Now, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's normally used for even ten percent of its possible.
What good is 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 into the maximum following a dip and a couple of strokes, then return immediately to couch under the umbrella?
If that is their main use, it is only the fault of old habits at least as far as the introduction of the so-called divers of this contemporary era that dates back into the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the group 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 -film also winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even non-fans will remember well among the 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 with no crown protector shoulders, imitated a little by everybody.
These are just two of the very first cases that show how - fiction or fact - for over fifty years the press - driven by the watch industry - decided the diver watches should be the first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Perhaps it's also from this day that the manufacturers 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 of the mechanisms of the most well-known spy in the world, and clearly also the opinion whose role has been played with the Omega Seamaster for many decades.
But beyond their real use in this large family whose roots would only have to deal with "hard greater than steel", today there are also models so bejeweled to dread even when you have to wash the palms.
However, a true diver's view has normally always had a lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies of those references.
I have a long standing friend who's a professional diver and who, throughout his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - like that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at large depths.
A True 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 system that reports that the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficiency of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
But the tests didn't end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to specific rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal use, what we know is the best, the best sub could be in the end a watchable to provide attributes 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 isn't so when it's done a trivial swim in 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 the submerged timepieces?
Just for those who would never use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to be able to rely check here on a device 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 have to be hurried into a service centre, before seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, but on hardly any versions, which honestly 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 adjusting the moment, have left to twist the crown snugly. It is the most frequent case.
TIP - When you've worn the costume pick on the fly : either leave your diver somewhere safe or obligatorily create a closing but fundamental check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen a little 'of issues related to the time that must meet the water, and also given the essential information, I show you which - at least so far - 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 signify any position.