Watches are not just accessories. They’re powerful tools that we rely upon in all sorts of situations, and well-crafted watches have assisted the world’s boldest adventurers for centuries. Few locales can put a timepiece to the test as effectively as the open sea. Whether you’re looking for a navigator’s watch or a diver’s watch, you have a plethora of options to consider at Geneva Seal’s Oak Street Boutique. In what follows, we cover just a few of our favorites.
If you’re interested in pushing the limits of the possible, one timepiece deserves your full attention. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional was developed to offer never-before-seen capabilities, and in May of 2019, it set a new record for descending to a depth of 35,876 feet. It was worn by Victor Vescovo, who piloted a subversive vehicle to the lowest point on the planet—deep in the Eastern Pool of Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, far out into the Pacific.
Blancpain created the first modern diver’s watch in 1953, and their Fifty Fathoms collection continues to appeal to divers and adventurers from all over the world. A nearly 70-year legacy has allowed the Fifty Fathoms collection to expand in many different directions, so it’s easy to find the diver’s watch that appeals to your unique personality and sense of style.
During the time since the introduction of the Fifty Fathoms collection, Blancpain has supported a diverse array of organizations dedicated to ocean preservation and coral restoration, including the Sea Academy at the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation and Pristine Seas Expeditions.
For innovative designs and a forward thinking use of materials, look no further than the lineup of Ulysse Nardin Marine & Diver’s watches that you’ll find at Geneva Seal. Here’s what you should know about our favorite options in their repertoire:
If you’re in the market for a luxury timepiece, Geneva Seal on Chicago’s Oak Street is the ideal place to start your search. We’ll treat you like family and ensure that you leave with absolute satisfaction in the marine or diver’s watch that you’ve selected. We’ll also assist you with services and watch care for long after you’ve taken your new timepiece home! Let us show you what sets us apart by making an appointment today.