Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a class 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", when the individual has secured his wrist into the max following a dip along with a couple of strokes, return immediately to lounge under the umbrella?
If this is their main use it is merely the fault of old habits at least as far as the debut of the so-called divers of this contemporary 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, one of 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 famed 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 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 versions started to use the phrase: "suitable for any event".
The 007 shift, unfortunately also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanisms of the most famous 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 view has normally always had a whole lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the features and constructive characteristics of those references.
I've a long standing friend who's an expert diver and that, throughout his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at high depths.
A real wrist sub must be able here to guarantee the following performances:
Excellent visibility during the dive
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate confirmation of the performance of the system that reports that the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficiency of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
But the tests did not end here: today professional diving watches must adhere to certain rules like the ones popular dive watches described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal usage, that which we know is the best, the best sub may be in the end a watchable to offer features much milder and easier to manage.
I remember this in order to simply immerse the surface at 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 that is not so when it's done a trivial swim at the sea. It'd be better to prevent diving, especially if ours could not even count on a screw-on crown, better still when secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the safety on the watertight status of this underwater timepieces?
Precisely for those who would never use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to have the ability to rely upon a device that visually signals on the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, as well as the watch is consequently at a clear state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the primary reason why an abyssal super dip watch may need to be rushed to a service center, before seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently 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 to visit the sea and consequently, after adjusting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It's by far the most common case.
Suggestion - When you have worn the costume decide on the fly : leave your diver someplace safe or obligatorily make 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 with the water, and given the essential advice, I show you that - so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have divided them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear doesn't represent any ranking.