The new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer (the model with reference number C01-43AWT2-S00W0-CC with a "Camel" leather strap is reviewed here, but there are two more versions available with "Tan" and "Blue" leather bands,) is the young watchmaking brand's latest attempt to conquer the niche of dressy UTC watches. This time, the watch offers a better calculated combination of good qulity, great exterior, and a nice automatic movement that is equipped with a complication that is manufactured exclusively for Chr. Ward by its long-standing Swiss-based partner.
In less than two months, the British watchmaking brand will start selling their new Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer. Styled as a pilot's watch and featuring an appealing combination of a robust Swiss made movement with their new distinctive approach to design, the new timekeeper seems to be well worth the serious chunk of cash that the watchmaker plans to charge for it.
Equipped with a hand-wound Swiss made movement, the new Chr. Ward C5 Malvern Slimline Square wristwatch makes a strong impression. In fact, this new accessory, as deceptively unsophisticated as it is, may become one of the halo models for the British brand all over the civilized world, at least when it comes to people who can appreciate real beauty.
Once a maker of all sorts of "homages" the British company Christopher Ward puts a lot of effort into becoming a serious brand. This new, dressy Chr. Ward C9 Moonphase is a step in the right direction for the relatively young watchmaker.
Already available for pre-order with the first bunch of them expected to be delivered mid-March 2015, the new Chr.Ward C9 Jumping Hour MKIII features a refreshingly new design, which is not just clean and easy to read, but is also extremely refined. It looks like the guys that designed this beautiful timekeeper were in the proverbial "zone": they did everything right.
British / Quartz
The new Chr. Ward C70 3527 GT limited edition wristwatch (ref. C70-3527GT-SRK) looks like it was inspired (and also heavily influenced) by chronographs that were selling back in 1960s and, perhaps, 1970s. Cheerful (and perhaps even playful), the watch features the signature exaggerated minute track designed to look like scales on a sports car's instrument panel, and extremely contrast color scheme for its busy dial, but is powered by a way more precise thermo-compensated quartz movement.
Quartz / Swiss
Limited to just 500 numbered pieces, the new Chr. Ward C7 Italian Racing Red Chronometer will try to replicate the success of the last year's C7IRR model that (as the British brand claims in their press release) was sold out in a matter of weeks. Priced well below $1000 mark and featuring a high-end Swiss quartz movement, the watch is almost destined to succeed.
Considered by many enthusiasts as an entry-level "Swiss Made" watch of choice, the Trident C60 has recently got significantly smaller. As the bulky 42 millimeters of the original model were often too massive for buyers of the skinny type, this Chr. Ward C61 Trident-Pro will probably fit any medium- and small-sized wrist. And if you think that orange is just too bright for you (and it is, just trust me), there are two more color combinations to choose from.
Christopher Ward has finally caught that 'worldtimer' superbug that keeps infecting European watchmakers at an alarming rate. Still, their new Chr.Ward C900 Worldtimer offers a rather unusual combination of functions: it not only tells you time in home and second time zone, but also displays a three-letter airport code that makes it a tad easier to always set correct time in the place of your current stay.
The British watchmaker Christopher Ward, a brand that offers watches that are not only well designed, but are also affordable and reliable (a rare mix in this segment), has finally started taking pre-orders for its new Chr. Ward C8 Regulator watch that was first announced back in June as "C800" model. Featuring an aviator-style design, which is very similar to their recently announced Chr. Ward Typhoon chronograph, the watch offers an extremely legible and surprisingly well-balanced dial layout.