On Land, Underwater, and Beyond

by Anton D. Javier
03 Apr 2017

A selection of watches perfect for all your fearless adventures

Timepieces that will see you through, whether you’re speeding down an open road, exploring the ocean’s depths, or perhaps, blasting off to space.

Omega Speedmaster


History plays an important role for OMEGA. Actor and brand ambassador George Clooney fondly recalls that his father wore an OMEGA when he was growing up, which was later presented to him as a gift. “He brought it down from the attic, after putting it away for 20 years. And he wound it and it started running again. It was a special moment. I grew up with that watch on his arm." Just like Clooney’s personal history, the OMEGA Speedmaster is in itself a history-making timepiece that has since become a symbol of skill and ingenuity by being the first watch worn on the moon. The timepiece’s rugged construction could withstand intense vibrations and shocks, making it perfect for racing cars and traveling on rocket ships for space exploration.

Today, the watch has earned a reputation as one of the most recognized chronographs in the world and its latest 38 mm iteration looks better than ever with the combination of stainless steel, 18K Sedna gold, and a handsome taupe-brown leather strap. To give the celebrated timepiece an added touch of glitz, it now comes with a diamond-paved bezel and a tachymeter scale on a brown aluminum ring. With this new sleek look, it seems like the Speedmaster is on its way to make history again.

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph


Imagine this: Driving along a scenic road, the angry roar of a classic sports car and the wind howling around you — an amazing experience, truly, especially when the Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph is on your wrist, keeping you on track and on time. The sporty yet sophisticated model, which features a rubber strap inspired by 1960s Dunlop racing tires and a COSC-certified high-precision ‘engine’, comes in his and hers versions, perfect for those with a need for speed. The men’s model comes in sleek black with large luminescent numerals, while the women’s counterpart is sporty elegance all the way with a mother-of-pearl face surrounded by diamonds.

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While we love exclusivity, flexibility and getting the best of both worlds is equally fabulous. Take for example TUDOR’s new hybrid Heritage Black Bay Chrono chronograph. This new timepiece seamlessly combines the aquatic heritage represented by the Black Bay family with the queen of the racetrack, the chronograph. In addition to the juxtaposition of capabilities, the assortment of strap options ensures that just one watch covers all occasions on your social calendar — choose between the steel bracelet or leather strap for more formal events, while the fabric strap will ease you right into weekend mode.

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Fifty years ago, Rolex introduced the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller to accompany professional divers on missions to the deep unknown. Fast forward to today, the classic timepiece has been infused with cutting edge technology and a sleeker overall look that will no doubt look ruggedly elegant on land, underwater, and everywhere else. We love that the watch embodies the “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” ethos when it comes to design (although it has benefitted from a tighter design edit), but also appreciate the addition of Rolex’s latest technological developments, which include both case and bracelet in corrosion-resistant 904L steel, Chromalight display, and triple waterproofness system.