Cedric Bellon Sustainable Watches

Cedric Bellon, the chief Watch Designer at Bellon & Partners has collaborated with Watch Angels SA, a leading Swiss watch manufacturer based in Mendrisio, Switzerland to create the first sustainably crowd manufactured tool watch.

Branded as Cedric Bellon Sustainable Watches, these Swiss made mechanical timepieces have been designed and produced according to three principles: Sustainable manufacturing, Repurposing and recycling and CO2 reduction. These principles ensure lowest possible impact on the environment while respecting the aesthetics, the functionalities and the usability of a tool watch.

Cedric Bellon Sustainable Watches

In collaboration with Watch Angels SA, Cedric Bellon has created two watch models: one with a Dubois Depraz Small seconds movement (base Sellita SW300) and the second model featuring Soprod Automatic P024 movement.

Cedric Bellon Sustainable Watches

The 40mm diameter case is made from 100% recycled and certified stainless steel. Its dial and buckle are also made of 100% recycled and certified stainless steel. The 200M/660FT water-resistance is assured by “Compressor” system for the case-back. The bi-directional dual time turning bezel is fixed with by the crown to avoid the energy intensive production of tooling’s that are necessary for a turning bezel.

Cedric Bellon Sustainable Watches

Each timepiece comes fitted with a handmade genuine leather strap, which is natural tanned without any chemicals and stitched with natural linen cord and water-based glue. Each timepiece is 100% developed, produced and assembled by hand in Switzerland. They also carry 87% sustainability score, which is 2.07 times more than any traditional Swiss made series watch.

Cedric Bellon Sustainable Watches

From 01 December 2020 to 15 January 2021, the brand successfully conducted two pre-sale campaigns on the watchangels community platform to promote the initial limited editions of Cedric Bellon watch models.

Cedric Bellon Sustainable Watches

During the initial Angel pre-sale campaign, the CB01-14060 watch model (with Dubois Depraz movement) was sold for 750 CHF each and the CB01-024 model (with Soprod Automatic) was sold for 495 CHF. The prices during the Public pre-sale from 15 Dec 2020 to 15 Jan 2021 were, respectively, of 995 CHF and 695CHF.

Cedric Bellon Sustainable Watches

During the Angel pre-sale campaign, 50 pieces of CB01-14060 and 100 pieces of CB01-P024 were offered for sale. During the Public pre-sale, 99 pieces of CB01-14060 and 199 pieces of CB01-P024 were offered.

About Cedric Bellon

Born in Nantes Cedric Bellon is a talented watch designer. Alumni of the Nantes’s School of Design, Cedric founded his own watch design studio Cedric Bellon & Partner in 2005. Among his clients: Longines, Bell & Ross, Hermès, Frederique Constant, Tag Heuer, Graham, Whitings, TechnoMarine, Alpina and others.

About Watch Angels

Watch Angels is a leading Swiss watch manufacturer based in Mendrisio, Switzerland. It has developed the Crowd manufacturing system and operates the watchangels.ch community platform. It executes the Crowd manufacturing projects on behalf of the creator and acts as the contractual party to the buyer.

Technical details

Ref: CB01-024

Case
Diameter: 40 mm
Case material: 100% recycled and certified stainless steel.
Case finishing: circular brushed on top, horizontal brushed on sides
Crown: Screw-in
Case-back: Screw-in with compressor system
Bezel: Bi-directional 2nd time zone turning bezel with crown locking system
Water Resistance: 200M/660FT/20ATM

Dial
Stainless Steel brushed “naked” dial, no galvanic / chemical treatment
Hands: Brushed brass, no rhodium platting, Swiss Super-LumiNova®

Movement
Soprod P024 automatic 3 hands date. 28.8000bph, 25 ewels
38h Power reserve

Strap
Hand-made genuine leather strap
Natural tanning without any chemicals
Stitching with natural linen cord and water-based glue

Prices
Angel’s pre-order price 495 CHF (closes Nov. 30th, 2020)
Public pre-order price 695 CHF
Price includes shipping, VAT and Duties.

Edition
Angel’s Edition: 100 pieces
Enthusiast’s Edition: 199 pieces

Ref. CB01 – 14060

Case
Diameter: 40 mm
Case material: 100% recycled and certified stainless steel.
Case finishing: circular brushed on top, horizontal brushed on sides
Crown: Screw-in
Case-back: Screw-in with compressor system
Bezel: Bi-directional 2nd time zone turning bezel with crown locking system
Water Resistance: 200M/660FT/20ATM

Dial
Stainless Steel brushed “naked” dial, no galvanic / chemical treatment
Hands: Brushed brass, no rhodium platting, Swiss Super-LumiNova®

Movement
Dubois Depraz small seconds at 12 o’clock automatic (base SW300), repurposed. 28.800 bph, 29 Jewels, 44h Power reserve

Strap
Hand-made genuine leather strap. Natural tanning without any chemicals.
Stitching with natural linen cord and water-based glue

Prices
Angel’s pre-order price: 790 CHF (closes Nov. 30th, 2020)
Public pre-order price: 995 CHF
Price includes shipping, VAT and Duties.

Edition
Angel’s Edition: 50 pieces
Enthusiast’s Edition: 99 pieces