Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a class of timepieces that is 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 depth would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", if the person has fastened his wrist to the maximum following a dip along with a few strokes, return immediately 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 contemporary age that dates back into the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces the group can boast, has been tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses at "The Silent World", a famed documentary -movie also winner of an Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that non-fans will remember well among the very first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied into his wrist due to his fabric strap 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 reveal - fiction or fact - for more than fifty years, the press - driven by the watch sector - determined the diver watches ought to be the very first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from that day that the brands when it came to describing their models began to use the phrase: "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 on earth, and clearly also the opinion whose function was played with the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
But beyond their real use within this massive 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 here 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 check here 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 which are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to ensure these performances:
Excellent visibility during the dive
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the norm
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 efficacy of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests did not end here: today professional diving watches must adhere to specific rules such as those described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal use, what we all know is the greatest, the best sub may be ultimately a watchable to provide attributes 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 (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, particularly if ours couldn't even rely to a screw-on crown, better still if protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the watertight status of this submerged timepieces?
Just for people who'd use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely upon a system that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is therefore in a blatant state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the principal reason why an abyssal super dip watch may have 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 frankly I do not understand why.
You might have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist to visit the sea and as a result, after adjusting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown snugly. It's by far the most common 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 have seen together a little 'of issues linked to the time that must meet the water, and also given the essential information, I reveal you which - at least so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I've split them into two classes. The order in which they appear does not represent any position.