For those who love water sports and activities, and who like the watch they wear to also look top dollar, finding a luxury dive watch with the right combination of style and functionality, isn’t always easy.
If that sounds like you, or you wish to replace your existing luxury dive watch, we are going review five of the best luxury dive watches, so that hopefully, you will recognize the want you want.
Best Luxury Dive Watch Reviews
Seiko Prospex Padi Solar SNE435P1 Watch
Our first luxury dive watch comes from Seiko, whose reputation for producing top-class watches is known around the globe. This specific watch is especially stylish, but the question is, does it function as a dive watch too?
The answer to the question we just posed, is yes. The reason it is yes is first and foremost due to the fact that this watch is water-resistant to a depth of 660 feet, so you are good to wear this watch for scuba diving and water sports.
In addition to that, when diving, timing is all-important in terms of time in the water and air supply, and this is where the bezel is used.
The bezel on this watch has a combination of large numbers for every 10 minutes, large markings for 5-minute intervals, and dots for single minutes. It also has anti-reverse locking so no accidental movement can happen.
Other physical features include the stainless steel case and strap meaning no corrosion, and a sapphire mineral crystal which should keep the front of the watch free of any scratches.
As for appearance, apart from the silver color of the strap and case, the face, and the bezel are a combination of light and dark shades of blue. This helps the hour markings to stand out and completes the excellent styling of what is a very classy looking dive watch.
- Solar-powered battery
- Water-resistant to 660 feet
- Anti-reverse bezel
- Stainless steel case and bracelet
- Sapphire mineral crystal
- Date digit is too small
- Might be too large for smaller wrists
Related read: Detailed Review of Seiko Prospex Padi Solar Watch
Citizen Eco Drive Promaster Diver Watch for Men
We next have a watch from Citizen, which has a long and very impressive record of manufacturing fine watches. This luxury dive watch is part of their Eco-Drive range, and specifically designed for diving.
We’ll start with the luxury aspect of this watch, and that begins with the power and charging system. It does not use normal watch batteries, and does not need winding, but instead utilizes Citizen’s very own ‘Eco-drive’ technology.
This uses light of all types as its power source, but it retains charge, so it will continue running even when you are using it in dark or gloomy conditions.
As for styling, the case is silver in color, whereas the face is black, which creates an excellent contrast between the two. With all the markings, numbers, and hands being silver or white in color too, it means this watch is extremely easy to read. This is further helped by the fact the aforementioned elements are all luminous.
The crystal which protects everything inside is mineral-based, giving it every chance of resisting any and all scratches. It is also anti-glare, so reading the time should be possible, even in extreme sunlight.
This watch’s diving credentials are also impressive, with a bezel that only rotates in one direction which assures us that no accidental adjustments can happen. It is water-resistant to 660 feet, so no amount of scuba diving and underwater activity will cause it any issues.
Finally, and as an indication of the faith that Citizen have in the quality of their watch, it comes with a 5-year warranty.
- Solar-powered battery
- Anti-reverse bezel
- water resistant to 660 feet
- Stylish black and silver fascia
- 5-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Strap isn’t the best
- No magnifier over the date
Read more about Citizen Eco Drive Promaster Diver Watch in our review here.
Casio- Analog Sport Watch
Our next watch comes to another stellar name in the world of watch manufacturing, and that name is Casio. This particular watch is one that offers an excellent combination of style, features, and value for money.
If the number of sales a watch has is anything to go by, it would suggest this is a very popular watch, and once you take a closer look at its features you soon realize why.
First, when comes to using it in water, it will remain water-resistant to 330 feet, and while there are some watches that you can go deeper with, for the vast majority of people reading this, it should suffice.
The bezel has very large numbers at 15, 30, and 45, plus at the hour position there is a red triangle, making it easy to see all of these, even if the minor numbers are not so big.
The analog face has both the day and date at the three o’clock position, and as for the seeing the time, this has to be one of the most uncomplicated and easy to read faces you could ask for.
This is helped by the black background, plus the white hands, including the second hand. In addition, the numbers from 1 to 12 are large, and again because they are white, they are very clear.
The overall design of the watch is helped by the fact that it is black throughout, including the strap, and little touches like the texturing on the bevel add to its looks.
- Large hours numbers
- Date and day
- Suitable for water sports
- Stylish finishing
- Great value for money
- Bezel can occasionally become stuck
- Luminosity is not great
Related read: Best Casio Dive Watches
Longines Men’s Hydro Conquest Black Dial Watch
There are certain brand names that when you hear or see them you instantly thing of class and luxury, and one of those names is Longines. It follows that no review of luxury dive watches would be complete without looking at one of their exceptional timepieces.
Longines is a name that conjures up thoughts of Monte Carlo, and luxurious hotels along the French Riviera, albeit they are actually a Swiss company, and as we know, the Swiss are renowned for making clocks and watches.
This one has a wonderful black and silver combination of colors to make what is, a very simple design, look absolutely stunning. The black fascia has very large numbers at 6, 9, and 12, so these are very easy to see when looking at the time. Where the three would be, is where you will find the date.
The rest of the face has various sized markings to indicate five-minute and one-minute intervals. These, in combination with the hands, contrast against the black background to great effect.
The bezel also has white numbers and markings set against a black background, making seeing the all-important timing when you are diving, much easier.
Now, if you think all that is impressive in terms of how luxurious this watch is, the dive aspect will impress you even more. It is water-resistant to an astonishing 990 feet, which is 50% more than the vast majority of other luxury dive watches.
- Stunning design throughout
- Large, easy to see numbers
- Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
- Unidirectional bezel
- Water resistant to almost 1,000 feet
- Weighs almost 16 ounces
- No magnifier over the date
Suunto Zoop Novo Scuba Diving Computer Watch
Our final review is one from Suunto, which is certainly designed for diving, and in terms of luxury, its quirky design, and awesome features entitle it to be considered in that category.
In truth, Suunto don’t actually call this a watch. They call it a diving computer, and although the fact its main fascia shows the time, we won’t argue with that, especially when we consider all its functions.
It has an unusual circular shape and a digital display which is also round. This display shows the time as we’ve mentioned, but also has a number of features which divers will love.
First, it has four modes which can be set to air, nitrox, gauge, and freedom, and each these can be used in conjunction with the type of diving you are doing.
For more advanced users, it also lets you program in variable oxygen mixtures and set them based on your personal physiology.
It will also track and store up to 140 hours of driving logs, plus it has audible alarms. Further safety features include a customized decompression model which helps you to avoid the risk of this happening to you.
For those who are conscious of style, it can come in black, blue and lime colors
- Designed specifically for divers
- Tracks and logs dives
- Multiple modes
- Decompression model
- Oxygen mixture settings
- Design may not appeal to all
- Learning curve in relation to all its features
We hope you have enjoyed our reviews of the best luxury dive watches and are now closer to selecting the one you want.
For our money, there is one of them that stands as a class apart, so for us, the best luxury dive watch has to be the Longines Men’s Hydro Conquest Black Dial Watch.
Its style alone could seal the deal as it is a stunningly beautiful watch, but with its water-resistance extending to a depth of almost 1,000 feet, it is certainly in a league of its own.