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Watch World volume 6 issue 4

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In the latest issue there is a feature on Christopher Ward watches. It's the usual history and link with the forum. Includes the plans to produce movements about the jump hour and the fact there is going to be a new "interesting variation" of a chronograph next year "it will be the sort of thing another brand would put out at £15,000 but that we will do under £2,000"
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Good, a new 7750...? I am in!

See not much has been in the preview chat box ..... C'mon CW give us some tasters!
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£2k for a Chr. Ward.....

It would need to be pretty damn special. :)
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downer wrote:£2k for a Chr. Ward.....

It would need to be pretty damn special. :)
Chronograph COSC , perhaps with an additional complication... a Tourbillion would be nice! :lol: :oops: :silent:
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Re: Watch World volume 6 issue 4

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A 15K Chrono? Hmmm, maybe a perpetual calendar chronograph?
CW planning a 2k watch signals a definite move upscale for the company.
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Lavaine wrote:CW planning a 2k watch signals a definite move upscale for the company.
Or perhaps just a broadening of the spectrum to interest a wider range of prospective customers. If the less expensive watches were systematically phased out that would be worrying.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Lavaine wrote:CW planning a 2k watch signals a definite move upscale for the company.
Or perhaps just a broadening of the spectrum to interest a wider range of prospective customers. If the less expensive watches were systematically phased out that would be worrying.
I'm not at all convinced a brand can stretch from £200 to £2000. Something has to give. :shock:
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Come to think of it, the C2 and C6 have both gone...you may well be right there! :?
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Gold dive chrono? :)
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downer wrote:£2k for a Chr. Ward.....

It would need to be pretty damn special. :)
It should be!
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I see how it could happen without taking the whole brand upmarket.

For example, most Swatch watches are low cost, but they go and release something expensive now and then, like this "Diaphane One Turning Gold" for a cost of 7700 CHF (released back in 2007). It has a revolving movement. Not a tourbillon, but for show the inner cage of the movement turns within the case twice per hour. Wheel train and all.

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I'm happy with the principle, but that's a right dog's dinner :shock:
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So who, amongst forum members would be prepared to send 2k on a CWL?
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androo wrote: "it will be the sort of thing another brand would put out at £15,000 but that we will do under £2,000"
The Rolex white gold Daytona is over £15k with specialist movement.

The only chronos that command £15k are moonphase (even then they can be found much cheaper) and tourbillons.

But part of that could be marketing talk as it all depends which brands you are talking about. The C60 Trident could be said to be a significantly cheaper version of a Rolex Sub at £7k but we all know you can get a Steinhart diver for about the same as the C60.
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Watch World volume 6 issue 4

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downer wrote:
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Lavaine wrote:CW planning a 2k watch signals a definite move upscale for the company.
Or perhaps just a broadening of the spectrum to interest a wider range of prospective customers. If the less expensive watches were systematically phased out that would be worrying.
I'm not at all convinced a brand can stretch from £200 to £2000. Something has to give. :shock:
Seiko have managed it. But I hope if CW have plans for this they pull something special out the bag.
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