The C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer, Christopher Ward’s latest addition to the C1 Grand Malvern Collection houses an updated version of Calibre JJ03, the re-engineered in-house modification powers a 24-hour GMT ring that circles around a dial containing both a world map and an international cities ring, allowing its wearer to read the time anywhere across the world in a moment’s glance.
The new watch, in keeping with the C1 Grand Malvern collection, has an understated aesthetic with a crisp blue and white colour scheme applied to the new North Pole-centred world map – white for land, blue for the world’s oceans – with one splash of colour found in an orange “radar” marker.
For a watch displaying the text of 24 international cities around its exterior, clarity was a crucial factor. As a result, the C1’s hour and minute hands have been filled with T-C1 Super-LumiNova®, to assist with legibility, while its case measures in at 43.5mm. The new timepiece is extremely well proportioned thanks to the Grand Malvern’s signature case design, a structure that blends brushed and polished surfaces with artfully sculpted ‘light-catcher’ lines.
The C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer is priced at £995 / $1,135.
Model: C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer, Swiss Made
Polished surgical-grade stainless steel case with brushed sides
Lug to lug: 51.9mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30 metres)
Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
Push-down crown with twin flag motif
Exhibition backplate with unique engraved serial number
ETA 2893 Self-winding 25 jewel movement with ‘JJ03’ in-house Worldtimer module
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
40 hour power reserve
Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day
Unique orange “radar” marker to highlight chosen timezone
Colimaçoné rotor finish filled with blue lacquer
Blue and white worldtimer dial
Rotating 24-hour bezel with night and day colouring
International cities ring with chamfered finish
Brushed and polished steel hands
Hour and minute hands filled with T-C1 Super-LumiNova
Options: Shell Cordovan – camel, tan, blue
Strap width: 22mm