Today, 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 dive to over 1,000 meters of depth would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", if the person has secured his wrist to the max after a dip and a few strokes, return instantly to couch under the umbrella?
If this is their principal 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 middle of the previous century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, one of the most iconic timepieces the category 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 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 thanks to his renowned fabric strap became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other without the crown shield 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 is also from this day that the brands in regards to describing their models began 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 opinion whose role was played with the Omega Seamaster for many decades.
But beyond their real use in this large family whose roots would only deal with "hard more than steel", now there are also models so bejeweled to fear even when you need to wash the hands.
But a real 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 a professional diver and that, during his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at high depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure these performances:
Excellent visibility during the dip
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate verification of the operation of the system 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 handle.
I recall that in order to only immerse the surface in maximum security, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 website ATM (about 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but that is not so when it's done a banal swim at the sea. It would be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours could not even rely to 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 submerged timepieces?
Precisely for those who'd 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 models, which frankly I do not understand why.
You might have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist in order to go to the sea and consequently, after correcting the moment, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It is by far the most common case.
Suggestion - As soon as you have worn the costume decide on the fly leave your diver someplace safe, or obligatorily make a final but basic 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 with the water, and given the necessary advice, I reveal you that - to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have split them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear doesn't represent any ranking.