Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing directly 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 following a dip and a few strokes, return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their main use it's merely the fault of old habits at least as far as the introduction of the so-called divers of the modern era that dates back to the center of the previous century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, one of the most iconic timepieces the group can boast, was already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of the well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -movie also winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even 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 due to his famous fabric strap 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 everyone.
These are just two of the first cases that reveal how - fiction or fact - for over fifty years, the media - driven by the watch industry - decided the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Perhaps it is also from that day that the brands in regards to describing their versions started to use the term: "suitable for any occasion".
The 007 shift, unfortunately also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most famous spy on earth, and obviously also the watch whose role was played with the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
But beyond their actual use in this massive family whose origins would simply deal with "hard even more than steel", now there are also versions so bejeweled to fear even once you need to wash the hands.
However, a true diver's watch has normally always had a lot to say technically talking. Let's just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies of these fascinating references.
I have a long-standing friend who is a professional diver and that, during his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - including that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure the following performances:
Fantastic visibility during the dip
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate confirmation of the operation of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficiency of its motion, either mechanical or quartz
But the tests did not end here: today professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal usage, that which we know is the best, the best sub may be ultimately a watchable to offer features much milder and easier to manage.
I recall this in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece ought to 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's done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even rely to a screw-on crown better still if secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the security on the watertight status of this submerged timepieces?
Just for those who would never use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely on a system that visually signals about the dial in case the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is consequently at a blatant state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the primary reason website why even an abyssal super dip watch may need to be rushed to a service center, before seawater entering it risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, however on very few models, which frankly I do not understand why.
You may have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist in order to visit the sea and consequently, after correcting the time, have left to twist the crown snugly. It's by far the most frequent case.
TIP - As soon as you've worn the costume pick on the fly either leave your diver someplace safe, or obligatorily make a closing but basic check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we have here seen a bit 'of problems related to the time that must meet the water, and given the necessary advice, I show you that - so far - 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 signify any ranking.