A “tool watch” is a timepiece that can be used to calculate important figures to accomplish tasks and is built to withstand extreme conditions. For example, a typical divers’ watch will feature a rotatable bezel to accurately measure dive times and will be able to operate effectively in the depths of the ocean.
These watches are functional, robust and incredibly legible to ensure that they can be utilised in all situations, and this week, we will be showcasing 3 tool watches from luxury watchmaking brands.
Rolex Explorer II
The Explorer II was introduced to the Rolex catalogue in 1971, and it was designed with the needs of adventurers, researchers and expedition members in mind.
Since the collection made its debut over four decades ago, the Explorer II has come to epitomise what a tool watch should aspire to be.
Presented in a 42mm 904L stainless steel case, the Explorer II boasts the functionality of a second time zone and the famous Rolex accuracy. Thanks to the brand’s exacting standards, the watch will not lose or gain more than 2 seconds per day, and the Rolex calibre 3187 is regarded as the sturdiest and lowest-maintenance automatic movement to be manufactured by the brand.
Breitling Avenger Blackbird
The Breitling Avenger Blackbird is noticeable immediately because of its sizable 48mm DLC-coated titanium case, a coating which helps prevents reflections from light giving away the wearer’s position.
The military-inspired watch features a unidirectional bezel, screwed crown, and thanks to the water resistance of up to 300m, is also suitable for diving.
Despite the rich black of the case, dial and textile strap, the luminous material present on the hands and indexes ensures that the Breitling Avenger Blackbird is incredibly legible in all conditions.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5
The classic divers’ watch from Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer has been recently revamped with a trendier aesthetic.
Now presented with a more militaristic look thanks to the black titanium case, sand-coloured textile strap and elements, and grey luminous material on the dial, the Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 has plenty to offer from a functional standpoint.
The case is a more standard 43mm in diameter when compared to the Breitling Avenger Blackbird, and the black titanium carbide coating helps protect it from scratches and blemishes. As the name of the watch suggests, the Aquaracer is water-resistant up to a depth of 300m.
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