Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category 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 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 after a dip along with a couple of strokes, then return immediately to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their main use, it's only the fault of old habits at least as far as the introduction of the so-called divers of the contemporary era that dates back into the center of the last century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the category can boast, has been already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed 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 is 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 real use in this large family whose roots 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 true diver's watch has normally always had a whole lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the features and constructive philosophies of these references.
I have a long-standing friend who's 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 Has to Be able to ensure the following performances:
Excellent visibility throughout the dip
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate verification of the performance of the system that reports the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficacy of here its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't end here: today professional diving watches must adhere to certain rules like those described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal usage, that which we all know is the greatest, the best sub may be ultimately a watchable to offer features considerably 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 is done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, particularly if ours couldn't even count on a screw-on crown, better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the watertight status of this underwater timepieces?
Precisely for people who'd never use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely upon a device that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, and the watch is therefore at a clear condition of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the principal reason why an abyssal super dip watch might have to be rushed to a service centre, prior to seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function currently exists, however on very few models, which frankly I don't understand why.
You might have worn out your diving diver's watch on your wrist in order to go to the sea and consequently, after correcting the moment, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It's by far the most common case.
TIP - As soon as 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 the water, and also given the essential information, I show you which - at least to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They're not many: I've split them into two categories. The order in which they appear does not represent any position.