Save your black tie watches and fine jewellery timepieces for superyacht soirees – below the waves something much more high-tech is required. Whether you’re just embarking on your first scuba diving course or are a trained pro with a love of free-diving, make sure you have the finest instrument available with our edit of the best diving watches for men.
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks"
First released in 1967, the IWC Aquatimer has been an icon of diving horology ever since. In December 2016 the Swiss fine watch brand unveiled a 500-piece limited edition watch in the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" each of which is engraved with a special hammerhead shark design on the caseback. Each timepiece also come with a Taschen Collector's Edition of photographer Michael Muller's coffee table bookSharks which aims to raise awareness of the plight facing sharks due to overfishing and highlights the work IWC and the Charles Darwin Foundation have been doing to prevent this.
Case: Stainless steel, 44mm
Movement: Calibre 89365 automatic
Complications: Chronograph, date, stopwatch, flyback, small seconds
Water resistance: 300 metres
Limited edition: 500