The first sustainably crowdmanufactured tool watch
This project aims at pushing the watchmaking industry to consider working in a more virtuous way. For this, changes are needed. And possible.
Cedric Bellon, Watch Designer.
Why a sustainable watch?
CB01-14060 - Encasing a Dubois Depraz Small seconds movement (base Sellita SW300).
Why a tool watch?
CB01|P024 - Encasing the Soprod Automatic P024.
Case, dial and buckle are made of 100% recycled and certified stainless steel. A first.
The 3 sustainability principles
100% Swiss made
87% Sustainability score
87% sustainability score. Please refer to the "Sustainability report" download.
Early sketches of the CB01|14060.
One watch. Two movements. 100% made in Switzerland. 100% Recycled and certified stainless steel.
Status and next steps
I was a "UN Kid." My education was largely funded by the United Nations Environment Programme. Because of this, and with our first child coming soon, I feel the moral obligation to strive and promote a more sustainable way of life. Sustainability is a topic we rarely talk about in our watch community, so here is my small contribution.
IG account "plan_les_watch" & Angel (pre-ordered CB01-P024)
About Cedric Bellon
Cedric Bellon was born in Nantes. He grew up in a traditional middle-class caring and value-oriented family. From a young age he was fascinated by science, and throughout his academic path he explored geology, ecology and anthropology. His creative vein finally made him graduate in Product Design from the Nantes’s School of Design. At age 27, a personal health issue forced him to bed for several months. During this period, he developed a keen interest in Horology and, naively according to him, he put down a few of his watch ideas on paper and sent them to renown Brands (most of whom would initially not even reply). However, after a while, Bell & Ross and TAG Heuer became his first clients. In 2005, he founded Cedric Bellon & Partner making watch design a full-time career. Since then he has worked for many renown watch brands. He describes himself as the equivalent of a ghost writer for the Watchmaking industry. Among his clients: Longines, Bell & Ross, Hermès, Frederique Constant, Tag Heuer, Graham, Whitings, TechnoMarine, Alpina and others. Website Instagram
Cedric Bellon, watch designer.
About Watch Angels
About Watch Angels
Watch Angels is a leading Swiss watch manufacturer based in Mendrisio, Switzerland. It has developed the Crowdmanufacturing system and operates the watchangels.ch community platform. It executes the Crowdmanufacturing projects on behalf of the creator and acts as the contractual party to the buyer. More 40 years of experience in the industry, working for the most renown brand names, confirm its relevance within the Swiss watch industry. www.watchangels.ch
For more information
Watch Angel at Watch Angels SA