Now, 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 simple 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, 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 debut of the so-called divers of the contemporary age that dates back to the center of the last century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades 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 the well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -film also winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that 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 first cases that reveal how - fiction or reality - for more than fifty years the media - driven by the watch sector - decided that the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from that day the manufacturers when it came to describing their versions started to use the phrase: "appropriate for any event".
The 007 change, sadly also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanisms of the most well-known secret agent in the world, and clearly also the opinion whose role was played with the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their real use in this large family whose roots would simply have to deal with "hard even greater than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to dread even once you have to wash the palms.
But a true diver's watch has normally always had a whole lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the features and constructive philosophies of these references.
I have a long-standing friend who's an expert diver and who, during his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - including that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at high depths.
A True 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 efficacy of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't end here: today professional diving watches must adhere to certain rules like those described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal usage, that which 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 only immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but that is not so when it is done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, particularly if ours couldn't even count to a screw-on crown better still when protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
Along with the security on the waterproof status of the underwater timepieces?
Just for people who would never use them for specialist 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 an abyssal super dip watch might have to be hurried into a service centre, prior to seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function currently exists, however on very few models, which frankly I don't understand why.
You might have worn out your diving diver's watch on your wrist in order to go to the sea and consequently, after correcting the moment, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It's by far the most common case.
TIP - As soon as you've worn the costume pick on the fly : either leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily create a closing but fundamental check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen together more info a little 'of issues linked to the time that must meet the water, and also given the essential information, I show you which - at least so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They're not many: I've split them into two categories. The order in which they appear does not signify any position.