C11 TITANIUM EXTREME 1000 LIMITED

C11 TITANIUM EXTREME 1000 LIMITED
C11 titanium Extreme 1000
Limited Edition Chronometer
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INTRODUCTION
Time on your side...
Your Christopher Ward watch has been designed
and engineered by highly talented craftspeople
to ensure not only accurate and precise
timekeeping but also to bring a real pride of
ownership that only luxury items of the highest
quality can ever hope to deliver.
You have made an investment, a good one,
and the aim of this handbook is to help you
make the most of that investment during what
I hope will be a lifetime of ownership.
Contents
C11 titanium EXTREME 1000
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Technical information
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The cosc certified chronometer
How to operate your C11
titanium EXTREME 1000
OUR WATCH CARE PROGRAMME
Keeping in touch
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7–13
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Christopher Ward
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C11 Titanium EXTREME 1000
C11 titanium EXTREME 1000 –
limited edition Chronometer
The C11 Titanium Extreme 1000 is a true
titan of a diving watch and is guaranteed
to win admiration and envious glances in
equal measure.
Titanium is a chemical element (Ti) which was
discovered in Cornwall in 1791 by geologist
William Gregor. It is as strong as steel, yet 45%
lighter and is highly resistant to corrosion in
seawater which makes it just about the best
case material possible for a dive watch.
It's not only the case material, however, that
makes the C11 Extreme one of the finest
professional dive watches available. We have
also engineered the case with a 4.3mm thick
AR08 coated sapphire crystal to give water
resistance for up to 1000 metres (nearly 3.300
feet) which puts this watch in a very small group
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of watches that have been watertight to this
depth. The helium release valve integrated
into the case is activated during very deep
dives when the differential between the inside
and outside pressure reaches a critical point,
preventing the watch from exploding.
Powered by a certified chronometer version
of a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement,
adds all important accuracy to reliability.
So, this is a watch that very serious divers need
to safely perform extreme dives. For the rest
of us, it is a privilege to have the chance to own
such a fine piece of engineering – especially
one that looks as cool as the C11 Extreme!
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C11 titanium eXTREME 1000
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
FEATUREs
–Swiss made
–Limited to 1000 pieces worldwide
–Self winding automatic chronometer
– COSC certified
– 38 hour power reserve
–Date calendar
–Anti-shock system
–Satin-brushed Titanium case
–Helium Release Valve
– 4.3mm museum-grade AR08 anti-reflective
sapphire crystal
– Internal countdown bezel
–SuperLuminova™ hands and indexes
–Screw down crowns
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–Screw down deep-etched
engraved backplate
–High-density rubber dive strap with
titanium clasp
–Unique engraved serial number
technical information
Diameter:42mm
Height:14.9mm
Calibre:Sellita SW200-1 COSC
Case:Titanium
Vibrations:
28,000 per hour
Water Resistance: 100 ATM (1000 metres)
Strap:
22mm Rubber
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Cosc certification
The COSC Certified Chronometer
COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) is the Official
Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute responsible for certifying
both accuracy and precision of wristwatches in Switzerland.
Certification follows exhaustive testing. In achieving
the coveted status of Certified Chronometer, a
movement must not only be made from the highest
quality components, but also be the object
of special care on part of the finest horologists
and technicians as it is painstakingly assembled.
Only movements which meet the precision criteria
are granted an official certificate. Each uncased
movement is individually tested for fifteen days,
in five positions, at three different temperatures.
Movements are fitted with a second hand for tests
and measurements are made daily with the aid
of cameras. Based on all of these measurements,
seven eliminatory criteria are calculated, each of
which must be met.
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HOW TO OPERATE YOUR C11 titanium eXTREME 1000
display and control buttons
The C11 Titanium Extreme 1000 has a maximum power reserve of 38 hours when fully wound.
To re-power the watch after a period of non-use, simply wind the crown in approximately
(a minimum) of 20 revolutions. Normal wearing will very quickly allow the rotor to start re-powering
the watch over time after putting it on your wrist.
Minute hand
Bezel Control
Hour hand
Internal Bezel
Second hand
Crown
Date window
Helium Release Valve
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HOW TO OPERATE YOUR C11 titanium eXTREME 1000
SETTING THE TIME/DATE
• First unscrew the crown anti-clockwise from the
case to position 1 for winding in power. Wind in
a clockwise direction to re-power the watch.
• Pull gently into position 2 . For rapid date
correction, turn in a clockwise direction.
• Pull gently into position 3 . This position is used for
handsetting, and stopping of the second hand.
For precise time setting it is recommended to
pass beyond the desired minute and to set the
hand backwards.
PLEASE NOTE: The date cannot be changed
during the date changing phase between 21.00 hrs
and 02.00 hrs as the watch gearing will already
be aligning itself to change the date. The crown
should always be pushed in after adjustment and
screwed in, and it is best to do so from position 3
to avoid advancing beyond the desired date.
You must always ensure the crown is fully
tightened before any use in water.
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2
3
HOW TO OPERATE YOUR C11 titanium eXTREME 1000
usING THE internal bezel
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If using the internal bezel for a dive and lets say the
recognised maximum “no-stop time” is 55 minutes,
then in this example (shown left) the time at the
surface immediately before the dive is 10.09am.
However the internal bezel is at the 12.00 hr position.
1 Turn the bezel control clockwise to move the 55min
marker so that it aligns with the 9 minute position.
2 After 55 minutes the time will count down to zero
shown by the triangle marker.
PLEASE NOTE: It is always useful and best practice
to make a note on a dive slate before entering
the water and to carry a set of dive tables should
the dive plan change during the course of the
dive. A safety stop for 3 to 5 minutes at 15ft is
recommended at the end of all dives. A safety stop
for 3 minutes at 15ft is required any time you come
within 3 pressure groups of a no decompression
limit, and for any dive to a depth of 100ft or deeper.
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Start of dive
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HOW TO OPERATE YOUR C11 titanium eXTREME 1000
The helium release valve
A Helium release valve, or Helium escape valve,
as it is also called, provides functionality for
professional divers operating at great depths for
prolonged periods of time or under saturation.
When commercial divers operate at great
depths, they often spend prolonged hours in
diving bells under pressure breathing a gas
mix like trimix or similar, that contains the gas
Helium. Since Helium molecules are the second
smallest found in nature, the gas is able to
work its way inside the watch, around any
O-rings or other seals the watch may feature.
This is not a problem as long as the divers stay
under pressure, but when the decompression
stops during resurfacing aren’t long enough,
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a pressure difference builds up between the
trapped Helium inside the watch and the
environment. A small, one-way valve integrated
in the watch case is activated when the
differential between the inner and the outside
pressure reaches a critical level. Result:
The valve releases the Helium trapped inside
the case.
The C11 Titanium Extreme 1000 Helium release
valve is operated semi-automatically. During an
ascent any Helium that may have been trapped
inside the watch can be allowed out through
the one-way valve but water will not be allowed
to ingress (see ‘Using the Helium Release’).
HOW TO OPERATE YOUR C11 titanium eXTREME 1000
how to use THE helium release valve
In its normal position 1 , the Helium release
valve is fully closed and perfectly watertight
thanks to Gasket B, but it is not functional, since
it is screwed down.
Gasket B
During the decompression phase, unscrew
the crown of the valve in order to release the
mechanism to position 2 (shown overleaf).
The helium release valve is now watertight from
the outside.
PLEASE NOTE: Diagrams are for illustration
to show how a Helium release valve operates.
Thus illustration shows the screw-down type as
featured in your watch. If you’re not diving with
diving bells please check from time to time that
your valve head is properly screwed down.
Gasket A
Screwed down,
fully closed position
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HOW TO OPERATE YOUR C11 titanium eXTREME 1000
Gasket B
As the interior pressure becomes greater than
the exterior pressure, it pushes Gasket A out of
its seating, thus releasing the gas.
Once the pressure is equalised, Gasket A returns
to its original position, pushed by the spring.
This operation is automatically repeated several
times during the decompression phase. Once
atmospheric pressure is reached, screw down
the crown of the valve.
Gasket A
Unscrewed head,
automatic position
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HOW TO OPERATE YOUR C11 titanium eXTREME 1000
Water resistance
Although your watch has been through vigorous
static pressure testing, it is worth remembering
that there are many variables that can affect
the water resistance of your watch.
1 ATM (10 Metres)
Safe to wear your watch while
washing your hands with tap water.
3 ATM (30 Metres)
Washing your car and/or general
hose pipe usage.
For instance, arm movements during swimming
and the sudden impact of diving and water
sports will drastically increase the pressure the
watch is under. Wearing your watch in the bath,
shower, or sauna can also have an effect as a
rapid increase in temperature can cause seals
to expand and in extreme cases, malfunction or
create condensation.
5 ATM (50 Metres)
For these reasons, the water resistance rating
of your watch (as shown) should only ever
be considered a guideline and we strongly
recommend they are always adhered to.
Ideal for experienced divers and
those practising scuba-diving.
Water resistant to most household
shower units.
10 ATM (100 Metres)
Safe to use while snorkelling in
open water.
30 ATM (300 Metres)
50 ATM (500 Metres)
Professional divers, experiencing
prolonged exposure underwater.
100 ATM (1000 Metres)
Professional deep sea diving.
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Our WATCH CARE
PROGRAMME
Your watch is constructed from the finest components and
materials available, including one of Switzerland’s finest
mechanical movements. As with all watches of this quality, with
the right care and attention, your new Christopher Ward watch
has the potential to become an heirloom piece giving further
joy to future generations. It’s for this reason we have created
our industry leading approach to after-sales care, starting
with our famous 60/60 Guarantee which remains the most
comprehensive guarantee in the world of watchmaking.
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Our WATCH CARE PROGRAMME
Christopher Ward’s 60/60 Guarantee
is designed to deliver complete
peace of mind and the best support
possible throughout the lifetime of
your ownership. The guarantee has
two key elements and sits alongside
our Servicing and Repairs Programme:
60/60 GUARANTEE
1. 60 DAY FREE RETURNS
Our success depends on you being completely happy with your
new Christopher Ward watch. You have up to 60 days to return
your watch, absolutely free of charge, and receive a replacement
or full refund by return – so long as it has not been worn and is
returned in box-perfect condition.
2. 60 Month MOVEMENT GUARANTEE
Your watch, at its heart, has a top quality precision engineered
Swiss movement – so it’s very unlikely to give you problems with the
minimum amount of care and attention, including a regular service.
We recommend you return your watch to us every 3/4 years for a
service, so our expert technicians can keep your fine timepiece in
peak condition.
SERVICING & REPAIRS…THE CHRISTOPHER WARD WAY…
Our innovative approach to servicing and repairing your Christopher
Ward watch means that having your watch serviced or repaired
doesn’t mean months of waiting followed by an exorbitant bill –
which is more or less the experience guaranteed by every other
luxury watch brand. We have developed an easy, quick and
affordable expert service and repairs programme that doesn’t
cost the earth and has your watch back where it belongs – on your
wrist – in double-quick time.
Visit our website for more details about our 60/60 Guarantee and
Service and Repair Programme.
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keeping in touch
KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH CHRISTOPHER WARD
From small beginnings just a few short years ago
(our first workshop was actually a refurbished
chicken shed!), Christopher Ward has won a
worldwide following for his eponymous watch
brand and can justifiably claim to manufacture
the most affordable luxury watches in the world.
For many, the philosophy behind the brand, of
trying to put luxury watches within the reach
of everyone, is as attractive as the watches
themselves, as is the very open approach of the
business which means that Chris and the team
spend a lot of time communicating personally
with our customers – many of whom have
become friends.
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As the owner of a Christopher Ward watch,
if ever you need to get hold of us we are at
your service. We have listed some useful contact
details on the back cover.
There is also always something new going on
at our website at www.christopherward.co.uk
and, if you haven’t already discovered the
independent forum dedicated to our brand
at www.christopherwardforum.com we would
recommend a visit. Informative and fun,
it’s a great place to hear the unexpurgated
view of Christopher Ward of London!
Head Office
Christopher Ward (London) Limited,
1 Park Street, Maidenhead,
Berkshire SL6 1SL United Kingdom
+44 (0)1628 763040
Customer Services
+44 (0)1628 763040
1.877.226.8224
customerservices@christopherward.co.uk
technical@christopherward.co.uk
United Kingdom:
United States of America:
Website
www.christopherward.co.uk
www.christopherward.com
www.christopherward.eu
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