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Christopher Ward Dune Collection

Named after Aquitaine’s Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe, this new series spotlights CW’s elegant Light-catcher™ case. It retains the box crystal of 2022’s Aquitaine range, but loses its rotating bezel, delivering a case width of 38mm.

The watches are: the C65 Dune Automatic (available in four colours), C65 Dune GMT (a limited edition of 200) and the C65 Dune Bronze – two colours, and the only chronometer of the trio.

Christopher Ward Dune watches share elegance and simplicity with the ruggedness and precision of outdoor field timepieces. They are capable for performing reliably in the toughest of conditions.

Made of sapphire, the box-crystal provides a vintage look that recalls sports watches of the 1960s and ’70s. The exhibition case back offers the view of the self-winding movement fitted with elaboré-finished rotor embellished with the twin-flags pattern.

The new C65 Dune Automatic watch boasts a lume-heavy dial. Water-resistant to 150m, the 38mm case in stainless steel houses the Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement.

The dial comes in four colours: Black Sand, Marine Blue, Beach grass and White Sand. The first three have a polished ‘sunray’ texture, while the White Sand dial boasts a subtle matte finish.

The 200-piece limited edition C65 Dune GMT in Black Sand is a field watch designed for travellers and explorers alike.

The C65 Dune GMT watch offers two time zones at once. But instead of the traditional outer bezel, it has a raised interior bezel printed with 24-hour numerals.

By lining it up the fourth ‘GMT’ hand, you can align your watch to your chosen international location. The watch uses Sellita’s SW330-2 GMT movement, which delivers an extended 56-hour power reserve.

The C65 Dune Bronze, the only chronometer in the Dune series, is powered by the Sellita SW200 COSC calibre.

The C65 Dune Bronze is available with a Marine Blue or Beach grass dial and there’s a new bronze bracelet to go with it, too. Only previously offered with the Sandhurst Series 2, this is CW’s first-ever bronze bracelet, complete with micro-adjustable clasp and increased taper.

All three watches in the C65 Dune collection are water-resistant to 150m.

The Dune series was released on 26th January 2023, with prices starting from:
C65 Dune Automatic – £695 | $850 | €895
C65 Dune Bronze – £885 | $1,065 | €1,140
C65 Dune GMT – £995 | $1,195 | €1,295

Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto Limited Edition

Christopher Ward presents its first wristwatch with a chime (‘Sonnerie au Passage’) mechanism, powered by an ingenious mechanical calibre.

Chime is an haute-horlogerie complication, mastered by a few watchmaking Maisons. For the first time, this prestigious function has been made accessible by Christopher Ward, with the C1 Bel Canto watch. Its new FS01 movement incorporates a ‘hammer’ that strikes a chime to mark the hour in every 60 minutes.

It features a Grade 5 titanium case that improves the resonance and tone of the chime. It also ensures lightness and durability.

The movement of the Bel Canto watch was developed by master watchmaker Frank Stelzer. He found that the module in the JJ01 calibre of the Christopher Ward C9 Harrison jumping hour watch of 2011 could be adapted to chime on the hour. This enabled the development of the module for the Calibre FS01, with the addition of 50 new components.

With a generously-sized titanium gong surrounding the movement, its hammers viewed from the dial side, the C1 Bel Canto can be left in the “on” position to ring on each hour, or set to “off” from the same button at the 4 o’clock position.

It has layered dial design with an Azzurro blue dial plate and floating time-telling dial in rhodium finish. Ringing status is indicated by a small red arrow adjacent to the button at 4 o’clock. With the hours and minutes dial contained at 12 o’clock, the entire mechanical ballet is on view at all times.

This Swiss made mechanical chiming watch is limited to only 300 pieces. Fitted with a solid titanium case-back, its 41mm diameter case has a water resistance of 30 meters. Secured with four screws, the deep-stamped case-back spotlights soundwave motif.

The Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto watch price is £2,995 ($3,595 /€3,895).

Technical details

Model: Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto

Case
Material: Grade 5 Titanium
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 13.00mm
Lug-to-Lug: 48.00mm
Case Weight: 53g
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m)

Dial
Sub-dial Colour: Rhodium
Dial plate Colour: Blue
Lume: SLN C1 X1 BL

Movement
Calibre FS01, Self-winding with FS01 chiming module
Power reserve: 38 hours
No of Jewels: 29
Complication Type: Passing Chime
Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing Tolerance: +/-20 sec p/day

Strap
Italian leather and Titanium bracelet
Leather Strap Colour: Blue and camel
Strap Size: 22mm

Suggested retail price
£2,995/ $3,595/ €3,895

Christopher Ward Military Collection Series 2

Christopher Ward’s Military Collection gets its first upgrade since its launch in 2019 – with a set of stunning retro-style watches named after the Services’ world-famous training academies.

Since its launch in 2019, Christopher Ward’s Military Collection stands for authenticity, quality and innovation. The series is officially approved by His Majesty’s Ministry of Defence, and Christopher Ward is one of only five global watch brands to hold this honour.

The new series is comprised of the C65 Sandhurst Series 2, C65 Sandhurst Bronze Series 2, C65 Dartmouth Series 2, and the C65 Cranwell Series 2.

So far, the Military Collection has produced five timepieces. The first three in the range; the vintage-styled C65 Sandhurst, C65 Cranwell and C65 Dartmouth, are all named after the prestigious officer-training academies of the Army, RAF and Navy. And it’s these ‘Series 1’ models that have now been completely renewed – with one new addition – by Christopher Ward’s design and manufacturing teams.

Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst

Christopher Ward’s watches have achieved the popularity of the C65 Sandhurst. Based on the classic Smiths W10, a field watch issued to British soldiers in 1969, its understated, ultra-legible design has gained fans worldwide since its release.

Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst Bronze

The second watch is the Christopher Ward C65 Cranwell, which has received the most significant redesign of the trio.

Christopher Ward C65 Cranwell

Modelled on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Mark XI 6B/346, an aviator watch aimed at bomber-navigators using celestial ‘look-up’ navigation, its case has been reduced to 38mm, while the dial has had a comprehensive and classic redesign.

The Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth is modelled on the 1957 Omega Seamaster 300 ‘Big Triangle’, it’s long been a favourite with vintage dive-watch lovers, but this second iteration takes it to a new level.

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth

Maintaining its 41mm case, it now boasts an incredible fully-lumed dial and sapphire bezel (also lumed) – showcasing the advances Christopher Ward has made on watches like the C60 #tide, and the C65 Aquitaine Collection.

Another difference between the new military watches and the previous generation is the replacement of the ‘Christopher Ward’ logo with the twin-flags emblem.

One thing that’s marked the Military Collection out is the use of chronometer movements. They house the Swiss made Sellita SW200 COSC movement.

Technical details

Model: Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst

Calibre: Sellita SW200 COSC
Case: 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 38mm
Height: 11.6mm
Weight: 60g
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Lug to lug: 43.6mm
Strap width: 20mm

Model: Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst Bronze

Calibre: Sellita SW200 COSC
Case: Bronze
Diameter: 38mm
Height: 11.8mm
Weight: 66g
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Lug to lug: 43.6mm
Strap width: 20mm

Model: Christopher Ward C65 Cranwell

Calibre: Sellita SW200 COSC
Case: 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 38mm
Height: 11.6mm
Weight: 60g
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Lug to lug: 43.6mm
Strap width: 20mm

Model: Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth

Calibre: Sellita SW200 COSC
Case: 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 12.9mm
Weight: 73g
Water resistance: 20 ATM (200 metres)
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Lug to lug: 46.68mm
Strap width: 22mm

Suggested retail prices

Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst Series 2: From £895 | US$1,080 | €1,165
Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst Bronze Series 2: From £995 | US$1,205 | €1,315
Christopher Ward C65 Cranwell Series 2: From £895 | US$1,080 | €1,165
Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 2: From £950 | US$1,150 | €1,225

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 300

The new C60 Trident Pro 300 is an exceptional dive watch designed in collaboration with Christopher Ward’s Forum. Water resistant to 300m, this robust stainless steel wristwatch is available in three case sizes: 38mm, 40mm and 42mm.

The thickness of case and lug-width vary depending upon the diameter. Four dial colors are available: White, Black, Blue, and Green.

This model has been provided with more luminous coating than the CW C60 Trident Pro 600 version, as the hour markers are marginally larger, and the new date window placement means fewer are truncated.

This new Swiss Made automatic watch proudly represents the ever-evolving Christopher Ward design language. The twin-flags that represent the English and Swiss heritage of the brand are now at 12, the date at 6, and the word mark ‘Christopher Ward’ relocated to the rotor visible at the rear.

The redesigned bezel has two parts: the regular rotating outer section with its coloured ceramic insert, and a fixed steel inner ring, with gradients all the way around. It’s an aesthetic improvement as much as a functional one, it gives a more polished and detailed feel.

The exhibition caseback affords the view off the Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement in its most highly finished form.

The Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 300 is available with hybrid, metal, rubber and #tide strap options. The redesigned bracelet in marine-grade stainless steel features an increased taper – 16.5mm at the clasp – and an improved micro-adjustment mechanism. Plus, it now has screw links rather than pins.

Technical details

Model: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 300

Case
Stainless steel case
Crystal: Sapphire
Exhibition case-back
Depth rating: 30 ATM

Case thickness
38mm version: 11mm
40mm version: 11.3mm
42mm version: 11.5mm

Lug to lug length
38mm version: 45mm
40mm version: 47.46mm
42mm version: 49.32mm

Dial
Colours: White, Black, Blue, Green

Movement
Sellita SW200-1
Power reserve: 38 hours

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date

Strap
Hybrid/ rubber/ stainless steel bracelet/#tide

Retail price range
£695 to £850/ US$850 to US$1,050/ €895 to €1,110

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic 36mm

Christopher Ward has released a new, limited edition C63 Sealander Automatic 36mm watch series inspired by the colours of Swiss topography and English flora.


Inspired by the colours of Swiss topography and English flora, the 36mm is available in four shades: Lucerne Blue, Jura Green, New Forest Yellow, and Acer Red. Each colour will be available in a limited edition run of 200 pieces.

The 39mm diameter Christopher Ward Sealander Automatic watch features a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal glass. The polished lacquer dial comes with top-brushed, diamond-polished indexes filled with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 for visibility in low light. The new twin-flags logo on the dial contrasts with those pop-out colours.

The hand-set is also filled with lume. The 36mm C63 Sealander Automatic is waterproof to 150m. The watch is also available with a black or white dial. The date window is positioned at 6 o’clock.

The exhibition back shows the beautifully worked rotor of the elaboré-finished Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement inside.

Technical details

Model: Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic 36mm

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 36mm
Height: 11.25mm
Lug to lug: 45.80mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 15 ATM

Dial
Colours: Lucerne Blue, Jura Green, New Forest Yellow, Acer Red, Black, and White

Movement
Sellita SW200-1 with Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date
Power reserve: 38 hours

Strap
Quick-release straps and bracelets
Stainless steel bracelet or vintage oak strap
Additional strap: Limited edition coloured leather strap to match the dial

Suggested retail price
With strap: £635 /$765/ €840
With bracelet: £770 /$925/ €1,015

Christopher Ward Becomes the Official Global Timing Partner for Everton Football Club

Everton has expanded its portfolio of international partners by signing a multi-year deal with British watch brand Christopher Ward. The agreement with the UK’s leading mechanical watchmaker sees them become the Club’s Official Global Timing Partner.

Christopher Ward was founded in 2005 as the world’s first online-only premium watch brand offering hand-crafted, Swiss-made mechanical watches at previously unheard-of prices.

Today they have customers in more than 100 countries and are renowned for their pioneering approach to watchmaking, including the creation of the first commercially viable mechanical watch movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years, the acclaimed Calibre SH21.

Through the partnership, Christopher Ward branding will appear on official Everton channels and assets, including on backdrops and LED screens at Goodison Park on matchdays.

They intend to embrace Everton’s unique culture by creating money-can’t-buy experiences for Evertonians and Christopher Ward fans around the world and work with the club’s award-winning charity, Everton in the Community.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester

Christopher Ward presents the most recent addition to the brand’s Military Collection – the C63 Colchester. This distinctive self-winding wristwatch is a worthy tribute to the Parachute Regiment of the British Army.

The C63 Colchester joins the C60 Lympstone, C65 Dartmouth, C65 Sandhurst and C65 Cranwell to make up Christopher Ward’s licensed Military Collection. Each watch from this series represents a different strand of the UK Armed Forces with the C65 Dartmouth, C65 Sandhurst and C65 Cranwell flying the flag for the military academies for the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force respectively and the C60 Lympstone honouring the Royal Marines and their training centre at Lympstone in Devon.

The C63 Colchester is the latest addition to the brand’s licensed Military Collection with the ministry of defence (MOD) – Christopher Ward being one of only 5 of their official license partners. Inspired by the specific demands of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment and named after its iconic HQ, this lightweight sports watch takes after the regiment’s motto and truly is Utrinque Paratus – ‘Ready for anything’.

Weighing just 38g this is the lightest sports watch Christopher Ward has ever made. Its case and dial are made from carbon, the material known for its super-light and ultra-tough properties.

The C63 Colchester features a retractable crown – a first in Christopher Ward’s Military Collection. Positioned at 3 o’clock, the crown offers extra comfort and won’t interrupt the graceful lines of the 41mm case. The watch has a water resistance of 150 meters.

Like other watches in the Christopher Ward Military Collection, the C63 Colchester comes with the regiment’s badge on the caseback.

Each timepiece is equipped with a COSC-certified version of the Sellita SW200 self-winding movement. Rated for 38-hour power reserve, it displays the hour, minute and centre seconds.

The hands and indices are provided with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1. This luminescent coating offers an attractive green glow and ensures enhanced visibility.

A further tribute to the Paras comes in the shape of #tide strap. Not only is it the same shade of maroon you’ll find on the famous beret, but its design is inspired by the Paras’ belt. Made from recycled ocean plastic, it’s tougher yet more lustrous than a regular NATO.

Fusing Swiss engineering, extensive material experimentation and sensitive military styling, the Christopher Ward C63 Colchester watch comes fitted on a hybrid rubber or #tide strap. Its retail price is £995.

Technical details

Model: Christopher Ward C63 Colchester
Collection: Military

Movement
Sellita SW200 COSC
26 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing Tolerance: -4/+6 sec p/day
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
Anti-shock system

Case
Injected carbon case
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 12.6mm
Lug-to-Lug: 47.5mm
Embossed retractable titanium crown
Screw-down exhibition caseback with ‘coin’ featuring the Parachute Regiment’s heraldic badge
Unique engraved serial number
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150m)

Functions
Central hacking seconds
Date calendar

Dial
Matte, semi skeletonised forged carbon dial with ‘landing’ crosshairs
Brushed and polished hands and indexes
Bespoke colour-matched maroon seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes

Strap
Eco-friendly #tide ocean material® strap with quick release pins
Strap width: 22mm

Packaging
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Christopher Ward – C60 Bronze Ombré Green COSC LE and C63 Sealander Bronze COSC

Christopher Ward has expanded its bronze watches line-up by adding two new timepieces made of the historical alloy known for its maritime heritage.

Among the new Christopher Ward models, the C60 Bronze Ombré Green COSC is limited to 500 pieces. Waterproof to 600m and equipped with a COSC movement, this variant boasts a hand-distressed ombré dial unique to each watch.

The C60 Bronze Ombré Green COSC limited edition watch features a hunter-green dial. Along with the 42mm bronze Light-catcher™ case, it boasts both nautical and military styles. Each ombré dial is hand-finished with a one-of-a-kind combination of scratches. Also made of bronze, the bezel features polished and brushed finishings.

The second model is Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Bronze COSC. It is not only the first of the Sealander sports-watch with a bronze case but also the first with a sapphire dial.

It is a robust, wearable, elegant and practical wristwatch. The bronze Sealander is powered by the extremely precise Sellita SW200 COSC chronometer movement.

The C63 Sealander Bronze also boasts all the practical virtues that have made the Sealander range such a hit. Firstly, it has a wearable 39mm Light-catcher™ case, perfect for any wrist size and occasion. It also reflects the precision craftsmanship and attention-to-detail of much more expensive pieces. Moreover, its dial is exceptionally readable. It’s also waterproof to 150m.

The C60 Bronze Ombré Green COSC LE is available from £950 and the C63 Sealander Bronze from £895.

Technical details

Model: Christopher Ward C60 Bronze Ombré Green COSC LE

Case
Bronze/steel
Bronze sandblasted bezel with raised brushed numbers
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 13.4mm
Lug-to-lug: 49.3mm
Weight: 98g
Stamped steel caseback
Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)

Movement
Sellita SW200 COSC
26 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Twin-flag engraving on the rotor
Anti-shock system
Central hacking seconds
Date calendar
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Green brushed and degraded dial
Brushed and diamond polished hands and indexes
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands, indexes and bezel triangle

Strap
Options: Green webbing, black webbing, black #tide ocean material®, vintage oak leather, black Cordura® and rubber hybrid strap
Strap width: 22mm

Packing
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Origin
Swiss made

Model: Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Bronze

Case
Bronze/steel
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 11.25mm
Lug-to-lug: 45.85mm
Polished bevel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Movement
Sellita SW200 COSC
26 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Twin-flag engraving over a Colimaçoné finish on the rotor
Anti-shock system
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Central hacking seconds
Date calendar

Dial
Smoked sapphire dial
Smoked mineral crystal display caseback
Brushed and diamond polished hands and indexes
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes

Strap
Options: Black webbing, vintage oak leather, black #tide ocean material®, black Cordura® and rubber hybrid strap
Strap width: 20mm

Packing
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C60 Concept Limited Edition

Christopher Ward presents C60 Concept, a brand new Swiss made automatic dive watch endowed with haute horlogerie features.

The C60 Concept boasts a brushed and polished 42mm Grade 2 Titanium case. It houses the company’s in-house-designed and assembled SH21 calibre, of which over 8,000 have now been produced for Christopher Ward’s premium models. Launched in 2014 after four years in design and development, it has now powered 20 models, of which the C60 Concept is, appropriately, the 21st.

Four automatic and six manual movements form the SH21’s list of 10 variants, among them versions with central or small seconds, with or without power reserve indicators, and with or without date. All are COSC-certified chronometers. For the C60 Concept, the version chosen is the 31-jewel automatic variant with central seconds. The open-working affords a full view of the movement from both sides. Even the rotor has been skeletonised to ensure that nothing is obscured.

In this C60 Concept iteration, the SH21 calibre incorporates high-end finishing techniques usually found in Swiss made haute-horlogerie timepieces. Armin Strom was consulted for the skeletonising, while the SH21 is finished at Chronode, including the detailing of the bridges and base plate.

It’s impossible to separate the essential, physical details from the hand-applied finishing, for both combine to create the visual impact. The view of the skeleton movement is so deep that it seems like enhanced 3D. The effect is heightened by the mix of finishes on the various surfaces, with contrasting rhodium and grey ruthenium accented by white details and polished edges.

For the functional elements which contribute to the C60 Concept’s suitability as a genuine diving watch, these attributes include an embossed screw-in crown and screw-down exhibition caseback, a 120-step unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, brushed and polished steel hands, sandblasted, brushed and polished blue ring with Super-LumiNova® White filling and orange Globolight® Triangle, and Super-LumiNova® White hands, dial and bezel.

The fully skeletonised in-house movement, with twin barrels offers a 5-day (120 hours) power reserve, in a titanium case. The watch is water resistant up to 300m.

 

The watch comes fitted on a Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap with Christopher Ward buckle and quick-release pins for easy changing.

 

Also available is a Titanium Grade 2 bracelet with the same quick-release system for easy changing. An added frisson is the exclusivity: only 210 pieces will be produced.

Technical details

Movement
In-house 31 jewel Calibre SH21 automatic movement
120-hour power reserve
Chronometer (COSC) certified
Hand-finished movement
Anti-shock system
Tolerance:-4/+6 seconds per day

Case
Brushed and polished Titanium Grade 2 case
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Height: 15.85mm
Lug to lug: 49.30 mm
Screw-down exhibition caseback
Unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel (120 clicks)
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 ATM / 300 metres

Dial
Sandblasted, brushed and polished blue dial ring with Super-LumiNova® White (BL) filling and orange Globolight® Triangle (BL)
Super-LumiNova® White (BL) hands and bezel
Brushed and polished hands

Strap
Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap or Titanium Grade 2 bracelet
Strap width: 22.00 mm

Origin
Swiss made

Edition
Limited edition of 210 pieces

Suggested retail price
£3,495/ $4,370 / €4,440

Christopher Ward C60 #tide

Christopher Ward’s best-selling C60 Trident line welcomes C60 #tide, a new timepiece created in partnership with the brand’s newest Swiss-based supply partner – #tide ocean material®. This is an important step from Christopher Ward to tackle the rising levels of ocean plastic.

#tide upcycle ocean-bound plastic waste and convert it into a premium raw material produced as yarn which Christopher Ward have harnessed for a new #tide strap collection showcased on the impressive new C60 #tide. This #tide ocean raw material is also produced as granules (for plastic injection) which features on the C60 #tide’s deep-stamped, screw down caseback and the #tide symbol features on the crown.

By training and paying fishermen to collect, sort, process and transport ocean-bound plastic, #tide’s work makes both ecological and social sense – helping to quell the rising tide of plastic waste entering our oceans and protecting the livelihoods of local fishermen and communities at threat from overfishing.

Furthermore, Christopher Ward and #tide will together donate £5 from every #tide strap that’s sold – either on a watch, or individually – to the Blue Marine Foundation, to support their vital work in marine conservation.

Following the success of last year’s limited edition C60 BLUE, the C60 #tide and #tide strap collection were the next logical steps for the brand. In keeping with the rest of the C60 Trident range, the C60 #tide’s rugged good looks also have a distinctive elegance – its C60 316L steel case with flowing Light- catcherTM  lines looks just as good under a shirt cuff as it does with a rash vest – and it’s watertight to 600m.

There are however some discreet but notable differences from the rest of the range; the organic wave pattern and use of Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 gives the new C60 #tide’s sapphire dial a 3D look which glows in darkness but maintains a cool and discreet look in daylight – reminiscent of bio-luminescent algae. Like other Tridents it also has a fully-lumed ceramic bezel, which adds to the coruscating effect.

The NEW C60 #tide houses the chronometer certified Sellita SW200 COSC, a self-winding movement known for its  accuracy and reliability. The deep-stamped 3D trident on the caseback – typical of the range – is also replaced here with a deep-stamped #tide mark and a second blue ring of #tide recycled ocean-bound plastic.

The C60 #tide is available from £895 on a #tide strap or £1,000 on a bracelet. The #tide straps (in blue, black and orange) are available across the Christopher Ward collection.

A first in the luxury watch industry, Christopher Ward’s sustainable packaging, constructed from 95% bio-degradable materials and the brand’s commitment to environmentally responsible shipping, helps to reduce the carbon footprint of every single watch sold.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre Sellita SW200 COSC
Self-winding 26 jewel mechanical chronometer movement
38-hour power reserve
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Case
Brushed and polished Light-catcherä stainless steel case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 14.10mm
Lug to lug: 49.32mm
Lug width: 22mm
Unidirectional zirconia (ZrO2) ceramic bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate with #tide ocean material ring insert
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 60ATM (600 meters)

Dial
Sapphire crystal dial twin-flag matte motif at 12 o’clock
Wave pattern on dial printed in Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes

Strap
Blue, black or orange #tide strap
Width: 22mm
Also available with stainless steel bracelet

Origin
Swiss made

Box
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Retail price
From £895/ $1,095/ €1,150

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander

Christopher Ward presents C63 Sealander, an affordable and all rounder luxury sports watch collection suitable for various occasions and places. Presently three editions are available: C63 Sealander Automatic, C63 Sealander Elite and C63 Sealander GMT.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch with hybrid black and red strap

Every C63 Sealander watch employs the brand’s Light-catcherTM round stainless steel case. It has a water resistance up to 150m/15ATM, thanks to its screw-in exhibition caseback and screw-down crown. For the C63 Sealander Elite, the crown is the brand’s new retractable design.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch with vintage oak black strap

For C63 Sealander watch collection, Christopher Ward selected the Sellita SW base calibre, adapted to suit each of the trio. In the entry-level C63 Sealander Automatic, the Sellita SW200 shows hours, minutes, seconds and date.

For the C63 Sealander GMT, the new and upgraded SW330-2 variant not only adds the display of a second time zone but also allows for a more precise GMT setting than the earlier version.

Caseback view of Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch

Not only is the Sellita SW330-2 new for this year, it seems the C63 Sealander GMT may be the very first watch to use it. Lastly, in the C63 Sealander Elite, the SW200 undergoes rigorous testing to earn COSC chronometer certification.

Caseback view of Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch

All are fitted with the unique Christopher Ward quick-release strap and bracelet system for easy interchanging of straps, including a bespoke metal bracelet with micro adjustment.

The least-expensive mechanical model, the C63 Sealander Automatic has a 39mm diameter case. Offered with a choice of black or white hand-finished, polished lacquer dials, with applied, faceted brushed and polished indexes, the C63 Sealander Automatic enjoys a power reserve of 38 hours.

The hands and indexes of all C63 Sealander watches are embedded with Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 BL C1 for ensuring optimum visibility in the darkness.

For the C63 Sealander GMT, the case size is the same at 39mm while the power reserve extends to 56 hours.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch with vintage black oak strap

The second time zone is indicated by a large orange hand with white luminous infill. It, too, is available with black or white hand-finished, polished lacquer dials, with applied, faceted brushed and polished indexes.

For the flagship C63 Sealander Elite, the power reserve is shared with the C63 Sealander Automatic while the case size increases to 40mm and the material for it is Grade 2 titanium.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch with bracelet

Arguably the most-accessible COSC-certified chronometer available, and Christopher Ward’s lightest ever mechanical watch, the C63 Sealander Elite has a matte black dial with see-through segments.

The new C63 Sealander Collection is available from £595 for the C63 Sealander Automatic, from £795 for the C63 Sealander GMT and from £1,150 for the C63 Sealander Elite.

Technical details

Model: C63 Sealander Elite, Swiss made

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch with black hybrid strap

Case
Brushed and polished titanium case
Material: Titanium Grade 2
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 10.7mm
Weight: 45g
Lug to lug: 46.9mm
Circular brushed and polished fixed titanium bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw in, display caseback
Embossed retractable titanium crown
150m water resistance
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Sellita SW200 COSC automatic with Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish
Self-winding 26 jewel mechanical chronometer movement
38 hour power reserve
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds hand
Antishock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
Vibrations: 4hz / 28,800 beats per hour
Timing tolerance: +6/-4 seconds per day

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date, telescoping retractable crown

Dial
Matte black, semi skeletonised dial
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 BL C1 hands, indexes
Polished indexes
Brushed and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap options
Titanium bracelet, Hybrid black/ orange, Hybrid black or #tide ocean material® black/ orange
Strap width: 20mm

Model: C63 Sealander GMT, Swiss made

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch with bracelet

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 11.85mm
Weight: 62g
Lug to lug: 45.80mm
Circular brushed and polished fixed steel bezel with black lacquer filling
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down, display caseback
Embossed screw-down crown
150m water resistance
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Sellita SW330-2 with Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish
Self-winding 25 jewel mechanical movement
Power reserve: 50-56 hours
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds hand
Antishock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
Vibrations: 4hz / 28,800 vibrations per hour
Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date, GMT

Dial
Polished lacquer dial
Dial colour: Black or White
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 BL C1 hands, indexes
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Brushed and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap options
Bracelet, Hybrid black/ orange, Hybrid black, #tide ocean material® black/ orange, Vintage oak camel or Vintage oak black
Strap width: 20mm

Model: C63 Sealander Automatic, Swiss made

 

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch with vintage oak camel strap

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 11.25mm
Weight: 61g
Lug to lug: 45.80mm
Circular brushed and polished fixed steel bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down, display caseback
Embossed screw-down crown
150m water resistance
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Sellita SW200-1 with Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish
Self-winding 26 jewel mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds hand
Anti-shock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
Vibrations: 4hz / 28,800 vibrations per hour
Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date

Dial
Polished lacquer dial
Dial colour: Black or White
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 BL C1 hands, indexes
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Brushed and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap options
Bracelet, Hybrid black/ red & Hybrid black/ orange, Hybrid black, #tide ocean material® black/ orange and black/ red, Vintage oak camel or Vintage oak black
Strap width: 20mm

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

Specially designed for globetrotters, the C1 Worldglow boasts a map of the world on its dial – divided into segments that correspond to the planet’s time zones – letting you track 24 time zones at once. By night, the C1 Worldglow’s bold application of lume makes it a unique, luminescent and impressive dress watch.

Its combination of near-total luminosity, world timer functionality and detailed finishing is a first from Christopher Ward, and a move that establishes them as a trailblazer in the ‘glow’ category.

Building on the success of Christopher Ward’s C1 Moonglow – the brand’s best-selling dress watch and its first introduction of ultra-luminosity to the dress watch category – and the Worldtimer series, the C1 Worldglow’s dial is something truly special and is yet another example of Christopher Ward’s innovative approach to dial design.


The dial’s multiple layers showcase a contoured, three-dimensional map of the world. The base layer has been coated in Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 to emit a magical neon-like glow in low light, while the sapphire second layer sits on top and has the oceanic areas of the map printed on the underside: something which looks stunning when the lume comes alive after dark.

While luminosity has long been used to tell the time in darkness, the C1 Worldglow’s Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 is painted not just on the hands but on the dial’s intricate world map too – so when ‘charged’, the neon-like glow displays every detail of the dial allowing you to use the watch to its full potential in low light.

Its subtly domed, brass outer bezel carries the name of 24 cities/ territories, each corresponding to a different time zone, and using the world timer function is easy – simply align the moveable GMT disc with the bezel.

Powering the C1 Worldglow is the JJ03 automatic movement – the third of Christopher Ward’s JJ Calibres and a modified version of the Sellita SW330, one of the watch industry’s most respected automatic GMT calibres. Not only does it provide accurate timing, it also powers the GMT disc that enables you to monitor 24 separate time zones at once.

Thanks to the sweeping lines and multiple finishing techniques of Christopher Ward’s signature Light-catcher™ case, the C1 Worldglow is both comfortable on the wrist and easy on the eye. At 43mm, it’s big enough to properly showcase the artistry of the dial while its multi-faceted design keeps it from seeming obtrusive.

To pinpoint one time zone, simply turn the crown to move the red ‘city-selector’ wedge to whichever zone you’re after – you can then move it to another location whenever you wish. This looks especially striking in low light thanks to the contrast with the watch’s generous lume.

The new Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow is available from £1,750 on a strap, or £1,800 on a mesh bracelet.

Technical details

Origin
Swiss made

Movement
42-hour power reserve
Sellita SW330 Self-winding 25 jewel movement with ‘JJ03’ in-house Worldtimer module
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) finished rotor with twin flag engraving
Vibrations – 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing tolerance – +/- 20 seconds per day

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 43.5mm
Height: 11.55mm
Push-down crown with twin flag motif
Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m)
Lug to lug – 51.9mm
Strap width – 22mm

Dial
Black and white worldtimer dial
Sapphire world map with luminous “sea”
Rotating 24-hour sapphire GMT disc
Unique red “radar” marker to highlight chosen timezone
Brushed and polished steel hands
Hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova© SLN C1 X1 BL

Strap
Black Cordovan leather strap with Bader deployant clasp, or Milanese mesh bracelet

Box
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

British watch brand Christopher Ward has partnered with Blue Marine Foundation to launch a limited-edition dive watch that pays tribute to the charity on its 10th anniversary.

The new C60 BLUE dive watch pays tribute to the ocean and the people protecting it for future generations. Designed in collaboration with Blue Marine Foundation – in celebration of the charity’s 10th anniversary – the NEW C60 BLUE has a mesmerising translucent sapphire dial that carries Blue Marine Foundation’s wave symbol and a watch strap made from reclaimed and recycled ocean plastic sourced by TIDE. All profits from this limited-edition watch go to the charity, so wearing it really does feel good in more ways than one.

Joining Christopher Ward’s Trident range of dive watches, the NEW C60 BLUE is a limited edition watch of only 500 pieces, and the brand’s first to combine a sapphire dial with a non-scratch ceramic bezel. It is a perfect companion for customers wanting a watch that reflects their eco-credentials as well as those who simply love the colour and aesthetic of the sapphire dial.

The C60 BLUE is water resistant to 600m which means it works as a professional diving instrument too.

Inspired entirely by the sea, the NEW C60 BLUE is the result of Christopher Ward’s affinity and appreciation for Blue Marine Foundation’s work. The charity, (also known as BLUE), is dedicated to restoring the health of the ocean by addressing over-fishing. In recognition of this, the NEW C60 BLUE’S sapphire dial carries a wave pattern inspired by BLUE’s logo, with a contrasting dark and light blue aesthetic symbolizing the clean water the charity is working to preserve.

Christopher Ward’s support for BLUE began last year when the brand donated five percent of proceeds from the sale of a best-selling watch collection. Now, with the C60 BLUE, Christopher Ward aims to donate more than £200,000 towards its mission to see 30 percent of the world’s ocean under effective protection by 2030.

The eco-credentials of the NEW C60 BLUE are further enhanced not only by its packaging, which is made from 95 percent bio-degradable materials – a first in the luxury watch market – there’s also the eco-friendly strap option created in partnership with TIDE made from reclaimed ocean plastic.

The new C60 BLUE is available now from £895. Customers can also ‘buy now and pay later’ (on all orders over £500) with just one click – simply opt for a six or 12 month repayment plan with 0% interest using PayPal Credit.

Technical details

Model: Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

Origin
Swiss made

Movement
Swiss made self-winding mechanical movement
Sellita SW200-1
No of Jewels: 26
Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing Tolerance: – +/- 20 sec p/day
38 hour power reserve
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Anti-shock system

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel case
Size: 40mm
Height: 12.95mm
Lug-to-Lug: 47.46mm
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
Unidirectional zirconia (ZrO²) ceramic bezel
Bezel Colour: Blue ceramic
Unique engraved serial number
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: 60 ATM (600m)

Dial
Sapphire crystal dial with wave pattern and twin-flag matte motif at 12 o’clock
Central hacking seconds
Date calendar
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes

Weight
Case Weight: 83g
Weight inc. Bracelet: 108g

Packaging
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Edition
Limited edition of 500 pieces

Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

Christopher Ward celebrates the late-’60s and early-’70s style with the new C65 Chronograph – the first chronograph to join Christopher the brand’s C65 Trident range of retro-dive watches.

This ‘retro-sport’ watch successfully merges retro-dive, motorsport and regatta-watch elements. With its bold colours and a regatta-style subdial – the C65 Chronograph’s vibrant aesthetic is a first in a range that’s usually associated with tasteful minimalism.

The rich, dark blue dial is contrasted by white sub-dials featuring distinctive blue and red sectors on the 30-minute register, while a pop of colour is provided with the bright orange hands. The generous application of Super-LumiNova® (Grade X1 GL C1) on hands and indexes ensures the visibility of the time display in the dark.

The new C65 Chronograph is Christopher Ward’s first ever automatic chronograph in the C65 retro dive watch collection, and, alongside the C60 Chronograph, the first ‘bicompax’ mechanical chronograph the brand has ever made.

Like the C60 Chronograph, the C65 Chronograph uses a self-winding Sellita SW510 BHa movement as its mechanical engine, which can provide an approximate power reserve of 48 hours when fully wound.

To cement its nautical connection, this automatic chronograph boasts water-resistance to 150m and has a screw-down crown and pushers for an extra layer of security.

The watch is fitted with a ‘Glassbox’ sapphire crystal inspired by the acrylic commonly used in period ’60s dive watches. The movement with Christopher Ward’s twin-flags logo engraved on the rotor can be seen through its display caseback.

This versatile timepiece incorporates Christopher Ward’s ingenious quick-release mechanism that ensures easy transition between the standard C65 leather strap, Tropic rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet.

The new C65 Chronograph is now available from £1,695 on a leather or Tropic rubber strap, or for £1,800 on a stainless-steel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: C65 Chronograph

Origin
Swiss made

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Embossed screw-in crown and chronograph pushers
Unidirectional aluminium bezel
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 15mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
Weight: 83g
Screw-down exhibition caseback
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Movement
Sellita SW510 BH a
27 jewel self-winding mechanical chronograph movement
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
48 hour power reserve
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor

Functions
Hour, minute, small second and date calendar with central second and 30 minute indicators

Dial
Azzuré dial with printed minute markers and logo at 12
Azzuré subdials with printed colours at 3
Tachymeter
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 hands and indexes
Top-polished indexes with brushed sides

Strap
Leather strap, Tropic rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet
Strap width: 22mm

Christopher Ward C60 Lympstone

British watchmaker Christopher Ward expands its best-selling Military Collection by adding the new C60 Lympstone watch model. Named after the Royal Marines’ Commando Training Centre at Lympstone in Devon, this new model from the brand’s Ministry of Defence licensed Military Collection in honour of the Royal Marines also marks the collection’s one-year anniversary.

This modern dive and survival watch is designed for action and adventure lovers (of both military and civilian status alike). The watch is forged from steel and carbon – built to withstand the toughest of conditions, on land or at sea. Water resistant to 600m, it is the first Christopher Ward watch to feature a rotating inner-compass bezel.

In contrast to its best-selling Military Collection predecessors, the NEW C60 Lympstone’s defiantly modern design is based on the new ‘Trident 3’ C60 case – rather than the retro-styled C65 models.

Approved by the Ministry of Defence to carry the Royal Marines official insignia – which is laser-engraved into the caseback – the NEW C60 Lympstone was created in collaboration with the Royal Marine Commandos, to ensure a watch that their recruits would actually wear and use.

Taking inspiration from tools and equipment used by the Royal Marines, the dial is made from forged carbon – an ultra-tough and ultra-light material (made from chopped carbon fibres and resin) that’s used in military weapons – while tough, breathable and lightweight Cordura®, often employed in military kit or equipment, is used here for the watch strap.

As well as technical authenticity, the forged carbon also gives the dial a marbled and near-camouflaged look – with contrasting dark and light greys – contributing to the overall ‘stealth’ and tool-like feel of the watch.

Powered by a COSC-certified version of the Sellita SW200 calibre, the NEW C60 Lympstone ensures timekeeping to within a tolerance of -4/+6 seconds per day. The outer countdown bezel delivers a satisfying 120 clicks per circuit, while the internal-compass bezel makes it just as practical on land, allowing its wearer to orientate themselves using the sun*.

The marine-grade steel case features two crowns; one for rotating the compass and the other for winding the watch and hands. Its DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating ensures reflections – dangerous in combat – are kept to a minimum, while the Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 filled indexes and hands ensure clarity in low light.

Despite its high-end construction the NEW C60 Lympstone in Carbon Black is available for £875 on a rubber hybrid strap in black or black and orange, a remarkable price for such an advanced watch.

In addition to the NEW C60 Lympstone, Christopher Ward’s Military Collection includes three other models – each honouring a service within the UK Armed Forces. The C65 Dartmouth, C65 Sandhurst and C65 Cranwell fly the flag for the military academies of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force respectively and each model carries their official insignia. Christopher Ward are one of just five brands approved to make watches bearing the official MOD insignia – available to both the UK Armed Forces and the general public.

*To use the compass, point the hour hand towards the sun’s position in the sky. Then, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, rotate the compass bezel using the crown until the S (South) is halfway between the hour hand and the 12 o’clock position. This can now be used to navigate around, ensuring the hour hand is pointing towards the sun. Simply adjust the S position as time goes on. (For the southern hemisphere, do the exact same but with N (North).

Technical details

Case
Brushed steel case coated in gun metal PVD
Black DLC bezel and caseback
High Definition Royal Marines crest laser-engraved on screw down backplate
Screw-down dual crowns stamped with twin-flag motif
Brushed unidirectional ceramic bezel with Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova®-applied numerals and markers
Unique engraved serial number
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Size: 42mm
Height: 13.8mm
Lug-to-Lug: 49.3mm
Case Weight: 103g
Water Resistance: 60 ATM (600m)

Dial
Forged carbon dial
Rotating inner-compass bezel
Super-LumiNova®-filled hands, inner-bezel markings and indexes
Lume: SLN X1 GL C1
Christopher Ward logo at 12 o’clock

Movement
Sellita SW200 COSC
Swiss made self-winding mechanical chronometer
Power Reserve: 38 hours
No of Jewels: 26
Complication Type: 3 hands
Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing Tolerance: -4/+6 sec p/day
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor

Strap
Size: 22mm

Packaging
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Price
£875

Origin
Swiss Made

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor

The latest creation from British watch brand Christopher Ward pays tribute to one of the most important millstones in the evolution of modern diving watches. As the name suggests, the new C65 watch model revisits Super Compressors, a group of highly water-resistant wristwatches originated in the late 1950s.

These timepieces, now a highly sought after among wristwatch aficionados, feature a special Super Compressor watchcases invented by the legendary Swiss watch case manufacture Ervin Piquerez S.A.

Patented in 1956, the Super Compressor watch cases became an instant success and many Swiss watchmakers including some big brands like IWC, Tissot, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Girard Perregaux used them for manufacturing extremely water-proof wristwatches and diving timepieces.

The era between the late 1950s and the early 1970s was the golden period of Super Compressor dive watches. The twin crowns – first on for the time-setting and second one for operating the inner rotating bezel – represent a major design feature of the Super Compressor dive watches.

However, the popularity of Super Compressor watches did not help the Ervin Piquerez S.A. company to survive the 1970s quartz crisis. Ervin Piquerez SA, which was one of the two big watch-case manufactures based in Bassecourt in the canton of Jura in Switzerland, is no more in business today.

As the Super Compressor styled watches are making a return, Christopher Ward, the first modern UK manufacture to develop an all-new movement in the 21st century, has decided to pay tribute to the iconic family of watches by creation the C65 Super Compressor watch.

British watch brand Christopher Ward has the ability to produce sport watches which represent both innovation and value for money. To add to its portfolio, inspired by the request of a customer in October 2018, the company has used its resources to revive the Super Compressor case. Most importantly, unlike recent retro reissues from other makers that only look like Super Compressors, the new C65 Super Compressor is a real deal.


The Super Compressor was a radical design which increased its strength and integrity with depth, becoming even more water-tight, thanks to the technical element which gave it its name. As the diver descended, greater external pressure was exerted on the caseback, further compressing the O-ring gasket. This system ensures impressive water resistant properties for a Super Compressor watch.

Christopher Ward has “reverse engineered” the design from an original, opting for the most distinctive format, with two crowns, with one for time-setting and winding, the other for the rotating inner bezel. The resultant timepiece is the first new, true Super Compressor-cased watch in nearly a half-century.

Measuring 41mm in diameter, the C65 Super Compressor proudly displays its Sellita SW200 automatic movement, the sapphire caseback also affording a view of the 300-micron thick compression spring which gives the case its name.

The outer case ring allowing this visibility is coloured orange, a hue which accents the crown for the inner bezel, the triangle at 12 o’clock, the minute hand and the tip of the seconds hand – and is known for providing the greatest legibility under water. The Super-LumiNova® (Grade X1 GL C1) embedded hands and indexes ensure dial visibility in the dark.

The C65 Super Compressor watch has a water resistance of 150 meters. It comes with an option of leather strap, rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet.

And as expected, the brand maintains an affordable price range: C65 Super Compressor watch costs £895 on a strap or £1,000 with bracelet.

Technical details

Model: C65 Super Compressor

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 13.05mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Screw-down exhibition caseback with aluminium anodised compression ring and divers helmet stamp
Unique engraved serial number
Strap width: 22mm
Lug to lug: 47.12mm
Bezel diameter: 39mm
Screw-down stamped crown with sandblasted lower area and polished top
Screw-down crosshatched crown with anodised aluminium outer ring
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW200
Swiss made
26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Movement Crown: Screw-down (4 o’clock)
Vibrations: 28’800 per hour (4 Hz)
Time tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
Movement diameter: 25.60mm
Movement height: 4.60mm
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor

Dial
Dial colour: Ocean Blue or Black Sand
Internal rotating bezel (120 clicks) with matte white, chamfered edge
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 hands and indexes
Lume: Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1

Box
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

British Watchmaker Christopher Ward Launches A New And Easy To Navigate Digital Flagship

British watchmaker Christopher Ward has launched – in collaboration with both experts and its customers – a new immersive digital flagship that’s incredibly easy to navigate throughout.

Built by Tryzens and powered by Salesforce, the new website is geared towards making each customer visit as intuitive and enjoyable as possible. It’s now easier than ever to configure a watch for instance – change the strap and size on the same page with no back and forth – and whether customers are visiting from a mobile, tablet or desktop the experience is consistently seamless.

Building on its existing website – which typically saw 45,000 to 100,000 visits weekly across the UK and US – this new and improved version holds a wealth of information (and other content) designed to assist customers in their journey to purchase. Each timepiece has both short and long descriptions – so customers can easily find everything they need to know – which are complemented by beautifully clear photos and video assets.

More than just a digital store, the new site is also home to Loupe – an editorial section (and name of the brand’s inhouse magazine) – which holds in-depth articles on everything from pop culture and sport to pop music and film. There’s also a ‘Find Out’ section which lifts the lid on the more technical elements of watchmaking.

In a seminal year for the brand which saw the new C60 Sapphire watch reach record levels of sales supported by the first ever TV advertising campaign, Christopher Ward’s new and improved online experience represents its largest ever single infrastructure investment.

Mike France, CEO and Co-founder at Christopher Ward says, “The ambitions we have for Christopher Ward requires us, as the world’s leading online-only premium watch brand, to deliver a world-class brand and shopping experience for our customers. Our new site is a huge step towards the achievement of those ambitions.”

Andy Burton, CEO at Tryzens, adds, “Christopher Ward is a great example of a British brand that has been able to deliver a digital experience that truly immerses the customer in the brand story. Now more than ever, it’s important for brands to remain competitive and capture the customer’s imagination – this new offering does exactly that while making it all transactional.”

Please visit the new website at www.christopherward.com

Christopher Ward launches its first-ever TV advertising campaign

British watchmaker Christopher Ward has launched its first-ever TV advertising campaign – a bold and optimistic move in the watch industry, which has otherwise seen event cancellations, launch postponements and production shutdowns in the wake of Covid-19.

Airing across the Sky network including Sky One, Sky Sports, Sky Atlantic and Sky Witness, the new TV (and digital) ads created by the agency Beehive, show that Christopher Ward is not only a brand looking to the future but one that is unafraid to press on with its launch and growth plans in such unprecedented times.

The new ads (being entirely product rather than celebrity focussed) take the viewer on a horological journey through the internal workings of Christopher Ward’s new C60 Sapphire dive watch – bringing to life all its intricate details and components along the way.

This transparency is not limited to what the brand showcases in the TV ad but is also part of the watch design itself – which features a translucent sapphire dial, allowing you to see the mechanical movement within. This is backed with a layer of blue polycarbonate to give the dial its translucent blue glow – expertly combining an eye-catching aesthetic with true horological detail.

The C60 Sapphire’s ‘light-catcher’ case takes its name from the way light bounces off its polished and brushed surfaces and its Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement can be glimpsed through the exhibition caseback – which like the dial is made from sapphire crystal.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire

Seeing the complexity of the C60 Sapphire close-up, suggests that the challenge of creating an advert mid-lockdown came second to the challenges faced in making the watch. The most difficult of these was creating a dial just 0.6mm thick from pure sapphire crystal, as whilst both strong and durable, sapphire is also extremely fragile to machine. Ensuring water resistance up to 600m and the finish required for a watch dial complicated the process even further.

The launch is perhaps not surprising from a brand that has pioneering co-founders Mike France and Peter Ellis at the helm. Their forward-thinking attitude to growth helps explain how the brand’s first-ever TV appearance has come about.

The ad’s witty voiceover – from British writer, producer and radio presenter John Lloyd – reveals a new tone of voice and strapline – ‘Ingeniously English Unsurprisingly Swiss’ – that humorously plays on Christopher Ward’s ‘Anglo Swiss’ identity.

Mike France, CEO & Co-Founder says: “The C60 Sapphire is arguably our most mesmerisingly beautiful watch ever. Very few watch brands, and certainly none at our price-points, have ever created a watch with a sapphire crystal dial that allows a translucent view into the mechanical movement within, so we are particularly proud of our design and engineering team’s achievement”.

Tim Hollins, Head of Strategy at Beehive says, “In the current situation, making commercials is not easy, so we had to be creative, about being creative. With just a few of us on the shoot, we phoned friends for their camera lenses, lighting and technical equipment and performed the other roles ourselves too”.

The NEW C60 Sapphire is available to buy with a stainless steel bracelet for £895, or with a hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap for £795 – in a choice of blue (as seen in the TV ad) or blue and orange. What’s more, thanks to the ingenious quick-release technology it’s easy to buy both and simply swap between them.

Please visit www.christopherward.co.uk to view the new TV advert.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire

Christopher Ward expands their C60 Trident 3 series with a new model featuring a translucent sapphire dial.

The NEW C60 Sapphire takes a key feature from the brand’s C60 Apex Limited Edition – a sapphire dial which showcases more of the watch’s movement and introduces this to a C60 Trident Pro model for the first time.

This dive watch expertly combines an eye-catching aesthetic with true horological detail. A layer of blue polycarbonate gives the dial its translucent blue glow.

The watch has a 40mm diameter brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel case. It comes fitted with a unidirectional stainless-steel bezel with white and blue Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL hand-filled countdown hour markers, screw-down exhibition case-back with blue crystal, sapphire crystal front glass and screw-down crown stamped with twin-flag motif.

The NEW C60 Sapphire is equipped with a bespoke Sellita SW200 automatic movement. The watch has a water resistance up to 600m.

The NEW C60 Sapphire is available to buy with a stainless steel bracelet for £895 or with a hybrid rubber / Cordura® strap for £795 – in a choice of blue or blue and orange.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel case
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 12.95mm
Unidirectional stainless steel bezel with countdown hour markers
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown stamped with twin-flag motif
Lug to lug: 47.46mm
Strap width: 20mm
Screw-down exhibition case-back with blue crystal
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)

Dial
Blue sapphire dial with twin flags at 12 o’clock
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1-filled hands and indexes
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Movement
Calibre Sellita SW200
Swiss made
26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
38 hour power reserve
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Christopher Ward ‘Colimacone’ finish on rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000

The new C60 Elite GMT 1000 is Christopher Ward’s first true dive watch with GMT functionality. It offers the precision time keeping and technical specifications expected of a premium dive watch combined with the ability to track two different time zones at once.

The new C60 Elite GMT 1000 is a first from Christopher Ward – introducing a watch with an external countdown bezel as well as an internal 24-hour ring and fourth GMT hand to the Trident range.

The countdown bezel on the outside of the dial is a significant distinction, enabling the C60 Elite GMT 1000 to be classed as a true technical dive watch – rather than a sports watch like previous GMT models.

The C60 Elite GMT 1000 is powered by a chronometer-certified Sellita SW330 movement. Its fourth GMT hand – in conjunction with the flat 24-hour ring around the outside of the shiny lacquer dial – can be set against the time back at home when travelling abroad.

Engineered from lightweight and corrosion-resistant Grade 2 titanium – which has the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element – the C60 Elite GMT 1000 is water resistant to 1,000 metres and incorporates an automatic helium release valve into its brushed and polished light-catcher design – to assist with equalisation during ascent from a dive.

Fitted with a 3.8mm thick anti-reflective sapphire crystal front glass, the watch case measures 42mm diameter and 16mm thickness. The C60 Elite GMT 1000 also features a 3.4mm-thick sapphire crystal case-back to provide the view of the Sellita SW330 movement’s inner workings and its rotor is complete with Christopher Ward’s Anglo-Swiss twin flag pattern.

Two different colour options are available – orange and blue (with orange GMT hand) or red and black (with red GMT hand) with a brushed ceramic bezel to gives a more tool-like aesthetic. Both use Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® – the best possible lume available – to deep fill its indexes, hands and bezel markings.

This new timepiece is available with a lightweight titanium bracelet or hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap in a choice of black or navy – either with or without a bright underside in red or orange respectively. And thanks to the quick-release technology it’s easy to buy both and simply swap between them.

The new C60 Elite GMT 1000 is available from 1st April 2020 from £1,495.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished Grade 2 titanium case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 16mm
Lug to Lug: 49.3mm
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional brushed or polished zirconia ceramic bezel
Integrated automatic helium release valve
3.8mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down exhibition caseback with 3.4mm crystal
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 100 ATM (1000 metres)

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW330 (COSC)
25 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
42 hour power reserve
Dual-time GMT function
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Polished dial with ‘twin flags’ matte finished at 12 o’clock
Dial colour: Blue/Black
Flat 24-hour dial ring with printed numerals
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 hands, indexes and bezel
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Sandblasted and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap
Titanium bracelet or hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap
Width: 22mm

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer

The NEW C65 GMT Worldtimer introduces three ‘firsts’ from Christopher Ward. It is the brand’s first watch ever to combine GMT and worldtimer functionality, it’s the first time a worldtimer complication has been introduced to the C65 Trident collection and in an all new black and yellow colour scheme.

Powered by a Swiss-made Sellita SW330 movement – the new C65 GMT Worldtimer has a fourth GMT hand which can be set to track a different time zone read against a 24-hour ring at the edge of the dial.

Its bi-directional worldtimer bezel is constructed from stainless steel and is printed with 24 separate international cities – so by simply aligning your location with your current time you can automatically track other time zones around the world too.

In keeping with the slim elegance of 60s-era dive watches – as celebrated by the C65 Trident Collection – the NEW C65 GMT Worldtimer introduces a tool watch that is as stylish as it is useful.

The new black and yellow aesthetic with printed indexes, slim ‘light-catcher’ case and vintage inspired ‘glass box’ crystal – reminiscent of 60s dive watch design – all of which are underpinned by a screw-down crown, a new technical inclusion to maintain water-resistance during a dive.

The C65 GMT Worldtimer watch comes in a 41mm diameter stainless steel case with brushed and polished finishing. It has a water resistance of 150 meters. Powering this timepiece is Sellita SW330, a 25-jewel self-winding movement with a power reserve of 42 hours.

The new C65 GMT Worldtimer available from £995.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 41mm (42mm bezel)
Height: 12.05mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
Bi-directional steel bezel with printed international cities and brushed steel/black diamond-like carbon (DLC) finishing
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown stamped with twin-flag motif
Black diamond-like carbon (DLC) “Trident” motif screw-down backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW330
25 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
42 hour power reserve
Dual-time GMT function
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Christopher Ward ‘Colimacone’ finish on rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day

Dial
Matte finish dial with twin flags debossed at 12 o’clock
Dial colour: Black
Yellow and white printed 24-hour ring
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1-filled hands and indexes
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap
Strap width: 22mm

Origin
Swiss made

Retail price
£995

 

 

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

The new Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 from follows the footsteps of the brand’s 300-piece limited edition C60 Trident Elite 1000 – the fastest selling watch that Christopher Ward has ever made.

The C60 Elite 1000 shares some specifications of the limited edition C60 Trident Elite 1000 watch like 1,000m water resistance and at the same price starting price of £1,250 – but with five significant improvements.

The movement has been upgraded to the Sellita SW220 COSC – still of chronometer standard, but with a day date function rather than a simple date.

A lightweight, quick release titanium bracelet is available for the first time – which at just 133g sets a record as the lightest titanium chronometer Christopher Ward has produced.

It’s the first Trident to feature a grade 2 titanium case with exhibition case back and showcases a rotor engraved with Christopher Ward’s ‘twin flags’ – an emblem of the brand’s Anglo-Swiss roots.

It now comes in two different colours; the original glossy navy blue with orange highlights, plus a new black dial version with subtle red highlights. The ceramic unidirectional bezel has a matte finish on the black version – evoking a more tool like feel – whereas the gloss finish of the blue version looks dressier.

Alongside the titanium bracelet, there’s also a hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap option in black or navy, either with or without a bright underside in red or orange respectively. Thanks to the quick-release technology it’s easy to buy both and simply swap between them.

Subtle differences between the two models extend beyond the colours on the dial; both share a glossy lacquer dial with indexes and bezels filled with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 – the best possible lume Christopher Ward could use.

The Grade 2 level titanium case is lightweight, yet robust. Titanium has numerous properties that make it perfect for a dive watch – it boasts the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element and is renowned for both its lightweight and corrosion-resistant properties. An in-built automatic helium release valve also assists with equalisation during the ascent from a dive.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished Grade 2 titanium case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 15.4m
Lug to Lug: 49.3mmm
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional matte black or gloss blue zirconia ceramic bezel
Integrated automatic helium release valve
3.8mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 ATM (1000 metres)
Screw-down exhibition caseback with 3.4mm crystal
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre Sellita SW220 (COSC)
26 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
38 hour power reserve
Day date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Polished dial with ‘twin flags’ matte finished at 12 o’clock
Dial colour: Black/Blue
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 hands, indexes and bezel
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Sandblasted and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap
Titanium bracelet or Hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap
Width: 22mm

Weight
77g / 133g on full 21cm bracelet

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward Military Collection

British watch brand Christopher Ward unveils its inaugural Military Collection comprising three models honouring each Service within the UK Armed Forces. With this new series, Christopher Ward has became a proud member of an esteemed line of brands approved to sell watches bearing official UK Armed Forces insignia to the general public.

Christopher Ward’s first Military Collection comprises of the C65 Dartmouth Series 1, named after the Royal Navy’s Dartmouth-based training academy, Britannia Royal Naval College; The C65 Sandhurst Series 1, dedicated to the acclaimed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in Berkshire; and the C65 Cranwell Series 1, which cites the world’s first air academy, Royal Air Force College Cranwell.

Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst Series 1

Featuring the C65 Dartmouth, C65 Sandhurst and C65 Cranwell, each design is influenced by post-war military watches commissioned for the UK Armed Forces in the second half of the 20th Century and is named after the training academy of each of the three Services.

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1

Incorporating the vintage DNA of Christopher Ward’s Tridents and chronometer-certified movements, each design bears Christopher Ward’s C65 ‘light-catcher’ case and detailed, Heraldic badge-engraved backplates.

Christopher Ward C65 Cranwell Series 1

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1 (Navy)

Named after the Royal Navy’s Dartmouth-based training academy, Britannia Royal Naval College, the C65 Dartmouth Series 1 by Christopher Ward pays homage to the Naval Service.

The design is inspired by the Omega Seamaster 300 ‘Big Triangle’- a Ministry of Defence-commissioned piece initially known as the Royal Navy 0552 that launched in 1967.

The Dartmouth inherits an aesthetic and features indicative of that iconic period, with the most obvious connection the ‘wedge’ index present at 12 o’clock. This wedge, along with the remainder of its tapering indexes, have been raised, polished and filled with white T-C1 Super-LumiNova®; printed markers are present around the minuterie.

The unidirectional and lumed aluminium bezel features the blue and white colour scheme of the Dartmouth’s dial, complete with another triangle and Arabic numerals, whilst the backplate is engraved with Royal Navy Naval crown insignia.

Featuring the C65 collection’s 41mm ‘light-catcher’ case, which blends brushed and polished surfaces with lines that arc towards a central ‘waist’, the C65 Dartmouth recalls the lithe diver watches worn 50 years ago – complete with glass box crystal and 150m water resistance.

The new C65 Dartmouth Series 1 is available on three quick-release strap options including a premium quality canvas webbing strap with Christopher Ward buckle, a marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp, vintage oak leather strap with buckle, and Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap with Christopher Ward buckle.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 11.55mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
High Definition Royal Navy Naval crown insignia screw-down backplate
Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
Unidirectional aluminium bezel with TC-1 SuperLumiNova®-applied numerals and markers
Glass box” sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW200 COSC
26 jewel self-winding mechanical chronometer
38 hour power reserve
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on movement
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Matte finish dial
Dial colour: Blue
Christopher Ward logo at 12 o’clock
TC-1 SuperLumiNova®-filled hands, inverted ‘wedge’ and tapering indexes
Distinctive arrow-shaped seconds hand

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst Series 1 (Army)

A watch indebted to the rough-and-ready ground operations of the British Army; the C65 Sandhurst Series 1 takes its name from the acclaimed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in Berkshire.

The C65 Sandhurst is inspired by the design and legibility of the Smiths W10, a 35mm watch issued to the British Army in 1967 designed for speed of use during operations.

Using a textured black dial as its foundation, Arabic numerals printed with white TC-1 Super-LumiNova® sit within a printed outer white minute track.

Old Radium Super-LumiNova® has been applied to rectangular indexes located at each quarter hour interval, along with five minute-positioned dots and an additional triangle at 12 o’clock.

The Heraldic badge of the British Army has been intricately engraved into the Sandhurst’s backplate, while the omission of a bezel mimics the look of the Smiths W10.

The design also features a push-in crown engraved with Christopher Ward’s twin flag emblem. Its brushed stainless-steel case uses Christopher Ward’s signature ‘light-catcher’ design, while the omission of a bezel re-creates the look of the W10.

The new C65 Sandhurst Series 1 is available on three quick-release strap options including a vintage finish camel coloured leather strap with hand-sewn whip stitch, a marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp, and premium-quality canvas webbing strap with Christopher Ward buckle.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 38mm
Height: 11.6mm
Lug to Lug: 45.3mm
High Definition British Army Heraldic badge screw-down backplate
Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 COSC
26 jewel self-winding mechanical chronometer
38 hour power reserve
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on movement
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Matte finish dial
Dial colour: Black
Christopher Ward logo at 12 o’clock
Old Radium Super-LumiNova®-filled indexes and baton-shaped hands
TC-1 Super-LumiNova-applied Arabic numerals
Printed outer minute track
White seconds hand with red tip

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C65 Cranwell Series 1 (RAF)

Citing the world’s first air academy, Royal Air Force College Cranwell, as its namesake, the C65 Cranwell shares elements with two classic models from the mid-20th century: the Jaeger-LeCoultre Mark XI and IWC Mark XI, specification 6B/346.

Released in 1949, both were commissioned by the UK’s Ministry of Defence following the Second World War to help RAF pilots improve accuracy during their operations.

Whilst taking aesthetic inspiration from the two watches before it, the C65 Cranwell Series 1 has been updated to reflect the best of today’s technical standards.

Bestowing a military feel, the Cranwell has replaced conventional 12-hour numerals with white Super-LumiNova®-coated minute numerals, ensuring excellent levels of visibility. Old Radium has also been applied to indexes every quarter hour and a triangle at 12 o’clock.

A graceful 41mm ‘light-catcher’ case provides scope for the distinctive decoration of its backplate, where the Royal Air Force’s iconic Heraldic badge takes pride of place.

The level of detail of its deep-stamped backplate is equalled across the remainder of the case, where brushed and polished facets are emphasised by delicately contouring lines that run from its central ‘waist’ section down to its gently inclining lugs.

The new C65 Cranwell Series 1 is available on three quick-release strap options including a marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp, a premium quality canvas webbing strap and a vintage finish leather strap with hand-sewn whip stitch.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 11.55mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
High Definition RAF Heraldic badge screw-down backplate
Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 COSC
26 jewel self-winding mechanical chronometer
38 hour power reserve
Christopher Ward ‘Colimacone’ finish on movement
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Matte finish dial
Dial colour: Black
Christopher Ward logo at 12 o’clock
T-C1 Super-LumiNova®-printed Arabic numerals
Old Radium-filled hands, triangle and quarterly indexes
White needle-shaped seconds hand

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition

To mark fifth anniversary of its in-house developed Calibre SH21, luxury watch maker Christopher Ward has created the 100-piece C60 Apex limited edition diving watch.

Five years on from the initial release of Calibre SH21, CW’s in-house movement complete with 120 hour power reserve, the intricate craftsmanship and engineering revealed through the C60 Apex Limited Edition’s skeletonised front and back represents the pinnacle of the brand’s horological prowess today.

The first and only commercially viable movement created by a British watch brand in 50 years, Calibre SH21’s twin barrel construction providing 120 hours of timekeeping when fully wound. Every SH21 has also been certified by COSC, meaning not only a timing tolerance of just -4/+6 seconds per day, but each sits within the top 6% of all Swiss-made watches for accuracy.

Water-resistant to 300m even with the presence of an exhibition caseback, Christopher Ward teamed up with Swiss skeleton watch specialists Armin Strom to help showcase as much of Calibre SH21 as possible. Most prominent is a hollowed-out aluminium and tungsten rotor, finished in orange, along with a skeletonised bridge that reveals the engineering at work inside.

The same approach has been applied to the C60 Apex’s front: SH21’s exposed hour wheel has received a circular brushed finish, with other sections cutaway for optimum effect. But it’s the power reserve indicator residing at nine o’clock that will grab the wearer’s attention most; an orange indicator hand rests upon a 3D bridge, with polished screws securing it against a ring around the edge of the dial. Sporting a powerful navy blue, orange and steel colour palette, the C60 Apex is a blend of colour, texture and depth.

Located on the side of its sleek and sophisticated ‘light-catcher’ case, a helium release valve reinforces the C60 Apex as a diving tool to be relied upon. X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® – the best possible lume Christopher Ward could source – has then been applied to the C60 Apex’s multi-faceted hands and indexes, along with the markings and numerals found on its unidirectional ZrO² ceramic countdown bezel, allowing it to be read in the darkest of seas.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 16.35mm
Lug to Lug: 54mm
Unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel
Integrated automatic helium release valve
Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 ATM (300 metres)
Exhibition backplate with unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre SH21
Self-winding chronometer with power reserve complication and date display
35 jewels
120-hour power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 per hour
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Skeletonised bridge and decorated barrels, with anodised aluminium and tungsten rotor

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date

Dial
Semi-open dial with circular brushed Ruthenium ring, engraved Ruthenium plate and orange anodised aluminium bridge
Bevelled blue outer ring with white minute markers
Blue power reserve indicator ring with orange numerals and circular brushed rhodium outer ring
Altimeter-inspired date wheel
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 GL C1 hands, indexes and bezel
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Sandblasted and polished hands
Signature Trident counterbalance on seconds hand

Strap
Width: 22mm

Edition
Limited Edition of 100 pieces

Origin
Swiss made

Price
£3,495

BGF Invests £6.25m in Christopher Ward

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested £6.25m into Christopher Ward, the Maidenhead-based premium British watch brand, to accelerate growth.

Founded in 2005 by Mike France, Chris Ward and Peter Ellis, Christopher Ward has grown to become the UK’s leading direct-to-consumer watch brand, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Christopher Ward creates high-quality timepieces that combine British style and innovation with Swiss watchmaking skills. The brand specialises in mechanical and quartz watches, that are designed in the UK and manufactured in the home of horology, Biel, Switzerland. The brand is a leading innovator in the British watch industry and this year marks the fifth anniversary of the creation of the brand’s own in-house Swiss-made movement, Calibre SH21. Christopher Ward’s current watch collection includes dress, dive, aviation and motorsport watches, as well as a collaborative collection with British car maker Morgan.

Christopher Ward C1 Moonglow

With a head office in Maidenhead and a workshop in Biel, Switzerland, the business now employs 45 people, processing 22,000 orders per year and generating sales of £10.5m.

The £6.25m investment from BGF will support Christopher Ward’s long-term growth strategy, providing the capital and resource to expand the watchmaker’s market presence and product lines.

Mike France, CEO and co-founder of Christopher Ward, said: “Our raison d’etre at Christopher Ward, the reason we get out of bed every morning, is to work towards giving as many people as possible the opportunity to experience the visceral pleasure of owning a finely-crafted, hand built premium watch.

“We’ve made great progress in fourteen years, establishing really solid foundations and feel the time is now right to “spread the Ward” to even more people worldwide.

“The team at BGF understood this, are as excited as we are about creating a truly great brand and business and we are delighted to have them as our partner for the next phase of the journey.”

James Austin, an investor at BGF who will join the board of Christopher Ward, said: “We’re really pleased to be joining the team at Christopher Ward, a fantastic example of great British entrepreneurialism, becoming a truly credible player in the luxury watch market over the last decade. With a simple mission and a focus on producing quality products at fair prices, it has developed a strong track record and reputation among its loyal and growing customer base.

“We’re looking forward to working with an experienced team to build Christopher Ward into a globally recognised brand. The South East of England is teeming with ambitious businesses like this and we’re excited to welcome another company from the region into the BGF portfolio.”

The investment was led for BGF by James Austin, Daniel Tapson and Elliot Vickerstaff.

Christopher Ward C1 Moonglow

The new C1 Moonglow watch from Christopher Ward marks 50 years since mankind’s greatest exploratory achievement. Launched on 27th June, the C1 Moonglow from Christopher Ward builds upon the traditional horological moonphase complication to create a modern timepiece that uses Callibre JJ04, an in-house modification accurate to a day every 128 years.

Unlike some moonphase complications that transition once per day, JJ04 offers a more dynamic approach. Using the ETA 2836-2 as a base, the date wheel, along with its spring-loading assembly, have been stripped out and replaced by four further wheels to drive the moon disc, with two more required for the setting mechanism.

The result is a smooth perpetual action that sees the moon arc gracefully across the dial, which is decorated to mimic a star-filled night sky. If kept wound, Calibre JJ04 will remain accurate to a day every 128 years.

The innovative new timepiece features two eye-catching 3D moons on the dial, both of which are coated with Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® that emits an otherworldly ‘moonglow’.

Positioned opposite from one another, the two 3D moons will perpetually rotate thanks to Calibre JJ04, which allows the wearer to read the phase of one moon on their timepiece through an aperture at 12 o’clock while the other is clouded from view beneath smoked glass.

Another impressive technical feature exists around the outside of the Moonglow’s dial. In place of a conventional date window, a rotating ring has been coated with Grade X1 GL C1 SuperLumiNova®, aside from one individual non-lumed section in red which aligns with the current date on a lumed outer date ring. This new additional modification allows the wearer to read the date as well as the time during night or day.

Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® is also applied to the hands and Arabic numerals of the C1 Moonglow, ensuring that it is undoubtedly one of the brightest watches Christopher Ward has ever made, giving it an enchanting character.

Matching the Moonglow’s muted dial, the Calibre JJ04 rotor has a black diamond-like carbon finish as well as being engraved with Christopher Ward’s twin flag pattern.

The new C1 Moonglow is priced at £1,695.  Available to purchase from 27th June 2019.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade (316L) stainless steel case
Diameter: 40.5mm
Height: 12.35mm
Lug to lug: 48.55mm
Push-down crown with twin flag motif
Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
Exhibition backplate with unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30 metres)

Dial
Polished and smoked finish dial
3D stamped luminescent Moonphase disc visible through unique wide and curved aperture
Raised and polished indexes
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 GL C1 moons, hands, indexes, numerals and outer date ring
Brushed, polished and curved steel hands

Movement
Self-winding 25 jewel ETA 2836 movement with ‘JJ04’ in-house Moonphase module
38-hour power reserve
Lumed date ring with shaded section
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) finished rotor with twin-flag engraving
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -10/+20 seconds per day

Strap
Width: 20mm

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward Announce Partnership with UK Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has named Anglo-Swiss watchmaker Christopher Ward as one of five brands approved to use official UK Armed Forces insignia on watches sold to the general public.

Christopher Ward, headquartered in Maidenhead Berkshire, designs in the UK and makes its watches in its own atelier in Biel, Switzerland. Combining the best of British design with the precision of Swiss manufacture allows the ecommerce-only brand to deliver premium quality mechanical and quartz watches at excellent value. Already the largest British mechanical watch brand by volume, the new partnership with the UK Armed Forces marks a milestone in the brand’s fast-growth trajectory over its short, 15-year history.

The Official License Agreement makes Christopher Ward one of just five brands approved to make watches bearing the official MOD insignia for sale to the UK Armed Forces as well as the general public.

Working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and taking inspiration from military design cues both in watches and in the field, Christopher Ward’s first publicly-available collection of UK Armed Forces watches – which has been inspired by iconic British military watches from the post-war period, will be available from October/November 2019. Each of the three Services will have a uniquely designed watch carrying its official insignia and will be available exclusively on the Christopher Ward website.

Christopher Ward has been selected based on its British heritage, enthusiasm for the MOD and ability to deliver quality watches between the £500 and £1000 price-points.

Christopher Ward’s 10-year history of making private, bespoke short runs for individual units within the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force testifies to the trusted quality, affordability and accessibility of its collections.

Christopher Ward Trident 3 Collection – The C60 Trident Pro 600, the C60 Trident GMT 600 and the C60 Trident Titanium Elite 1000

Redesigned and upgraded, the new Trident 3 collection celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Christopher Ward’s iconic Trident dive watch series. On 1st May 2019, Christopher Ward launched three all-new Trident 3s: the C60 Trident Pro 600, the C60 Trident GMT 600 and the C60 Trident Titanium Elite 1000. The new Trident 3 collection elevates the series through distinctive design, exceptional quality materials and keen detailing. The evolution from Mk 2 to Mk 3 is demonstrated in every detail of the new collection.

Special Features

Detailed and Distinctive Hands: The new Trident 3 collection features a bold and directional triangular hour hand, with hand-brushed and polished facets, created to within extremely small tolerances, to increase legibility in low light conditions.

New Sizes: The new C60 Trident Pro 600 will be available in 38mm and 42mm (slightly reduced in diameter from the Mk 2’s 43mm width) and will also debut a new 40mm size in its black dial, black bezel configuration.

Bezel Clicks: Trident 3’s enhanced quality can be felt and heard as well as seen. The CW Product Design team checked the action and ‘click’ of every dive watch bezel on the market and used their insights to work closely with the brand’s engineers and case manufacturer, ensuring that the Mk 3’s bezel would have a more satisfying, responsive click.

Polished Dial: Trident 3 uses a high contrast, smooth polished dial in place of the guilloche wave patterned dial of the Trident 2 series. A small but clever tweak, this improvement significantly enhances legibility.

‘Light-Catcher’ Case: The case for the Trident 3 collection has been completely transformed using Christopher Ward’s signature ‘light -catcher’ lines with multiple brushed and polished facets, creating a slimmer profile with clean sides that play on light.

Re-Engineered Crown: The internal threading of the crown has been enhanced so that winding and engaging Trident 3’s functions is delightfully smooth.

Quick-release steel bracelet: Trident 3 will be available on a redesigned fully-brushed stainless steel bracelet, which for the very first time features a quick-release mechanism first introduced on the brand’s range of leather straps.

Hybrid Strap: Trident 3 also sees the launch of a new Hybrid sport strap, crafted from fully waterproof Cordura® and premium FKM rubber.

Trident Emblem: The signature trident counterbalance and deep-stamped backplate have been updated with a newly-designed trident emblem, which is masculine and more aggressive looking than before. The Mk 3’s backplate has also been redesigned with a diving regulator-inspired opening mechanism.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600

The new C60 Trident Pro 600 is a direct update of Christopher Ward’s long-time best selling watch. Combining modern looks with the robust levels of build quality that’ll see it water resistant to depths of 600m, the new Pro 600 builds upon an already classic foundation by introducing a host of new features.

Now utilising the series’ new design, the Pro 600’s marine -grade stainless steel case protects a Swiss-made Sellita SW200 movement. As well as technical upgrades, the Pro 600’s dial has also undergone a facelift, with Christopher Ward’s twin flag logo at 12 o’clock.

To increase legibility, the guilloche dial of old has been replaced by a polished finish, while its indexes now use faceted and polished detailing.

The new C60 Trident Pro 600 will be available in 38mm and 42mm and will also debut a new 40mm size in its black dial, black bezel configuration.

Technical details

Origin: Swiss made
Movement: Sellita SW200, Self-winding mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Marine-grade, stainless steel case
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional, polished ceramic bezel filled with SuperLumiNova®
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Black or blue polished dial
Diamond polished and SuperLumiNova® filled indexes and hands (SuperLumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1)
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet or hybrid rubber strap both with quick release mechanism
Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)
Price: From £695

Christopher Ward C60 Trident GMT 600

A watch for divers and travellers alike, the new GMT shares many of the same features as the C60 Trident Pro 600, such as its water resistance to depths of 600m, and the ETA 2893-2 automatic movement allows its wearer to monitor the time in up to three zones at once when used in combination with the strikingly coloured GMT hand and 24-hour unidirectional full-lume bezel.

The predecessor to the new C60 Trident GMT 600 featured a hybrid bezel that incorporated both a countdown track for its first 15 minutes and 24-hour numerals for the remainder.

The new Trident 3 version dispenses with the countdown track, instead offering a full 24-hour GMT bezel, with numerals filled with Grade X1 GL C1 SuperLumiNova®.

Like the other timepieces in the Trident 3 series, the GMT also comes complete with Christopher Ward’s signature twin flag logo stamped onto the crown.

Technical details

Origin: Swiss made
ETA 2893, Self-winding mechanical movement
42-hour power reserve
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour; Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
Date calendar
Anti-shock system
Marine-grade, stainless steel case
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional, polished ceramic bezel filled with SuperLumiNova®
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Black or blue polished dial
Diamond polished and SuperLumiNova® filled indexes and hands (SuperLumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1)
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet or hybrid rubber strap both with quick release mechanism
Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)
Price: From £895

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000 Limited Edition

Launching with a 300-piece limited edition of blue with orange, the C60 Trident Elite 1000’s case design has been crafted from type 2 titanium and features a helium release valve.

Famed for its anti-corrosive qualities and possessing the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element, it’s the perfect fit for a dive watch – in this case, one that despite its slender weight remains water-resistant down to an impressive depth of 1000m.

Inside, a chronometer-certified Sellita SW200 movement supplies world-class levels of timekeeping, ensuring the C60 Trident Elite 1000 is a dive watch as aesthetically stunning as it is technically brilliant.

Technical details

Edition: Limited edition of 300 pieces
Origin: Swiss made
Movement: Sellita SW200 (COSC), Self-winding mechanical chronometer movement
38-hour power reserve
Date calendar
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour; Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Anti-shock system
Titanium Grade 2 case
Helium-release valve
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional, polished ceramic bezel filled with SuperLumiNova®
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Blue polished dial
Diamond polished and SuperLumiNova® filled indexes and hands (SuperLumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1)
Signature Trident counter-balance
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet or hybrid rubber strap both with quick release mechanism
Water resistance: 100 ATM (1000 metres)
Price: From £1250

Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT, New Colours

Christopher Ward has launched two new colours for the best-selling C65 Trident GMT watch.

Taking the bold ’60s look introduced by the C65 Trident Diver, the Trident GMT then infuses it with the rugged spirit of the initial GMT watches created for the transatlantic Pan Am pilots of that very same era.

The GMT also features the same brushed and polished 41mm case, 150m water resistance and deep-stamped Trident backplate, but adopts further technical and visual refinements.

Baton indexes at 12 and 6 have replaced the Arabic numerals of the earlier C65, while the removal of millisecond markers on its black dial supply a stripped back feel; a date window has also been added at 3 o’clock. And thanks to the Swiss-made Sellita SW330 – a GMT movement only 4.1mm high – the C65 Trident GMT measures in at a sleek 12.05mm.

Technical details

Case
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 12.05mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
Brushed and polished marine-grade (316L) stainless steel case
High Definition “Trident” motif screw-down backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
Unidirectional stainless steel 24hr bezel with blue and red-toned anodised aluminium insert
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW330
25 jewel self-winding elabore-grade mechanical movement
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day
42 hour power reserve
Dual-time GMT function
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system

Dial
Matte finish dial
Twin flags debossed at 12 o’clock
White SuperLumiNova® indexes and hands with green emission
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Bracelet
Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp
Bracelet width: 22mm

Packaging
Luxurious presentation case and owner’s handbook

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C65 Trident Automatic

Following the sell-out success of the hand wound C65 Trident Diver, Christopher Ward launches the C65 Trident Automatic.

The latest addition to the successful C65 Trident Collection, this self-winding timepiece has been created using the same 1960s-inspired design language as the wider collection but with a modified bezel and a bold new dial.

The C65 Trident Automatic uses the same sleek 41mm case as its hand-wound predecessor and maintains a height of 11.55mm despite its larger Sellita SW 200-3 movement. Crucially though, Christopher Ward has ensured that the new C65 Trident Automatic will be available at the same price as the hand-wound, £695, offering incredible value.

Underneath a glass box sapphire crystal, the C65 Trident Automatic’s matte finish dial, which is available in either black or blue, features raised dots and indexes that are filled with Old Radium SuperLuminova®. On the dial, Christopher Ward has also used the same baton shaped hands that were used on the original hand wound C65 as well as the iconic Trident counterbalance, with the main logo at 9 o’clock and the twin flag motif debossed at 12 o’clock. The watch face is then accompanied by a pared-down version of the C65 Trident Diver’s narrow bezel to complement the more complex dial design.

Christopher Ward’s C65 Trident Collection also includes the C65 Trident Diver, the C65 Trident GMT and the C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition.

The new C65 Trident Diver Automatic is available to purchase from 1st February 2019.

Technical details

Model: C65 Trident Diver Automatic

Movement
Swiss made
26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on movement
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 11.55mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
High definition “Trident” motif screw-down backplate
Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
Unidirectional aluminium bezel
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Dials
Blue, black
Matte finish dial
Twin flags debossed at 12 o’clock
Old Radium SuperLumiNova®-filled hands and polished, bevelled indexes
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Straps
Vintage oak leather: camel, black
Rubber: blue, black
Brushed stainless steel bracelet
Strap width: 22mm

Price
£695 / $795 (leather, rubber), £760 / $865 (stainless steel bracelet)