Cedric Bellon Sustainable Tool Watches CB01 GMT
The CB01 GMT is the second chapter of the Cedric Bellon Sustainable Tool Watches collaboration with Watch Angels. Circularly produced and machined out of 100% recycled and certified stainless steel, the CB01 achieves an 87.59% sustainability score.
“Through this watch, I try to do my job in a more virtuous way. It aims at pushing the watchmaking industry to question its design and production processes, and consider that changes are needed. And possible. The CB01 is a tribute to the women and men whose work contributes to a better future, and an ode to craftsmanship and the people of watchmaking. A concrete step towards a more sustainable watch industry”.
Cedric Bellon. Watch designer, Founder of CB Watches and Sustainability advocate.
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.
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