It Starts at Only $8,200
Yes, we said "only." For just a few thousand more than what many elite ISO-certified dive watches cost, you can get one made by Cartier, a brand that holds its value. While many dive watches—which also tend to hold value well in general—can get the job done and survive the perils of deep sea, few look good enough to sit on the wrist in a formal setting, which is Cartier's indisputable forte. Though you can't go wrong with a rubber strap, there's a metal bracelet option in case you need your Cartier to suit up for more formal occasions. Do you remember Hemingway's definition of courage, "grace under pressure"? That's the Calibre de Cartier Diver.