Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a class of timepieces that's normally employed for even ten per cent of its potential.
What good is it to possess the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of depth would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", if the person has secured his wrist into the max following a dip along with a few strokes, then return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If this is their main use, it's merely the fault of old habits at least as far as the debut of the so-called divers of this modern era that dates back to the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, one of the most iconic timepieces 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 to his wrist became a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other without the crown protector shoulders, imitated a little 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's also from this day that the brands when it came to describing their models started to use the term: "appropriate for any event".
The 007 shift, sadly also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanics of the most well-known spy on earth, and clearly also the watch whose role has been played by the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their actual use in this large family whose origins would only have to deal with "hard greater than steel", now there are also models so bejeweled to fear even when you have to wash the palms.
But a real diver's view has normally always had a whole lot to say technically more info 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 at the Persian Gulf, makes 100 percent of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure the following performances:
Excellent visibility during the dive
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the operation of the system that reports that the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficacy of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests did not end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal use, what we all know is the greatest, the best sub could be ultimately a watchable to provide attributes considerably milder and easier to handle.
I remember that in order to only immerse the surface in maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this is not so when it is done a banal swim in the sea. It'd be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours couldn't even rely on a screw-on crown, better still if protected on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the security on the watertight status of this underwater timepieces?
Precisely for those who would 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 in a blatant state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this really is the principal reason why an abyssal super dip watch might have to be rushed to a service center, prior to seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism forever. This function already exists, but on very few versions, which honestly I don't understand why.
You may have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist in order to visit the sea and consequently, after correcting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It is by far the most common case.
Suggestion - When you've worn the costume pick 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 together a bit 'of issues linked to the time that has to meet the water, and given the essential information, I reveal you which - at least so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They're not website many: I've divided them into two categories. The order in which they appear does not represent any position.