Now, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class of timepieces that's normally used for even ten per cent of its potential.
What's 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 person has secured his wrist to the max after a dip and 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 to the center of the last century.
The incorrigible need 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 category can boast, has been already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -film additionally winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that 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 to his wrist became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other without the crown shield shoulders, imitated a bit by everybody.
These are just a couple of the very first cases that show - fiction or fact - for over fifty years, the press - driven by the watch industry - determined the diver watches should be the very first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Perhaps it's also from this day that the manufacturers 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 of the mechanisms of the most famous spy in the world, and obviously also the opinion whose role was played by the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
But beyond their actual use within this massive family whose origins would only deal with "hard even more 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 generally always had a whole lot to say technically speaking. Let's just mention the features and constructive characteristics of these references.
I've a long-standing friend who is an expert diver and that, 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 large depths.
A real wrist sub must be able to ensure these performances:
Excellent visibility throughout the dip
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the operation of the system that reports that the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficiency of its motion, either mechanical or quartz
But the tests didn't end here: now professional diving watches must adhere to specific rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal use, that which we know is the greatest, the best sub could be ultimately a watchable to provide features much milder and easier to handle.
I recall 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 (about 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this is not so when it is done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even rely on a screw-on crown, better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the watertight status of this submerged timepieces?
Precisely for those who'd use them for professional 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 condition of non-security.
Sadly, this is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dip watch may have to be rushed to a service center, prior to seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism forever. This function already exists, however on hardly any versions, which frankly I do not understand why.
You may have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist in order to go to the sea and as a result, after correcting the moment, have check here 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 somewhere safe or obligatorily create a closing but fundamental check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that we've seen a little 'of problems related to the time that must satisfy with the water, and also given the necessary advice, I show you that - to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have divided them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear doesn't represent any ranking.