Dive watches are not just for men three models that add style to subaquatic activities discount
I know you come here to the watches, but I feel some of you stay for the swimming chat, so here's an upgrade -- and it is a sad one at that. I recently took my newfound swimming abilities to the Maldives and also endeavoured to catch my triumphant splashing from the Indian Ocean with my drone . A drone I've had since November and never used or even opened. A drone camera I took to Australia and Southern Africa but was too scared to peel the plastic cap off. But here, at the usually placid Maldives, buoyed by the promise of shooting myself beating the seas such as a bloated Neptune, I felt confident that now was the opportunity to let this drone fly.
And I lost it. Not just that, I have no evidence that I mastered the oceans. Well, no airborne evidence any way. Bah!
Back into the watches. I had intended to celebrate my aquatic feats by taking a look at dive watches this week, and despite my horrible loss and unlike my drone, I won't be deviating from that course. We'll begin proceedings with a watch that's creating a powerful case for inclusion in my top 10 timepieces of this year, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda (preceding ).
Among Swiss watchmakers, Blancpain has one of the richest heritages when it comes to dive watches, with the first Fifty Fathoms introduced in 1953. The Barakuda relies on a Fifty Fathoms spin-off created for the German market in the 1960s and will appeal to nostalgia nerds with a layout that stays faithful to the original. The black dial has markings coated in Super-LumiNova, but in the retro beige patina instead of the more modern white, with a splash of red.
The watch is currently sized at 40mm but wears smaller over the wrist, which is a good thing. Interior is a calibre 1151 movement with an impressive 100 hours of power reserve. The only additional attribute is the date indicator. The dive elements of the watch include a unidirectional bezel -- using the domed glass insert I adore -- 300 metres of water resistance and a rubber band. Obviously, in the event that you ever want to do so deeper than the swimming pool, you are ready to go.
Sticking with retro, We've Got a bit from the Longines Legend Diver Collection. The newest women's watches in this group caught my attention, using the brand shaking up the dip notion, and in the instance of the L3.3188.8.131.52 (yes, Longines has the worst naming system) including a mother-of-pearl dial. No? OK, maybe it's just me.
Anyway, I'm probably in the minority who believes this view works and adds a great dash of elegance to what's essentially a practical timepiece. The design is straight out of the 60s, and I'm a big fan of the Milanese mesh steel necklace. The steel case is sized at 36mm and inside is an ETA-based movement with 40 hours of power reserve.
Ultimately, we've got a more modern rendering of this dive watch with the Bell & Ross BR03-92 Black Ceramic. Regardless of what the business may say, this watch has the appearance and feel of a military dive watch rather than something expert divers would use, but the ruggedness will appeal to many.