Now, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight 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 dive to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", if the individual has secured his wrist to the max after a dip and a few strokes, return instantly to couch under the umbrella?
If this is their principal use it is merely the fault of old habits at least as much as the debut of the so-called divers of this modern age that dates back to the middle of the previous century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades 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 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 thanks 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 bit by everyone.
These are only a couple of the first cases that reveal - fiction or reality - for more than fifty years, the media - driven by the watch sector - determined that the diver watches should be the very first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Perhaps it's also from that day that the manufacturers when it came to describing their models started to use the phrase: "suitable for any event".
The 007 shift, unfortunately also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most famous 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 dread even when you need to wash the palms.
However, a true diver's view has normally always had a lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies of those fascinating 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 - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at high depths.
A real wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure the following performances:
Excellent visibility throughout the dip
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the standard
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 much milder and easier to manage.
I recall this in order to only immerse the surface website in maximum security, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this isn't so when it is done a banal swim at the sea. It'd be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours could not even rely to a screw-on crown better still if protected on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the safety on the waterproof status of the submerged timepieces?
Just for those who would use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to be able to rely on a system that visually signals on the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is therefore in a clear condition of non-security.
Sadly, this is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dip watch may have to be rushed to a service center, prior to seawater entering risks compromising any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, but on very few models, which honestly I don't understand why.
You might have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist in order to visit the sea and as a result, after correcting the moment, have left to twist the crown tightly. It's by far the most common case.
TIP - As soon as you have worn the costume pick 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'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 - to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have split them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear doesn't represent any ranking.