Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class of timepieces that is normally employed for even ten percent of its possible.
What's it to possess the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of depth would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", when the person has secured his wrist into the maximum after a dip along with a couple of strokes, then return instantly 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 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 know each other without the crown shield shoulders, imitated a little by everybody.
These are only two of the very first cases that reveal - fiction or reality - for over fifty years, the media - driven by the watch industry - determined that the diver watches should be the very first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Perhaps it's also from that day that the manufacturers when it came to describing their models started to use the phrase: "suitable for any event".
The 007 change, unfortunately also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanics of the most famous spy on earth, and obviously also the watch whose function has been played by the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
But beyond their actual use within this large family whose origins would simply have to deal with "hard greater than steel", today there are also models so bejeweled to dread even when you have to wash the hands.
But a real diver's watch has generally always had a whole lot to say technically speaking. Let's just mention the features and constructive characteristics of these references.
I've a long-standing friend who is an expert diver and that, 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 large depths.
A real wrist sub must be able to ensure these 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 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 must adhere to specific rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal use, what we know is the best, the best sub could be in the end a watchable to offer attributes considerably milder and easier to manage.
I remember this in order to simply immerse the surface in check here maximum safety, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but that isn't so when it's done a banal swim in the sea. It'd be better to prevent diving, especially if ours could not even count to a screw-on crown better still if protected on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the safety on the waterproof status of this submerged timepieces?
Precisely for those who would use them for specialist purposes the ideal would be to be able to rely on a system that visually signals about the dial in case the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is therefore at a blatant state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this really is the principal reason why even an abyssal super dive watch might need to be hurried into a service center, 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 problems related to the time that must satisfy the water, and given the necessary information, I show you which - at least so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They're not many: I've divided them into two categories. The order in which they appear does not signify any position.