Tudor Watch, a subsidiary of Rolex, manufactures durable, water-sport watches for both the American and French Navy, and their latest releases, the Hydronaut II Chrono and Hydro 1200, continue the tradition of Rolex quality in a more rugged and affordable package. The Hydro 1200 touts serious performance specs, including water resistance down to nearly 3400 feet, a 3 mm thick crystal for pressure resistance, and a helium valve that allows gas trapped inside the watch during deep dives to safely escape during the ascent. The Hydronaut II Chrono is better suited to casual divers, with water resistance down to 660 feet. Both watches convey a similar aesthetic with color palettes that incorporate stainless steel paired with red and black accents.
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