Now, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class of timepieces that is normally employed for even ten percent of its potential.
What's it to possess the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", when the person has secured his wrist into the maximum following a dip and a few strokes, then return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their principal 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 already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -movie also winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even non-fans will remember well among the first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist due to his 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 little by everyone.
These are only two of the first cases that reveal 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 is also from this day the brands in regards to describing their versions began to use the term: "appropriate for any occasion".
The 007 shift, sadly also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most well-known secret agent on earth, and clearly also the watch whose function was played by the Omega Seamaster for many decades.
But beyond their actual use in this massive family whose roots 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.
However, a real diver's watch has generally always had a whole lot to say technically talking. Let's just mention the features and constructive characteristics of these fascinating references.
I've a long-standing friend who is an expert diver and that, during his diving in 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 these performances:
Excellent visibility throughout the dip
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
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 use, that which we know is the greatest, the best sub could be ultimately a watchable to provide features considerably milder and easier to handle.
I remember that in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of 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 could not even count on a screw-on crown better still when protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
Along with 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 system that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is consequently at a blatant state of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the principal reason why even an abyssal super dive watch may need to be rushed to a service center, prior to seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism forever. This function already exists, however on hardly any versions, which frankly I do not understand why.
You may have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist to go to the sea and as a result, after correcting the moment, have left to twist the crown tightly. It is by far the most common case.
Suggestion - As soon as you have worn the costume decide on the fly leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily make a closing but basic check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen together a bit 'of issues linked to the time that has to meet 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 check here does not represent any position.