Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's normally employed for even ten per cent of its possible.
What's it to get the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", if the person has fastened his wrist to the maximum after a dip and a few strokes, then return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If this is their main use it is only the fault of old habits at least as much as the introduction of the so-called divers of the modern age that dates back into the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces the group can boast, has been tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses at "The Silent World", a famed documentary -movie additionally winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I feel that non-fans will remember well among the 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 the mechanics of the most well-known spy on earth, and clearly also the opinion whose function was played with the Omega Seamaster for several 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 lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the features and constructive characteristics of these fascinating references.
I have a long-standing friend who is a professional diver and who, during his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure these performances:
Excellent visibility during 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 evaluation of the efficacy of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests didn't end here: today professional diving watches must 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 watchable to offer features considerably milder and easier to handle.
I recall this in order to simply immerse the surface in maximum safety, 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's done a trivial swim at the sea. It'd be better to avoid diving, especially if ours could not even rely to a screw-on crown better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the waterproof 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 check here visually signals about the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is therefore in a blatant condition of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the principal reason why even an abyssal super dive watch may need to be rushed to a service center, before seawater here entering it risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, but on very few models, which frankly I don't 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 moment, have left to twist the crown tightly. It is the most common case.
Suggestion - When you've worn the costume decide on the fly : either leave your diver somewhere safe or obligatorily create a final but fundamental check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that we've seen a bit 'of problems related to the time that has to satisfy the water, and given the necessary information, I reveal you that - 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 signify any position.