5 *other* deep diving watches 5 *other* deep diving watches

5 *other* deep diving watches

Nick Kenyon

With the news that Omega has pushed the bar (pun obviously intended) to a record-breaking point with their new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional, we thought we would look at the best-performing deep diving watches on the market.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional


Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller

With a water resistance to 3900m, the Rolex DSSD is a strong contender for champion of the deep. Featuring the unarguably comfortable oyster bracelet, a case manufactured in the brands own Oystersteel, and a genuinely wearable 44mm on the wrist, it’s a fantastic watch for any dive enthusiast.

Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller
Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller with gradient blue dial.


Sinn Model UX

The German manufacturer pulled out all the stops with Model UX, even manufacturing the case in corrosion-resistant submarine steel. It is also made unique as the case is filled with synthetic oil that is uncompressible (which acts to resist external water pressure), and allows the dial to be read without reflection at any angle underwater. The Model UX is water resistant to 12,000m, making it functional to the deepest known points of the world’s oceans.

Sinn Model UX
The oil filled Sinn Model UX


Blancpain X Fathoms

The Blancpain X Fathoms is by no means a small watch, measuring over 55mm in diameter and 24mm thick; however, it packs a host of functions within this large case. The watch features a built-in mechanical depth gauge, 5-minute retrograde counter, and a maximum depth memory for review once back at the surface. With a water resistance rating of up to 300m, this seems comparatively low, but is a practical depth for any professional dive use.


Breitling Superocean Chronograph 2000m

As the name suggests, the Breitling Superocean Chronograph 2000m is water resistant to 2000m, and approaches being a small wristwatch in the world of deep divers. At 46mm in diameter and less than 20mm in thickness, this could be a daily wear for those inclined. As the watch is a chronograph, Breitling has solved the water resistance issue for most chronographs with a patented magnetic pusher system that allows the chronograph to be used at the depth indicated on the caseback. Here’s to both wearable and functional deep diving watches.
Breitling Superocean Chronograph 2000m. Image:


Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST

This titanium-cased diver is rated to a water resistance of 3000m, and is even more wearable at 43mm. The design is aggressively asymmetrical with elongated crown guards, and a subtler grey-tone bezel that surrounds the black dial. What makes this watch special is not that it has lume (deep below the surface of the ocean isn’t know for being well lit), but that it uses tiny tubes full of gaseous tritium that do not require a light source to “charge”. This would make for a well-lit journey into the deep.
Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST – Image: