Coniston Auto - CN7 (Pre-order)

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Burnished Cognac Brown Leather

This is a pre-order item - shipping early January. Price to increase to £349 from 1st January 2023.

When we launched the original Coniston collection the Bluebird was our most popular model - not surprising really - the colour scheme, inspired by Bluebird K7 that Donald Campbell piloted across Coniston Water, is a visual treat.

The Coniston Automatic Collection has been designed in collaboration with the Campbell Family Heritage Trust, with donations from every sale going to support and celebrate the Campbell family legacy. 

 

- 41mm diameter x 11.1mm depth
- 20mm strap width
- Dual-texture bespoke designed case
- Sapphire crystal with dual side anti-reflective coating
- Multi-layer dial, applied indices & polished chamfer
- Aero-structure hands
- Hairline seconds hands w/counter-weight & arrow tip
- Luminous hands and dial perimeter
- 62g
- 10 ATM
- 2 year warranty

- Miyota 8N24 automatic mechanical movement
- 21,600 bph
- 21 jewels
- Handwinding override capability
- 40+ hour power reserve
- Accuracy of -20 ~ + 40 sec/day
- Japanese Made
- Hacking function
- Parashock anti-shock

PLACEHOLDER

If you're purchasing a Coniston Auto CN7 as a Christmas gift and would like a letterpressed placeholder, please tick the 'Placeholder' box above and we'll pop one in the post.

The Devil's In The Detail

There’s something really enchanting about the deep blue of the dial, coupled with the pop of yellow accents and silver-white trims that just sing in a watch face design. It almost does the work for us and in adapting the original design, we thought that it was time to celebrate another of Donald’s speed machines, the Bluebird-Proteus CN7 - a gas turbine-powered car that secured him the World Land Speed Record in 1964.

We’ve improved the contrast of the chapter ring’s minute track, added in some metallic texture and a subtle dark ring around the central plateau - all in the mission to delicately enhance the design. The dynamic depth is retained through the use of a multi-part dial construction and applied indices extending outwards over the moat of lume.

DIAL DETAILS

Iteration. Improvement. The Coniston Automatic dial has been improved in almost every facet, subtly, deftly, to bring a greater sense of theatre - polished chamfers, two-tone bezel and central plateau, brushed textures and polished batons do the job.

Knurling

Knurling is a mechanical texture deployed in motorsport on important switchgear to make sure it's a positive experience. We've used that as inspiration for the bezel outer in a nod to the Coniston's motorsport inspiration.

Flowing Design

Re-designed completely for the Automatic era, the Coniston's case features a three-phase sectioning - the top has the knurled ring, followed by a flowing, beautifully formed light-catching strip leading smoothly into the lugs, and a final aggressively angled case-back, to nestle into the wrist.

BEATING HEART

For this new and improved Coniston we've turned to an automatic movement - the Miyota 8N24. It's a direct descendent of the 8N33 that featured in our manual Coniston, and features the same beautiful skeletonised structure, but with improved functionality; hacking seconds and hand-winding capabilities.

LUME

Continuing the iconic luminous capabilities of its predecessor, the Coniston Auto features a moat of lume around the periphery of the dial, and the same segmented hands, overlapping to create one glowing superhand.

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Metro

Iterate. Improve.

The Coniston always was a handsome fellow, with incredible dynamism of dial design and beautifully bespoke features - hands that resemble structural cross-sections, a glowing moat of illumination and striking refractions from the domed crystal.

We’ve had a lot of great feedback over the years following the launch of the Coniston, with much of the positivity focused on the dial and hand set, as well as the magically deep dial design that your eye can get lost in.

It would have been sacrilege to ignore these elements when reconsidering the design for Coniston Auto, so we’ve tweaked them ever so slightly, with delicacy and perspective, to make them just that wee bit more resolved.

Strength Personified

The Coniston Automatic has increased slightly in diameter and thickness. Now operating at 41mm, the wrist presence is as powerful, and the downward sloping lugs keeps universal wearability intact. At 11.1mm thick the Coniston, with its gilt rotor and incredible dial depth, is an unobtrusive, daily wearer.

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