What is a crown guard?

– A Crown Guard is essentially a latch that covers the crown to prevent unwanted adjustments to the functions governed by the crown. Many contemporary watch brands choose crown guards for their sporty designs. Over the years, Panerai has made the crown guard very fashionable. Crown guards have little to do with the actual water resistance of the watch but are integral in the protection of the crown ‘popping’ out due to impacts or increased pressure inside the watch.