The theme of the C60 Idea appears to be bringing the idea of haute horlogerie all the way down to earth a bit, and exploring what may be accomplished to emulate the generally avant-garde motion ending strategies used within the highest finish of the impartial sphere to a extra approachable, shopper pleasant bundle. To do that, Christopher Ward has as soon as once more partnered with Armin Strom on the design of the skeletonization of this taste of the SH21, a model that they first collaborated with on the equally daring C60 Apex again in 2019. Ending of the SH21 is dealt with by Chronode SA, a Swiss motion maker based by watchmaker Jean-François Mojon that sometimes makes a speciality of unique problems and has labored with manufacturers comparable to MB&F, Czapek & Cie., and HYT (RIP, HYT). Right here, Chronode has contributed high-quality detailing to the bridges and baseplate, in a course of that Christopher Ward tells us requires not less than 6 hours per watch.
From the entrance, the C60 Idea’s two huge barrels that collectively yield 5 days of energy are each seen, whereas a skeletonized rotor has been used on the bottom for a largely unobstructed view of the SH21 from behind. The ending is of a really top quality for the $4,370 value level, and Armin Strom’s affect can actually be felt on the dial facet particularly, the place legibility stays pretty clear despite the inherently complicated dial design. There’s an amazing sense of depth to this dial because of using contrasting ending strategies and a brilliant blue chapter ring perched over the motion on the dial’s perimeter.