Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch Review

Christopher Ward C1 Malvern Jumping Hour watch on Milanese mesh bracelet.

Christopher Ward C1 Malvern Jumping Hour watch on Milanese mesh bracelet.

British-based watch brand  with workshops in Switzerland, Christopher Ward unveils its newest affordable yet complex timepiece: C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour. We have written about Christopher Ward before here, especially when the brand launched the Malvern watches.  Because we have borrowed and worn the Malvern, we know the remarkable value/quality standards this brand offers. The new  contemporary C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour watch indicates the minutes via a sweeping minute hand, and the hours via an aperture at 12:00, with jump hour display.

Aesthetic Details of the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch

The Christopher Ward C1 Malvern Jumping Hour watch is offered three versions.

The Christopher Ward C1 Malvern Jumping Hour watch is offered three versions.

The new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour watch features the brand’s distinctive new case design and is an update to the brand’s previous C9 watch designed by Adrian Buchmann, brand senior designer.  The case measures 40.5mm in diameter so it fits neatly under the shirt sleeve and jacket but is impressive enough to make a statement. The case is crafted of 316L polished surgical-grade stainless steel with brushed sides. The watch features a curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and a domed opalin dial with curved indexes and  curved blued hands.  The watch  is offered with either a steel  Milanese mesh bracelet, or a shell Cordovan strap with deployment clasp.  The watch is water resistant to 30 meters.

What’s inside the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch

Powering the watch is a customized Caliber JJ01 movement. Essentially, it is a modified Sellita SW 200-1 automatic movement with technically advanced modulefor the jump hour.  Designed and assembled at Christopher Ward’s Swiss atelier in Biel, the Caliber JJ01 module was developed by Technical Director Johannes Jahnke and offers 28 hours of power reserve. An exhibition case back with engraved serial number on it allows for viewing of the movement.  The watch retails for $1,595 and is available via the brand’s website.

The Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jump Hour features a sapphire caseback for viewing the movement.

The Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jump Hour features a sapphire caseback for viewing the movement.

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