Today, speaking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a class of timepieces that's normally used 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 after a dip and a couple of strokes, then return instantly to couch under the umbrella?
If that is their main use it is only the fault of old habits at least as much as the introduction of the so-called divers of the modern 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, among the most iconic timepieces the group 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 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 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 everybody.
These are only a couple of the very first cases that reveal - 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 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 in the world, and obviously 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 even more than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to fear even when you need to wash the palms.
But a real 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 in the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - including that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at high depths.
A real wrist sub must be able to guarantee the following performances:
Excellent visibility throughout the dip
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the operation of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficiency of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests didn't end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules like those 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 offer features considerably milder and easier to handle.
I recall this 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 isn't so when it's done a trivial swim at the sea. It'd be here 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 security on the waterproof status of the underwater timepieces?
Precisely for those who'd use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to be able to rely on a device that visually signals on the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is consequently in a blatant state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the principal reason why an abyssal super dip watch may have here to be rushed to a service center, before seawater entering risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function already exists, but on hardly any versions, which honestly I don't understand why.
You may have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist to visit the sea and consequently, after adjusting the time, have left to twist the crown snugly. It's the most frequent case.
TIP - When 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 show you that - to date - 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 represent any ranking.