An exquisite new timepiece reflecting innovation and artistic design, Christopher Ward created golden Jumping Hour watch. Crafted as a limited edition piece, it is truly unlike anything the brand has created previously. An elegant dress watch, featuring the magnificent and unique jumping hour complication that was developed for the brand as an extension of the ETA 2824 automatic movement.
For anyone who has not witnessed the brilliance of this timepiece, 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 complication features the current hour until the last possible instant, and then jumps to the next hour. Some complications can crowd the dial and create a difficult to read situation.
Christopher Ward Jumping Hour luxury watch makes it easier for the readout, keeping the visibility clear and pronounced. The limited edition timepiece is is great demand, and with only 250 in production it makes for short supply, and extremely collectible.
The 43 x 13 mm stainless steel case, and gold bezel, feature a breathtaking textured galvanic guilloche dial, and a medium brown or black alligator strap. The gold bezel is not the rose gold plating that so many timepieces are using, this is solid gold, and well worth the price. The unique fusion of metals makes the timepiece very unusual, and extremely beautiful.
The series will be crafted by Johannes Jahnke, the man who developed the jump hour complication for the brand, and they will also provide a signed letter of authenticity. The refined timepiece has taken perfection one step further and given the world precise jumping hour movement, and aesthetic pleasure. As Christopher Ward created the golden Jumping Hour watch they wanted to provide continuous improvement as well as inspiration for the future.
With rose gold being such a dominant color in all markets it was clear that they needed to incorporate it, but the brand also wanted to use solid gold, and keep the value of the timepiece in line with the quality and reliability they are recognized for. Using the solid gold has added a precious element, an inherent value that compliments the overall beauty of the watch.
The timepiece is equipped with a 38 hour power reserve, hand-finished, surgical grade, stainless steel case and crown, with a optic white one-piece metal dial, an effective anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and screw-down transparent case back with anti-reflective mineral crystal. The timepieces are engraved with limited edition serial numbers, and will make excellent choices for collectors.