Based on the design concept of previous Hydroscaphe models, Clerc’s newest diving watch is the first three hands model since the launch of a Scuba timepiece. Besides its superb toughness, water-resistance up to 500 meters and exceptional mechanical performances, the Hysdroscaphe H1 watch stands out for its attractive interface with clear and striking indications, providing the extraordinary readability. This great model that perfectly follows the demands of professional divers will be officially presented at the upcoming Baselworld 2013 watch show.
The first thing that you can notice about this watch, besides its robustness and a tough construction, is its prominent dial with large, applied 3-D markers. They are covered with white SuperLuminova and nicely angled in order to give an interesting aesthetic effect, making the impression that the dial is partly submerged in water. A fork-style hour hand features a white luminescent insert, while a minute hand comes marked by fluorescent yellow color. The dark blue dial also features a central seconds hand and a scrolling date window at the 3 o’clock position, which is an unusual display for a diving watch, but it looks pretty cool and shows Clerc’s intention to complement a stunning functionality with the great design. The dial is protected with 4mm thick, glare-proofed sapphire crystal.
The case of the new Hydroscaphe H1 Diving watch preserved firmness and robustness of previous models from the collection. It has the diameter of 43.80mm (48mm along with lateral protectors) and comprises at least 81 individual components. It includes a wide rotating bezel with nice satin finishes, as well as with an engraved minute scale for counting diving time. The case also incorporates two crowns at 2 and 4 o’clock position, which rounds the overall bold look of the watch. The first one serves for setting time and the other one controls the rotating bezel.
Inside the case, there is a CLERC exclusive C609 self-winding movement. Visible through a sapphire crystal case-back, this C.O.S.C Certified Chronometer features 21 jewels and bridges decorated with Côtes de Genève motif and blue screws. It oscillates at the frequency of 28’800 vibrations per hour and provides up to 42 hour of power reserve.
Clerc Hydroscaphe H1 Chronometer watch is available either with a vulcanized rubber strap, specially designed for divers or a Louisiana alligator strap with a folding clasp. The first version will cost around $5,900, while the second one will be yours for $ 6,300.