Marking the first time our premium C1 Grand Malvern case has received a DLC (diamond-like carbon) finish, it is clear that the 3 Wheeler Chronometer is an extraordinary watch. That is matched by a wealth of details throughout the watch’s design.
Drawing inspiration from vintage dashboard instruments, the C1’s black dial is complemented by Old Radium luminescent paint applied to its indexes, hands and Arabian numerals. A sign of rare quality, some features supply extra depth to the dial; a small seconds subdial is recessed at 6 o’clock, with indexes raised at each five minute interval. Multi-faceted, top-brushed and sandblasted hands capture the light magnificently, whilst ensuring perfect readability against the dial.
The Morgan logotype has been applied to the crown, while Calibre SH21 is fully on display through a sapphire case back. The result is a watch that is beautiful inside and out – the C1 is a worthy partner to the motoring excellence of the Morgan 3 Wheeler.
Like any great automobile is powered by an equally great engine, a watch needs a movement that is accurate and reliable. With a hand-wound version of Calibre SH21, designed in-house by our Technical Director Johannes Jahnke and the first commercially viable movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years, the C1 Morgan 3 Wheeler Chronometer’s external beauty is matched by outstanding technical pedigree inside.
Visible through a museum grade sapphire case back, Calibre SH21 has been customised specifically for this watch: its bridge has been specially skeletonised to reflect the design of the 3 Wheeler’s power unit, whilst revealing SH21’s twin barrels underneath. When fully wound, both barrels – decorated here with an intricate concentric design – can supply five days’ worth of chronometer-certified timekeeping. The result is a movement that sits in the top 5% of all Swiss-made calibres for accuracy; it’s the ideal piece of engineering to partner the technical expertise of a Morgan car.
Calibre: SH21 power reserve chronometer (COSC), hand-wound
Case: 316L steel with DLC coating
Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 metres)
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: +6/-4 seconds per day
Lug to lug: 48.5mm
Christopher Ward’s in-house 27 jewel hand-wound Calibre SH21
120 hour power reserve
Unique finish to movement with bespoke black PVD skeletonised bridge
DLC (diamond-like carbon) sandblasted steel case
Push-down crown with Morgan logotype
Anti-reflective double curve top sapphire crystal
Matt black dial with Old Radium lume
Multi-faceted top-brushed and sandblasted hands
Screw-in exhibition case back with engraved serial number
Whip-stitch Tiber vintage leather strap with sandblasted DLC dress clasp and engraved CW motif
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook