Now, talking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a category of timepieces that's 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", if the person has fastened his wrist to the maximum after a dip and a few strokes, then return instantly to couch under the umbrella?
If that is their principal use, it is only the fault of old habits at least as much as the introduction of the so-called divers of the modern 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, one of the most iconic timepieces that the category can boast, was tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses at "The Silent World", a famed 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 became a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other with no crown shield shoulders, imitated a bit by everybody.
These are just two of the first cases that show how - fiction or reality - for over fifty years the media - driven by the watch industry - decided that the diver watches should be the very first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from this day the manufacturers in regards to describing their versions started to use the term: "appropriate for any event".
The 007 shift, sadly also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanics of the most well-known spy on earth, and clearly also the opinion whose function was played with the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
But beyond their real use within this massive check here family whose roots would simply deal with "hard greater than steel", now there are also models so bejeweled to dread even once you need to wash the palms.
But a real diver's view has normally always had a lot to say technically speaking. Let's just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies of these references.
I've a long standing friend who's an expert diver and that, throughout his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at high depths.
A real here wrist sub must be able to ensure these performances:
Excellent visibility during the dive
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the operation of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficiency of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't end here: now professional diving watches must adhere to specific rules such as those described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal use, what we know is the best, the best sub may be ultimately a watchable to provide attributes considerably milder and easier to handle.
I recall this in order to only immerse the surface in maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this isn't so when it's done a trivial swim in the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, especially if ours could not even count on a screw-on crown, better still when secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the security on the waterproof status of the underwater timepieces?
Precisely for people who'd use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to have the ability to rely upon a system that visually signals on the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is consequently at a clear condition of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dip watch may need to be rushed to a service center, before seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, but 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 as a result, after adjusting the moment, have left to twist the crown snugly. It's the most frequent case.
TIP - When you've worn the costume pick on the fly : either leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily create a closing but basic check on the tightening 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 - so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have divided them into two categories. The sequence in which they appear doesn't signify any ranking.