Swiss luxury watch maker Clerc Genève is enriching its prestigious Hydroscaph collection with new Hydroscaph Limited Edition “Clockwork Orange” Central Chronograph,an innovative model from the successful line.
This new model is powered with an exclusive Clerc C608 self-winding movementthat features a central chronograph reading offering a technical and original display of short-time measurements. There are no off-centred, barely readable subdials, but instead a sweep-seconds hand twined with a running central hand indicating the minutes. This original 60-minute display ensures exceptional legibility that is just as useful on land as in the darkness prevailing at great depths.
Like a contemporary work of art, the Hydroscaph Limited Edition Central Chronograph stems from a refusal of any technical or aesthetic compromises. This approach is vividly embodied in the distinctive design of the chronograph pushbuttons at 2 and 4 o’clock, which are broad and hollowed on the inner face. Each reacts to pressure by pivoting around a lateral rod acting like a lever, much like a piano key. This highly refined and ergonomic structure offers excellent user friendliness that is conducive to the precision of the chronograph start, stop and reset functions.
Such a wealth of technical creativity is entirely in tune with the DNA of the Hydroscaph, the most spectacular of all diver’s watches. This instrument equipped with a powerful case – the most complex on the market – includes 103 parts, including lateral reinforcements guaranteeing water resistance to 500 metres, as well as the brand’s signature octagonal-shaped rotating bezel. The latter pivots thanks to a retractable flap on a dedicated crown integrated into the case middle at 10 o’clock. Returning the flap to its initial position securely locks the bezel, thus avoiding any risk of accidental deregulation while diving. The mobile lugs ensure a perfect fit on all wrist sizes and shapes, including over a diving suit.
The multi-level dial features an ultra-technical yet ultra-readable face. Each section of time read-off is perfectly delineated and visible even in the dark thanks to the Superluminova coating on the hands and hour-markers. The new Hydroscaph Limited Edition Clockwork Orange Central Chronograph is available in black high-density DLC (diamond-like carbon, an extremely hard and thermally stable coating). Fitted with rubber or rubber-treated hornback crocodile straps secured by folding clasps, it is issued in a limited series of 250.
Model: Hydroscaph Limited Edition Central Chronograph
Exclusive C608 self-winding chronograph movement,
47 jewels, 28’800 vib/h
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif and blue screws
44-hour power reserve
Chronograph functions central
Day and night / 24 hours
Black DLC steel
Constructed of over 103 parts
Dimensions: 43.8 mm/ 49.86 mm including lateral protectors
Special pushers for chronograph correction
Exclusive crown-activated rotating bezel
Proprietary adaptable lugs mechanism
4.0 mm glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 500 meters
Black with superluminova applique markers.
60 seconds counter at center
60 minutes counter at center
Day and night / 24hours indicator at 9 o’clock
Small second counter at 3 o’clock
Date window at 6 o’clock
Orange vulcanized rubber strap with black DLC steel folding clasp