The house of Christopher Ward is pleased to announce the arrival of its new timepiece – the C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour. A technical and aesthetic masterpiece, the new C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is the latest addition to the brand’s premium line of dress watches. Featuring a new design DNA, it is the first jumping hour timepiece from Christopher Ward since the C9 Harrison introduced in 2011. Available with leather strap and stainless steel bracelet, the C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is priced at $1,595 and $1,630 respectively. The British watch brand offers a 60-day free return policy, 5-year movement guarantee as well as a free standard delivery worldwide.
Created as the brand’s flagship collection of dress watches, the C1 range has received a new look since the company’s rebranding in 2016, courtesy of Senior Designer Adrian Buchmann. The new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour features the Buchmann’s characteristic case design. Featuring a combination of brushed and polished surfaces, the smooth stainless steel case has the so-called “light-catcher” lines that smoothly blend into the metal form, creating a slimmer profile. The idea behind this design is to create a watch that would catch the light, providing depth from every angle.
The new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is housed inside the same 40.5 mm steel case as the flagship C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve. Made from surgical-grade stainless steel, it features a polished bezel and lug tops, and brushed sides. The case is water resistant to 30 meters and has a push-down crown decorated with twin flag motif. The back of the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour features a screw-in exhibition case back with engraved serial number. Moreover, the customers can opt for an additional engraving of 25 characters (including spaces).
The Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is available in 3 dial colors: blue, black and white. The latter has a domed opalin finish while the blue and black versions feature sunray decoration. The jumping hours are displayed in a window at 12 o’clock. The window itself is wide and features beveled edges – a design seen on Malvern watches with date function. The minutes are displayed via a polished (black and blue dial) or blued (white dial) steel central hand. Thanks to its design, with just a hour aperture and a single central hand for minutes, the dial features extreme legibility and user-friendliness.
Powering the new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is the Calibre JJ01 – one of the most precise jumping hour mechanisms ever made. Designed and assembled at the brand’s Swiss atelier, the movement is visible through the transparent sapphire caseback. The movement itself is in fact a modified version of the Sellita caliber SW200-1. It works at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations and features a power reserve of 38 hours. The latest Christopher Ward watch is available with a cordovan leather strap (camel, brown, black or blue) and stainless steel bracelet. Optionally, the new C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour can come in a gift wrap, deluxe box, or with a special gift note (up to 200 characters).