Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class of timepieces that is normally employed for even ten percent of its possible.
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, then 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 this modern age that dates back into 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 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 an Oscar award.
Continuing, I feel that even non-fans will remember well one of the very first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied into his wrist thanks to his fabric strap became a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other without the crown protector shoulders, imitated a bit by everyone.
These are just a couple of the first cases that show - fiction or reality - for over 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 versions started to use the phrase: "appropriate for any event".
The 007 change, sadly also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanisms of the most famous spy in the world, and obviously also the opinion whose function has been played with the Omega Seamaster for several years.
But beyond their real use in this massive family whose origins 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.
However, a real diver's view has generally always had a whole 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 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 performance of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficacy of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't end here: today professional diving watches must 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 offer features considerably milder and easier to handle.
I remember that in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but that read more is not so when it's done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, particularly if ours couldn't even count on a screw-on crown better still when protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the watertight status of the underwater timepieces?
Just for people who would never use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to be able to rely on a device that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is consequently at a clear state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this really is the principal reason why an abyssal super dive watch might have to be hurried into a service centre, before seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, but on very few models, which honestly I don't understand why.
You might have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist to visit the sea and consequently, after adjusting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown snugly. It's by far the most frequent case.
TIP - As soon as you've worn the costume pick on the fly either leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily create a closing but basic check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we've seen a little 'of problems related to the time that must satisfy with the water, and also given the essential advice, I show you which - so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They're not many: I have divided them into two categories. The sequence in which they appear doesn't signify any position.