Friday, January 16, 2015

CLERC Hydroscaph H1 Steel (Stainless Steel Bracelet Version)

Introduced in 2013, the CLERC Hydroscaph H1 is one of the most powerful luxury dive watches currently available in the market. As a part of CLERC’s prestigious Hydroscaph collection, the Hydroscaph H1 seamlessly combines the extreme functionality and high-tech materials of a working diving instrument with the unequalled style and refined craftsmanship of an exclusive Swiss luxury timepiece. In Dec 2014, CLERC unveiled a new version of Hydroscaph H1 featuring stainless steel metal bracelet.
 The CLERC Hydroscaph H1 is a diving instrument built to uncompromising standards of fine workmanship. It sports an impressive array of features, including an exclusive self-winding C609 COSC-certified chronometer movement offering the ultimate in precision and reliability.
Beating at a high frequency of 4 Hz, the C609 movement offers hours, minutes, seconds, date functions. It also delivers 42 hour power reserve, while featuring a highly demanding level of finishing including hand finished bridges and blued screws.
These resolutely fine watchmaking finishes, along with the open worked oscillating weight, have become a signature of CLERC movements and are visible through the exhibition c a s e back. Comfort is also part of the H 1 package, with adaptable lugs perfectly molding the wearer’s wrist curve even when worn over a neoprene diving suit.
The high grade stainless steel case of H 1 is highly sophisticated and it meets three concurrent design requirements by CLERC Geneve: exceptional aesthetics, innovative construction and functional usefulness. It is assembled from 81 components and ensures water resistance down to 500 meters.
The case is equipped with the CLERC’s signature octagonal-shaped rotating bezel. Once set, the bezel is locked using the unique C|CLIP mechanism - a retractable flap on a dedicated crown integrated into the case side at 2 o’clock. Returning the C|CLIP to its initial position securely locks the bezel, thus avoiding any risk of accidental deregulation while diving. And the adaptable lugs ensure a perfect fit on all wrist sizes and shapes, including over a diving suit.
The clear , crisp H1 dial offers high legibility in daylight or darkness thanks to the Super-LumiNova coating on the hands and hour-markers. The individually machined 3D numerals and hour markers give the H1 a boldly assertive character. When viewed from the front, they appear slightly trapezoid-shaped, while ensuring maximum readability from all angles. Like them, the hands also display a post-industrial look and are coated with Super-LumiNova for perfect visibility in the dark.
The inimitably stylish and elegant CLERC Hydroscaph H1 offers a range of declinations designed to satisfy a wide range of personal preferences. The case itself comes in high density steel, with or without a black DLC coating on the bezel, case center, or entire case.

Dials come in a choice of blue, black or grey, while the seconds hand and the triangular date marker at 3 o’clock spice things up with touches of blue, red khaki or fluorescent yellow.
The CLERC Hydroscaph H1 is also available in black, blue, red or khaki vulcanized rubber, as well as black, navy blue or chestnut brown Louisiana alligator leather versions with folding clasp. The Hydroscaph H1’s suggested retail price ranges from 5’900 to 7’300 CHF ($5,900 to $7,300).

Technical details
Exclusive C609 C.O.S.C certified chronometer self-winding movement
21 jewels, 28,800 vib/h
Hand-finished bridges
42-hour power reserve

Sweep second

High grade steel
81 component construction
Dimensions: 43.0 mm/ 48 mm including lateral protectors
Rotating bezel with C|CLIP safety lock
Expandable lugs
4mm glare-proof sapphire crystal
Exhibition case-back
Water resistant to 500 meters

Individually-machined 3D Super LumiNova appliqué markers
Date window at 3 o’clock

Vulcanized rubber
Hornback crocodile
Steel bracelet
Folding clasp

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