Diving watches are still making waves. In part, that’s because inside every desk-jockey is an action-hero itching to get out. Sure, you might spend your days slaving away in an office. But it’s still reassuring to know that your diving watch could go the distance when you’re 300m under water. Even if you never actually get your feet wet in real life…
The Tissot Seastar 1000 Professional certainly boasts the functionality to take on any sub-aquatic adventure. In the water, it can handle pressure up to 30 bar (1000ft), a feat reflected in the name of the watch itself.
Legibility is always crucial for a diving watch – beneath the waves you’re relying on accurate info to gauge how long you can stay underwater at a glance. The Seastar’s luminescent hands, which even have a glowing dot on the seconds’ hand, make telling the time effortlessly. Helpfully, it also offers a diving scale that demarcates every minute up to 20 and every five minutes after that. In practice, this safety feature ensures you can keep an eye on the length of your dive. Or how many more minutes until you can slope off to the pub after work.
The screw-down case and crown offer extra protection to stop the watch’s time-keeping being compromised by an accidental knock. An additional safeguard to preserve accuracy is the watch’s Swiss-made movement that offers 80 hours of power reserve.
Thankfully, the Seastar isn’t just about rugged functionality. The gradient dark blue dial looks just as eye-catching peeping out beneath the cuff of a wet-suit or business suit. In short, this is a watch to dive for.
Tissot Seastar 1000: $1000