Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class of timepieces that is normally employed for even ten per cent of its potential.
What's it to possess the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", when the person has secured his wrist into the maximum following a dip and a couple of strokes, then return immediately to couch under the umbrella?
If this is their main use, it is merely 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 group 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 among the first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other without the crown shield shoulders, imitated a little by everyone.
These are only two of the very first cases that reveal how - fiction or fact - for more than fifty years the press - driven by the watch sector - decided that the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Maybe it is also from that day the brands when it came to describing their versions began to use the phrase: "appropriate for any occasion".
The 007 change, sadly also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanisms of the most well-known spy in the world, and clearly also the opinion whose role has been played with the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their real use within this large family whose roots would simply have to deal with "hard greater than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to dread even when you have to wash the palms.
But a true diver's watch has normally always had a lot to say technically talking. Let's just mention the features and constructive characteristics of these references.
I've a long-standing friend who is an expert diver and who, during his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - like that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at large depths.
A real wrist sub Has to Be able to guarantee the following performances:
Fantastic visibility throughout the dive
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate confirmation of the performance of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficiency of its movement, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests did not end here: today professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules such as those described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal usage, what we all know is the best, the best sub may be in the end a watchable to offer attributes considerably milder and easier to manage.
I remember this in order to simply immerse the surface in maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but this isn't so when it is done a banal swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, particularly if ours couldn't even count on a screw-on crown better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the watertight status of the underwater timepieces?
Just for people who would never use them for professional purposes the ideal is to have the ability to rely on a device that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, and the watch is therefore at a clear condition of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the principal reason why website an abyssal super dive watch might have to be hurried into a service centre, before seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism indefinitely. This function already exists, but on very few versions, which honestly I do not understand why.
You may have worn your diving diver's watch in your wrist to go to the sea and as a result, after adjusting the moment, have left to twist the crown tightly. It's the most frequent case.
TIP - When you've worn the costume pick on the fly : either 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 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 sequence in which they appear does not represent any ranking.