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    • Admin
      The 42mm C60 Shadow Special Edition is the perfect fusion of advanced mechanics and sophisticated design - limited to only 28 pieces. Powered by CW’s in-house movement, Calibre SH21, the watch delivers a five-day power reserve, plus COSC-certified timekeeping. All of which can be monitored via the subtle matte-grey dial. And should you wish to push it to its limits, water-resistance to 300m means it’ll go as far as you want to take it.
      Power you can’t ignore
      A timepiece powered by Calibre SH21, our COSC-certified movement, that not only provides ultra-accurate timekeeping but delivers five days of power off the wrist. A watch that functions at 300m underwater, yet which wears sleek and snug. A professional timing instrument whose understated looks will be admired by those who appreciate subtlety and legibility.
      The matte-grey dial is not just beautiful to behold, but also provides the ideal canvas for the handset, indexes and subdials. At 9 o’clock, the power-reserve subdial monitors how much charge you’ve got left, while the date wheel at 3 o’clock provides further information. Finally, the small-seconds wheel delivers extra precision timekeeping.
      At 42mm, the watch isn’t shy, but thanks to the ergonomic design of its Light-catcher™case, it never feels big. The brushed stainless-steel construction and elements of grey gunmetal PVD and black DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating remain true to the watch’s muted aesthetic, while the see-through caseback reveals the PVD rotor of SH21.
      And for when lights are low, its handset, indexes and bezel have all been filled with Super-LumiNova® black BL, delivering after-dark timekeeping.
      Calibre SH21 Automatic
      Designed by our former technical director, Johannes Jahnke, Calibre SH21 was the first commercially viable mechanical movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years. And thanks to its ingenious twin-barrel construction, Calibre SH21 will deliver 120 hours – five whole days – of timekeeping when fully wound.
      This particular version also boasts a power-reserve complication. 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 33.
      In addition to providing impeccable timekeeping, its bridge has been redesigned to allow greater visibility of the twin barrels, and boast a 'Colimaçoné' finish, engraved with our twin-flag pattern.
      When fully wound, its twin barrels deliver five days' COSC-certified timekeeping. This places it among the most accurate of Swiss-made, power-reserve movements.
      Strap: £2,005 / US$ 2,510
      Bracelet: £2,140 / US$ 2,670
      Technical
      SKU: C60-42APR3-SHADW-HRK Watch Model: C60 Size: 42mm Dial Colour: Black Case Material: Stainless steel Case Colour: Gunmetal Bezel Colour: Black Height: 16.3mm Lug-to-Lug: 49.3mm Case Weight: 97g Weight inc. Strap: 122g Water Resistance: 30 ATM (300m) Movement: Calibre SH21 COSC Power Reserve: 120 hours No of Jewels: 33 Complication Type: Power Reserve Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz) Timing Tolerance: -4/+6 secs p/day Lume: SLN Black Strap Size: 22mm Strap Material: Rubber Strap Colour: Black Red Features
      Swiss made In-house 33 jewel Calibre SH21 automatic movement 120 hour power reserve Chronometer-certified (COSC) Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case with gunmetal middle case and black DLC bezel and caseback Anti-shock system Embossed screw-down crown Screw-down exhibition caseback with black smoked sapphire crystal Unique engraved serial number Anti-reflective sapphire crystal Hacking small seconds Date calendar Matte grey dial Power reserve function Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets Brushed and polished hands Super-LumiNova® black BL hands, indexes and bezel Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap with Christopher Ward buckle and quick-release pins for easy changing Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook







       

    • Admin
      The ingenious C63 TradeTime™. A unique partnership between Christopher Ward and TradingView. And the first ever mechanical watch that can track when the world’s stock markets are opening and closing. Limited to just 500 pieces – with an incredible 40 percent saving for TradingView members. And, as befitting a watch made for one of the world’s leading trading sites, you’ll be able to pay with crypto through BitPay.
      The world’s first international trading watch
      You like to be informed. And you know a great deal when you see it. That’s why you’re a TradingView member. And it’s why the limited-edition C63 TradeTime™ is a watch tailored to your needs.
      The C63 TradeTime™ is powered by a modified ETA 2893-2 ‘GMT’ movement, and is the first mechanical watch ever that allows you to monitor the opening and closing times of the world’s top 10 stock exchanges.
      By lining up the rotating disc to the white reference line, you can see when New York is ready to open, when London’s about to close, and how long you have to wait until you can trade in Tokyo. You can even factor in Daytime Saving too – if applicable.

      At 39mm, the ergonomically sculpted Light-catcher™ case will suit all wrist sizes, while the dial plays host to a handset and indexes deep-filled with Super-LumiNova® paint, delivering luminous timekeeping after dark. You’ll also find the TradingView logo at the 12 o’clock position.
      Turn the case over and you’ll find a quote from Lord Byron’s Prometheus deep-stamped around the case back. “Thou art a symbol and a sign to mortals of their fate and force” – chosen because he stole fire from the gods and in doing so created human civilization.
      Aside from its mechanical complexity, this is also a capable sports and diving watch, with water resistance to 150m.
      Finally, the watch is only available to TradingView customers for the next four months, and you can make an amazing saving of 40 percent from its retail price if you order within that time. And as well as the usual payment methods, you can also pay with cryptocurrency through BitPay.
      ETA 2893-2 automatic movement
      The ETA 2893-2 is one of the watch industry’s go-to ‘GMT’ movements – ie: it lets you monitor two time zones at once. Here, Christopher Ward’s technicians have modified the movement so that a disk, rather than a hand, is used to display the 24-hour functionality – something which allows you to track market times around the world. Another plus is the power reserve of 42 hours: this means you can take off the watch for nearly two days and it’ll carry on ticking.
      Dial in the individuality
      A unique dial – on a watch like no other. While the outer area plays host to the indexes, the centre is taken up with a ‘Market Tracker’ disc that allows you to follow the opening and closing times of the world’s key financial markets.

      Polished performance
      On the C63 TradeTime™, the hands play a starring role. Designed for instant legibility, they’ve been linear-brushed for texture and boast diamond polished facets that glimmer when they catch the light.
      The stamp of quality
      Turn your C63 TradeTime™ over and there you’ll see a quote from Byron’s deep-stamped around the screw-down case back: ‘Thou art a symbol and a sign to mortals of their fate and force’.

      A case for comfort
      The 39mm Light-catcher™ case isn’t just another watch case. Inspired by the designs of sports cars, it’s been designed to sit as close as possible to your wrist. This makes it feel slim, and ensures your shirt cuff slides over it easily.
      Lighter – and brighter
      Both the indexes and handset have been deep-filled with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 for luminosity. Which means when darkness falls, your watch will display the time with an otherworldly glow.





       

    • Admin
      Go under the radar with the powerful C60 Graphite Special Edition – limited to just 250 pieces. PVD- and DLC-covered 42mm case for maximum stealth. Matte ceramic bezel. And a dark, stealthy dial you’ll never tire of looking at. Power courtesy of Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement.
      Perfect stealth
      True power doesn’t need to announce itself.
      Take the new C60 Graphite Special Edition. Limited to 250 pieces, and with a muted palette inspired by the steel hulls of submarines, its stealthy appearance offers little clue to the quality of engineering and craftsmanship within. It’s only when you place it on your wrist that you realise how powerful its combination of engineering excellence, luminosity and durability is.
      At 42mm, the Light-catcher™ case isn’t shy, but thanks to its ergonomic design, wears smaller than you’d think. And its colour – or lack of – comes from being treated with PVD (physical vapour deposition) gunmetal.
      Meanwhile, the case back, deep-stamped with the Trident logo, is covered in diamond-like carbon (DLC). And because it’s a Trident, it’s water-resistant to 600m, so should you wish to explore the depths, you can go as deep as you’d like.
      The sandblasted matte grey dial is equally impressive. Its handset and baton indexes are deep-filled with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 for timekeeping after dark, while the twin-flags logo at 12 o’clock balances the date wheel at 6.
      The ceramic diving bezel, also covered in DLC, has been precision-engineered for a satisfying ‘click’, while its lume-heavy numerals deliver timing guidance when lights are low.
      Power comes courtesy of Sellita’s 26-jewel SW200-1 automatic movement. Not only does it provide years of accurate timekeeping, but its anti-shock mechanism means it’ll shrug off the heaviest of knocks.
      Finally, because we know how much you value flexibility, the C60 Graphite Special Edition is available on either a new-generation bracelet, #tide strap (in ‘Connery’ stripes), or a hybrid band. And thanks to our quick-release system, swapping between them is child’s play.
      Sellita SW200-1 Automatic
      An update on the classic Sellita SW200, this Swiss-made self-winding movement is known for its accuracy and reliability.
      The 26-jewel movement boasts a date wheel, a 4Hz frequency (equating to a smooth eight ticks per second) and a 38-hour power reserve. It also has an in-built anti-shock system to maintain accuracy when faced with any sudden jolts.







    • Admin

      C1 Worldglow - Christopher Ward

      By Admin, in C1,

      A lume without equal – on a watch that brings the world to your wrist. Powered by the ingenious JJ03 automatic movement, the C1 Worldglow lets you tell the time in any one of 24 time zones. And when lights are low, the lume comes to life, emitting a neon-like glow that’s impossible to ignore. Powerful. Magical. Unforgettable. Welcome to your new favourite watch.
      A worldtimer for lume-lovers
      Tool watch. Dress watch. Advanced timing instrument. The C1 Worldglow is everything the internationally-minded traveller could want – and so much more.
      It begins with the pure sapphire dial.
      Carrying a vivid representation of the globe divided into 24 segments, it lets you monitor any time zone – instantly.
      The key is the rotating ‘GMT’ disc, printed with the numerals of the 24-hour clock. Once it’s correctly paired to a location on the ‘cities’ bezel, you’ll be able to tell the time anywhere: from New York to Rome, Rio to Bangkok. The red ‘city selector’ wedge can also be used to direct your eye to the place that’s most important to you.
      But that’s only part of the story – the dial’s construction is a thing of wonder, boasting, perhaps, the highest levels of finishing and intricacy yet seen on a Christopher Ward watch. Made from four separate layers, it carries a representation of the world – part-filled with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 – that emits a neon-like glow in the dark. The hands and GMT numerals are also coated in lume so you can not only tell the time in low light, but use the watch’s worldtimer function, too.
      As a regular timekeeping device, it’s no slouch, either. The JJ03 automatic movement, a modification of the hugely respected Sellita SW330 GMT calibre, is the key to ‘worldtimer’ functionality – and you can see it in action thanks to the transparent ‘exhibition’ caseback.
      At 43.5mm, the Light-catcher™ case is generous in size but wears slimmer than you could hope for thanks to its exquisitely contoured shape. Something it achieves despite carrying a modified – and thus taller – movement.

      Calibre JJ03 Automatic
      The third of Christopher Ward's JJ Calibres – a series dedicated to unique in-house modifications of pre-existing movements – JJ03 is based on the Sellita SW330, the industry's go-to automatic GMT calibre.
      Whereas the previous iteration of JJ03 found in the original C9 Worldtimer re-geared the 2893 to feature airport destinations as a second time zone, the new JJ03 offers a simpler approach.
      Reverting to 12-hour timing, it powers a moving 24-hour disc which is read in conjunction with the international cities around it. Turning the crown clockwise will engage this 24-hour disc – but turn the crown anti-clockwise and you'll have control of the red ‘city selector’.
       

    • Frank W
      We're excited to announce our first exclusive collaboration with Christopher Ward. Introducing the Christopher Ward + WatchGecko C65 Aquitaine, limited to 50 pieces, each individually numbered for our first production batch. 
      Every aspect of this watch has been carefully considered. The 120-click bezel uses a polished sapphire insert that’s impressively scratch-resistant, complementing the refined blue and white design of the dial. The dial is inspired by the history of regatta races such as The America’s Cup, giving the watch a distinctly nautical feel while remaining reminiscent of the box crystals seen on the classic dive watches of the 50s and 60s.
      The dial features the classic Christopher Ward trident seconds hand and uses Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 lume for perfect legibility in any lighting condition.
      The 316L stainless steel case features Christopher Ward’s signature ‘light-catcher’ design with a narrow side profile and a visible contrast between the brushed and polished lines, making the 41mm case comfortable on a wide range of wrist sizes. 
      Visible through the exhibition sapphire case back is the no date automatic Sellita SW 200-1 b movement. With a water resistance of 200 metres / 20ATM, this 26-jewel movement has a power reserve of 38 hours with an accuracy of -/+ 20 seconds a day.
      Thanks to the quick-change mechanism, straps can be swapped out with ease and without tools ideal as this watch comes with two complementing watch straps. One is the WatchGecko Overton genuine Italian V-stitch suede leather watch strap in a midnight blue to match the dial, made from vegetable-tanned calf leather. The second strap is a tough grey NATO strap, which uses 1.25mm thick nylon for high tensile strength and added shine. Both straps also feature a collaboration-exclusive Christopher Ward + WatchGecko laser-engraved buckle. 

      Why This Watch
      A chance to own one of only 50 exclusive limited-edition collaboration watches from Christopher Ward and WatchGecko Includes a gifted collaboration-exclusive NATO replacement watch strap as well as an original Christopher Ward steel bracelet. Comes with an industry-leading 60-month movement warranty  About Christopher Ward
      Christopher Ward was founded in 2004 and specialises in creating high-quality and high-value watches, combining English design with Swiss watchmaking expertise. Each watch is built to a class-leading high specification while keeping prices impressively low. Christopher Ward watches almost exclusively use mechanical movements, either from well-known Swiss specialists like ETA and Sellita, or – in the case of the most exclusive models – their own in-house movement, Calibre SH2
      Manufacturer: Christopher Ward Watch Accuracy: +/- 20 Seconds Per Day Watch Bezel: 120-Click Unidirectional Ceramic Bezel With Swiss Super-LumiNova Watch Case Back: Screw-Down Display Back Watch Case: Colou: rSilver Watch Case Finish: Brushed And Polished Watch Case Material: Stainless Steel Watch Case Crown: Screw-Down Watch Dial: Double-Layer Watch Dial Colour: Blue Watch Diameter: 41mm Watch Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds Watch Glass: Glass Box Sapphire Watch Lug Length: 46.68mm Watch Lug Width: 22mm Watch Lug Luminescence: Super-LumiNova C1 Watch Movement: Sellita SW200-1 B (Swiss) Watch Movement Type: Automatic Watch Power Reserve: 38 Hours Watch Style: Dive Watch Warranty: 60 Month Movement Warranty Watch Water Resistant: 200 Mtrs (20ATM)  

    • Admin
      The C1 Bel Canto chime has been heard around the watchmaking world. Which is why we’ve brought forward its second iteration – this time in ‘Verde Green’.
      Our finest hour
      Watchmaking is primarily seen as a visual art. Yet horologists have long used sound to denote the passing of time. But to bring sound into the miniature world of the mechanical watch movement takes, not just an intimate knowledge of horology, but also determination, curiosity, and ambition.
      Bringing those qualities together has resulted in CW’s most advanced timepiece yet: the C1 Bel Canto. A watch that sounds as beautiful as it looks. A watch whose initial run of 300 sold out in an afternoon. Now, we present the second C1 Bel Canto – this time in ‘Verde Green’.
      As with the original Azzurro Blue version, the watch combines haute horlogerie with a level of finishing usually reserved for the most exclusive – and expensive – Swiss timepieces.
      From the first sketches, the goal was not just to provide a watch that chimes on the hour, every hour, but also to showcase the striking mechanism. As time passes, the movement of the hour and minute hands on the floating time-telling dial draws the chiming ‘hammer’ until it strikes the steel spring which curves around the edge of the dial. The sound is both melodic – and discernible from the wrist.
      This is possible thanks only to the FS01 movement, a new in-house module created by CW’s technical director Frank Stelzer. Ingeniously, Frank adapted our ‘jumping hour’ movement (Calibre JJ01) into a striking mechanism by adding more than 60 new components. However, this was only the start of a three-year journey that eventually led to Bel Canto.
      Frank and our design team worked tirelessly to refine both the aesthetics and sound of the watch. For example, over 80 different springs and hammers of different materials, lengths and shapes were tested (and rejected) before the sought-after ‘beautiful singing’ chime in the key of D was achieved. In a treat for the eyes, the bridge-and-hammer mechanism on the dial resembles a songbird.
      Should you wish to silence the chime – heaven forbid – a button at 4 o’clock can be set to the ‘on’ or ‘off’ position, while ringing status is indicated by a small red arrow – the songbird’s ‘beak’ – next to the button.
      And so, we’re proud to present the second Bel Canto, a watch born equally of inspiration and perspiration: a timepiece of rare beauty that also makes the highest level of watchmaking accessible to more people than ever before.

      FS01 chiming movement
      Created by CW’s technical director Frank Stelzer, Calibre FS01 is an ingenious modified movement with Christopher Ward’s DNA in every cog and spring. With an inspired piece of lateral thinking, Frank realised that CW’s ‘jumping hour’ movement could be adapted to create a chiming sound on the hour, every hour. More than 60 new components form the striking mechanism module which sits atop a Sellita SW200-1 base movement which provides the 38-hour power reserve.
      Technical
      SKU: C01-41APT1-T00B0 Watch Model: C1 Size: 41mm Dial Colour: Green Case Material: Grade 5 Titanium Case Colour: Silver Bezel Colour: Silver Height: 13mm Lug-to-Lug: 48mm Case Weight: 53g Weight inc. Strap: 78g Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30m) Movement: Calibre FS01 Power Reserve: 38 hours No of Jewels: 29 Complication Type: Passing Chime Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz) Timing Tolerance: +/- 20 sec p/day Lume: SLN C1 X1 BL Strap Material: Vacona® leather Strap Colour: Green Features
      Swiss made Limited Edition of 300 pieces Self-winding 29 jewel movement with FS01 chiming module Floating time display 3D hand finished bridges, spring, and hammer mechanism On/Off pusher at 4 o’clock Red on/off indicator Sunray finished module plate Mirror polished chiming gong 38-hour power reserve Brushed and polished Grade 5 Titanium case Deep-stamped caseback with soundwave motif Push-down crown with twin flags motif Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal Raised brushed and polished indexes Vacona® leather strap with quick-release pins for easy changing Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner's handbook  
      The art of sound
      The watch’s chime comes courtesy of a steel spring which is placed around the edge of the dial. It’s been tuned so the sound is a delight for the ears while being loud enough to be heard from the wrist.

      Layers of intricacy
      The time-telling subdial ‘floats’ over the sunray-finished Verde green dial, giving the wearer a feeling of depth. The hands and indexes are filled with Super-LumiNova® for after-dark visibility.

      Hand-finished to perfection
      The multi-layered architecture of the Bel Canto’s dial is enhanced by the exquisitely executed polishing of the hammer, spring and bridges – which together resemble a songbird. Crafted by hand (under microscope) by some of Switzerland’s finest artisans, finishing of this standard is usually the preserve of only the most exclusive and expensive brands.


      A case built for sound
      Our Light-catcher™ case has had a subtle but sporty makeover. The first CW case made from Grade 5 titanium, the metal – which is denser than steel – has been chosen for its ability to amplify sound. The internal architecture of the case has also been designed for the same reason.

      The sound of silence
      By pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock on the side of the case, you can switch off the chime – something that’s shown in the movement of the red indicator on the dial.





    • Admin
      C60 Solaris 2023 Limited Edition - Bespoke for CW Aficionados Facebook group
      Christopher Ward Aficionados Facebook group chose the new C60 Trident 300 when looking for their very own first Limited Edition timepiece in partnership with the brand. Due for release in 2023, the new slimmer Trident is lighter on the wrist. Two-part unidirectional, ceramic bezel with a perfectly engineered ‘click’. Larger indexes with increased lume, and a dial that plays host to the CW twin-flags logo.
      The CWA Limited Edition 2023, named Solaris, is available in 42mm. Unlike the standard Trident 300, the Solaris features a closed case back, using the design created by one of the group members.
      The slimmer Trident
      How do you improve on an icon like the C60 Trident Pro 600? You don’t. At least not yet. Instead, you talk to the people who know your brand most – in this case, the Christopher Ward Forum – and ask them what they’d like to see in their ideal dive watch. The result of this consultation is the stunning new C60 Trident Pro 300.
      A diving instrument that takes the Trident template and remixes it into a watch that’s so wearable you’ll never want to take it off. A watch that’s up to 1.9mm slimmer than its Pro 600 cousin (depending on case size), yet still delivers 300m of water resistance.
      Everything about the C60 Trident Pro 300 is made for daily wear: smart enough for the office, rugged enough to accompany you on the deepest of dives. Its unidirectional bezel boasts a rotating outer section with coloured ceramic insert, and a fixed steel inner ring, with minute increments all the way around.
      The dial’s larger indexes deliver increased luminosity while the new twin-flags logo at 12 o’clock balances the date wheel at 6. The handset has been upgraded, too: a precision-engineered arrow-head seconds hand, influenced by the ambitious C60 Concept, replaces the standard Trident design.
      Flexibility is everything: the watch comes in three case sizes – 38, 40 and 42mm – and four colours: black, blue or white dial options from the Pro 600 line, plus a military-inspired olive-green choice.
      Another upgrade is the marine-grade steel bracelet which has an increased taper of 16.5mm at the clasp, extended micro-adjustment and an enhanced quick-release system – it also has screw links rather than pins. And if you don’t like to wear a bracelet, the watch is also available on a selection of straps.
      Finally, power is courtesy of Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, which you can see in all its highly finished glory – check the ‘Christopher Ward’ engraving on the rotor – by turning the watch over and looking through the transparent exhibition case back.
      Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement
      An update on the classic Sellita SW200, this Swiss-made self-winding movement is known for its accuracy and reliability.
      The 26-jewel movement boasts a date wheel, a 4Hz frequency (equating to a smooth eight ticks per second) and a 38-hour power reserve. It also has an in-built anti-shock system to maintain accuracy when faced with any sudden jolts.
      Price: £705 on strap, £850 on bracelet
      Technical
      SKU: C60-42ADA31-CWAF1 Watch Model: C60 Size: 42mm Dial Colour: Solaris Yellow Case Material: Stainless steel Case Colour: Silver Bezel Colour: Black Height: 11.5mm Lug-to-Lug: 49.3mm Case Weight: 78g Weight inc. Strap: 86g Water Resistance: 30 ATM (300m) Movement: Sellita SW200-1 Power Reserve: 38 hour No of Jewels: 26 Complication Type: Date Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz) Timing Tolerance: +/- 20 sec p/day Lume: SLN X1 BL C1 Strap Size: 22mm Strap Material: Vintage leather. Hybrid or Steel Bracelet Features
      Swiss made 38-hour power reserve 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement Date calendar  Central hacking seconds  Anti-shock system Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement Brushed and polished Light-catcher™ stainless steel case Unidirectional zirconia (ZrOÇ) ceramic bezel with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled numbers and indicies Anti-reflective sapphire crystal  Yellow Sunray Matte dial with Twin Flags at 12 o'clock Screw down case back etched with a sun motif Unique engraved production serial number  Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets  Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand in Blue Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes  Vintage oak leather strap with quick-release pins for easy changing Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook






       
       


    • Admin
      The extraordinary C1 Bel Canto isn’t just a feast for the eyes, but the ears, too. Powered by our new FS01 movement, every 60 minutes a ‘hammer’ strikes a chime to mark the hour (what the Swiss call a ‘Sonnerie au Passage’ complication). The Grade-5 titanium case improves the resonance and tone of the chime, and also ensures lightness and durability, while the intricately polished and stacked dial plays host to a time-telling subdial.
      Our finest hour
      Watchmaking is primarily seen as a visual art. Yet horologists have long used sound to denote the passing of time. But to bring sound into the miniature world of the mechanical watch movement takes, not just an intimate knowledge of horology, but also determination, curiosity, and ambition.
      Bringing those qualities together has resulted in CW’s most advanced timepiece yet: the C1 Bel Canto. A watch that sounds as beautiful as it looks. Named after one of the most melodic styles of opera, the watch combines haute horlogerie with a level of finishing usually reserved for the most exclusive – and expensive – Swiss timepieces.
      From the first sketches, the goal was not just to provide a watch that chimes on the hour, every hour, but also to showcase the striking mechanism. As time passes, the movement of the hour and minute hands on the floating time-telling dial draws the chiming ‘hammer’ until it strikes the steel spring which curves around the edge of the dial. The sound is both melodic – and discernible from the wrist.
      This is possible thanks only to the FS01 movement, a new in-house module created by CW’s technical director Frank Seltzer. Ingeniously, Frank adapted our ‘jumping hour’ movement (Calibre JJ01) into a striking mechanism by adding more than 60 new components. However, this was only the start of a three-year journey that eventually led to the Bel Canto.
      Frank and our design team worked tirelessly to refine both the aesthetics and sound of the watch. For example, over 80 different springs and hammers of different materials, lengths and shapes were tested (and rejected) before the sought-after ‘beautiful singing’ chime in the key of D was achieved. In a treat for the eyes, the bridge-and-hammer mechanism on the dial resembles a songbird.
      Should you wish to silence the chime – heaven forbid – a button at 4 o’clock can be set to the ‘on’ or ‘off’ position, while ringing status is indicated by a small red arrow - the songbird's beak, next to the button.
      And so, we’re proud to present the Bel Canto, a watch born equally of inspiration and perspiration: a timepiece of rare beauty that also makes the highest level of watchmaking accessible to more people than ever before. Truly, our finest hour.

      FS01 chiming movement
      Created by CW’s technical director Frank Seltzer, Calibre FS01 is an ingenious modified movement with Christopher Ward’s DNA in every cog and spring. With an inspired piece of lateral thinking, Frank realised that CW’s ‘jumping hour’ movement could be adapted to create a chiming sound on the hour, every hour. More than 60 new components form the striking mechanism module which sits atop a Sellita SW200-1 base movement which provides the 38-hour power reserve.
      Technical
      SKU: C01-41APT1-T00B0 Watch Model: C1 Size: 41mm Dial Colour: Rhodium Case Material: Grade 5 Titanium Case Colour: Silver Bezel Colour: Silver Height: 13mm Lug-to-Lug: 48mm Case Weight: 53g Weight inc. Strap: 78g Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30m) Movement: Calibre FS01 Power Reserve: 38 hours No of Jewels: 29 Complication Type: Passing Chime Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz) Timing Tolerance: +/- 20 sec p/day Lume: SLN C1 X1 BL Strap Material: Vacona® leather Strap Colour: Blue Features
      Swiss made Limited Edition of 300 pieces Self-winding 29 jewel movement with FS01 chiming module Floating time display 3D hand finished bridges, spring, and hammer mechanism On/Off pusher at 4 o’clock Red on/off indicator Sunray finished module plate Mirror polished chiming gong 38-hour power reserve Brushed and polished Grade 5 Titanium case Deep-stamped caseback with soundwave motif Push-down crown with twin flags motif Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal Raised brushed and polished indexes Vacona® leather strap with quick-release pins for easy changing Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner's handbook  
      The art of sound
      The watch’s chime comes courtesy of a steel spring which is placed around the edge of the dial. It’s been tuned so the sound is a delight for the ears while being loud enough to be heard from the wrist.

      Layers of intricacy
      The time-telling subdial ‘floats’ over the sunray-finished Azzurro blue dial, giving the wearer a feeling of depth. The hands and indexes are filled with Super-LumiNova® for after-dark visibility.




      Hand-finished to perfection
      The multi-layered architecture of the Bel Canto’s dial is enhanced by the exquisitely executed polishing of the hammer, spring and bridges – which together resemble a songbird. Crafted by hand (under microscope) by some of Switzerland’s finest artisans, finishing of this standard is usually the preserve of only the most exclusive and expensive brands.

      The sound of silence
      By pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock on the side of the case, you can switch off the chime – something that’s shown in the movement of the red indicator on the dial.

      A case built for sound
      Our Light-catcher™ case has had a subtle but sporty makeover. The first CW case made from Grade 5 titanium, the metal – which is denser than steel – has been chosen for its ability to amplify sound. The internal architecture of the case has also been designed for the same reason.





    • Frank W

      Casio Oceanus OCW-T200

      By Frank W, in Oceanus,

      The basic function of a clock is to "display the time". The three hands of the long hand, short hand, and second hand are the main characters, and the question is how accurately the time can be displayed. Among OCEANUS, where multifunctional chronographs are the mainstream, the model that sticks to that one point is the 3-hand date analog “3 Hands Models”.
      Because it is a simple watch that has been stripped down to the bare minimum, the individuality, design, and technical capabilities are put to the test. In a sense, it can be said that the true value of the brand is questioned in the basic three-needle model.
      Therefore, this time, I would like to pick up the "OCW-T200S" series and approach the charm of "3 Hands Models", which is another face of OCEANUS.
      Oceanus blue, a new color full of personality
      The design concept of the “OCW-T200S” series is “Clean Elegance”. In the business scene where clothing is becoming more casual due to the influence of work style reforms and cool biz, we built a simple and sophisticated three-needle face that matches the business style of the young generation full of energy.
      The main model " OCW-T200S-1AJF] adopts a newly developed vapor deposition color on the dial with the theme of “emotional blue”. This new color was developed through trial and error with vapor deposition colors and processing methods, with the aim of creating a simple yet attractive blue that is typical of OCEANUS. 
      At first glance, the dial looks black, but depending on the viewing angle, a dark navy appears. In addition to the dial, blue vapor deposition is also applied to the inside of the flat bezel that has a linear texture, making it a piece that shines with the brand's individuality that has always been particular about the color "blue".

      Sharp and solid design
      Among the 3-hand models that aim to display the time, visibility is emphasized. High visibility is ensured by making the hands, which are the main characters, and the time characters that support them three-dimensional, sharp, and solid.
      In addition, the case and band of the "OCW-T200S-1AJF" are made of stainless steel, giving it a moderately heavy feel. 
      By incorporating a mirror surface based on the hairline surface and separately polishing it, we have achieved a finish that gives a sense of sharp and solid quality. In addition, attention to detail is alive and well, such as the scratch-resistant titanium carbide treatment, which can be said to be OCEANUS's specialty, and sallaz polishing that requires skill.
      Advanced technology that pursues basic functions
      Time management is one of the most essential elements of being a businessman. OCEANUS, which fuses digital and analog, fully demonstrates its technology here as well.
      Until now, the 3-hand model was a radio solar model that corrected the time on its own with a standard radio wave reception function, but the "OCW-T200S" series also has a time correction function with a smartphone link using Bluetooth®. The accuracy of ticking time has become more reliable and accurate. 
      In addition, the younger generation who are digital natives can handle it without difficulty, such as managing the condition of the watch with a smartphone, and it is perfect for backing up in the battlefield of business.

      From the left "OCW-T200SB-1AJF" "OCW-T200S-1AJF" "OCW-T200SCE-8AJR" "OCW-T200SLE-2AJR"
      Abundant variations of the "OCW-T200S" series
      In addition to the "OCW-T200S-1AJF", the "OCW-T200S" series has a lineup of 3 models that can be selected according to the scene and taste. First of all, all black " OCW-T200SB-1AJF" with black IP processing’. By using blue for the hour letters and hands as an accent, we have achieved a fearless design in which the brand color blue stands out in a chic appearance. Next, the calm gray dial is eye-catching " OCW-T200SCE-8AJR’. 
      It is possible to replace the gray military style cross band and the black leather band so that it can be used both on and off. And " OCW-T200SLE-2AJR " which adopted vivid blue for the dial .’. This is also a set of two leather bands, blue and brown. It is a specification that you can enjoy changing depending on the situation.
      In such a minimalist design, there are variations that express maximum individuality while keeping basic business colors such as navy, gray, black, and blue.
      The "OCW-T200S" series can give a clean and refreshing impression in business settings where first impressions are important. "3 Hands Models" will continue to pursue functions and designs that are close to the lifestyle of businessmen. I would like you to express yourself by wearing a simple yet high-quality, individuality that gives you a sense of the world of OCEANUS.
      Fresh and vivid vivid green

      “The OCW-T200S is a model based on the design concept of 'Clean Elegance' and is suited to the energetic business style of the young generation. I chose green because I wanted to have a collection with a new theme.”
      A stainless steel model with a simple and sophisticated 3-needle face has a green dial with good color development by making the material itself transparent green and applying vapor deposition from the top surface. Green, one of the three primary colors of light (blue is one of them), gives a calm and calm impression, while subtly asserting individuality.
      In addition, by adopting a light-shielding distributed solar that efficiently receives light and generates power, we are pursuing quality while being transparent
      "It's not the orthodox black or white dial, and it's not even blue. I hope it will be one that complements the individuality of those who choose the color green and value their youthfulness and playfulness. Blue is the only logo. The decisiveness of not using it is also filled with such thoughts.”
      Specifications
      Release date: April 2019 Price: Manufacturer's suggested retail price  ¥66,000 (tax included) Case size (length x width x thickness): 49.5 x 41.4 x 10.7mm Weight: 133 grams Case/bezel material: Stainless steel Band: Metal band (stainless steel) - One-push three-fold type clasp Waterproof: 10 ATM water resistant Time correction: Radio clock MULTIBAND6 for Japan, North America, Europe and China Power supply and battery life: Tough Solar (solar charging system) Mobile link function (function interlocking with compatible mobile phones via Bluetooth communication) Glass: Internal anti-reflection coating sapphire glass Surface treatment: Titanium carbide treatment Lume: Neobright Full auto calendar Needle position automatic correction function Power saving function (in the dark, after a certain period of time, the hands stop moving to save power) Drive time: When using the drive time function without solar power generation from full charge: About 5 months When power saving state: About 20 months Accuracy: If radio wave reception is not performed or smartphones are not linked, it operates with normal quartz accuracy (average monthly difference ± 15 seconds). Other functions: Date display Model range
      OCW-T200S-1A

      OCW-T200S-2A

      OCW-T200S-3A

      OCW-T200SB-1A

      OCW-T200SCE-8AJR

      OCW-T200SLE-2A


    • Frank W

      Casio Oceanus OCW-S100

      By Frank W, in Oceanus,

      From the classic line of "OCEANUS", a simple 3-needle model adopts high-quality finishing and materials, and is equipped with "Smart Access" that combines multi-function and excellent operability.

      Smart access allows you to operate the world time function simply by pulling and turning the crown, making it easy to adjust the time difference when using the watch overseas. The hour, minute, second hands, and date are driven independently, and the time in cities with different time zones across the day can be displayed quickly. 
      Furthermore, a 10.5mm thin design has been achieved. For the first time as a 3-needle model, dual-curved sapphire glass is used for the windshield. It suppresses the reflection of light and achieves both beauty and visibility. 
      In addition, attention has been paid to the fine details such as zaratsu polishing for a high-quality finish with little distortion, and a band with a structure that leaves a crosspiece that is beautiful and comfortable to wear. Introducing the New 3-needle OCEANUS that stands out in Oceanus Blue.
      "Smart Access", which combines an electronic crown switch that can be operated sensibly and 5 motor drives that independently drive the hour, minute, and second hands, allowing smooth use of various functions 6 stations worldwide (2 stations in Japan, China) , the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany) and automatically corrects the time. Hybrid mount structure improves the durability of the movement. Summer time automatic setting function that automatically switches to summer time Specifications
      Release date: February 2012 Case size (length x width x thickness): 45.7 x 41.5 x 10.5mm Weight: 90 grams Case/bezel material: Titanium Band: Metal band (titanium)- One-push three-fold type clasp Waterproof: 10 ATM water resistant Time correction: Radio clock MULTIBAND6 for Japan, North America, Europe and China Power supply and battery life: Tough Solar (solar charging system) Glass: Internal anti-reflection coating sapphire glass (dual curve) Surface treatment: Titanium carbide treatment Lume: Neo Bright Price
      2016: ¥68,000 (+ tax)
      2022: ¥74,800 (tax included)
      Functions
      World time: 29 cities around the world (29 time zones, with automatic summer time setting function) + UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) time display Calendar: Full auto calendar Needle position automatic correction function Power saving function (In dark places, the hands stop moving after a certain period of time to save power.) Battery charge warning function Drive time: When using the drive time function without solar power generation from full charge: Approximately 7 months When power saving state: Approximately 29 months Accuracy: When radio wave reception is not performed, it operates with normal quartz accuracy (average monthly difference ± 15 seconds). Other functions: date display Instructions manual: https://support.casio.jp/pdf/002/qw5235.pdf
      Simple instructions manual: https://support.casio.jp/pdf/002/pm5235.pdf
      Model variations
      OCW-S100-1AJF

       
      OCW-S100B-1AJF

       
      OCW-S100F-2AJF

      OCW-S100-7AJF

      OCW-S100G-7AJF

      OCW-S100P-2AJF

      OCW-S100-7A2JF

       
       

    • Frank W
      The first real summer in three years deserves a watch to match. Step forward the C60 Atoll Special Edition. An azure-blue, lacquered dial inspired by the atolls of the Indian Ocean. A 40mm Light-catcher™ case that’s waterproof to 600 metres. And a symmetrical layout that brings together our twin-flags logo with lume-heavy indexes and hands. Available as a limited edition of just 350 pieces – so every day can be the perfect summer’s day.
      Special edition, special price
      What do you want from a summer watch? Water-resistance to 600m so you can dive to your heart’s content? A Swiss-made, self-winding movement that’s accurate and able to cope with everything you throw at it? A design that’s both modern and classic – and makes timekeeping a joy, whether you’re by the pool or just dreaming of your next trip away?
      Welcome to the C60 Atoll Special Edition. Here, the dial is the star of the show. The azure blue colouring is light in the middle before gradually getting darker toward the edge of the dial.
      Achieving this isn’t easy: the manual process begins by spraying a darker shade onto the dial while it spins on a specially constructed turntable. Then a lighter colour is added on top of this. From then on, layers of colours are added, with the intensity of shade decided by the speed of the spin. Not only does this look fantastic, but it ensures no dial is ever quite the same.
      The dial plays host to a Trident handset, that’s not only easy to read, but deep-filled with Super-LumiNova® C1 GL Grade X1 for nocturnal timekeeping.
      A watch that’s made for whatever summer throws at it needs a case to match. That’s why the C60 Atoll uses a 40mm Light-catcher™ case that’s waterproof to 600m. Its ergonomic shape helps it sit snug on your wrist, and slide nicely under a cuff when occasion demands.
      Powering the watch is the Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement – a Swiss-made calibre well regarded for its accuracy and robustness. And one that has found a happy home at Christopher Ward.

      Sellita SW200-1 Automatic
      An update on the classic Sellita SW200, this Swiss-made self-winding movement is known for its accuracy and reliability.
      The 26-jewel movement boasts a date wheel, 4Hz frequency (equating to a smooth eight ticks per second), and a 38-hour power reserve. It also has an in-built anti-shock system to maintain accuracy when faced with any sudden jolts.
      Technical
      SKU: C60-40ADA3-ATOLL-B0 Watch Model: C60 Size: 40mm Dial Colour: Azure-Blue Case Material: Stainless steel Case Colour: Silver Bezel Colour: Silver Height: 12.95mm Lug-to-Lug: 47.46mm Case Weight: 83g Weight inc. Strap: 178g Water Resistance: 60 ATM (600m) Movement: Sellita SW200-1 Power Reserve: 38 hours No of Jewels: 26 Complication Type: Date Vibrations; 28,800 p/hr (4Hz) Timing Tolerance: +/- 20 sec p/day Lume: SLN X1 GL C1 Strap Size: 20mm Strap Material: Steel Strap Colour: Silver Features
      Swiss made 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement 38 hour power reserve Christopher Ward rotor with sandblasted finish  Anti-shock system Brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel case Screw-down exhibition caseback Unidirectional stainless steel bezel Unique engraved serial number Anti-reflective sapphire crystal Azure-blue gradient dial with twin-flag motif Date calendar Central hacking seconds Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1-filled hands and indexes Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp and quick-release system for easy changing Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner's handbook










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