2012/04/02 - Christopher Ward the C11 MSL Black Manta MK1 Automatic - Black

The clean image of a modern jets altimeter has been the primary inspiration for the latest additions to our squadron of aviation models. Both the C11 MSL Mk1 Automatic and C11 MSL Mk1 Chronograph are based on a completely new black case design that places a circular dial in a case which has its facets smoothed off and decorated with vertical brushing. Four screws suggest the dials original location on a cockpit's instrument panel.

The result is one of the most attractive conversions from an altimeter to a wristwatch. Based on the cockpits of fast jets the C11 MSL is indeed an interesting and fast paced addition to the range, whilst less workmanlike than some if its peers, the C11 MSL retains its functionality.

The striking contemporary approach, which is in contrast to the usual retro nature of a pilots watch, is based on a 42mm case in 316L surgical grade stainless steel. Has museum grade sapphire crystal and high density SuperLuminova markings and hands. Time to get LOCKED ON.

Technical specifications

  • 316L PVD Black Stainless steel 
  • 25 / 26 Jewel Swiss automatic movement 
  • Black date calendar 
  • Screw-in back plate 
  • Anti-reflective museum grade sapphire
  • Adjustable Italian leather strap 
  • Hand polished case with unique engraved serial number 
  • Luminous hands and Indexes 
  • Water resistant to 10atm 
  • Diameter: 42mm 
  • Height: 10.7mm 
  • Weight: 108g 
  • Calibre: ETA 2824-2 / Sellita SW200-1 
  • Strap: Leather Strap - width 22mm 
  • Vibrations: 28800 per hour