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 secured his wrist to the maximum after a dip along with a couple of strokes, then return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their main use, it is only the fault of old habits at least as far as the introduction of the so-called divers of this contemporary era that dates back into the center of the last century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the group can boast, has been already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -film 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 renowned 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 bit by everyone.
These are only two of the very first cases that reveal - fiction or reality - for more than fifty years the media - driven by the watch sector - decided that the diver watches ought to be the very first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from that day the manufacturers when it came to describing their versions started to use the phrase: "appropriate for any event".
The 007 change, unfortunately also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanisms of the most famous spy on earth, and obviously also the opinion whose function has been played with the Omega Seamaster for several years.
But beyond their actual use within this large family whose origins would simply deal with "hard check here even more than steel", now there are also versions so bejeweled to dread even once you have to wash the palms.
However, a true diver's view has normally always had a lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies of those references.
I have a long standing friend who's a professional 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 that are breathed at high depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to guarantee the following performances:
Fantastic visibility throughout the dive
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the performance of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficacy of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't end here: today professional diving watches must adhere to certain rules such as those 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 considerably milder and easier to handle.
I remember that in order to only 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 at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, particularly if ours couldn't even count on a screw-on crown better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the watertight status of the underwater timepieces?
Precisely for people who'd never 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 the event the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is therefore at a blatant state of non-security.
Sadly, 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 forever. This function already exists, but on hardly any versions, which honestly I do not understand why.
You may have worn your diving diver's watch in your wrist to go to the sea and as a result, after adjusting the moment, 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 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 satisfy with the water, and also given the necessary 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 does not signify any position.