Christopher Ward just reported the arrival of their most up to date open extravagance watch, the C900 Worldtimer . Circling back to last year’s C900 Monopusher chronograph, and the C9 Harrison Jumping Hour before that, the new Worldtimer proceeds with their coordinated efforts with watchmaker, Johannes Jahnke. For the individuals who haven’t seen the past two (look at our audits for more prominent information), what separates these watches from the group are their in-house complications, planned and worked by Jahnke and shockingly low value focuses. Coming in at $2,165, the C900 Worldtimer is more costly than a normal C Ward, yet for an in-house Worldtimer complication, it’s an extraordinary price.
The C Ward and Jahnke approached the Worldtimer a piece uniquely in contrast to different brands, further distinctive the watch. Normally, Worldtimers are interesting to peruse initially. There are various files set to various time regions, a few hands ticking ceaselessly and both 12 and 24-hour time being used. To make a less difficult read, Jahnke took the broadly utilized Swiss ETA 2893 GMT development and adjusted it to be completely 24 hour, so both neighborhood and objective/home time are at the equivalent rate.
Additionally, they took the time region marker and adjusted it for better initially perusing with a patent forthcoming presentation. At 24 there is a window demonstrating an air terminal code, probably that of the most dealt worldwide air terminal, for the set objective/home time. By utilizing a window, they eliminated the messiness ordinarily figured out on world time records. Further underlining the chose time region, and maybe in a more quick and clear style, is the utilization of a marker coordinated in the World guide dial itself. At the purpose of every one of the significant air terminals is a gap that fills in red for the area that is presently set.
The plan of the watch is exemplary and direct, using the powerful, yet exquisite 43mm case that was highlighted on the C900 Chronograph. The presentation case back, which shows off the very much enlivened JJ03, ETA 2893 base, development additionally includes a diagram with the different air terminal codes and their connected urban areas for reference. The blue/silver dial leaves almost certainly that this a Worldtimer, as the full-globe map with longitude and scope lines is difficult to botch. The guide likewise includes a finished 3-dimensional plan with recessed blue seas with a “dimple” design, raised mainlands and longitude/scope lines. The blue/silver subject is stretched out to the 12 PM blue authentic CITES confirmed Louisiana gator strap.
Around the border of the watch is a 24-hour record, which is utilized forever zones, that is part into day/night, making a fascinating skyline line across the dial. Inconspicuous, bowing leaf formed hands are utilized for the nearby minutes and hours, while a red bolt tip hand is utilized for the objective/home. The general tasteful is spotless and proficient, however I missed such a mid-century smooth out plan of the C900 Monopusher and C9 Jumping hour mk II, with their long flimsy roman numerals and needle hands.
The C900 Worldtimer is an energizing expansion to C Ward’s truly creating line of exceptional, better quality mechanicals. At $2,165, this is an extraordinary cost for a Worldtimer with and in-house complication, not to mention one with a special showcase. For the incessant voyager, particularly one on customary work excursions, the air terminal code marker and perfect, traditionalist plan make this a truly practical watch. We anticipate seeing what Christopher Ward and Johannes Jahnke come up with next, maybe a complete calendar?
by Zach Weiss