Now, talking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a category of timepieces that is normally used for even ten percent of its potential.
What good is it to possess the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", when the individual has secured his wrist into the maximum after a dip and a couple of strokes, return immediately to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their principal use, it's merely the fault of old habits at least as far as the debut of the so-called divers of this contemporary era that dates back to the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces the group can boast, has been tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses at "The Silent World", a famous documentary -film also winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even non-fans will remember well one of the first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist thanks to his famous fabric strap became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other with no crown shield shoulders, imitated a bit by everybody.
These are only a couple of the very first cases that reveal - fiction or fact - for more than fifty years the media - driven by the watch industry - decided that the diver watches should be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Perhaps it is also from that day that the brands when it came to describing their models began to use the phrase: "suitable for any occasion".
The 007 change, unfortunately also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanisms of the most famous secret agent in the world, and obviously also the watch whose role has been played by the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their actual use in this large family whose origins would only have to deal with "hard even more than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to fear even when you have to wash the hands.
But a real diver's view has normally always had a whole lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the features and constructive characteristics of those references.
I've a long standing friend who's an expert diver and that, throughout his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - including that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub must be able to guarantee the following performances:
Excellent visibility during the dive
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the performance of the system that reports that the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficacy of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests did not end here: today professional diving watches must adhere to specific rules such as those described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal usage, that which we know is the best, the best sub may be ultimately a watchable to provide attributes considerably milder and easier to handle.
I remember that in order to only immerse the surface in maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this isn't so when it is done a banal swim in the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, particularly if ours couldn't even rely to a screw-on crown better still if protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the watertight status of this submerged timepieces?
Just for people who would never use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely on a device that visually signals on the dial in case the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is consequently at a clear state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the primary reason why an abyssal super dip watch may need read more to be rushed to a service center, before seawater entering it risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, however on very few models, which frankly I do not understand why.
You here might have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist in order to visit the sea and consequently, after adjusting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It's by far the most common case.
TIP - As soon as you have worn the costume pick on the fly leave your diver someplace safe, or obligatorily make a final but basic check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that we've seen together a bit 'of problems linked to the time that has to satisfy the water, and given the necessary advice, I reveal you that - to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have split them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear does not represent any ranking.