Whether stranded on an island or in the middle of an apocalypse, these are our top picks of tough timepieces to guard you well. The Rolex Deepsea 44mm. Despite the narrow bracelet, the 3900-metre water-resistant rating speaks to the watch case’s solid integrity. With a protective helium escape valve and the Rolex movement being as sturdy as they come, you’ll drown, but the watch will live on. The Omega Seamaster Ploprof. This is not a piece to be worn with a tux, but its form instead follows function to fit professional diving purposes. This watch, which is currently selling way below retail value, has a ton of personality and an impressive 1200-metre water resistance. The Breitling Chronomat 44mm. Breitling is known for its extremely hard-wearing offerings and the Chronomat is no exception. A sturdy in-house movement with extended power reserves and a column-wheel chrono sees you sink effortlessly to a 500-metre water resistance — extremely rare for a chronograph as the integrity of the case is typically already challenged by the holes cut for the pushers.

THIS ARTICLE APPEARED ORIGINALLY IN THE OCTOBER EDITION OF ICON MAGAZINE.

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