Now, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a category of timepieces that's normally used for even ten per cent of its potential.
What's it to get 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 to the max after a dip and a few strokes, return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If this is their principal use it's merely the fault of old habits at least as much as the debut of the so-called divers of the modern age that dates back to the center of the previous century.
The incorrigible desire 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 the category can boast, has been tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famous documentary -movie also 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 into his wrist became a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other without the crown protector shoulders, imitated a bit 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 brands when it came 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 years.
But beyond their real use in this large family whose roots would simply have to deal with "hard greater than steel", today there are also models so bejeweled to dread 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 percent of his diving watch - including that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at large depths.
A real wrist sub must 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 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 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 that is not so when it's done a trivial swim in the sea. It would be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours could not even count to a screw-on crown better still when protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
Along with the security on the waterproof status of the underwater timepieces?
Just for people who would never use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to have the ability to rely on a click here system that visually signals about the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is consequently at a blatant state of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dip watch might need to be hurried into a service centre, before seawater entering it risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, but on very few versions, which honestly I don't understand why.
You may have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist to visit the sea and consequently, after adjusting the time, have left to twist the crown snugly. It's 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 with the water, and also given the essential advice, I show you which - at least so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have divided them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear doesn't represent any ranking.