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 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", if the person has secured his wrist to the max following 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 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 famous documentary -movie also winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I feel that even non-fans will remember well among the very first Rolex Submariner appear 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 everyone.
These are only two of the first cases that reveal how - fiction or reality - for more than fifty years the media - driven by the watch sector - decided that the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from that day the manufacturers in regards to describing their models started to use the term: "suitable for any event".
The 007 shift, unfortunately also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanics of the most famous spy in the world, and obviously also the opinion whose role has been played with the Omega Seamaster for several years.
But beyond their real use within this large family whose origins would simply have to deal with "hard even greater than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to dread even once you have to wash the palms.
But a real diver's watch has generally always had a whole lot to say technically speaking. Let's just mention the features and constructive philosophies of these references.
I've a long-standing friend who is an expert diver and who, during his diving at 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 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 confirmation of the performance of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficacy 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, what we know is the greatest, the best sub may 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'd be better to prevent diving, especially if ours could not even count to scuba diving watches 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 would be 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 clear state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this really is the principal reason why an abyssal super dive watch might need to be hurried into a service centre, before seawater entering it risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. 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 to visit the sea and consequently, after adjusting the moment, have left to twist the crown tightly. It is 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 trimming of the winding crown.
Now that we've seen a little 'of issues related to the time that must meet with the water, and also given the essential advice, I show you which - 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 doesn't signify any position.