Christopher Ward The Twelve

Christopher Ward presents The Twelve, the brand’s own interpretation of the luxury sports watch. This new series offers automatic wristwatches with strong, individualist, instantly-recognisable bezels, rugged cases and integrated bracelets.

Luxury sports is a genre born in 1972 with the launch of Gerald Genta designed Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. For The Twelve, Christopher Ward has employed all significant characteristics of this segment.

Christopher Ward The Twelve Titanium Chronometer watch with Astral Blue dial
Christopher Ward The Twelve Titanium Chronometer with Astral Blue dial

The Twelve by Christopher Ward comes with a dodecagonal bezel. The number of its sides corresponding – as does the model name – to the 12 hours on the dial. It features a faceted 40mm case with contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. Screw-down crowns, protected by shoulders, ensure water-resistance to 10 atm.

Christopher Ward The Twelve Titanium Chronometer watch case-back
Case-back view of the Titanium Chronometer Version

Evoking the dodecagon bezel, the case-back with six exposed screw heads frames a sapphire crystal revealing the automatic movement. The brand has opted for the Calibre Sellita SW200-1 to equip the steel Twelve versions and the Sellita SW300-1 COSC-certified chronometer in the titanium Twelve models.

Christopher Ward The Twelve Stainless Steel Version
Case-back view of the Stainless Steel Version

Developed for both strength and comfort, the size and shape of the bracelet’s links are carefully configured to accomplish both by being solid and full-width, rather than rows comprised of three or more sections.

Moreover, these single-piece links are narrow – ranging from 4.2mm to 6.2mm – to ensure greater flexibility. To achieve a perfect fit, the bracelet incorporates ten removable links for correct sizing, fixed with screws rather than weak, force-fit pins.

The Twelve’s dial spotlights a twin-flags pattern, with elegant, applied indices. The watch comes with two slender, dagger-shaped hands for the hour and minutes and a slim sweep-seconds hand. The date display appears in a window at 6 o’clock.

Christopher Ward The Twelve Stainless Steel Version with Arctic White Dial
Christopher Ward The Twelve Stainless Steel Version with Arctic White Dial

For the stainless steel Twelve, the available dial colours are the Glacier Blue, Nordic Blue, Basalt Grey, and Arctic White.

Christopher Ward The Twelve Stainless Steel Version with Glacier Blue Dial
Christopher Ward The Twelve Stainless Steel Version with Glacier Blue Dial

The Twelve (Ti) Chronometer in titanium is offered in a choice of fume hues, Astral Blue or Nebula Purple. To complement these, if a rubber strap is preferred over the metal bracelets, the colours include Black, Dark Blue, and Light Blue.

Christopher Ward The Twelve Titanium Chronometer watch with Astral Blue dial

The Twelve (Ti) retails for £1,595/$1,825/€2,075 on a bracelet or £1,225/ $1,375/ €1,595 with rubber strap. The Twelve retails for £1,050/ $1,225/ €1,350 on a bracelet and £850/$995/€1,095 with rubber strap.

Technical details

Christopher Ward The Twelve in Stainless Steel

Case
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 9.95mm
Lug-to-lug: 44.5mm
Weight: 65g
Crystal: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 100m
Crown: Screw-down
Back: Screw-down display caseback

Movement
Sellita SW200-1
Execution/Finish: Elaboré finish with twin flag pattern over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Type: Automatic
Function: Hour, minute, central second, date
Frequency: 4 Hz/ 28,000vph
Power reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 26
Tolerance: -20/+20 Seconds per day

Christopher Ward The Twelve (Ti) Chronometer in Titanium

Case
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 8.95mm
Lug-to-lug: 44.5mm
Weight: 41g
Crystal: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 100m
Crown: Screw-down
Back: Screw-down display caseback

Movement
Sellita SW300-1 COSC
Execution/Finish: Elaboré finish with twin flag pattern over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Type: Automatic
Function: Hour, minute, central second, date
Frequency: 4 Hz/ 28,000vph
Power reserve: 56 hours
Jewels: 25
Tolerance: -4/+6 Seconds per day