With the growing demand for smaller diameter dress watches, British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward presents a Mark III version of their ground-breaking C9 Jumping Hour – a new 40mm model offering a stunningly elegant evolution of the C9 aesthetic that has become the signature look of the brand’s premium watch collection. This is the third expression of Johannes Jahnke’s outstanding calibre JJ01 modified movement – presented in a stylish new design.
Hand-assembled at the company’s atelier in Biel, Switzerland, by Christopher Ward watchmaker Johannes Jahnke and his team, the Mark III adopts Arabic numerals in the mesmerising hour change aperture at the ‘12’ position on the optic white dial. The new features combine perfectly with the elegantly understated design of the dial, producing a watch of captivating beauty and clarity. Each watch is offered on a premium quality strap with a double folded Bader deployment.
Behind the design enhancements the Jumping Hour Mk III retains, of course, the proven calibre JJ01 that beats beneath the dial and is visible through the screw-down exhibition case-back.Further refined since Jahnke’s original development in the 43mm Mark I & Mark II, his ETA 2824-2 with modified jumping hour complication is among the most precise jumping hour mechanism ever seen.
The energy for the ‘jump’ is generated over the course of an hour, ensuring that the power usage for the watch remains consistent throughout and also makes for a more robust movement. The model incorporates a 38-hour power reserve.
The stylish presentation box for each watch contains a letter of authenticity, signed by Johannes Jahnke. Since the 2011 launch of the original Mark I version, the C9 Jumping Hour has become a powerful expression of Christopher Ward’s unique blend of innovative design, exquisite craftsmanship and outstanding value.
Model: C9 Jumping Hour Mark III
Calibre: JJ01 Jumping Hour modification of ETA 2824
Bespoke ETA 2824-2 automatic Jumping Hour modification by Johannes Jahnke
38 hour power reserve
Timing tolerance: +20/-10 seconds per month
316L stainless steel
Case weight: 71g
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down transparent case back
Unique engraved serial number
Water Resistance: 5 bar
Embossed alligator pattern Italian leather strap with Bader deployment
Strap width: 20mm leather
Strap length 110mm x 90mm
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
£995 ($1375, EUR1250)