CLERC Hydroscaphe H1 Chronometer

Baselworld 2013 preview…

Clerc Hydroscaphe H1 Chronometer

Gerald Clerc of his namesake brand Clerc Geneve is set to introduce a new model in his Hydroscaphe collection, the H1 Chronometer.  The watch has a very nice color set, with brushed steel case, deep blue matte dial and fluorescent yellow accents.  What I like even more are the 3-dimensional, faceted hour-markers on the dial (see closeup below).  The watch will utilize Clerc’s exclusive case design and construction (81+ parts) and thus retain the core DNA of prior Hyrdoscaphe models.   Gerald does not introduce a lot of new models, but when he does he makes them count – the Hydroscaphe H1 will retail for $5,900 on rubber (I love their finely-lined rubber strap) and $6,300 on alligator strap, which I think is compelling for such a distinctive and well made watch.  I will be meeting with Gerald next month at Baselworld and will be sure to share a hands-on look as soon as I have it.

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 CLERC Hydroscaphe H1 Chronometer

43.80 mm steel case (48mm including lateral protectors), water resistant to 500m, 4.0 mm glare-proofed sapphire crystal, automatic mechanical, COSC-certified with Côtes de Genève motif and blue screws (exhibition caseback), on vulcanized rubber or louisiana alligator strap with folding clasp

Dial: hours, mins, seconds, 3D superluminova applique markers. Tri-Date window at 3 o’clock

Clerc Hydroscaphe H1 Dial Closeup

http://www.clercwatches.com

Any Perpetuelle readers who will be at Baselworld are cordially invited to set an appointment to meet!

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  • goju1

    I would like to own a Clerc one day but I don’t like date windows with more than one number (don’t see the point and they are not aesthetic – IMO).
    Other than that – a great looking watch.

    • http://www.perpetuelle.com/ Perpetuelle

      Hi Goju — I share your lack of enthusiasm for tri-date windows, for the same reason.
      Kyle