Check out this new Hydroscaph Central Chronograph watch from Geneva-based Clerc SA. The watch is “signature” Clerc in its overall aesthetic, with a few unique features and design elements added to give it extra appeal. In addition to the “central chronograph” functionality (described below), the watch also has date and 24 hr GMT function. Design-wise, the hand-set on this watch is very original and exciting — the primary hands are done in a multi-colored “tuning fork” style design whilst the subdial hands have a cool triangular shape. Overall, the orange and white accents on various components is very appealing. Fit it on a rubber-lined hornback leather strap and you have one badass looking dive watch ready to be wristed. Price is likely north of $10,000.
Clerc Hydroscaph Central Chronograph Watch
Limited Edition of 500
45mm steel, black DLC (pictured), or 18K rose gold/black DLC steel case, 500 meter water resitance, fitted with rubber or rubber-treated hornback leather straps with folding clasps
As the name clearly states, this watch is a “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.
Editor’s Note: Clerc SA was an advertiser on this blog at the time of publication of this article.