Watch of the Year 2016 - C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve

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Watch of the Year 2016 - C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve

Post by Kip » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:04 pm

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Features
1. Swiss made
2. In-house 35 jewel automatic Calibre SH21 power reserve chronometer (COSC)
3. 120 hour power reserve with power reserve indicator complication
4. Colimaçoné finish with twin flag pattern engraving to movement
5. 40.5mm 316L polished surgical-grade stainless steel case with brushed sides
6. Push-down crown with twin flag motif
7. Anti-reflective double curve top sapphire crystal
8. Domed opalin or sunray finish dial (Available in White or Blue)
9. Brushed and polished blued or steel hands
10. Screw-in exhibition case back with engraved serial number
11. Italian Shell Cordovan strap with Bader deployment
12. Luxury presentation case and owner's handbook

Technical
1. Diameter: 40.5mm
2. Height: 12.8mm
3. Weight: 62g
4. Calibre: SH21 power reserve chronometer (COSC)
5. Case: 316L stainless steel
6. Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 metres)
7. Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
8. Timing tolerance: +6/-4 seconds per day
9. Strap: 20mm
10. Lug to Lug: 48.55mm

"....just a classic design in my view." (adg31)
"It is the most significant watch CW released this year." (MiniMpi)
"....the significance of the case design and how it will affect the other models sealed it as the most significant introduction for me." (Kip)
"C1 - because the new case takes the brand a further step forwards." (downer)
"....undoubtedly the most significant watch of 2016 since it will form the basis for much of the range going forward. " (FloridaPhil)
"Main reason was for the case design but also the dial design essentially taking CWL off in a new direction." (Bahnstormer_vRS )


Description
The C1 Power Reserve is undoubtedly a significant watch. Not only does it launch the C1 range - dedicated to our premium dress models and JJ complications - but also heralds a signature new case whose design will inform designs across the collection.

Created by Senior Designer, Adrian Buchmann, the use of 'light-catcher' lines creates a slimmer profile, and at 40.5mm, it will suit any wrist size.

Fittingly, our chronometer-certified in-house movement, Calibre SH21, includes its first automatic power reserve complication. Its implementation on the dial is subtle: an inclined bevel at the 9 o'clock position revealing an indicator disc to monitor its 120-hour power reserve.

Elongated numerals at 6 and 12 o'clock balance the domed opalin white dial, while the logo sits at 3 o'clock.

A perfect marriage of Swiss ingenuity and British elegance, the C1 Power Reserve is the perfect purchase for those who want a classic dress watch underpinned by the highest levels of horology.

Movement
Designed by our Technical Director Johannes Jahnke, Calibre SH21 was the first commercially viable movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years. With the C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve, we marry his technical vision with an aesthetic DNA which will come to influence the design of future movements.

The introduction of an automatic power reserve complication to Calibre SH21 was achieved with a 28-piece modification to the base movement, bringing the total number of jewels to 35.

In addition to providing impeccable timekeeping, Calibre SH21 has also received a visual upgrade. Its bridge and rotor have been redesigned to allow greater visibility of the twin barrels, and boast a 'Colimaçoné' finish, engraved with our twin-flag pattern.


The C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve is an open series and may be ordered directly from Christopher Ward London.

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