S500 Supermarine Automatic Watch
Bremont's Supermarine watch marries contemporary style with the function and aesthetics of a classic diving watch. Water-resistant up to 500m and with an anti-magnetic Faraday cage for longevity.Buy At Mr Porter ($5400)
Larsson & Jennings
CM Black Watch
5ATM/50m resistant, a stealthy black number for those who want to keep the street-goth movement alive when flexing in those fresh ocean waves.Buy At Larsson & Jennings (£215)
adidas Originals' all white timepiece is 50m resistant, with a tough silicone exterior, finished off with that iconic Trefoil logo in bright blue.Buy At Watches2u ($82)
Aark Collective's oddly shaped design withstands up to 5ATM/50m of water pressure. It's worth noting that the leather strap should be swapped out if you will be exposing it to serious amounts of water, though.Buy At Aark Collective ($379)
A watch is a true menswear essential, and while there are thousands of possibilities out there, with summer reaching its apex we have compiled a list of timepieces with high water resistance to see you through should you find yourself near water. Whether you’re hitting the beach, having a dip in a secluded lake, or even taking a sea dive, we have compiled a list of some of the most stylish water-resistant watches out there.
As there are tons of products out there all claiming to be water-resistant to a certain degree, it’s worth laying out just what all those varying certifications really mean.
– A watch that does not state any water resistance is not guaranteed at any level and should be kept dry at all times.
– A timepiece certified for 30m/3ATM will withstand accidental or brief immersion in water, but should not be exposed to prolonged immersion.
– A 50m/5 ATM watch will be suitable for taking a dip and surface swimming, but should not be used for any high pressure activities such as snorkeling, jumping in or diving.
– A watch rated 100m/10 ATM will be suitable for snorkeling and shallow diving.
All of the watches featured here are certified to at least 50m/5ATM, so you can enjoy casual swims to your heart’s content, while some of the timepieces included are capable of exposure to more serious pressures.