The best diving watches for women

Of all the equipment needed for scuba diving by far the most exciting is a stylish diving watch – so why should the men have all the fun? Whether you prefer classics from the likes of Omega or Blancpain or modern sporty styles from Tag Heuer and Longines, our pick of the best diving watches for women are complete with all the mechanical expertise and technical requirements found on even the finest men’s counterparts.

Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver

The Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver has long been one of the most popular women’s diving watches on the market. Introduced in 2016, the updated version of this classic timepiece features a mother-of-pearl or deep black dial, diamond embellishments and a choice of stainless steel or 18 karat rose gold in white, black and red colourways. On the technical side, the Lady Diver comes equipped with a 42 hour power reserve, rotating bezel, date and small seconds subdial and waterproof capabilities to 300 metres.

Case: Steel or rose gold, 40mm
Strap: Rubber with gold or steel elements
Movement: Calibre UN-320 self-winding
Waterproof: 300 metres

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

A traditional diving watch with a few feminine flourishes, Blancpain’s signature women’s diving watch remains as true to the original Fifty Fathoms timepiece as possible. Reduced from 45mm to 38mm to sit comfortably on smaller wrists, the Bathyscaphe is waterproof to 300 metres, has a 120 hour power reserve, is fitted with a practical triple-loop NATO strap and comes in a variety of vibrant colours to suit any style.

Case: Steel, 38mm
Strap: NATO
Movement: Automatic
Waterproof: 300 metres

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial

This 36.25mm version of Omega’s classic Seamaster Diver is the ideal dive watch for those of petite proportions. With a stainless steel bracelet and case, it is available with either a blue or black rotating bezel and dial and house in a hardy stainless steel case. Powered by a mechanical movement that is waterproof to 300 metres, the indices and hour, minute and central seconds hands are coated in a luminescent Super-LumiNova material that emits a soft blue light to enable clear visibility at all depths.

Case: Steel, 36.25mm
Strap: Steel
Movement: Calibre Omega 2500 self-winding
Waterproof: 300 metres

Tag Heuer Aquaracer

Available in 12 different designs and three different diameters, the Aquaracer is great for those who like a bit of choice. For those who prefer something modern and sporty, this 35mm model features a chic black ceramic case and unidirectional bezel. Waterproof to 300 metres, the Aquaracer also offers a reliable quartz movement, date window and end-of-life indicator.

Case: Ceramic, 35mm
Strap: Ceramic
Movement: Quartz
Waterproof: 300 metres

Longines HydroConquest

With a slimline 29.50mm diameter case (reduced from the standard 41mm), stainless steel bracelet and stylish navy blue or black dial, the Longines HydroConquest is everything you want from a sturdy, hard-wearing dive watch. Stylish enough to wear both in and out of the water, the HydroConquest is waterproof to 300 metres, has a 40 hour power reserve, self-winding mechanism and durable scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass.

Case: Stainless steel, 25.5mm
Strap: Stainless steel
Movement: Calibre L595/592 self-winding
Waterproof: 300 metres