Victorinox Dive Watches
Until about 50 years ago, diving was considered as an activity that is exclusively for men. Today, more than a third of all trainees are women. For women (and men of course), a nice dive watch can help ensure your safety when diving. And what’s more, a dive watch can be a great fashion accessory as well. It signifies toughness and confidence, which can really belie the “weaker sex” image. For ordinary swimming and jogging activities, it’s a perfect companion.
By a fogged mask, you spy movement just past the pier piling that descends into the dark water — Al Qaeda frogman or elderly snorkeler? It’s difficult to tell in the silty gloom. Biting hard on the rubber mouthpiece, you curse that you forgot to strap the dive knife to your leg before descending. Your lungs burn and you realize you’re just about out of air. A glance at the luminous dial of your dive watch tells you it’s time to ascend. Angling towards the shallows, you kick hard for the beach.
Date back to twenty five years ago, Victorinox branched out from the manufacture of Swiss Army knives into watchmaking, and to celebrate the occasion the iconic company is launching a limited Titanium edition of its Dive Master 500 divers watch. The new watch brings a mechanical chronograph movement to the collection, and features a generous helping of luminous markers in two different colors.
It's generally recognized that one of the most successful models by Victorinox watches, it’s not recommended for scuba diving but is good for swimming and snorkeling, being water resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet). It has a stainless steel link bracelet with deployant-clasp, Swiss automatic movement with analog display and features an exhibition caseback and black dial with luminous sword-shape hands, date window, and Arabic hour markers.