Photography by Brad Bridgers; Styling by Victoria Petro-Conroy

We're talking heavy-duty time pieces for your all of your special ops needs. We've searched for the toughest watches on the market, and when we say tough we mean deep-sea diving, right up to mountain climbing. Not for the faint at heart or frugal, these will set you back a few, but if your a man of adventure, they will suit you just fine.

<!--more-->1

Bell & Ross BR02 Instrument Chronograph Carbon
Available at Tourneau Time Machine, NYC, $7,000
•Founded in 1992, Bell & Ross designs timepieces for the professional astronaut, diver and pilot. As heavy as the watch feels, the face on this badboy utilizes the same Swiss specs that go into creating airplane gauges.
•This is a professional diving chronograph, water resistant to 500M, rubber strap and decompression valve.
•This is a bold face watch: Slim wrists beware.

2

Panerai PAM305 Luminor 1950 Submersible
Available at Panerai, $9,600
•Created soley for the naval academy, Panerai was founded in 1860 to brave the most extreme weather conditions. Why $9,600 you ask? This Luminor 1950 edition specializes in water resistance to 300 meters (985 feet) while the standard scuba diver reaches 200 meters (660 feet). Definitely members only status.
•Includes a see-through sapphire crystal caseback, the first time ever Panerai has put an exhibition caseback on a 47mm and the first time ever on a submersible.
•The watch company for the serious collector.

3

Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Gunmetal
Click here to Buy It Now at Swiss Army, $1,095
•Since starting out in 1897 with the first swiss army knife, Victorinox later expanded its line to release watches. Still retaining its sleek design and durablility, the Dive Master is water resistant to 500 meters!!!
•Features a rubber strap, luminous hands, and Swiss mechanical self-winding.
•The accessible price point for a bold face and sharp design is also highly agreeable.