|Winding:||Automatic, Bi-Directional Automatic Winding, Central Rotor Automatic Winding|
|Diameter:||25.60 mm (11.5 ligne)|
|Complications:||Date, Instant Date Change, Quick Date Correction|
|Hands:||Central Hour Hand, Central Minute Hand, Central Seconds Hand, Date Window at 3:00|
|Distinguishing Technical Characteristics|
Clockwise Balance Cock
|Production: – 2009|
Cal. CL-888 was produced by Claro Watch SA (Semag). It used a Chinese Sea-Gull ST1612 ebauche but was re-manufactured in Switzerland so it could be sold as Swiss Made. Production ended in 2009 once Claro began producing Cal. VB9832. A teardown suggested that it used a Swiss-made hairspring and was refinished with a lighter finish and an extra tension spring on the indirect seconds wheel.
According to the company, “CLARO Watch SA takes new parts and then completely re-works, cleans, measures, sets and tests each part before adding our 100% Swiss-made content. The full assembly is completed, tested and calibrated in our wholly owned factory in Bellinzona.” Claro also claimed that this movement was “re-engineer(ed) an existing calibre that was readily available from the market” and that it was a “long-established calibre from the Far East that was originally developed by a Swiss group.” However, since the ST1612 is based on the Miyota 8215, this is not accurate.Images are taken from official publications and are used here for commentary and educational purposes. Copyright is held by the original owner as noted.