Hot on the heels of the new C50 Malvern Auto, Christopher Ward has announced a new limited edition piece that is unlike anything they have made to date. The C9 Harrison Jumping Hour is a beautiful dress watch with a unique jumping hour complication developed for CW as an extension of the ETA 2824 automatic movement. A jump hour has a standard minute hand but the hour hand is replaced by an aperture that shows the hour as a numeral. The jump hour complication allows the C9 to show the current hour until the last possible instant and then leap to the next hour.
Some complications can clutter a watches dial and make the time hard to read at a glance but the jump hour likely makes it easier by keeping the readout as simple as possible. The demand for this elegant timepiece may well outreach the supply as the C9 is a limited edition with only 200 units being produced. This is yet another mature and likely collectable design from Christopher Ward and features a great many interesting elements. The C9 has a 43 x 13 mm stainless steel case, a beautifully textured galvanic guilloche dial, a display case back and comes fitted to a medium brown alligator strap.
All 200 of the series will be assembled by Johannes Jahnke, the same man that developed the jump hour complication for CW. Owners will even receive a signed letter of authenticity along with their new watch. This entire kit is available via pre-order from Christopher Ward for $1585.00 which is rather affordable given the added complication, exclusivity and the fact that it has few peers at this price point. We hope that Christopher Ward’s future hold more innovative and creative designs like the C9 Harrison.