British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward announces a latest addition to their Aviation Collection; the new C8 Regulator Limited Edition.
Historically, regulator watches were used as a tool for precision in timekeeping, with the minute hand as primary, and the hours and seconds counted on smaller sub-dials set into the face. The C8 Regulator Limited Edition incorporates this aspect of watch design but progresses the tool’s role, giving a contemporary new finesse to the traditional regulator watch.
Whilst taking inspiration from the aviation aesthetic of the C8 Regulator Mk I, the new C8 Regulator Limited Edition offers a modernist take on pilot’s style. Understated matt black accentuates the dial’s features, and the individual hands, including the semi-skeletonised brushed gunmetal minute marker and the red second marker, draw the viewer’s attention to the hands and allow for ease of use and complete accuracy.
The watch’s case back is equally as elegant, with the wide opening of the smoked glass exhibition case revealing an elaboré hand wound Unitas 6498 movement, with a 3 wheel module cleverly engineered by Christopher Ward’s Technical Director Johannes Jahnke, to bring the hour hand from central to 12 o’clock. The new C8 Regulator Limited Edition costs £1,350.
Model: C8 Regulator Limited Edition, Swiss made
17 jewel Unitas 6498 hand wound movement with JJ module
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: +12/-12 seconds per day
44mm sandblasted DLC case
Lug to lug: 53.2mm
Anti-reflective top sapphire crystal
Screw down open case back with smoked glass and engraved serial number
Matt black dial with hour and second subdials, raised and brushed flat gunmetal indexes accented with old radium lume
Brushed gunmetal and old radium lume hour and minute hands and red second hand
Whip stitch Tibor leather strap with CW motif buckle
Strap width: 22mm
Luxurious presentation case and owner’s handbook