WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Now we are showcasing a watch a day that made the cut in 2012. We continue the range of highly commended watches in the Sports category with this smart, solid and slick divers’ watch.
Highly Commended Sports Watch of the Year – Luminox Deep Dive 1500 Series
An automatic watch with plenty of substance, Luminox’s Deep Dive is true to its name and adds a fresh element to the brand’s sea, land and air design repertoire.
The 44mm Deep Dive certainly isn’t a watch for splashing about in your local pool; it’s certified to comply with the ISO 6425 standard for diving watches and can tolerate pressures of 1,500ft. It has a smart bezel lock system, meaning it is protected during descents and ascents, has a helium release valve and a silicon strap so it can be worn over a wetsuit with ease.
Like all Luminox watches the Deep Dive also features the brand’s Luminox Light Technology – tiny canisters of gas dotted at the hour markers around the dial and on the hour and minute hands of the timepiece, which glow for up to 25 years and are visible in even the murkiest of conditions.
The brand has chosen blue for the Deep Dive as it is the last colour that the eyes lose sight of when deep underwater. Finally, details such as the diving helmet stamped on the caseback and a prong buckle inspired by Neptune’s trident add playful touches.