Dive watches have always been popular amongst the world’s top timepiece collectors and novices alike.
But why? Most dive watches will never explore the dark depths of the ocean that they are built to withstand — they’re more likely to be dropped in a pool or splashed on a beach. Yet, their enduring popularity is proof of concept. Why are they so coveted?
By definition, dive watches need to be water-resistant. The new Longines Legend Diver, with a 39 mm case, is water-resistant up to 30 bar, which is 300 metres. For context, Lake Ontario, at its deepest point, reaches just under 250 metres. Because of this extreme function, dive watches are engineered to perfection and solidly built.
Divers also require the time to be legible underwater, and therefore dive watches typically have a clean dial design. Available in either black or blue lacquer, the Legend Diver’s face features elongated hour markers and raised numerals. Its rhodium-plated, polished arrow-hands are coated in Super-LumiNova®, which illuminates the dial after light exposure for increased visibility.
Solidly built? Check. Easy to read? Check. Clean design? Check. Diver or not, take the plunge.
Shop the Longines Legend Diver 39 mm (starting from $3,900.00 CAD) at Longines.ca.