“The Seamaster Professional,” Jason Heaton reminds us, “started life as a shiny accessory made to slide under Pierce Brosnan’s cuff in the mid-90s, when James Bond was a well-coiffed dandy. It’s the archetypal ‘dress diver’ – the exact opposite of a tool watch, with a glittery multi-link bracelet, scalloped bezel, skeleton hands, and stylized wave dial.”

Three years ago Jason wondered, as countless others undoubtedly have, how the watch would perform if someone dared to take its name seriously. The result? You’ll have to read to find out.