Today, speaking 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 possess the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", when the person has secured his wrist into the maximum following a dip and 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 group can boast, was tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of the well-identified abysses at "The Silent World", a famous documentary -movie additionally winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I feel that non-fans will remember well one of the very first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied into his wrist thanks to his fabric strap turned into a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other with no crown protector shoulders, imitated a bit by everybody.
These are just a couple of the first cases that show - 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. Perhaps it's also from that day that the manufacturers when it came to describing their models started to use the term: "suitable for any occasion".
The 007 shift, unfortunately 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 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 fear even when you need to wash the hands.
However, a real diver's watch has generally always had a whole lot to say technically talking. Let's just mention the features and constructive characteristics of these fascinating references.
I've a long-standing friend who is an expert diver and that, during his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at high 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, what we know is the best, the best sub may be in the end a watchable to offer attributes considerably milder and easier to manage.
I remember that in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but this isn't so when it is done a banal swim at the sea. It'd be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even rely on a screw-on crown, better still if secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the watertight status of this underwater timepieces?
Precisely for those who'd use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely upon a system that visually signals on the dial in case the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is consequently in a blatant condition of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the primary reason why an abyssal super dip watch might have to be rushed to a service centre, prior to read more seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function currently exists, however on hardly any models, which frankly I don't understand why.
You might have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist to visit the sea and as a result, after adjusting the time, have left to twist the crown snugly. It's the most frequent case.
TIP - When 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 have seen together a bit 'of issues linked to the time that has to 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 have divided them into two categories. The order in which they appear doesn't signify any position.