Hermes, the renowned fashion label, has introduced an attention grabber – the Clipper Sport Orange wristwatch. Though there exists other color options in blue and red, other than orange, the bright statement-making color seems to be a favorite sell out option with the brand – bag, ties, and iPad case, inclusive of an exact look alike from the stables of brand – the Clipper Automatic Chronograph. Can’t really make out what is new in the recent entrant Clipper Sport range. Although technical specs-wise, both differ, design wise, the duo seem like mirror images of each other. We would have been more impressed if Hermes had given us a more creative choice. However so, the Clipper Sport Orange, crafted in Switzerland, is a clear extension of the Clipper line. It features emblematic bezel inspired by the portholes of the great 19th century sailing ships.
Complex work with materials seems to be the highlight of the watch, after its trendy appearance. Set in a 41 mm case, the mechanical self-winding movement watch wraps itself in a bimetallic case construction featuring the case-back and bezel in steel, and the case-band made of titanium. Hermes branding wisely adorns the rubber strap and the dial, which features large Arabic numerals.
A triangular marker at 3 o’clock in the same bright orange palette as the strap and the seconds-hand marks the date. Other features in the watch include dagger-shaped hours and minutes hand, 21 jewels with a frequency of 28,800vph/4Hz water resistance up to 10 atm, 42 hours power reserve, and a 17mm safety folding clasp in steel.
[Via – Worldtempus]