Diving Watches: From Sports Watches to Certified Icons
The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces.
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Elegant watches are timeless, and the Zenith Elite Captain Moonphase is definitely an elegant watch. This timepiece has been on the market for a while now. At its release, it was one of the most classic watches in Zenith’s lineup. The Elite Moonphase is as amazing today as it was when it debuted. It is the epitome of a modern dress watch. Its size (40 mm), elegant crocodile leather strap, big date, and moon phase indicator make this timepiece a worthy addition to any collection. Despite having three displays (date, moon phase, and small seconds), the dial looks remarkably tidy. A display case back lets you admire Zenith’s automatic in-house movement, which has been beautifully decorated. The final watch is very comfortable on the wrist. If you’re looking for a classy piece to expand your collection, the Zenith Elite Captain Moonphase might be the watch for you.
Tudor hasn’t been afraid to experiment with color in their Black Bay collection. There are red, black, and blue models as well as steel or bronze cases. Some models have a black PVD coating, while others combine two materials. The list of variations goes on. However, one watch stands out from this colorful crowd: the Tudor Black Bay “Green” Harrods. Introduced in 2017, Tudor produces the Black Bay Green Harrods exclusively for London’s most famous department store, Harrods. Its bezel, water resistance rating, and the tip of its seconds hand all come in Harrods green. However, these timepieces are also special beyond their unique green accents. The Black Bay Harrods contains an in-house movement and comes with an iconic “big crown” and retro riveted bracelet. The Tudor Black Bay Green Harrods is a beautiful watch that is rarely found out in the wild.
The 1970s were a very productive era for Omega. They released a new caliber (the 1040), as well as several new Seamaster and Speedmaster models. These watches have large steel cases (sometimes gold plated) and colorful dials with complications like a 24-hour display, chronograph function, or date window at 3 o’clock. They sold in large numbers and are still popular among vintage Omega collectors, including yours truly. One example is the Omega Seamaster Automatic 120m (ref. 176.004), a.k.a. the “Big Blue.” The model name basically tells you everything you need to know: This huge steel watch comes with a large blue diving bezel and a beautiful deep blue dial. Furthermore, the Seamaster Big Blue is water-resistant to 120m (393 ft). It is a heavy timepiece that demands your attention. At the same time, it is one of the coolest vintage Omega Seamaster chronographs from this era.