Christopher Ward Rapide Collection – C7 Hornet COSC Limited Edition and C7 Rosso Corsa COSC Limited Edition

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British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward presents two new limited edition chronometers from the motor sports inspired Rapide collection.

The C7 case is constructed from four individually engineered parts, each of which have been designed using techniques that are similar to how racing teams work to streamline their cars for optimum performance.

The case has then received a sandblasted diamond-like carbon (DLC) finish with a striking anodized orange aluminium case band. Visually stunning, this contrast emphasizes the hollowed shape of the case’s turned and milled lugs. Orange numerals applied to its aluminium bezel are also a legible and practical addition.

The C7 Hornet COSC Limited Edition’s matte black dial is complemented by alternating Arabic numerals which are raised and varnished in orange on their outside and filled with blue emission Super-LumiNova® within. The Christopher Ward twin flag device is also subtly applied in brushed gun metal.

Powered by a COSC version of the Sellita SW200, the C7 Hornet COSC Limited Edition (of which there will only be 150 pieces) has been tested in a range of positions and temperatures to gain the valued ‘chronometer’ certification.

Technical details
Model: C7 Hornet COSC Limited Edition
Special limited edition of 150 pieces, Swiss made

Case
Black diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated marine-grade stainless steel and orange aluminium four-piece case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 11.15mm
Black anodised aluminium bezel with orange Arabic numerals
Deep-stamped screw-down backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Embossed screw-down crown
Anti-reflective flat sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 metres)

Movement
Sellita SW200 COSC
26 jewel self-winding mechanical chronometer
38-hour power reserve
Date calendar
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Colour: Black
Polished and varnished indexes and hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Lume: Black SuperLumiNova® (blue emission)

Strap
Available on either a soft touch leather (black with orange detailing) or a rubber strap

Packaging
Luxurious presentation case and owner’s handbook

C7 Rosso Corsa COSC Limited Edition
Limited to 200 pieces, the C7 Rosso Corsa COSC Limited Edition watch uses a shade of red that is evocative of the beautiful supercars produced throughout Italian motorsport history.

The C7 Rossa Corsa COSC Limited Edition’s double height numerals are polished around the outside and filled with Super-LumiNova® for improved legibility. Then, day and date wheels which are visible through a window at 3 o’clock, ensure this is a watch that is as functional as it is handsome.

The new timepiece also utilises the signature four-part case of the Rapide collection, which is finished in black DLC with a matte red aluminium outer band that highlights its intricate structure and construction. Scooped out lugs, individually milled on a five-point axis to achieve their hollowed, weight-effective shape, also seamlessly contour into the central band and backplate.

The C7 Rossa Corsa COSC Limited Edition is powered by an ETA 2836-2 COSC calibre that has been certified by the independent Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres.

Technical details
Model: C7 Rosso Corsa COSC Limited Edition
Limited Edition of 200 pieces, Swiss made

Case
Black DLC coated marine-grade stainless steel and red aluminium four-piece case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 11.15mm
Red anodised aluminium bezel with 5-minute markers
Deep-stamped screw-down backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Screw-down crown
Anti-reflective flat sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 metres)

Movement
ETA 2836 COSC
25 jewel self-winding chronometer movement
38-hour power reserve
Hour, minute, central seconds, day, date
Frequency: 28,800 per hour
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Dial colour: Red
Day date window with black disc
Polished indexes filled with Super-LumiNova®
Lume: Super-LumiNova® SLN-T-C1
Lug to lug: 48.2mm

Strap
Available on either a soft touch leather or a rubber strap

Packging
Luxurious presentation case and owner’s handbook

The C7 Hornet COSC Limited Edition (£895) and the C7 Rosso Corsa COSC Limited Edition (£995) are available exclusively from Christopher Ward webstore.

 

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