Luxury Watch Companies Embrace the Dive Trend

The New High-End Dive Watch

Luxury watch brands spent much of the last year mining company archives for aquatic rather than aviation inspiration. At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, Switzerland, brands from IWC to Cartier introduced high-performance dive watches designed to be both stylish and functional at depth. The new timepieces are moderately sized – this year as well there was a resurgence of small-faced­ watches at the show – and moderately flashy, the perfect complement to either a blue or wet suit.

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