5 Best Titanium Divers – Our Picks

Rolex just recently made the headlines with their newest watch: the Rolex Deepsea Challenge. Their family of ultra-deep diver’s watches just welcomed what is probably the deepest dive watch you can buy, with its depth rating of 11,000 meters. What makes it even more special is that it’s made of material Rolex has never used before – titanium – and for that, they’re pretty late to the game.

Known for its robustness and high resistance to corrosion, titanium also has a low density that makes it lightweight. This combination makes it very ideal for sports watches, in particular diver’s watches, as it guarantees the same features without extra weight on the wrist.

While we’re all still waiting to get our hands on the new Rolex Deepsea Challenge, here are 5 excellent diver’s watches made from trusty titanium:


Omega Planet Ocean Co-Axial Titanium
Omega Planet Ocean Co-Axial Titanium


Omega Planet Ocean 600M Titanium

Why we love it: The muted grey and orange colorway gives the Planet Ocean a softer look while remaining as capable as ever.

The Omega Planet Ocean is as famous for its bold appearance and performance. We’re used to seeing high-contrast black or blue designs with signature orange details. The Planet Ocean 600M in titanium has a refreshing muted look to it while retaining the collection’s design DNA.


Omega Planet Ocean Co-Axial Titanium
Omega Planet Ocean Co-Axial Titanium


Complementing the 43.5mm grade 5 titanium case is a sand-blasted grade 5 titanium dial with orange Arabic numerals, luminous baton indices, and a date window at 3. The watch also has a gray silicon nitride ceramic bezel with orange rubber and a Liquidmetal™ diving scale.

Other features of this Planet Ocean include a screw-in caseback and a titanium bracelet with a patented expandable foldover clasp. At its heart is the Caliber 8900M, which is resistant to magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss. To achieve Master Chronometer status, this movement has passed the 8 rigorous tests set by METAS.



Tudor Pelagos

Why we love it: It has a no-nonsense, purpose-built design.

Tudor’s underground hit, the Pelagos, debuted in 2012 in two dial and bezel colors – black and blue – with titanium exteriors and a depth rating of 500 meters. It was released alongside the inaugural Black Bay, which stole the show with its vintage touches. The Pelagos stands out because it is a modern spin on a true diver’s watch.


Tudor Pelagos LHD Titanium Black Dial M25610TNL-0001
Tudor Pelagos LHD Titanium Black Dial M25610TNL-0001


While the Black Bay is certainly a stylish watch, the Pelagos was made with purpose, so no single part on it exists merely for looks. For one, its case has been crafted in grade 2 titanium – a light and stealthy metal that adds a utilitarian feel to the watch.

The Pelagos bracelet is also equipped with a titanium clasp, which has steel and ceramic parts for better longevity. However, it is the ingenious free floating micro-adjustment that makes it unique. This allows the clasp to be expanded in four increments of two millimeters.


Tudor Pelagos LHD Titanium Black Dial M25610TNL-0001
Tudor Pelagos LHD Titanium Black Dial M25610TNL-0001


Tudor first introduced the Pelagos with an ETA movement. That changed in 2015, with the introduction of the Caliber MT5612, which includes a 70-hour power reserve, a silicon balance spring, a full bridge-protected balance wheel, efficient automatic winding, and a quick-set date.



Panerai Submersible Titanium

Why we love it: It comes in a very cool retro design. Plus, it’s great for lefties.

The Submersible is Panerai’s true dive watch collection with a 300-meter depth rating and a rotating diver’s bezel. While most of its models are made of hard-wearing steel and the occasional precious metal, they’ve also made one in lightweight titanium called the Submersible Left-Handed Titanio PAM569.


Panerai Submersible 1950 Left Handed Titanium PAM00569
Panerai Submersible 1950 Left Handed Titanium PAM00569


This watch has a more gray color compared to steel which emphasizes its ruggedness. Its retro look is achieved with its aged luminous and distressed brown leather strap, while the “Clos du Paris” pattern and dot markers on the dial lend interest. At 47mm wide, the PAM569 is not small, but it is more than wearable because of its titanium finish.

Another key feature of this watch is the left-handed orientation of the crown. To do this, the entire movement has been switched around so that the crown extends to the left rather than the right side of the case. This is significant not only from a stylistic standpoint but also because the Luminor case crown locking system adds significant size to the case – having it on the left makes the Luminor more comfortable for left-handed folks.


Panerai Submersible 1950 Left Handed Titanium PAM00569
Panerai Submersible 1950 Left Handed Titanium PAM00569



Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Titanium

Why we love it: It’s the classic, well-loved Fifty Fathoms in titanium. ‘Nuff said.

When the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms was released in 1953, it quickly appealed to professional divers due to its practical features. Among these were the broad indices and hands that contrast nicely with the black dial and rotating bezel, and the steel case with a soft iron cage designed to protect the movement from strong magnetic fields.


Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Titanium Black Dial 5015
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Titanium Black Dial 5015


Today, Blancpain is offering their classic black Fifty Fathoms Automatique with a 45mm satin-brushed titanium case. This model retains the 300-meter water resistance and ratcheted unidirectional bezel with a black sapphire insert.

For enhanced visibility, its markers, indices, and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova, while the red tip of the seconds hand provides a subtle pop of color. Overall, the timepiece incorporates all of the Fifty Fathoms’ assets in a lighter-wearing finish.



Breitling Avenger Bandit Titanium

Why we love it: It combines lightweight materials with rugged, heavyweight looks.

The Breitling Avenger is famous for its superlative qualities: large cases, extreme robustness, maximum functionality, and ultra-masculine looks. While it’s more famously made in steel, the hard-wearing watch is offered in lighter materials with the Avenger Bandit Titanium.


Breitling Avenger Bandit Grey Dial Grey Strap Titanium Watch E13383
Breitling Avenger Bandit Grey Dial Grey Strap Titanium E13383


This model is characterized by a titanium case and a matching dial topped with Arabic hour markers and thick hands. A strap combining rubber with high-tech military textile fiber completes the look and ensures maximum comfort. Powering the Avenger Bandit Titanium is the 25-jewel Breitling 13 movement, which offers a 48-hour power reserve.



These watches provide significant practical benefits while combining serious diving capabilities with exquisite style. Explore our selection of titanium diver’s watches at SwissWatchExpo.com.


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