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 easy as "drinking a glass of water", when the individual has fastened his wrist into the maximum after a dip along with a couple of strokes, then return immediately 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 modern 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 devised the Fifty Fathoms, one of the most iconic timepieces the group can boast, was tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of the well-identified abysses at "The Silent World", a famous 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 turned into a legend. It was 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 press - driven by the watch industry - decided the diver watches should be the first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Perhaps it's also from this 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 the mechanics of the most famous secret agent on earth, and obviously also the watch whose function was played by the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
But beyond their actual use within this massive family whose origins would only deal with "hard more than steel", today there are also models so bejeweled to fear even when you need to wash the palms.
But a true diver's view has normally always had a whole lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive characteristics of those fascinating 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 large depths.
A real wrist sub must be able to ensure the following performances:
Excellent visibility throughout the dip
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to salt and impact 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 use, that which we know is the greatest, the best sub could be ultimately a watchable to provide features much milder and easier to handle.
I recall that in order to simply 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's done a trivial swim in the sea. It would be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours couldn't even count on a screw-on crown, better still when secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the watertight status of this underwater timepieces?
Precisely for people who'd use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely upon a device that visually signals on the dial in case the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is therefore in 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, prior to seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function currently exists, however 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 consequently, after correcting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It's by far the most common case.
TIP - As soon as you've worn the costume pick on the fly either best dive watch leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily create a closing but basic check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen together 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 order in which they appear doesn't signify any position.