Washington is awash in the latest Swiss water-resistant timepieces that provide both sport and style this season.
Summer in DC means time on the water and a rising tide of sports with splash. Whether you’re at the helm of a sailboat, diving for sunken treasure, or body surfing along the shore, today’s watch brands are ready to go as deep as you want. Each piece offers water-resistance plus additional features such as helium release valves to allow it to remain submerged for greater lengths of time. These pieces can weather the sea, salt, and sand with gusto while still looking good on the wrist, making them a functional and fashionable style statement.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: From Hermès, this Clipper Sport watch ($4,625) is crafted in titanium and steel with a blue rubber strap. It is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Hermès at CityCenterDC, 944 Palmer Alley NW, 202-789-4341
Cartier’s Calibre de Cartier Diver watch ($8,950) is crafted in stainless steel with an ADLC (amorphous diamond-like carbon) coating and a black rubber strap. It houses the self-winding manufacture caliber 1904 MC and is water-resistant to 300 meters. Cartier, The Collection at Chevy Chase, 5471 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-654-5858
From Bulova, this Sea King Limited Edition watch ($1,595) is crafted in titanium and is powered by an automatic movement. The watch has a helium release valve and is water-resistant to 1,000 meters. It is created in a numbered edition of 500 pieces and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Henry’s Jewelers, 1760 Columbia Road, 202-986-0635
Inspired by a watch from 1928, the Hamilton Khaki Navy Sub Auto chrono ($1,995) is crafted in stainless steel and powered by an automatic movement. The 43mm watch is water-resistant to 300 meters. Secrète Jewelry, 1607 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-588-7275
This Omega Seamaster Ploprof watch ($9,450) is crafted in stainless steel and houses the Omega Co-Axial movement. The watch is a COSC-certified chronometer with a helium escape valve and antireflective treatment on both sides of the sapphire for easy underwater reading. It is water-resistant to 1,200 meters. Omega Boutique at Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., 571-633-9710
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