The futuristic looking Hydroscaph is a very powerful diving instrument designed for extreme situations. Aficionados of the deep will discover that this solid-looking timepiece is water-resistant to 1000 metres thanks to a helium valve that is adjusted by a specia crown mechanism that activates and locks in position the rotating bezel.
As can be seen from the technical drawing, the watch has what is almost certainly the most complex watch construction within the watch industry.
The Hydroscaph is a titanium watch (44.6 mm diameter / 49.6 mm with lateral protectors) equipped with an exclusive C606 self-winding movement, 28,800 vbh, with finely bevelled bridges with Côtes de Genève decoration and a 45-hour power reserve. In addition to the hours, minutes and seconds, there is a second time zone indicator at 12 o’clock, a special power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock and a magnified date aperture at 3 o’clock.
Finally, the vulcanized rubber and Louisiana alligator straps use a world-first for sizing it to the wrist with special self-adaptive lugs that automatically adjust to wrist size – either on top of a diving suit or directly on the wrist.
The Hydroscaph comes as a Limited Edition in either Grade 5 titanium, 18 carat red gold, or black titanium with a three-year warranty, with the possibility of replacing the GMT - 12 hours by a Big jumping date.
Source: Europa Star February-March 2009 Magazine Issue