If there is one watch that shouldn’t be missing in a man’s watch collection, it would be a classic steel dive watch. First created in the 1950s when diving was gaining popularity as a recreational sport, today’s dive watches are popular for their water resistance, robust build, and looks that merit all-occasion wear.
The Rolex Submariner is considered the benchmark for dive watches. Its elegant design and illustrious history has taken it from a tool watch to a symbol of prestige. In 2012, Rolex’s sister company Tudor launched the Pelagos – a contemporary diving watch with a utilitarian appeal.
With their similar designs, they often present a conundrum for potential buyers. Below, we compare the two watches to help you decide.