Specially designed for globetrotters, the C1 Worldglow boasts a map of the world on its dial – divided into segments that correspond to the planet’s time zones – letting you track 24 time zones at once. By night, the C1 Worldglow’s bold application of lume makes it a unique, luminescent and impressive dress watch.
Its combination of near-total luminosity, world timer functionality and detailed finishing is a first from Christopher Ward, and a move that establishes them as a trailblazer in the ‘glow’ category.
Building on the success of Christopher Ward’s C1 Moonglow – the brand’s best-selling dress watch and its first introduction of ultra-luminosity to the dress watch category – and the Worldtimer series, the C1 Worldglow’s dial is something truly special and is yet another example of Christopher Ward’s innovative approach to dial design.
The dial’s multiple layers showcase a contoured, three-dimensional map of the world. The base layer has been coated in Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 to emit a magical neon-like glow in low light, while the sapphire second layer sits on top and has the oceanic areas of the map printed on the underside: something which looks stunning when the lume comes alive after dark.
While luminosity has long been used to tell the time in darkness, the C1 Worldglow’s Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 is painted not just on the hands but on the dial’s intricate world map too – so when ‘charged’, the neon-like glow displays every detail of the dial allowing you to use the watch to its full potential in low light.
Its subtly domed, brass outer bezel carries the name of 24 cities/ territories, each corresponding to a different time zone, and using the world timer function is easy – simply align the moveable GMT disc with the bezel.
Powering the C1 Worldglow is the JJ03 automatic movement – the third of Christopher Ward’s JJ Calibres and a modified version of the Sellita SW330, one of the watch industry’s most respected automatic GMT calibres. Not only does it provide accurate timing, it also powers the GMT disc that enables you to monitor 24 separate time zones at once.
Thanks to the sweeping lines and multiple finishing techniques of Christopher Ward’s signature Light-catcher™ case, the C1 Worldglow is both comfortable on the wrist and easy on the eye. At 43mm, it’s big enough to properly showcase the artistry of the dial while its multi-faceted design keeps it from seeming obtrusive.
To pinpoint one time zone, simply turn the crown to move the red ‘city-selector’ wedge to whichever zone you’re after – you can then move it to another location whenever you wish. This looks especially striking in low light thanks to the contrast with the watch’s generous lume.
The new Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow is available from £1,750 on a strap, or £1,800 on a mesh bracelet.
42-hour power reserve
Sellita SW330 Self-winding 25 jewel movement with ‘JJ03’ in-house Worldtimer module
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) finished rotor with twin flag engraving
Vibrations – 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing tolerance – +/- 20 seconds per day
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Push-down crown with twin flag motif
Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m)
Lug to lug – 51.9mm
Strap width – 22mm
Black and white worldtimer dial
Sapphire world map with luminous “sea”
Rotating 24-hour sapphire GMT disc
Unique red “radar” marker to highlight chosen timezone
Brushed and polished steel hands
Hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova© SLN C1 X1 BL
Black Cordovan leather strap with Bader deployant clasp, or Milanese mesh bracelet
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook