Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a category of timepieces that is normally used for even ten percent of its potential.
What's it to get the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", when the person has fastened his wrist to the maximum after a dip and a couple of strokes, then return instantly to couch under the umbrella?
If that is their main use it is only the fault of old habits at least as much as the debut of the so-called divers of this contemporary age that dates back into the center of the previous century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, one of the most iconic timepieces that the category can boast, was already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of the well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famous documentary -movie additionally winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I feel that non-fans will remember well among the very first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist became a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other without the crown protector shoulders, imitated a little by everyone.
These are just two of the first cases that show how - fiction or reality - for over 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 of 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 in this large family whose origins would only have to deal with "hard even more than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to fear even when you have to wash the hands.
However, a true diver's watch has generally always had a whole lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the features and constructive characteristics of those fascinating references.
I have a long-standing friend who is a professional diver and who, during his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at check here large depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure these performances:
Fantastic visibility throughout 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 efficacy of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests didn't end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal usage, that which we all know is the greatest, the best sub could be in the end a here watchable to offer features considerably milder and easier to handle.
I recall this in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (about 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 rely on a screw-on crown, better still if protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the watertight status of this submerged timepieces?
Just for people who would never use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to be able to rely upon a system that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, and the watch is therefore in a blatant condition of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the principal reason why an abyssal super dive watch might have to be rushed to a service centre, prior to seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, however on hardly any models, which frankly I do not understand why.
You may have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist to visit the sea and as a result, after adjusting the time, have left to twist the crown snugly. It's by far the most frequent 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 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 does not represent any ranking.