be high. This is reflected in the design and use of materials, for instance the CX Swiss Military dive watch uses a sapphire crystal that is an astounding 10mm thick!! That’s thicker than a lot of watches!

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Schaumburg Aquamatic II dive Watch

Schaumburg Aquamatic II dive Watch

Schaumburg Aquamatic II 2000m (6,000 Feet) Like UTS, Schaumburg is a relatively young German company, they are based in the Lower Saxony region and were formed in 1998. The Aquamatic II is a follow up to the first Aquamatic released about 7 years ago. It comes with an Anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal, superluminova coated bezel and features an …

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Pita Oceana Dive Watch

Pita Oceana Dive Watch

Pita Oceana 5000m (15,000 Feet) Spanish watchmakers Pita have developed some interesting and innovative technical solutions to water resistance. Pita’s Ocean deep dive watch developed two patented systems in its design. Using a “water-entry free case”, the watch has no crown and there is no seal joint between crystal and case. The time can also be safely set …

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Anonimo Professionale

Anonimo Professionale  2

Anonimo Professionale 2000m (6,000 Feet) Anonimo was founded in Florence, Italy in 1997 by respected designer and entrepreneur Federico Massacesi, whose vision was to create “unique Italian timepieces”. The Professionale is Anonimo’s high end dive model and it features a sand blasted stainless case, an innovative bezel locking system in protected position at 4 o’clock with a …

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Technomarine Abyss

Technomarine Abyss

Technomarine Abyss 12,000 meters (39,600 feet) The Technomarine Abyss uses silicone oil combined with a quartz movement. If you click on the image to enlarge it you will notice the small air bubble in the oil at the 3 o’clock position. The Abyss has a case made from stainless steel and uses a mineral crystal and at …

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