CHRISTOPHER WARD LONDON C1 BEL CANTO (2023). 41mm titanium case, 13mm thickness, leather strap, and pin buckle. Powered by a self-winding mechanical movement with a 38-hour power reserve, ticking at 28,800 variations per hour, and equipped with a skeleton movement. Functions include hours, minutes, and a striking watch. Reference: C01-41APT1-T00B0-VB. Part of the Bel Canto collection, limited to 300 pieces. Launched in November 2022, priced at 3,350 CHF.

This timepiece embodies Christopher Ward’s mission to democratize haute horlogerie, showcasing a passing chime complication, achieved through the innovative FS01 chiming module, with 50 new components. Designer Will Brackfield ensured visual balance by concealing minor elements behind the platine, highlighting the sunray finish applied through positive coating. Esteemed suppliers like Armin Strom (platine), Chronode (bridges, hammer, and gong), and “Viquodeco” (special wheels) contributed to the watch’s exceptional finish. The limited edition Azzuro Blue version, launched in November 2022, made history by selling out within hours of release.
This watch is the winner of the Petite Aiguille prize at the 2023 GPHG