Clerc Odyssey S Watch

Clerc Odyssey S Watch

Clerc Odyssey S Watch Watch Releases Clearly this Clerc watch has a spacey look. A lot of their more "ambitious" pieces tend to have a style that looks like something out of a sci-fi movie prop bin. This one is actually a bit more down to earth compared to what I have seen in the past. As though Clerc is calming down a bit and realizing the world is looking for more subtle avant garde style cues these days. If you make a watch that looks like a time machine - it better damn operate as one. Wow, I just realized how utterly ironic that statement was.

Clerc joins the growing number of watch brands that are using silicium (silicon) in their movements. The most popular metal part to replace with silicium is the escapement. This is a small gear-like wheel that is connected to the balance wheel and is responsible for moving power to the movement. Silicium gives this part ultra high endurance and precision. The basically means that the part doesn't wear (like ever), doesn't need any lubrication, and is very consistent which leads to overall improvements in rate results in the movement (accuracy gains). Basically, technology permitting, silicium is more or less better than metal. Technology is not entirely permitting today, and may actually never be. Not because we can't do it, but needs of the watch industry alone are not enough to advance silicium research. That is in the hands of the computer industry - who might abandon silicon in the next several years in favor of something else. Anyhow, to make a long story short, silicium today works great in a few select watches but can't be mass produced without great expense, and has construction limitations.

Clerc Odyssey S Watch Watch Releases

Brand using silicium in watches today include Ulysse Nardin, Patek Philippe. Breguet, Montblanc, and more. Clerc joins this club with the Odyssey S watch in titanium, with the exclusive C201 automatic movement. The movement is viewable through the back and parts of the front of the watch. In addition to having the silicium escapement, it has a 7 day power reserve, with power reserve indicator, and retrograde date.

Clerc Odyssey S Watch Watch Releases

Playing with the fact that silicium is blue, Clerc uses a blue tinted sapphire crystal over two segments of the dial to show the movement. Tinted sapphire crystal is going to be a hot thing in the next few years as watch designers have a new tool in their belt. Hublot is leading the way with their red sapphire crystals (read about the Hublot Monza watch here), and other brands are going to start following. The first to do this as far as I know was Rolex with the special green sapphire crystal on a Milgauss watch. In addition to the blue crystals seen here, Clerc will also offer gray ones. These will be matched to a DLC coated version of the titanium case.

Clerc Odyssey S Watch Watch Releases

At 44mm wide, the titanium case, DLC titanium case, or titanium case with 18k rose gold bezel models of the watch will all be pretty neat. The Odyssey S has a rotating diver's bezel and some crazy stuff going on with the crown and pushers. Scaled back in design, the watch feels more live-with-able than other Clerc pieces. Still, it is anything but a normal watch. It comes with a rubber or alligator strap, and a whole lot of conversation starting abilities. Price will start at around $15,000 I assume.

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  • Larry Holmack

    Really a stunning watch!!! Love the design and the “Spacey” look of the watch.

  • Ben Morehead

    You missed the biggest advantage of silicon: it is impossible to magnetize. That’s what the President of Breguet told me at lunch last week.

    • admin

      Yes, this is of course true.

  • Kris C.

    This will end up being wholly insulting to Clerc, but this design reminds me of the look obtained in some much lower-end pieces, I believe from 2CAN? Might just be because of the mostly sterile pallete and/or heavily brushed yet brilliant face.
    Regardless, this has cues to enjoy, like the unique blue colour contrast stitching on the strap that matches the tinted sapphires nicely, the heavily machined look, and how the sides of the case, with the angle of the lugs give a square-in-a-circle look. Those lugs are interesting – quite heavy, yet not spaced very far apart compared to the rest of the face. The strap integrates quite well, good attention to detail there. If done tastefully, I really enjoy the idea of tinted sapphires, and I belive this is the first time I’ve seen them used to cover elements, not just the entire dial. Is it just the picture, or are the power reserve markers really that hard to read? With everything going on in that little window, maybe white wasn’t the best choice for that. As a wannabe linksman, the name of this model makes me think that Ely Callaway had a hand in the process – kind of a cheesy name regardless of where it came from though.

    I’d really like to see how this looks on a wrist.

    • admin

      Kris, where do you think the lower brands got the design in the first place?

      • Kris C.

        Why, from me of course. Nobody does anything in this industry without my consent. You’ve just never heard of me because… I… like it that way.

        Yeah, thats it.

  • Ivan Y

    Hmm… Never heard of this brand. I really hope there’s a story behind the name since a clerk watch isn’t something that sounds appealing 😉

    Would be nice to see this in person to determine whether it all comes together. Not a big fan of blue dial text (and it looks barely readable). And I’m pretty torn on tinting… It sounds like a good idea, but the _photos_ do nothing for me and make it look rather cheap. Almost makes it seem like it’d look a heck of a lot better without cutouts on the dial.


    My experience has shown first look at the heart of a watch, ie Hublot’s use of ETA and Panerai only recently using in-house movement, that Clerc is worth every dollar. A 6 day power reserve still astonishes me!!!

  • adam59smithlane

    How do you change the time on a Clerc Odysse watch?
    Goinf mad trying!!!

    • Ariel Adams

      Need to slide the crown guard down to access the crown.