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Diving watches are leading the way for men who demand a timepiece that carries them from work to play

Seiko

Solar Powered divers watch (SSC017P1) £275 by SEIKO; seiko.co.uk

Powered by both natural and artificial light – will never need a battery change. Black dial with LumiBrite markers. Water resistant to 200m (divers certified)

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Chanel (top)

J12 Marine watch (42mm) £3,325 by CHANEL; 020-7499 0005

Sand-blasted hi-tech ceramic case. Unidirectional rotating bezel. Sapphire crystal-cut glass with blue anti-reflective treatment for easy reading

Longines (middle)

Legend Diver watch £1,380 by LONGINES; longines.com

A re-issue of a Sixties diving watch produced during the glory days of marine exploration and military and sports diving. Two screw-in crowns and screw-down case back to ensure water-resistance to 300m with a turning internal disk for divers. Water-resistant to 300m, the watch is fitted with an automatic L633 mechanical movement with a 38-hour power reserve

TAG Heuer (bottom)

Aquaracer 500m Calibre 5 watch with black ceramic bezel £1,995 by TAG HEUER; tagheuer.com

Developed specifically to meet the needs of those who do water sports: water-resistant to 500m. Unidirectional scratch-resistant ceramic bezel: an essential safety feature for divers. Appealing, timeless design evolving since 1982

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MontBlanc

Sport DLC chronograph watch £3,740 by MONTBLANC; montblanc.com

Power reserve of approximately 46 hours. Water resistant to 200m – suitable for swimming and diving. Luminary hands and marks enable wearers to easily read the time in the dark

Louis Vuitton (top right)

Large Tambour automatic chronograph diving II watch £6,200 by LOUIS VUITTON; louisvuitton.com

Steel case overmoulded with rubber. Black rubber strap with Louis Vuitton signature Automatic LV 105 Calibre movement

Bell & Ross (top left)

BR 02-92 Carbon watch £2,600 by BELL & ROSS; bellross.com

Water resistant to 1,000m. Decompression valve and unidirectional bezel. Photo luminescent for legibility underwater

Breitling (middle)

Superocean M2000 watch £3,620 by BREITLING; breitling.com

Functional to 2,000m. Leather strap comes in several colours to match dial. Patented magnetic pushpiece system

Hermes (bottom right)

Clipper chronograph watch on blue rubber strap £4,800 by HERMES; hermes.com

The first titanium watch from Hermès. Hermès orange chronograph second hand

Raymond Weil (bottom left)

NABUCCO Inverso watch £3,295 by RAYMOND WEIL; raymond-weil.com

Lightweight mix of titanium, steel and rubber. Mechanical chronograph with 46-hour power-reserve

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IWC

Aquatimer chronograph automatic watch (Cousteau Edition) £4,750 by IWC; 0800-123400

Good legibility underwater. Water resistant to 110m. As a tribute to the late Jacques Cousteau, this watch features a portrait of him engraved on the back

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Omega (top)

Seamaster PLOPROF watch with shark-proof strap £6,150 by OMEGA; omegawatches.com

This watch is set apart by the fact that it is water resistant to 1,200m

Rado (middle)

D-Star 200 automatic chronograph watch £2,580 by RADO; 0845-272 3200

Water resistant to 200m. The watch descends from the Rado Diastar, the world’s first scratch-resistant watch, which was first launched in 1962. The watch is made of robust materials comprising a polished stainless-steel case with hardening treatment and three-row stainless-steel bracelet with black ceramic middle links

Bulova (bottom)

96B175 precisionist chronograph watch £649 by BULOVA; johnlewis.com

The only chronograph in the world to combine 1/1,000th second timekeeping, 10-second per year accuracy and chronograph timing of up to 12 hours. A proprietary three-prong quartz crystal in place of the standard two-prong version. Includes a tachymeter and calendar and offers water resistance to 30m

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