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 easy 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, 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 age that dates back into the middle of the previous 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 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 additionally 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 film 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 with no crown shield shoulders, imitated a little by everybody.
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 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 mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanisms of the most famous spy in the world, and obviously also the opinion whose role has been played with the Omega Seamaster for several years.
But beyond their real use within this large family whose origins would simply have to deal with "hard even greater than steel", now there are also versions so bejeweled to dread even once you have to wash the hands.
But a true diver's watch has normally always had a whole lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies of these references.
I've a long-standing friend who's an expert diver and who, 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 high depths.
A real wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure the following 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 performance of the system that reports the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficacy of its motion, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't read more 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 much 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 this 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 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?
Precisely for people who'd never use them for professional purposes the ideal is to have the ability to rely on a device that visually signals on the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, and the watch is therefore in a clear condition of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the primary reason why an abyssal super dip watch might have to be rushed to a service centre, before seawater entering risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function already exists, however on hardly any models, which frankly I do not 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 have worn the costume pick on the fly leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily make a closing but basic check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen together a bit 'of issues linked to the time that has to meet the water, and given the essential information, I reveal you which - at least to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They're not many: I've split them into two classes. The order in which they appear does not represent any position.