Time is an integral element of our existence. With a dynamic lifestyle that’s packed with Google calendar blocks, Zoom meetings, or simply making calls to our loved ones—it pretty much dictates the course of our life. With an influence so profound, the abstract concept of time has taken over almost every realm, including sports. And with the Tokyo Olympics in full swing, millions of eyes have now turned to some of the world’s best athletes and their mastery of time management.
“Precision is paramount in timekeeping and athletics,” says Raynald Aeschlimann, CEO of Omega, which has been the official timekeeper of the Olympics since 1932. After a delay owing to the global pandemic, the Swiss watchmaker celebrated the better-late-than-never opening of Tokyo with a twist on its classic dive watch, called the Seamaster.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 300M, Price: INR 4,68,000
Inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 2020 delivers a white, blue and red palette, which pays an elegant homage to this year’s official logo. With the capability of being water-resistant to up to 300 metres from the surface, the Seamaster Diver embeds itself as one of the most iconic dials.
If you’re looking to splurge on a watch that’s fit for your next tropical getaway or perhaps to combat water, then consider this your lifeguard. Ahead, find an edit of all the dive watches which are on ELLE’s sartorial and shopping radar this Olympics season.
Chopard Happy Ocean
Stainless steel case, blue dial enclosing five floating diamonds and a crown set with blue sapphire come together to create this sporty yet elegant watch. Ideal for exploring ocean beds or for succumbing to the joys of farniente on the deck of a sailboat, Happy Ocean by Chopard is water-resistant for up to 300 metres offering you the best of both worlds—adventures in water and a stunning arm candy.
Price: INR 6,85,200
Made with white highly resistant ceramic and steel, Chanel’s J12 watch exudes sophistication at its best while offering resistance to 200 metres. Boasting a self-winding movement manufactured exclusively for the heritage brand, the J12 reflects an exceptional allure, both inside and outside. Our say: trust this dial to up the ante with almost any silhouette and fit.
Price: INR 3,85,770
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner
If you’re looking for a water-resistant watch that’s edgy and androgynous, then here’s your cue. Featuring a remodelled bracelet and 300 metres resistance, this new generation timepiece exemplifies the historic links between Rolex and the world of diving. Pair it with a power suit or a breezy summer dress, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner is all you need to make a statement through the year.
Price: INR 5,83,200
Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise
Reusing design elements from the original 1957 SuperOcean like the concave ceramic bezel, oversized indexes and arrow-shaped hour hand, the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise is both, fresh and sleek. A watch that’s water-resistant to 100 metres, the playful timepiece is available in a tempting range of summer shades, making it the ideal getaway accessory.
Price: INR 3,53,745