Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a class of timepieces that's normally employed 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 depth would be as easy as "drinking a glass of water", when the individual has secured his wrist into the max following a dip along with a few strokes, return immediately to lounge under the umbrella?
If this 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 contemporary age that dates back into the center of the previous 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 that 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 very first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied into his wrist 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 how - fiction or reality - for over fifty years the media - driven by the watch industry - decided that the diver watches should be the very first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from this day the manufacturers in regards to describing their versions started to use the term: "appropriate for any event".
The 007 shift, sadly also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanisms of the most famous secret agent in the world, and obviously also the watch whose role was played with the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
But beyond their real use within this massive family whose roots would simply deal with "hard more than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to fear even when you have to wash the hands.
However, website a true diver's watch has generally always had a lot to say technically speaking. 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 these performances:
Fantastic visibility throughout the dip
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate verification of the operation of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficiency of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
But the tests did not end here: today professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal use, what we all know is the greatest, the best sub could be in the end a watchable to offer features much milder and easier to handle.
I recall this in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but this isn't so when it's done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, especially if ours could not even rely to a screw-on crown better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the waterproof status of this submerged timepieces?
Just for people who'd use them for specialist purposes the ideal would be to be able to rely on a device that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, and the watch is therefore in a blatant condition of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the principal reason why even an abyssal super dive watch might have to be hurried into a service centre, prior to seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function already exists, however on hardly any versions, which frankly I do not understand why.
You may have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist to visit the sea and consequently, after correcting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It's by far the most common case.
TIP - As soon as you have worn the costume pick on the fly leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily make a closing but basic check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that more info we have seen together a bit 'of issues linked to the time that has to meet the water, and given the essential information, I show you which - at least so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They're not many: I have divided them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear doesn't represent any ranking.