Now, talking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class 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 simple as "drinking a glass of water", when the individual has fastened his wrist to the max following a dip along with a few strokes, then return instantly to couch 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 center of the previous century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the category can boast, was already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of the well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famous documentary -film also winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even non-fans will remember well one of the first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied into his wrist turned into a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other with no crown shield shoulders, imitated a bit by everybody.
These are only a couple of the very first cases that reveal - fiction or fact - for more than fifty years the media - driven by the watch industry - decided that the diver watches ought to be the very first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from this day the manufacturers in regards to describing their models started to use the term: "suitable for any occasion".
The 007 change, unfortunately also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanisms of the most famous secret agent in the world, and obviously also the watch whose role has been played with the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their actual use in this massive family whose roots would simply deal with "hard greater than steel", now there are also models so bejeweled to dread even once you have to wash the hands.
However, a true diver's watch has generally always had a lot to say technically speaking. Let's just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies 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% of his diving watch - including that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure these performances:
Fantastic visibility throughout 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 test of the efficacy of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests didn't end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules like those described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal usage, that which we all know is the greatest, the best sub may be ultimately a watchable to provide attributes considerably milder and easier to handle.
I recall that in order to only immerse the surface in maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this isn't so when it is done a banal swim in the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even rely to a screw-on crown better still when protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the waterproof status of the underwater timepieces?
Precisely for those who would never use them for professional purposes the ideal is to have the ability to here rely upon a system that visually signals about the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is therefore at a clear condition of non-security.
Sadly, this is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dive watch may need to be hurried into a read more service centre, prior to seawater entering risks compromising any mechanism indefinitely. This function already exists, but on very few models, which honestly 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 as a result, after correcting the moment, have left to twist the crown tightly. It is the most frequent case.
Suggestion - When you've worn the costume decide on the fly : either leave your diver somewhere safe or obligatorily create a closing 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 with the water, and given the necessary advice, I reveal you that - to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have split them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear does not represent any ranking.