Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's normally used for even ten per cent of its potential.
What good is it to get the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", if the individual has fastened his wrist into the max after a dip along with a couple of strokes, then return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their main use it's only the fault of old habits at least as far as the introduction of the so-called divers of the contemporary era that dates back into the center of the last century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the category can boast, has been already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -film also winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even non-fans will remember well one of the first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied into his wrist due to his fabric strap turned into a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other with no crown protector shoulders, imitated a little by everybody.
These are just two of the very first cases that show how - fiction or fact - for over fifty years the press - driven by the watch industry - determined the diver watches should be the first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Perhaps it's also from this day that the brands in regards to describing their models began to use the term: "suitable for any occasion".
The 007 shift, unfortunately also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most famous secret agent on earth, and clearly also the watch whose function has been played by the Omega Seamaster for several years.
But beyond their actual use within this large family whose origins would simply deal with "hard check here even greater than steel", now there are also versions so bejeweled to fear even once you have to wash the hands.
But a real diver's watch has normally always had a whole lot to say technically speaking. Let's just mention the features and constructive philosophies of these references.
I've a long-standing friend who is an expert diver and who, during his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - including that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at high depths.
A real wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure the following performances:
Excellent visibility throughout the dip
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the performance of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficacy of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't end here: today professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules such as those described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal usage, what we all know is the greatest, the best sub may be ultimately a watchable to offer features considerably milder and easier to handle.
I remember that in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but that isn't so when it's done a banal swim in the sea. It would be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours could not even count to a screw-on crown better still if protected on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the security on the waterproof status of the submerged timepieces?
Just for those who would use them for specialist purposes the ideal would be to be able to rely upon a system that visually signals on the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, as well as the watch is consequently in a blatant state of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dive watch may need to be rushed to a service center, before seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism forever. This function already exists, but on hardly any versions, which frankly I do not understand why.
You may have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist to go to the sea and as a result, after correcting the moment, have left to twist the crown tightly. It is the most common case.
Suggestion - When you have worn the costume decide on the fly : leave your diver someplace safe or obligatorily make a final but fundamental check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that we've seen together a bit 'of issues linked to the time that has to meet the water, and given the essential information, I reveal you that - at least to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I've split them into two classes. The order in which they appear does not represent any ranking.