Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a class of timepieces that is normally employed for even ten percent of its possible.
What's it to possess the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of depth would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", when the person 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 much as the debut of the so-called divers of the contemporary age that dates back to the center of the last century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces the category can boast, has been tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famous documentary -movie also winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I feel that even non-fans will remember well among the very first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied into his wrist thanks to his fabric strap turned into a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other with no crown protector shoulders, imitated a bit by everyone.
These are only two of the very first cases that reveal how - fiction or reality - for more than fifty years the media - driven by the watch sector - decided that the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Maybe it is also from that day the brands when it came to describing their versions began 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 when you have to wash the palms.
But a true diver's watch has normally always had a lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the features and constructive philosophies of those references.
I have a long-standing friend who's an expert diver and who, throughout his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - including that valve to get 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
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 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 manage.
I recall this in order to only immerse the surface in maximum security, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but this isn't so when it is done a banal swim at the sea. It'd be better to prevent diving, especially if ours could not even rely to a screw-on crown, better still if secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the safety on the waterproof status of this submerged timepieces?
Just for those who would use them for specialist purposes the ideal would be to be able to rely on a system that visually signals about the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is consequently at a blatant state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this really is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dive watch may need to be rushed to a service center, before seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function already exists, but on check here 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 time, 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 create a closing but fundamental check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we've seen a little 'of issues related to the time that must meet with the water, and also given the essential advice, I show you which - at least so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They're not many: I've divided them into two categories. The sequence in which they appear doesn't signify any position.