Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Ref: C01-41APT2-T00B1-B0

Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm
Regular price
£3,495.00
Sale price
£3,495.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : C01-41APT2-T00B1-B0
Movement : Automatic Christopher Ward Cal. FS01
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : May 2024
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 48mm
Lugs :
22mm
Condition :
Unworn
Box & Papers :
Box & Papers
Case Material :
Titanium
Warranty :
Manufacturer's Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Christopher Ward presentation box and Paperwork. It comes paired with its 22mm Christopher Ward brushed quick-release Grade 2 Titanium 3-link bracelet secured by a signed push-button clasp with ratchet micro-adjustment, all links are provided plus a 22mm Christopher Ward leather strap with a signed buckle. The watch is from May 2024 and is sold in unworn condition, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FlmHvbRZ9FdROXtDxNoVq9C0Q_gyBKNU?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 7:32 - https://youtu.be/g8ab83BOcTs


The Watch

Here we have the incredible Unworn 2024 Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue 41mm. This ambitious undertaking has brought together the worlds of high-end watchmaking and the visual arts, its name comes from one of the most melodic styles in Opera, which is fitting as Mike France, co-founder and CEO of Christopher Ward, is a huge fan. The 41mm Grade 5 Titanium alloy case features their Light-catcher polished and brushed elements that transition with crisp edges, the curve of the case leads to finely tapered lugs and a lug-to-lug length of 48mm, and a case thickness of 13mm, ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, a signed push-down crown is used at 2 o’clock to set the time, and at 4 o'clock, an on/off pusher for the hourly chime is indicated by a red arrow on the dial. A stepped brushed and polished Light-catcher smooth bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal AR coated above a stunning light blue dial with a radial brushed effect. At 12 o’clock, we have the floating open mini-dial with polished and brushed raised indexes coated in Super-LumiNova SLN C1 X1 BL marking the hours; Christopher Ward's hands are infilled with the same luminance, all secured above a gear train and anchored to the stunning dial by two screwed in arching beams. Beneath, we have the intricate three-dimensional hand-polished bridge and hammer mechanism. Next, you find the mirror-polished chiming gong and the surrounding steel spring that has been delightfully tuned in “D” for that perfect hourly chime (sonnerie au passage); the connecting red arrow indicates whether the chime is active in the form of a sound wave or off with the flat line. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with a deep engraved sound wave across it, inside an automatic Christopher Ward Cal. FS01. This movement is based on the JJ01 movement from the C9 Harrison jumping hour and has been modified by Frank Stelzer, Christopher Ward technical director and Master Watchmaker by adding 60 additional components. The watch comes with a 22mm Christopher Ward brushed quick-release Grade 2 Titanium 3-link bracelet secured by a signed push-button clasp with ratchet micro-adjustment, all links are provided and a 22mm Christopher Ward leather strap with a signed buckle, it also comes with a Christopher Ward presentation box and paperwork.


Personal Note

The Christopher Ward Bel Canto has truly taken the collecting community by storm and shown what the brand can do at a higher price point, whilst Christopher Ward has certainly given us a glimpse here and there, this feels like the first model that seriously landed with all and it shows an exciting future for the brand. This is the C1 Bel Canto Cielo Blue on the bracelet and is unworn, a great opportunity to skip the wait and snap one up today!


The Brand

Founded in 2005 by Mike France, Peter Ellis, and Christopher Ward, they started the world's first online-only watch brand, launched from a converted chicken shed on a farm in Berkshire. Soon after the launch of the brand, Dave Malone was a Tasmanian lecturer and watch expert; when he saw the press ad for a watch powered by an ETA 2824–2 automatic movement, he decided to buy one. He planned to write a critical review on the world’s largest watch forum, Timezone.com; fortunately for Christopher Ward, his review was most complimentary, stating the watch was the “best value mechanical watch in the world”, and sales immediately spiked, and Christopher Ward became firmly established. After receiving such high praise in the industry and from collectors in 2008, they began work with assistance from a Swiss watchmaking company, Synergies Horlogères, based in Biel, Switzerland. SH was owned and led by Jörg Bader, who had the same vision Christopher Ward had on designing a new movement; after many years of design and development, July 2nd, 2014, saw the announcement to an astounding watch industry of their in-house movement, Calibre SH21, the first commercially viable mechanical movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years.