Now, speaking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a class of timepieces that's normally used for even ten percent of its potential.
What good is it to possess the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", when the individual has secured his wrist into the max after a dip and a couple of strokes, return immediately to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their principal use, it's merely the fault of old habits at least as far as the debut of the so-called divers of this modern era that dates back to the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, one of the most iconic timepieces the group can boast, has been tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famous documentary -film also winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even non-fans will remember well one of the first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist due to his fabric strap turned into a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other with no crown shield shoulders, imitated a bit by everybody.
These are only a couple of the very first cases that reveal - fiction or fact - for more than fifty years, the press - driven by the watch sector - determined that the diver watches should be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Perhaps it is also from that day that the brands when it came to describing their models began to use the phrase: "suitable for any occasion".
The 007 change, unfortunately also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanisms of the most famous secret agent in the world, and obviously also the watch whose role has been played by the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their actual use in this large family whose origins would only have to deal with "hard even more than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to fear even when you have to wash the hands.
However, a true diver's watch has generally always had a lot to say technically speaking. Let's just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies of these fascinating references.
I've a long standing friend who's an expert diver and that, throughout his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub must be able to ensure these performances:
Fantastic visibility throughout the dive
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the operation of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficacy of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests didn't end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules like those described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal use, what we all know is the greatest, here the best sub could be ultimately a watchable to provide attributes considerably milder and easier to handle.
I recall this in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which seems to here be redundant, but that isn't so when it's done a trivial swim at the sea. It'd be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even rely to a screw-on crown better still when protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the waterproof status of the submerged timepieces?
Just for people who'd never use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to be able to rely on a system that visually signals on the dial in case the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is consequently at a clear state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the primary reason why 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 might have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist in order to go to the sea and as a result, after adjusting the moment, have left to twist the crown snugly. It's by far the most common case.
TIP - As soon as you have worn the costume pick on the fly 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 - at least to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I've split them into two classes. The order in which they appear does not represent any position.