Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class of timepieces that is normally employed for even ten per cent of its potential.
What's it to get the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of depth would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", if the individual has secured his wrist to the max after a dip along with a few strokes, return instantly to lounge 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 contemporary 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 an 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 press - driven by the watch sector - decided the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Maybe it is also from this day the brands in regards to describing their versions began to use the phrase: "appropriate for any occasion".
The 007 change, sadly also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most well-known secret agent on earth, and clearly also the watch whose function was played by 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 hands.
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 characteristics 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 high depths.
A real wrist sub must be able to guarantee these performances:
Fantastic visibility during the dip
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate confirmation of the operation of the device that reports that the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficiency 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 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 is not so when it is done a trivial swim at the sea. It'd be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even count to a here 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 professional purposes the ideal would be to be able 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 consequently in a blatant condition of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dip 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 frankly I do not understand why.
You may have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist to go to 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've worn the costume pick on the fly either leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily create a final but fundamental 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 - at least to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I've split them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear does not represent any ranking.