5 best dive watches under £10,000

Struggling to find an affordable dive watch within your budget? We have gathered together probably the best dive watches under £10,000.

Dive watches really are some of the most durable timepieces in existence.

The purpose of dive watches is to be able to withstand the tremendous pressures of the subaquatic world.

But the truth is, the diving community has moved past the need for dive watches. With advancements made in dive computer technology over the past century, dive watches have almost become obsolete.

Regardless, dive watches still function the way they should for their intended purpose and many divers wear them as a backup. This can be quite essential actually – especially when you’re relying on oxygen from a tank with a strictly limited supply.

Luxury dive watches have become more like symbols that represent the same concepts that are built into them. Are you a wearer who takes risks and dives deep or do you stay in the shallow end? Are you afraid of the unknown or are you excited and ready to uncover the mysteries of the deep?

Not to mention, dive watches are easily some of the best-looking timepieces out there.

Still, these dive-ready luxury timepieces are more than fit for purpose and can be used to accompany you on anything from simply swimming in water to recreational scuba diving and snorkeling.

If you’re looking for the best dive watches under 10000, in terms of both, looks and functionality you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of possibly the 5 best-looking dive watches on the market today all under the £10,000 mark.

Let’s dive in.

Rolex Submariner | Wristwatches360

Rolex Submariner

Rolex watches are largely associated with 3 things – sports, arts, and exploration. And this is no different when it comes to the Submariner watch collection.

The historical ties between the Submariner and the world of diving run deep since Rolex created the world’s first waterproof watch.

Rolex Submariner is arguably the most influential watch collection in history. These timepieces have inspired a plethora of other sports and dive watches since it was first introduced in 1953.

Its most famous wearer might just be a man called Bond. James Bond. Sean Connery is credited for making the Submariner watch collection famous by wearing the 6538 “Big Crown” in the first 4 of his James Bond films.

Another advocate for the Rolex Submariner is Jason Heaton – a world-famous journalist, explorer, and watch enthusiast. He wore the Submariner when he explored a sunken British WW2 aircraft carrier called H.M.S. Hermes, near Sri Lanka.

Heaton said in an interview that he sees dive watches as a “talisman” and always wears one along with a dive computer as a safety backup:

“I always wear a dive watch on the wrist opposite a computer. First off, should the battery in the computer fail, you have a backup. Secondly, there are things an analog watch does better than a digital dive computer, such as helping time swim distances for navigation. At worst, it’s ornamental. When you’re back at work, you can always look down on your wrist and smile and think, ‘I just took this down to the wreck of the Hermes two weeks ago’”.

Technical specifications
Movement
Swiss (Automatic) 
Material
Stainless Steel
   
Calibre
3230 (In-house)
Crystal
Sapphire
   
Power Reserve
70 hours
Case Diameter
41mm
   

 

Price
£6,450.00
or $8,100 USD

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 | Wristwatches360

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5

TAG Heuer is a watch brand that’s usually associated with motorsport. It was the first luxury watch brand to enter the world of Formula 1 (F1) racing. But what many people don’t realise is that TAG Heuer sports some of the most solid credentials on water as well.

In 1895, TAG Heuer patented the first ever water-resistant watch case. Since then, TAG Heuer has shown no signs of slowing down when it comes to pushing the boundaries of innovation – especially when it comes to dive watches.

Designed to be both practical and stylish, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 is a special timepiece that can be worn to accompany you on a diving adventure, as well as any formal occasion. It’s one of the most reliable dive watches on the market

The watch is designed similar to the Rolex submariner, using a cyclobs window but also has used a octo-shaped bezel similar to the Omega Seamaster. The vibrant yellow contrasting with the dark background adds a bit more of the Tag Heuer personality to the watch.

Technical specifications
Movement
Swiss (Automatic) 
Material
Stainless Steel
   
Calibre
ETA 2824-2 (In-house)
Crystal
Sapphire
   
Power Reserve
38 hours
Case Diameter
41mm
   

 

Price
£2,200.00
or $2,650 USD

Tudor Pelagos | Wristwatches360

Tudor Pelagos

The Pelagos watch collection has come to symbolise one thing – the spirit of adventure.

A TUDOR Pelagos watch remains one of the most complete traditional mechanical dive watches on the market. It’s water-resistant up to 500 meters and features some of TUDOR’s finest patented characteristics, such as the helium escape valve, “snowflake” hands, and auto-adjustable buckle – a patented system that allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet during the dive.

French freediving champion Morgan Bourc’his wears his TUDOR Pelagos dive watch when he goes swimming in the icy waters of remote areas in the Alps.

Its focus on reliability allows the watch to perform even in the most extreme underwater conditions. 

Technical specifications
Movement
Swiss (Automatic) 
Material
Stainless Steel
   
Calibre
MT5612 (In-house)
Crystal
Sapphire
   
Power Reserve
70 hours
Case Diameter
42mm
   

 

Price
£3,440.00
or $4,400 USD

Omega Seamaster Nekton | Wristwatches360

OMEGA Seamaster Nekton 

The OMEGA Seamaster watch collection was first introduced in 1948 and has since introduced some of the most iconic dive watches in the world.

But one watch, in particular, stands out. It’s the OMEGA Seamaster Nekton – a Seamaster Diver 300M model that was famously worn by 007 (Daniel Craig) in Casino Royale. It has also served as the official timekeeper for Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps at the Beijing 2008 Olympic games.

What makes this particular model even more special is that it is a proud sponsor to Nekton – a non-profit research organization working to clean up and protect the world’s oceans.

These timepieces are directly powering the research and conservation efforts for the world’s seas and oceans. It further solidifies OMEGA’s deep connection with the sea.

Technical specifications
Movement
Swiss (Automatic) 
Material
Stainless Steel
   
Calibre
Omega 8806 (In-house)
Crystal
Sapphire
   
Power Reserve
55 hours
Case Diameter
42mm
   
       

Price
£5,280.00
or $6,150 USD

Breitling Superocean | Wristwatches360

Breitling Superocean

When design meets function, this is what you end up with. 

Breitling Superocean watches were specifically created for professional and military divers. First introduced in the 1950s, the SuperOcean watch collection has transcended its initial wearer segment. It has now become a favourite among hobbyist divers, surfers and sailors – as well as regular watch enthusiasts.

The Breitling Superocean is a solid dive watch, equipped to deal with some of the harshest conditions of the subaquatic world. It’s water resistant up to 50 bar (500 meters), offering the wearer a combination of high-level performance and style.

Breitling CEO Georges Kern is really proud of the Superocean collection and what it stands for:

“Our Surfers Squad and our partnerships with Outerknown and Ocean Conservancy speak volumes about our affection for the seas. With the new Superocean Collection, we have created watches for people who want to explore the oceans, whether they are active in water sports or in clean-up initiatives. And, of course, they will excite any fan of Breitling’s design values.”

 With more than 60 years of experience in making dive watches, Breitling has really hit the nail on the head with this timepiece.

Technical specifications
Movement
Swiss (Automatic) 
Material
Stainless Steel
Calibre
Breitling 17 (In-house)
Crystal
Sapphire
Power Reserve
38 hours
Case Diameter
44mm

Price
£3,250.00
or $4,000 USD

Max Laird | Wristwatches360

Written by Max Laird

Founder of Wristwatches360 & keen luxury watch enthusiast.