Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

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Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Kip » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:53 pm

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Features
In-house calibre SH21 automatic movement (100% Swiss made)by Johannes Jahnke
COSC certified chronometer
Twin barrel construction in a series connection
120 hour power reserve
31 jewels
Date display at 3 o'clock
Full tungsten automatic rotor with ball bearings
Continuous central second
Stop-second hacking mechanism
Galvanic sun-ray one-piece metal dial with raised nickel indexes and nickel hands
Hand finished, surgical grade, stainless steel case and crown
Museum-grade sapphire crystal with AR08 anti-reflective coating
Screw-down transparent case back with full diameter AR08 anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Ethically sourced premium Louisiana alligator strap and Bader Deployment
Luxury presentation case and owner's handbook

Technical Diameter: 43mm
Height: 13.45mm
Calibre: SH21 automatic
Vibrations: 28.800 vph
Case: 316L stainless steel
Water resistance: 5 atm/50 metres
Strap: CITES certified, premium Louisiana alligator strap

Voted by the Christopher Ward Forum (CWF), a forum for CW enthusiasts, as the most significant new model introduction in 2014 by Christopher Ward London(CWL).

"This really is a work of art. The exhibition caseback shows off the new calibre nicely and the front is just pure class." (Andrew)
"C9 sh21 is a huge step for cw and gets my vote...." (fultonrock)
"What you have in the Christopher Ward C9 Harrison 5 Day Automatic watch is something very special." (Ariel Adams)
"It is accessible luxury in the truest sense." (Worn and Wound)

"Few watch brands create their own movement and of those that do, only a handful add something really original and important to the world of watchmaking. Christopher Ward's in-house, Calibre SH21, which powers the C9 Harrison 5 Day Automatic is one such movement.

Created by our master watchmaker, Johannes Jahnke, our new calibre, which is a certified chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), can run under its own steam, once fully wound, for 120 hours/5 days. And here's the really clever bit; unlike most movements with such extended reserves of power there is no compromise in the stability or robustness of the movement which means the wearer can be confident that his watch will withstand even quite rugged conditions and require the minimum of servicing."

The C9 5 Day Automatic is an open series and may be ordered directly from Christopher Ward London.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by scooter » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:33 pm

No surprises there.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by bspj » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:51 pm

A close call? :lol:
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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Berkshire » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:25 pm

Initially not keen but ended the year as an owner. :D

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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Rooster » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:54 pm

Amazing effort, especially considering the relative size of the company.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Peteo » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:20 pm

Voted for the movement more so than the watch, which I'm sure was the thinking for a lot of people. A huge accomplishment. 2014 might have been the biggest year for the company yet. Hoping to see the SH21 in some new (and hopefully smaller) models in 2015 and beyond.
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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:31 pm

bspj wrote:A close call? :lol:
As far as we can see, looking at it by and large, taking one thing with another in terms of the average of voting, then in the final analysis it is probably true to say that at the end of the day, in general terms, you would probably find that, not to put too fine a point on it, there probably wasn't very much in it one way or the other. As far as one can see, at this stage. Yes, Minister. :D
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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:36 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
bspj wrote:A close call? :lol:
As far as we can see, looking at it by and large, taking one thing with another in terms of the average of voting, then in the final analysis it is probably true to say that at the end of the day, in general terms, you would probably find that, not to put too fine a point on it, there probably wasn't very much in it one way or the other. As far as one can see, at this stage. Yes, Minister. :D
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Seriously, much as I voted for the C5 Slimline, the C9 SH21 is an honourable winner of our vote.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Viognier » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:23 am

I covet this or the C9BDD....must get to New Hampshire (aka CW Boston) or 1 Park Street for a live look and try on in 2015. There we go, my first New Year's resolution :D
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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by daftpunk » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:02 am

Viognier wrote:I covet this or the C9BDD....must get to New Hampshire (aka CW Boston) or 1 Park Street for a live look and try on in 2015. There we go, my first New Year's resolution :D
I am in the same position. In 2015 i will at some point be buying either a C9BDD or this watch..... i suppose i have a good 12 months to decide :)
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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Lego » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:36 am

Given the brief from Kip I think this one wins comfortably.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by theaub » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:44 am

No great surprise.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by scooter » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:51 am

It will be interesting to see the next iteration of this movement.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Tantalus » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:23 pm

It's a lovely looking watch, but seems the movement is the main point of interest. It's one I'd like to see in the flesh (good excuse to make an appointment in Park St).

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Re: Watch of the Year 2014 - C9 5 Day Automatic

Post by Tyke » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:45 am

Movement :clap:
Watch. :yawn:

Result - predictable one horse race producing the PR result the forum owners were looking for......

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