Menschen tauchten bereits vor mehreren Tausend Jahren in den Ozeanen nach Perlen. Erste wasserdichte Taucheruhren erschienen in Form von Taschenuhren jedoch erst zum Ausklang des 19. Jahrhunderts. Speziell konzipierte Armbanduhren waren der nächste Schritt, um für Taucheinsätze wesentlich mehr Sicherheit zu gewährleisten. Derartige Taucheruhren erhielten in den 1920er Jahren erstmals eine besondere Kronendichtung. Zu dieser Zeit war eine Taucheruhr ein Hilfsmittel mit reinem Gebrauchscharakter.
Heroes of the deep - diving watches and their special charm
Today, diving watches serve several purposes and are not only worn under water. The sporty design inspires more and more people who are not obsessively connected with water sports. Diving watches are currently often a fashion statement, serve as a cool accessory or are even a sought-after collector's item. Diver's watches, whose appearance resembles that of historical models, are proving to be extremely popular. Good design and excellent workmanship therefore continue to exist even in our fast-moving times.
The Rolex Submariner - the archetype
The Rolex Submariner Date (esp. reference 116610 LN) became an icon of diving watches due to its functional design and robust workmanship. The ingenious Oyster case features a striking dial and large fluorescent numerals. With its solid strap elements and a rotating, graduated Cerachrom bezel, the innovative generation of Rolex diving watches with the Submariner (e.g. reference 114060) and Submariner Date is based entirely on the original model of 1953. Watch lovers and ambitious divers can buy the diving watches online.
The Omega Seamaster - the legendary timepiece
In 1957, Omega designed the Seamaster 300, a diver's watch designed for professionals and divers who had to work underwater, for example. Over fifty years later, Omega introduced an improved and completely redesigned version of the Seamaster 300, which offers a new generation of adventurers significantly more possibilities. Like its legendary predecessor, the redesigned Omega Seamaster 300 features bright numerals and hands that provide excellent readability on the dark dial even in low light conditions. Furthermore, the diver's watch has a symmetrical watch case as well as band lugs. The Seamaster thus proves to be a legendary chronograph - then as now.
The IWC Safedive System offers perfect security
The IWC Aquatimer diving watch (e.g. reference IW376803) comes up with a striking technical innovation - the innovative outer/inner bezel. This prevents an inadvertent change of the dive time. To ensure greater safety during the dive, the inner bezel (dive time scale) can only be moved counterclockwise. This ensures that even if the outer rotating ring is accidentally moved, the no-stop time (time span to reach the water surface without decompression stop) can be safely maintained.
Panerai - Diver watches for extreme conditions
All Panerai diving watches score with excellent water resistance. The Panerai diving watch'Luminor Submersible' is an innovative interpretation with 30 bar (approx. 300 meters) water resistance and a very important function: the rotating bezel to calculate the exact diving time (e.g. reference PAM00389). This can be rotated by one-minute steps and only in one direction. This makes it impossible to read the dive time inaccurately due to vibrations. The intelligent design principle of Panerai Submersible diving watches exceeds the international requirements (ISO 6425) for professional diving watches, allowing them to be used even under the most extreme conditions.
The watch brand U-Boat - fashionably elitist chronographs
The diving watch'Classico 50' Bronze (e.g. Refernz 8064) shows the skills of the Italian manufacturer U-Boat. The design includes a bronze case of 50 millimetres, a chronograph pusher on the left and an enormously secure crown. The case contains a classic of watch movements - an automatic Eta/Valjoux 7750, the'Classico 50' is water-resistant to a maximum of 100 metres and limited to 300 watches. Those interested can buy the fascinating diving watches online.