Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's normally employed for even ten percent of its possible.
What good is it to get the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of depth would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", if the individual has fastened his wrist to the max after a dip along with a few strokes, return instantly to couch under the umbrella?
If that is their main use, it is only the fault of old habits at least as far as the introduction of the so-called divers of this contemporary era that dates back into the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the group can boast, was 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 an Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that non-fans will remember well one of the very first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied into his wrist due to his fabric strap turned into a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other with no crown protector shoulders, imitated a little by everybody.
These are just two of the very first cases that show how - fiction or fact - for over fifty years, the media - driven by the watch industry - determined the diver watches should be the very first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Perhaps it's also from that day that the manufacturers in regards to describing their models started to use the term: "suitable for any event".
The 007 shift, unfortunately also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanics 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 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 lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive characteristics of those fascinating references.
I have a long standing friend who is a professional diver and that, throughout his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - like that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub must be able to guarantee these performances:
Fantastic visibility during the dive
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to salt and impact 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 quartz or mechanical
But the tests did not end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to specific rules such as the ones described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal use, what we know is the best, the best sub could be in the end a watchable to provide attributes 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 (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 on a screw-on crown better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the waterproof status of the submerged timepieces?
Just for those who would never use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to be able to rely on a device that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is consequently at a clear state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this really is the principal reason why an abyssal super dive watch might need to be hurried into a service centre, before seawater entering risks virtually website any mechanism indefinitely. This function already exists, but on hardly any versions, which honestly I do not understand why.
You may have worn your diving diver's watch in your wrist to visit the sea and as a result, after adjusting the moment, have left to twist the crown snugly. It is the most frequent case.
Suggestion - When you've worn the costume decide 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 - to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have split them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear does not represent any ranking.