Clerc Creates Hydroscaph Limited Edition Gold Tourbillon

Aug 03, 2009
Following the amazing success of the Hydroscaph diver’s watch premiered by Clerc Geneve at Baselworld 2009, the brand now introduces an ultra-sophisticated version of the model - the Hydroscaph Limited Edition Gold Tourbillon. The timepiece will be available in a limited number of just 28 pieces.

The new watch accommodates an exclusive Clerc movement that drives hours, minutes, retrograde date and power-reserve display, as well as a tourbillon with bridges that may be admired through an openworked dial. The hand-wound tourbillon movement incorporates twin barrels that provide 120 hours of power reserve. The 60-second Clerc Tourbillon movement corresponds to the top standards of Swiss fine watchmaking.

The spectacular openworked dial of the timepiece
reveals the high-precision mechanism. The hollowed vertical tourbillon bridge is S-shaped, matching the design of the scooped-out hour and minute hands. To ensure perfect readability, the glareproofed sapphire crystal has the numerals and hour-markers engraved on it. The retrograde date display is positioned at 1:30, while the power-reserve indicator is found at 5 o’clock.

The exterior of the new Clerc watch also strikes by its precious nature. The case, sculptured in 18K rose gold and black titanium, boasts generous dimensions, measuring 49.6 mm in diameter. It has a complex structure that required over 75 parts and an absolutely new set of construction methods.

The case construction is 500-meter water-resistant, so the wearer of the diver’s watch can descend smoothly to the ocean depths. The lugs of the timepiece offer a perfect fit on the wrist of any size and the watch can be comfortably worn even over a diving suit.

The zest of the Clerc Hydroscaph Limited Edition Gold Tourbillon watch is its innovative rotating bezel featuring a roller-knob at 10 o’clock that is to be used for pivoting and locking the bezel to the necessary position. The whole construction is thoroughly secured by one-of-the-kind lateral protective guards keeping it away from any accidental shift in position in the process of diving.

The signature shape of the Hydroscaph bezel, representing a circle superimposed on a square, is a clear demonstration of the remarkable creativity of the watch’s creator – Gerald Clerc who inherited the inventiveness and deep passion for watchmaking of his forefathers. As found out, the watchmaker says, “I create timepieces the way I like them, meaning to uncompromising standards”.

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