Yachting Watches

These nautical timekeepers were born for the deep.

March 15, 2013

Corum Admiral’s Cup Seafender 48 Deep Dive

If you’re looking for a stylish and functional timepiece to wear on your next undersea adventure or just out to dinner at the club, here are seven first-rate options with serious wrist appeal. Diver Down
For 56 years, Corum has been creating timepieces that are at once eye-catching and yet practical. Its latest offering, the Admiral’s Cup Seafender 48 Deep Dive ($9,250), can function to a depth of 1,000 meters (3,000-plus feet)! This watch also sports an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a screwed back cover in titanium grade 5 as well as a helium decompression valve. Corum;
Eddie Berman

Ulysse Nardin Black Sea

**The Submersible **
Unless you’re traveling on Nemo’s Nautilus, it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself 650 feet below the sea. But if you did, wouldn’t it be nice to know that your watch could handle that depth? Well, the Ulysse Nardin Black Sea ($9,000) will keep on ticking in the deep. This rough-and-tough unit also has a 42-hour power reserve and features a self-winding movement. Ulysse Nardin, 561-988-8600;
Eddie Berman

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II

Race Ready
Waterproof to a depth of 100 meters (328 feet), Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II ($25,150) is quite stylish in steel and 18-carat Everose gold (white gold and yellow gold are options). It sports a mechanical, bidirectional self-winding movement and a regatta countdown with mechanical memory for the race crowd. Rolex, 212-758-7700;

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5

Super Swimmer
TAG Heuers are popular with actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, but its Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5 ($3,850) was designed by scuba divers. This watch functions to depths of 1,640 feet and sports luminescent hands. TAG Heuer, 866-260-0460;
Eddie Berman

Oris Maldives Limited Edition

Following up its Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition, Swiss watchmaker Oris has launched its Maldives Limited Edition ($2,600 for black rubber strap, $2,800 for titanium bracelet). It comes with a multi-piece titanium case and a ceramic top ring. This edition of 2,000 will help support the 23-years-and-going-strong Maldives-based conservation organization Bluepeace. The watch is water-resistant to 300 meters (984 feet) and has a 38-hour power reserve. Oris, 203-857-4769;
Eddie Berman

Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback

Numero Uno
Water-resistant to 100 meters (328 feet), the Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback ($7,400) is a watch that seamlessly blends both form and function. This stylish timepiece sports an easy-to-read-through sapphire-glass, box-shape crystal, a durable alligator-skin band, rhodium-faceted hands and a rotating bezel. And if that isn’t enough, the El Primero also has a 50-hour power reserve. Zenith, 866-675-2079;
Eddie Berman

IWC Aquatimer Chrono-Automatic

Night divers will appreciate Aquatimer Chrono-Automatic’s luminescent underside coating, which enhances the watch face’s visibility. From ICW, this piece ($5,600) is functional to a depth of 328 feet. Going from the deck to dinner? The Aquatimer features a quick-change bracelet setup to switch from rubber to stainless steel. IWC;
Eddie Berman

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