The Best Luxury Dive Watches for 2023

Many superyacht owners master the art of scuba diving to explore the locations they visit to new and exhilarating depths. While there are many crucial components to safety equipment for divers, the added benefits offered by a dive-specific watch should not be overlooked. With your enjoyment and appearance in mind, we have crafted a list of our recommendations for the best luxury dive watches for 2023.

Why do divers use a dive watch?

Before dive computers became the norm, divers were reliant on their dive watches to track bottom time during their dive and to assist in calculating decompression stops. Today, they still offer divers a backup for time management, featuring time-elapse bezel markers to indicate when to head for the surface, without worrying about the watches’ integrity, being water resistant to greater depths than regular watches, and often benefiting from luminosity to allow divers to navigate even in poor visibility. In addition, the best luxury dive watches are stylish accessories that can set you apart from novice divers.

How do you choose a dive watch?

There are a range of features to consider when selecting from the best luxury dive watches including depth resistance, type of rotating bezel, legibility, strap durability, and, ultimately, your taste in watch style.

Best Luxury Dive Watches

The Best Luxury Dive Watches for 2023 - Panerai-Submersible-Goldtech-Orocarbo-44mm-PAM01070-Wristshot-4





Panerai Submersible Quarantaquattro Goldtech™ Orocarbo – 44mm

Panerai’s foundations are built upon a history of watch craftsmanship, having supplied the Italian Navy specialist diving corps with precision instruments renowned for their legibility and luminosity in the dark. This model in particular has a sleek aesthetic with the black sun-brushed dials featuring luminous hour markers and dots for time management to depths of 300m. This watch features hours, minutes, small seconds, and calendar aperture inside a 44mm brushed Goldtech™ case, contrasting with the dial, and complete with Goldtech™ Carbotech anti-clockwise rotating bezel with a graduated scale. The rubber strap is durable yet sleek, setting this model well within our best luxury dive watches range.





Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver – 42mm

Designed for adventures, this khaki addition of the latest stainless steel diver is amongst the most vibrant on our best luxury dive watches list. Resistant to depths of 300m, this dial features a unique “Méga Tapisserie” pattern that is beautifully contrasted with rose gold hour-markers and luminescent hands for strong legibility, not to mention the black rotating inner bezel that transitions to beige to mindfully navigate the final 15 minutes of your dive. The durable rubber strap is interchangeable, offering its wearer the opportunity to customise the watch with an alternative strap if you so wish. This watch includes dive time measurements in hours, minutes, centre seconds and date functions, while the self-winding mechanism provides wearer autonomy during adventures.


Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 2: Tech Gombessa – 47mm

Owing to its patented technology, this watch boasts the unique offering of a unidirectional rotational bezel with three-hour gradation making this the optimum watch out of our best luxury dive watches for those wishing to dive for longer periods. With the potentiality of deeper dives in mind, this watch features a semi-automatic helium valve to release helium buildup during decompression. In addition, this watch features a rubber strap, hour, minute and second functionality, and is resistant to 300m. As a special occasion edition, this is a firm favourite to add to your collection.


The Best Luxury Dive Watches for 2023 - Rolex Sea-Dweller The Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge in RLX Titanium

Rolex Sea-Dweller The Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge in RLX Titanium – 50mm

At a grandeur of 50mm, this is the largest in our best luxury dive watches collection, but its timeless design overshadows any thoughts of cumbersomeness. Complete with RLX titanium, Cerachrom bezel insert in black ceramic and the classic Oyster bracelet, this Rolex is admirable both at sea and onshore. The patented Cerachrom bezel’s sleek dial is fitted with Chromalight hour markers, filled with luminescent materials, to emit long-lasting legibility categorised by triangles, circles and rectangles for precise reading in the darkest of conditions. The Fliplock extension link and the Rolex Glidelock system featured on the Oyster bracelet account for comfort even when worn over a diving suit. For those looking for classic luxury, this Rolex is a true contender.

Ulysse Nardin The Ocean Race Diver Chronometer – 44mm

With only 100 pieces available, this truly is a limited edition in celebration of the legendary Ocean Race’s jubilee and its environmental commitments. The contrasting sand-blasted black DLC titanium case with vibrant blue details recalls the depths of the sea, which can be enjoyed to depths of 300m. This dynamic face features a chronographer in the centre, small seconds at nine o’clock, 30 minutes at three o’clock, the date between four and five o’clock and a 12-hour register at six o’clock to provide its wearer with comprehensive information throughout your dive. The unidirectional bezel is completed with a Carbonium® finish made from upcycled aeroplane fuselage offcuts for a 40% lower environmental impact, while the rubber and ceramic strap completes the smart appearance of this timepiece and secures its durability. A clear choice amongst our best luxury dive watches for the eco-conscious.


The Best Luxury Dive Watches for 2023 - Ulysse Nardin The Ocean Race Diver Chronometer


The Best Luxury Dive Watches for 2023 - Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co Axial Master Chronometer Ultra Deep

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co Axial Master Chronometer Ultra Deep – 45.5 mm

With a staggering resistance of 600m, this watch facilitates deeper dives than others amongst our best luxury dive watches. This model made history in 2019 by claiming the world record for reaching the deepest place on earth and sits among very few watches of this calibre available to the public. Aside from being a record holder, this watch features a black ceramic bezel with a diving scale in Liquidmetal™. The lacquered gradient transitions from blue to black for clear time management, with 18k white gold hands and markers coated in white Super-LumiNova to provide legibility throughout the dive. Piecing durability and style together, this watch features the O-MEGASTEEL bracelet with OMEGA’s patented extendable foldover rack-and-pusher with complementary length adjustment and an extra diver extension, coming complete with Master Chronometer certification.

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