Baselworld 2012: Clerc Clockwork Orange (Hydroscaph Dive Watch)

Here’s a sweet looking new piece for 2012 from Clerc Geneve, the “Clockwork Orange” — so named for its custom orange divers strap and orange dial/bezel accents.  This watch looks to be but a slight a tweak on the brand’s also cool-looking Hydroscaph Central Chronograph featured here last year, but by no means is this a bad thing as I think Clerc is on to a winner with this design and is right to run with it.  Really, this is what I like about Clerc the brand and Gerald Clerc, the brand’s namesake overseer — his approach to new releases is measured and impactful — i.e. what few new model(s) the brand does release each year are always worth a close look.

As for this piece, well, I really like the styled chronograph pushers (better views here), and also that it is a somewhat uncommon “central chronograph” meaning that instead of the oft-seen 3 subdials on a chronograph watch, the chronograph timing on this watch (minutes and seconds) is recorded via two center-set hands (orange hand for seconds, white hand for minutes).  At 3 o’clock is a non-chrono seconds subdial and at 9 o’clock is a 24 hr/GMT function.  Well done, Clerc.

Clerc Hydroscaph Clockwork Orange

Limited Edition 250 pieces

45mm steel case, 500 meter water resistance, automatic mechanical movement (Clerc C608), central chronograph, orange rubber strap

 

Ed’s note:  At the time of this posting, Clerc Geneve is a paid advertiser on this blog.

  • http://www.luxurybazaar.com/ Luxury Bazaar

    like the orange strap, guess it’s just rubber?

  • http://www.bigface-watches.com/casio/g-shock-dw6900nb-7 G Shock DW6900NB-7

    love the color combination of orange and black – very stylish and sporty . Looks really solid. Will look out for this one.

    • http://www.bigface-watches.com/casio/g-shock-dw6900nb-7 G Shock DW6900NB-7

      forgot to ask – what the price on this one?

      G Shock DW6900NB-7

      • http://www.perpetuelle.com Perpetuelle

         Hi @bea805f44e2098410cae12f66e610760:disqus don’t now exact price, but Clerc watches tend to price in the 10k-20k range, broadly speaking

  • Tevj

    Can someone give me an idea of the RRP for the Clockwork Orange?

    • http://www.perpetuelle.com Perpetuelle

      @ca082e512a01d7d7e3631f5d914e99d4:disqus Hi–sorry I do not know what “RRP” stands for — can you enlighten me?
      Kyle

      • Goju1

        “Recommended Retail Price” – he/she must be from the southern hemisphere

  • Goju1

    Does it for me!
    I would like to own a Clerc.

  • James

    It was a good movie too!

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