This is very cool and for those that use these watches as intended, this may be one of the most interesting innovations in years.
Rolex is known for its industrial-strength Submariner dive watches that can take more of a licking than a Timex. But Tudor, Rolex's baby brother, might steal its thunder with a watch that tightens around a diver's wrist the deeper they go.
The new Pelagos features an extending clasplike most professional dive watchesallowing it to be worn over a thick wetsuit. But the deeper you go underwater, the more pressure there is acting against you. Which causes a wet suit, and even your body, to compress. When that happens, a watch that was tight when you first entered the water, won't be anymore.
So the clasp on the Pelagos features a special mechanism that contracts as you go deeper and deeper, ensuring your watch doesn't slip off and end up in Davy Jones' locker. And while Tudor is often looked at as being a cheaper alternative to a Rolex, you'll still have to forkor tridentout around $4,400 to own one.