Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class of timepieces that is normally employed for even ten percent of its potential.
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 to the maximum following a dip and a few strokes, return immediately to couch under the umbrella?
If this is their principal use, it is merely the fault of old habits at least as much as the introduction of the so-called divers of the contemporary era that dates back to 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 challenge the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -movie 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 due 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 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. Perhaps it is also from this day the brands in regards to describing their versions began to use the term: "appropriate for any occasion".
The 007 shift, sadly also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most well-known secret agent in the world, and clearly also the watch whose role was played by the Omega Seamaster for many decades.
But beyond their real use in this massive family whose roots would only deal with "hard more than steel", today there are also models so bejeweled to fear even when you need to wash the palms.
However, a true diver's view has generally always had a lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive characteristics of those 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 - like that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at large depths.
A real wrist sub must be able to ensure these performances:
Excellent visibility during the dip
A defense 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 did not end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to specific rules such as 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 read more order to only immerse the surface in maximum safety, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this is not so when it is done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even rely on a screw-on crown, better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the watertight status of this underwater timepieces?
Precisely for people who'd use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely upon a system that visually signals on the dial in case the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is therefore in a blatant condition of non-security.
Sadly, this is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dip watch may have to be rushed to a service center, prior to seawater entering risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function already exists, however on hardly any versions, which frankly I do not understand why.
You might have worn out your diving diver's watch on your wrist in order to go to the sea and consequently, after correcting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It's by far the most common 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 issues linked to the time that has to meet the water, and given the essential information, I reveal you which - at least to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I've split them into two classes. The order in which they appear does not represent any position.