Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a category of timepieces that is normally employed for even ten percent of its potential.
What good is it to possess the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of depth would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", when the person has fastened his wrist to the maximum after a dip and a couple of strokes, then return instantly to couch under the umbrella?
If that is their principal use, it's merely the fault of old habits at least as much as the introduction of the so-called divers of the modern era that dates back to the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the category can boast, was already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses at "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 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 show how - fiction or reality - for over fifty years the media - driven by the watch industry - decided the diver watches ought to be the very first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from this day the manufacturers in regards to describing their versions started to use the term: "appropriate for any event".
The 007 shift, sadly also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanics of the most well-known spy on earth, and clearly also the opinion whose function was played with the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
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 talking. Let us just mention the features and constructive characteristics of those references.
I've a long standing friend who's an expert diver and that, during 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 Has to 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 efficiency 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 the ones described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal usage, that which we all know is the greatest, the best sub may be ultimately a watchable to provide attributes considerably milder and easier to handle.
I recall that in order to only immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but that is not so when it is done a banal swim in the sea. here It'd be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours couldn't even rely on a screw-on crown, better still if protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the watertight status of this underwater timepieces?
Precisely for those who would never use them for specialist purposes the read more ideal is to have the ability to rely upon a system that visually signals on the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, as well as the watch is therefore in a blatant state of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the principal reason why an abyssal super dive watch might have to be rushed to a service centre, prior to seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism forever. This function currently exists, but on very few versions, which honestly I don't 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 forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It is by far the most common case.
Suggestion - When you have worn the costume decide on the fly : leave your diver someplace safe or obligatorily make a final but fundamental check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we've seen a little 'of problems related to the time that must meet with the water, and also given the necessary advice, I show you that - so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have divided them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear doesn't represent any ranking.