10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline
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    10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

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    As Christopher Ward celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Malvern C5 Automatic, it has gone ‘back to the future’ to create the C5 Malvern Slimline inspired by the model that started it all.

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    Malvern owners have long been requesting a sleek contemporary version of the C5 model. The Malvern MK I introduced quality and style at an accessible a price, creating a turning point in the luxury watch market.



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    The new C5 Malvern Slimline features a hand-wound ETA 2801 mechanical movement in a watch that at 40mm, is 2mm wider than the first automatic, has wider lugs (20mm) and yet is 2.10mm lower at only 8.70mm.

    The new watch comes in three colour options: a classic Optic White one-piece dial to the Charcoal and Blue with galvanic sun-ray effect one-piece dials.


    Features


    • Swiss made
    • Hand-wound mechanical movement
    • 38 hour power reserve
    • Hand-finished 316L stainless steel case
    • Unique engraved serial number
    • Transparent case back
    • Screw-in back plate
    • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
    • One-piece dial (3 versions)
    • Italian embossed alligator pattern leather strap with engraved buckle


    Technical


    • Diameter: 40mm
    • Height: 8.70mm
    • Calibre: ETA 2801-2
    • Vibrations: 28,800 vph
    • Case: 316L Stainless steel
    • Water Resistance: 30 metres
    • Strap: 20mm (black leather or brown leather)
    • Dial Colour options: Optical White; Charcoal (galvanic sun-ray); Blue (galvanic sun-ray)

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    Re: 10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

    Reminds me a lot of the AP Jules Audemars Extra-Thin, which is a good thing.

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    Re: 10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

    Very nice. Only gripe is the tiny movement - solid caseback would've been better.

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    Re: 10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

    A winner.
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    Re: 10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

    I don't get this one. It just looks boring to me...
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    Re: 10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

    As a CW fanboy who has been looking for a hand-cranker... I like it. It's simple but classy, and at 40mm it's reasonably sized. I'm just not sold on the undecorated, small movement. If it were decorated, I'd be much more interested. Price is right, though.

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    Re: 10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

    I like the slim factor, the austere dial, but I'm over the exhibition casebacks though, unless the mov't is exquisitely decorated. Still not sold... Sorry:(
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    Re: 10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

    Very elegant looking.
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    Re: 10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

    Looks good, but a little expensive for what it is IMO


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    Re: 10th anniversary special: Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Slimline

    Quote Originally Posted by X2-Elijah View Post
    I don't get this one. It just looks boring to me...
    What's boring to one is simple elegant beauty to others.

    I love it, especially the blue and the charcoal with the oxblood strap.
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