Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that is normally employed for even ten percent of its possible.
What good is it to possess the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", when the person has fastened his wrist into the maximum following a dip along with a couple of strokes, then return immediately to couch under the umbrella?
If that is their main use, it is only the fault of old habits at least as far as the introduction of the so-called divers of this contemporary era that dates back into the middle of the last century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the group can boast, has been already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of the well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -film additionally winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that non-fans will remember well one of the first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist turned into a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other with no crown protector shoulders, imitated a little by everybody.
These are just two of the very first cases that show how - fiction or fact - for over fifty years the press - driven by the watch industry - decided the diver watches should be the first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Perhaps it is also from this day that the brands in regards to describing their models began to use the term: "suitable for any occasion".
The 007 shift, sadly also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most well-known secret agent in the world, and clearly also the watch whose role was played with the Omega Seamaster for many decades.
But beyond their real use in this large family whose roots would only deal with "hard more than steel", now there are also models so bejeweled to fear even when you need to wash the palms.
However, a real diver's view has generally always had a lot to say technically talking. 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, throughout his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at high depths.
A True wrist sub must be able to guarantee these performances:
Fantastic visibility during the dip
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate verification of the performance of the system that reports the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficacy of its motion, either mechanical or quartz
But the tests didn't end here: today professional diving watches must 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 ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this is not so when it is done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even rely on a screw-on crown, better still when secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the watertight status of the underwater timepieces?
Just for people who'd never use them for professional purposes the ideal is to have the ability to rely on a device that visually signals on the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, and the watch is therefore in a clear condition of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the primary reason why an abyssal super dip watch may have to be rushed to a service centre, prior to seawater entering risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function already exists, however on hardly any models, which frankly I do not understand why.
You might have worn out your diving diver's watch on your wrist to visit the sea and as a result, after adjusting the time, have check here left to twist the crown snugly. It is the most frequent case.
Suggestion - When you've worn the costume decide on the fly : either 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 a bit 'of problems related to the time that has to satisfy with the water, and also given the necessary advice, I show you that - so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have divided them into two categories. The sequence in which they appear doesn't signify any ranking.