Christopher Ward’s W11 Amelia watch – created in 2012 in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s last flight – takes flight with two new colour adaptations this autumn.
Named after the courageous American aviator of the 1930s, Amelia Earhart, the W11 aims to capture some of her trail-blazing sense of adventure some 75 years after her twin-engine Electra was last heard from flying off the Howland Isles in the Pacific during her ill-fated 1937 round-the-world flight.
The Amelia is now offered in two new colour interpretations – Almond and Pale Rose – reflecting the strong fashion trend for metallic tones in this autumn’s leading collections and providing exceptional versatility in complementing a range of wardrobe colours. The case of the Amelia carries a more highly polished finish and the dial a galvanic sheen finish offered in the two stylish new tones – touches that add to the femininity of the design and deliver a more contemporary edge to the design. Further enhancing this direction is the self-coloured Italian calf leather strap.
This stylish take on Christopher Ward’s widely acclaimed C11 MSL aviation watch loses nothing other than size when compared to its bigger brother from the men’s collection. The same engineering precision, tangible in both the case and dial, is matched by the equally fine attention to the smallest details such as the anti-reflective AR08 coating applied to the underside of the sapphire crystal and the coin engraved marking on the reverse of the case.
Earhart’s remarkable story continues to fascinate the world, not least with this year’s discovery of sonar images of a possible plane wreckage that support the growing belief that Earhart and her navigator survived their crash landing on a remote Pacific island reef. These two new adaptations of the W11 Amelia offer a suitably stylish tribute to a remarkable woman who, 76 years after her dramatic disappearance, continues to inspire the world with her spirit of style and adventure. The new colour options are available from mid-September.
Calibre: Ronda 703.3 Analogue quartz movement
Mercury free long-life battery
Hand-finished marine-grade stainless steel case with high sheen chrome finish
Diameter: 38.8mm x 36mm; Height: 8.3mm
Museum grade sapphire crystal with AR08 anti-reflective coating
Self-coloured galvanic (Galvanic Pale Rose or Galvanic Almond) one-piece dial
Deep-etched back plate engraving
Unique engraved serial number
Italian calf leather strap
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
Water resistance: 10 atm / 100 metres