British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward, in partnership with Morgan Motor Company, unveils the latest timepiece the C3 Morgan Chronograph. The new launch marks the fifth timepiece in the collaboration, with the previous four chronometers each tailored to the design cues of the Morgan car.
The C3 Morgan Chronograph is based upon the vintage-themed C3 Grand Tourer, a descendent of Christopher Ward’s first quartz watch, 2005’s C3 Malvern Chronograph. The original C3’s design was inspired by the dashboards of classic British sportscars and that automotive influence has permeated into many of Christopher Ward’s releases ever since, including the new C3 Morgan Chronograph.
Essential for any motorsport-influenced watch, a tachymeter runs around the outside of the C3 Morgan’s dial, while large Arabic numerals play homage to dashboards found in classic sportscars like the Morgan 4/4 and Roadster. The overall appearance reflects the personality and expertise involved in the many cars that have been hand-built at Morgan’s home in Malvern.
A Swiss-made Ronda 5021.D movement confidently provides the high-end levels of accuracy and precision. Incorporating small second, 1/10th and 30-minute counters, in addition to add and split functions, the 5021.D’s gold-plated exterior and 10 jewels will help reduce friction and maintain reliability over extended periods of time.
Another useful feature is its power saving mechanism: the 5021.D has the potential to last up to 54 months from its date of production if its power saving mode is employed. This is achieved by pulling the crown out when the watch is not in use, improving energy consumption by up to 70%.
The C3 Morgan Chronograph is available on a Piccari leather strap in camel, tan or black, is priced at £450 / $515.
Model: C3 Morgan Chronograph
Ronda 5021.D Quartz chronograph movement
Add & Split-time functions
Small second, 1/10th and 30-minute counters
Timing tolerance: -10/+20 secs per month
Stainless steel case with brushed and polished facets
Push-down crown with twin flag motif, two pushers to operate subdials
Anti-reflective double curve top sapphire crystal
Snap case back with unique Morgan wings engraving and serial number
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30 metres)
Domed Opalin white finish dial with printed Morgan wings and azzuré subdial finish
Applied Arabic numerals and dot markers
Brushed, polished and curved hour, minute and central second hands
Piccari leather: Camel, tan, black