British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward has launched the stunning C70-3527 GT Chronometer with embedded rare Ferrari 250 GTO piece in partnership with TMB Artmetal. Produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces, this timepiece offers customers the chance of owning a small piece of one of the world’s most iconic and valuable cars – the Ferrari 250 GTO.
Embedded behind museum-grade sapphire crystal in the back-plate of this chronometer is an original piece of exterior panelling from the seventh GTO (only 39 were ever built), which left the Ferrari factory on 22nd May, 1962. The date is actually featured in the watch’s tachymeter.
The chassis number of the C70’s car, 3527 GT, gives this strictly limited watch its nomenclature and this is indicated on the side of the case. Following a change of ownership, 3527 GT underwent restoration in 2005/6 during which a small quantity of excessively corroded or damaged original exterior body panel sections were removed. It is from this very material that master watchmaker Johannes Jahnke, has overseen the task of cutting discs and setting them beneath museum-grade sapphire crystal.
The traditional Ferrari colouring of the beautifully executed dial serves as an impressive overture for the back-plate of the watch. The piece of original metal has been skilfully cut by experts in Switzerland to allow the number 6 from the car’s number-plate to be shown in glorious Rosso Corsa livery.
The design of the C70 3527 GT chronometer is adapted from Christopher Ward’s signature C70 Motorsport series and is powered by ETA’s thermo-compensated calibre 251.233, one of the most accurate quartz movements in the world today. The watch is fitted with a beautiful Italian leather strap with a red leather lining and our patent-pending Bader buckle provides the ultimate finishing piece.
Priced at £2,150, the C70-352 GT Chronometer is available to pre-order from now.
Swiss made chronometer
Special limited edition of only 100 pieces worldwide
Calibre: ETA 251.233 COSC
27 jewel Swiss quartz movement and COSC Certification
Chronograph dials with split minutes/seconds/ 1/10th seconds
Marine-grade stainless steel case with screw-in crown
Diameter: 42mm; Height: 10.7mm; Weight: 80g
Chassis number “plate” on case side
Convex museum-grade sapphire crystal
Back-plate includes disc of #3527 precious metal set under museum-grade sapphire crystal
Individual serial number
Unique engraved individual serial number
Water resistance: 10ATM
Multi-layered precision dial
Tachymeter inscribed with #3527’s factory release date
Premium quality Italian leather strap including red leather lining and Bader deployment
Deluxe box and owner’s handbook and Certificate of Provenance