The delicate art of crafting a timepiece together from its many components is one of the most precious moments in haute horology. We captured it here for the CLERC Hydroscaph Limited Edition Central Chronograph – the orange rubber strap version.
Hydroscaph Close-Up: Hands and Dials
Did you know that Hydroscaph hands were (no pun) hand-painted and individually coated with Super-Luminova? Or that the indexes on the dial were also machined individually and hand-finished due to their intricate shape? If you look at a Hydroscaph index up close, you’ll notice the end is not simply cut straight down. Instead, it tapers at an angle towards the center of the dial. Because of this, it is not possible to mass-produce or simply “stamp” them out. And like many other parts and components of the Hydroscaph, it requires manual finishing from a highly-seasoned craftsman (or woman).
The hands are then painstakingly set one by one on top of the dial. Just another reason we like to say “from our hands and hearts to your wrists“.
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The Making of a CLERC Hydroscaph H1
The delicate art of crafting a timepiece together from its many components is one of the most precious moments in haute horology. We captured it here for the CLERC Hydroscaph H1 in all its intricate beauty.