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 following a dip and a few strokes, return immediately to couch 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 modern era that dates back into the middle of the previous century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the group can boast, was already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of the well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -film additionally winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that non-fans will remember well among the first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other without the crown shield shoulders, imitated a little by everybody.
These are only two of the very first cases that reveal how - fiction or reality - for over fifty years, the media - driven by the watch industry - determined that the diver watches should 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, sadly also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanisms of the most famous spy in the world, 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 even greater than steel", now there are also versions so bejeweled to fear 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 fascinating references.
I've a long standing friend who is a professional diver and that, throughout his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - like that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub must be able to guarantee these performances:
Fantastic visibility during the dive
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate confirmation of the operation of the device that reports that the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficiency of its movement, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests did not end here: today professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules such as those described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal usage, read more that which we know is the greatest, the best sub could be ultimately a watchable to provide features much milder and easier to handle.
I recall 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 in the sea. It would be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours couldn't even count on a screw-on crown better still when protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the watertight status of the underwater timepieces?
Just for people who would never use them for professional purposes the ideal is to have the ability to rely on a device that visually signals on the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, and the watch is therefore in a clear 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 indefinitely. This function already exists, but on hardly any versions, 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 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 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 related to the time that has to satisfy with the water, and given the necessary advice, I reveal you that - 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.