Now, talking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a category of timepieces that's normally employed for even ten percent of its potential.
What's it to get the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of depth would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", when the person has fastened his wrist into the maximum after a dip along with a few strokes, return immediately to couch under the umbrella?
If that is their main use it's merely the fault of old habits at least as much as the introduction of the so-called divers of this contemporary 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 devised 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 the 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 to his wrist due 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 everybody.
These are just a couple of the very first cases that show - fiction or fact - for over fifty years, the press - driven by the watch industry - determined the diver watches should be the very first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Maybe it is also from this day the brands in regards to describing their versions began to use the term: "appropriate for any occasion".
The 007 shift, sadly also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most famous secret agent on earth, and obviously also the watch whose function has been played with the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
But beyond their actual use within this large family whose origins would simply have to deal with "hard even greater than steel", today there are also models so bejeweled to dread even when you need to here wash the hands.
However, a real diver's watch has normally always had a whole lot to say check here technically speaking. Let us just mention the features and constructive philosophies of those fascinating references.
I have a long-standing friend who's a professional diver and that, during his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - including that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at high depths.
A True wrist sub must be able to guarantee these performances:
Excellent visibility throughout the dive
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate confirmation of the operation of the system that reports the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficacy of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests did not end here: now professional diving watches must adhere to specific rules like those described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal use, that which we know is the greatest, the best sub may be in the end a watchable to provide features much milder and easier to handle.
I remember this in order to only immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but this is not so when it's done a banal swim at the sea. It would be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours could not even rely on a screw-on crown better still if secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the waterproof status of this underwater timepieces?
Just for those who'd use them for professional purposes the ideal is to be able to rely upon a device that visually signals on the dial in the event the crown is not completely screwed, as well as the watch is therefore at a blatant condition of non-security.
Unfortunately, this really is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dip watch might need to be rushed to a service centre, before seawater entering risks compromising any mechanism indefinitely. This function already exists, but on 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 as a result, 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 someplace safe, or obligatorily create a final but basic check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen a bit 'of issues related to the time that has to meet 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 read more not many: I've divided them into two classes. The order in which they appear doesn't represent any position.