Now, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's normally used for even ten per cent of its possible.
What good is 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 person has secured his wrist into the maximum following a dip and a couple of strokes, then return immediately to couch under the umbrella?
If this is their principal use it's only the fault of old habits at least as far as the debut of the so-called divers of the contemporary era that dates back to the center of the last century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces 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 famous documentary -movie also winner of the 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 to his wrist became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other without the crown shield shoulders, imitated a little by everybody.
These are only two of the very first cases that reveal how - fiction or fact - for more than 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 opinion whose function has been played by the Omega Seamaster for several years.
But beyond their actual use within this large family whose origins would simply have to deal with "hard even greater than steel", now there are also versions so bejeweled to dread even once you have to wash the hands.
But a true diver's view has generally always had a lot to say technically talking. Let's just mention the characteristics and constructive characteristics of these fascinating references.
I've a long standing friend who is a professional 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 True 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 confirmation 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 use, that which we know is the greatest, the best sub could be in the end a watchable to provide attributes much milder and easier to manage.
I recall this in order to only immerse the surface in maximum security, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but this isn't so when it is done a banal swim at the sea. It'd be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even rely to a screw-on crown, better still if secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the waterproof status of this submerged timepieces?
Precisely for those who'd use them for specialist purposes the ideal would be to be able to rely upon a device 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 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 already exists, but on very few versions, which honestly I don't check here understand why.
You may have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist to visit the sea and as a result, 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 has to satisfy with the water, and given the necessary advice, I show you that - so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I've split them into two categories. The order in which they appear does not represent any position.