Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class of timepieces that's normally used for even ten percent of its possible.
What's it to get the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", when the individual has fastened his wrist into the maximum following a dip along with a few strokes, return immediately to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their principal use, it's merely the fault of old habits at least as far as the debut of the so-called divers of this modern era that dates back to the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, one of the most iconic timepieces that the group can boast, has been tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of the well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famous documentary -film also winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even non-fans will remember well one of the first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist turned into a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other with no crown shield shoulders, imitated a bit by everybody.
These are only a couple of the very first cases that reveal - fiction or fact - for more than fifty years, the media - driven by the watch industry - decided that the diver watches should be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Perhaps it is also from that day that the brands when it came to describing their models began to use the phrase: "suitable for any occasion".
The 007 change, unfortunately also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanisms of the most famous secret agent in the world, and obviously also the watch whose role has been played by the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their actual use within this massive family whose roots would simply deal with "hard greater than steel", now there are also models so bejeweled to dread even when you have to wash the hands.
But a real diver's view has normally always had a whole lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the features and constructive characteristics of those references.
I've a long standing friend who's an expert diver and that, throughout his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - including that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at large depths.
A real wrist sub must be able to guarantee the following performances:
Excellent visibility during the dive
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the operation of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficiency of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't end here: now professional diving watches must adhere to certain rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal usage, that which we know is the greatest, the best sub could be ultimately a watchable to offer features much milder and easier to manage.
I remember that in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but that is not so when it is done a banal swim at the sea. It'd be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours couldn't even count on a screw-on crown, better still if protected on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the security on the watertight status of this underwater timepieces?
Precisely for those who would never use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely upon a system that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is therefore in a clear condition of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dive watch might need to be hurried into a service centre, prior to seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function already exists, however on hardly any versions, which honestly I do not understand dive watches under 100 why.
You may have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist to visit the sea and consequently, after correcting the moment, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It is the most common 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 issues related to the time that must meet check here 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 have divided them into two categories. The order in which they appear doesn't signify any position.