Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a category of timepieces that's normally employed for even ten percent of its potential.
What good is it to possess the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", if the individual has fastened his wrist to the maximum after a dip and a few strokes, then return immediately to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their principal use it is merely the fault of old habits at least as far as the introduction of the so-called divers of the modern age that dates back into the middle 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, one of the most iconic timepieces the group can boast, was already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of the well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -movie also winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I feel that even non-fans will remember well one of the very first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist became a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other with no crown protector shoulders, imitated a bit by everybody.
These are just two of the very first cases that show how - fiction or fact - for more than fifty years the press - driven by the watch sector - decided the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Maybe 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 shift, unfortunately also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanisms 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 years.
But beyond their real use in this large family whose roots would only deal with "hard more than steel", now there are also models so bejeweled to fear even once you need to wash the hands.
But a real diver's watch has normally always had a whole lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies of those references.
I have a long standing friend who's a professional diver and that, throughout 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 high depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to guarantee these performances:
Fantastic visibility during the dip
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate confirmation of the performance of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficiency of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
But the tests didn't end here: today professional diving watches must adhere to certain rules such as the ones described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal use, that which we all know is the best, the best sub could be in the end a watchable to provide features considerably milder and easier to manage.
I remember this in order to only immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure website of 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this is not so when it's done a banal swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, particularly if ours could not even rely on a screw-on crown better still when protected on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the waterproof status of the submerged timepieces?
Precisely for people who'd never use them for specialist purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely on a system that visually signals about the dial in case the crown here isn't completely screwed, and the watch is consequently in a clear state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this really is the primary reason why an abyssal super dive watch may have to be hurried into a service center, before seawater entering risks compromising any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, but on check here hardly any models, which honestly I do not understand why.
You might have worn your diving diver's watch in your wrist in order to visit the sea and consequently, after adjusting the moment, have forgotten to screw the crown snugly. It is by far the most frequent case.
Suggestion - As soon as you've worn the costume decide on the fly either leave your diver somewhere safe or obligatorily make a closing but fundamental check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen a bit 'of issues related to the time that has to satisfy the water, and also given the necessary information, I show you that - at least so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I've divided them into two classes. The order in which they appear doesn't represent any position.