Now, speaking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's normally used for even ten per cent of its potential.
What good is it to get the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", if the individual has fastened his wrist into the maximum after a dip along with a couple of strokes, then return immediately to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their main use, it is merely the fault of old habits at least as much as the introduction of the so-called divers of this modern age that dates back into the middle of the previous century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, one of the most iconic timepieces the group can boast, was tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famous documentary -movie also winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I feel that even non-fans will remember well among the very first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist thanks to his renowned fabric strap became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other without the crown shield shoulders, imitated a bit by everyone.
These are just a couple of the first cases that show - fiction or reality - for over fifty years, the media - driven by the watch sector - determined that the diver watches ought to be the very first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from that day that the manufacturers when it came to describing their models started to use the phrase: "suitable for any event".
The 007 change, sadly also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanisms of the most well-known spy in the world, and clearly also the opinion whose role was played with the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their real use in this large family whose roots would simply have to deal with "hard greater than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to dread even once you have to wash the palms.
But a true diver's watch has normally always had a lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the features and constructive philosophies of those references.
I have a long-standing friend who's an expert diver and who, throughout his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - including that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at high depths.
A True wrist sub Has to Be able to guarantee these performances:
Fantastic visibility during the dive
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate confirmation of the performance of the device that reports that the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficiency of its movement, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests did not end here: today professional diving watches need to adhere to specific rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal use, that which we know is the greatest, the best sub could be ultimately a watchable to provide features much milder and easier to handle.
I recall that in order to only immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but that is not so when it is done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, particularly if ours couldn't even count to a screw-on crown better still if protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
Along with the security on the waterproof status of the submerged timepieces?
Just for those who would never use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to be able to rely on a system that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is therefore in a clear condition of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the primary reason why an abyssal super dip watch might here have to be rushed to a service centre, prior to seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function currently exists, however on hardly any models, which frankly I don't understand why.
You might have worn out your diving diver's watch on your wrist in order to go to the sea and consequently, after correcting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. 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 fundamental check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen a little 'of issues related to the time that must meet with the water, and given the necessary advice, I reveal you that - to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have split them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear does not represent any ranking.