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.
Based on their earlier Zurich World Timer watch, the new Nomos for Wempe Weltzeit 5th Avenue automatic timepiece features the same design of its dial, but swaps the original "Heimat" ("Home" or "Homeland" in German) inscription for "New York". The reason for the change is simple: limited to just 100 numbered pieces, the watch was designed to be sold exclusively via Wempe New York Boutique located on Fifth Avenue, one of the busiest streets of Manhattan.
It looks like 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.
'Worldtimers' are extremely popular these days. They are produced as ultra-limited one-offs, as well as dirt-cheap throwaways from numerous Chinese "fashion" brands with a lifespan of a fruit fly. The Swiss-based brand Baume & Mercier has recently introduced its own take on the idea. Powered by a (technically) in-house automatic caliber, the new Baume & Mercier Capeland Worldtimer (ref. MOA10107 aka 10107) is available both in stainless steel and in a lot more expensive rose gold body.
Officially presented just over a month ago at the 2012 JCK Show in Las Vegas at the luxurious Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the new Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Dark Knight Worldtimer (ref. 49820-32-612-FK6A) automatic watch will soon be offered to -ahem- general public in a super-limited lot of only 25 numbered timepieces. We are yet to see one in flesh to write a more comprehensive review of this thing but, so far, it looks like the model is based on the Web 2.0-style, super limited edition Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Cabinet de Curiosites Thomas Erber (Ref. 49820-32-788SFK6A) wristwatch that was first revealed back in October 2011 to much acclaim of reviewers and enthusiasts.
The Swiss-based International Watch Co. has just presented its new IWC Pilot's Watch Worldtimer (Ref. IW326201) automatic timekeeper that makes life significantly easier both for pilots and their passengers.
The Porsche Design Worldtimer P'6750 (ref. P6722.214.171.1240) automatic watch, which was first introduced in April 2007 as a black PVD coated titanium timepiece, is finally available in a much more expensive rose gold case.