Dive Watches & Submarines

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Dive Watches & Submarines

Post by koimaster » January 15th 2016, 3:49pm

It seems that every day, more independent watch brands are offering up daring timepieces of high enough quality to rival the big guns of horology. But few come with a history that runs as deep in the industry as Clerc. The company's roots in watchmaking date back to 1874, and it's currently under the command of fourth-generation owner Gerald Clerc, who took over in 1997. Despite the brand's history, Gerald's approach is all about moving forward, designing bold and chunky watches that defiantly stand out from the crowd.

At the entry point of the collection, the Hydroscaph H1 is a unique twist on the modern dive watch. Rated to withstand depths of 500 meters and sporting a machined (not stamped) unidirectional 60-minute bezel, it covers all the initial bases of a solid diver.

But the details are where it shines. For starters, the Hydroscaph H1's bezel is rotated via a locking crown to prevent its wearer from accidentally rolling it ahead. Its articulated lugs are designed to tuck in so it's more comfortable on smaller wrists, and also flare out to accommodate being strapped onto the outside of a wetsuit. In the case of the Hydroscaph Chronograph, the wide, floating pushers are designed specifically for ease of use when wearing wetsuit gloves. Finally, its straps use a dual-redundant spring bar system—a choice made after discovering that the majority of underwater timepiece failures are related to strap detachment.

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