Inspired by some of the world’s greatest explorers, deep below the waves is where the dive watch thrives. Once a mere tool for timekeeping, though vital, the dive watch has since evolved to showcase some of the greatest technical capability and innovation in watchmaking. Think, durable materials, luminous dials, depth sensors, and pressure-defying features. The elements read like gadgets for a superhero, and indeed the dive watch bears a flair for this. A sense of adventure, an air of discovery, and the very cool conviction of being able to tell time 1000 metres beneath the ocean surface.

From wrist to wet suit, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite dive watches, combining impressive technology with aesthetic design. Whether you like to scuba dive, snorkel, or lounge away on a yacht on your next island vacation, these watches are reaching new heights in dive watch conception, and new depths for divers alike.