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The dawn of the orange-dialed diver dates back to the late sixties when Swiss watchmaker DOXA was the first to set up the hue in its own Sub 300, supposedly claiming it to have analyzed as the very legible at depths. Later research would prove otherwise, but the standing stuck — orange remained equated to aquatic and capability experience, and is thus still an enjoyable and fitting color accession to the Trident collection. And while perhaps lacking heritage or cachet of a Seamaster, Submariner, or (maybe more recently) Aquis, the Christopher Ward Trident divers continue to be very much in their way — likewise characterized by a set of modestly proportioned, and classically inspired sports watches intended for daring and everyday wear alike. Now, despite the latest, minimalist-inspired revision which moved the new wordmark to 9:00, if Christopher Ward can stick using a singular logo and brand aesthetic, the Trident should end up being a great entry-level sport watch for many decades to come.Sharing a lot of its attribute set together with the Trident Pro 600, the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316L is water resistant to 600 meters and displays the typical hallmarks of a modern dive watch, like a sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, and 316L stainless steel case which looks great on many different available bracelets and straps. Within the new Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316L defeats a Sellita 200-1 — a commonly employed ETA 2824 clone which shows outstanding reliability in a wide array of contexts.

Christopher Ward C50 Malvern Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

One of the great things about brands like Christopher Ward is the rarity factor. Independent watchmakers can change, adapt, and invent new designs faster than the big brands, whose production is locked into creating large quantities of best-selling collections. Limited editions are the stock in trade of independents, and Christopher Ward’s C50 Malvern Chronometer is a case in point: it is a limited edition, and also the end of a line. The 50-piece series marks the last time the Mk II Malvern design, one of the brand’s most well-known dress watch designs, will be used in a new timepiece.

Christopher Ward C50 Malvern Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The C50 Malvern is a great value package that includes the materials and hallmarks of a high-end watch, including a sapphire crystal caseback, a 316L stainless steel case, 50m water resistance and a 25-jewel chronometer movement. It contains the COSC-certified ETA 2836, with a 38-hour power reserve and a -4/+6 accuracy rating, which puts it within the top 6% of Swiss made watches. The rotor is finished with Christopher Ward’s distinctive twin flag pattern.

Christopher Ward C50 Malvern Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The curved steel bezel and curved top sapphire crystal are a familiar part of the Mk II Malvern aesthetic, and a big part of what gives the watch its classic look and feel. The 39mm width and 10.80mm height make it a well-proportioned, comfortable day watch. Although this is a restrained, classic dress watch, the domed dial has a cool blue sunray finish that gives it a kind of sporty feel as well. The useful and highly legible day/date window is nicely balanced with the Christopher Ward logo, and breaks up the stark minimalism of the dial. The day/date window is also nicely framed, and combined with the seconds hand, gives you everything you need in a classic day watch. Baton markers at five-minute intervals and applied polished indexes are also nice details that place the watch at a level above those with dials that have printed indexes or numerals.

Christopher Ward C50 Malvern Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The strap is also a signature Christopher Ward feature. It is cordovan leather, a kind of soft leather that hugs the wrist, with a Bader deployant buckle. The Bader is a patented buckle invented by Christopher Ward technical director Jörg Bader that uses an elongated mushroom-shaped pin as the anchor for the top locking clasp. Pushers at the side of the top clasp release the pin to open the strap. Compared to the ubiquitous butterfly clasp, the Bader buckle is simpler. The butterfly buckle is formed of three parts linked by hinges, while the Bader has only two hinged parts, so closing it is simpler. The mushroom-shaped pin, which serves to size the strap correctly for the wearer, is also used as the anchor on which the clasp locks. This means the pointed end of the leather strap rests on the inside of the deployant clasp, eliminating the need for additional leather loops to hold the end in position. The result is a simpler clasp that holds the strap closer to the wrist.

Christopher Ward C50 Malvern Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward watches are designed in the UK and manufactured in Biel, Switzerland. The C50 Malvern Chronometer is priced at $970, and can be ordered from their official site. christopherward.com

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Since its introduction in 2013, the Christopher Ward Challenger Programme has aimed to support extraordinary individuals focused on undertaking a feat the rest of us wouldn’t dare contemplate. They are people that posses true ambition and manage to push the boundaries in everything they do. These aren’t stories centered around celebrities or socialites, but individuals that share our very own underdog spirit. Recently, our latest challenger, Jamie Maddison, shared the plans for his latest adventure – a 100-mile ultra-marathon across the Saryesik-Atyrau Desert in Kazakhstan that he plans on completing in under 24 hours. We thought it would be a great time to share the story of this partnership and of course, discuss the watch Jamie plans on wearing during his adventure.

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The dawn of the orange-dialed diver dates back to the late sixties when Swiss watchmaker DOXA was the first to deploy the colour in its Sub 300, purportedly claiming it to have analyzed since the most legible at depths. Later research would prove otherwise, however, the standing stuck — orange stayed equated to capability and aquatic adventure, and is still a fun and fitting colour accession to the Trident collection. And while perhaps lacking in heritage or cachet of a Seamaster, Submariner, or (maybe more lately) Aquis, the Christopher Ward Trident divers are still very much on their way — likewise characterized by a series of modestly proportioned, and classically inspired sports watches intended for daring and casual wear equally. Now, despite its latest, minimalist-inspired revision that moved the new wordmark to 9:00, if Christopher Ward can stick with a singular logo and brand aesthetic, the Trident should prove to be a great entry-level game watch for several years to come.Sharing a lot of its feature set together with the Trident Pro 600, the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316L is water resistant to 600 meters and displays the typical hallmarks of a modern dive watch, like a sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, along with 316L stainless steel case which looks great on a variety of available straps and bracelets. Inside the newest Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316L beats a Sellita 200-1 — a commonly employed ETA 2824 clone which shows outstanding reliability in a wide variety of contexts.

Jamie Maddison is no stranger to the perils of adventure. Over the past decade, he has ridden horses 800 miles across Kazakhstan, hunted for ancient artifacts in the high mountains of Tajikistan, and constantly pushed himself beyond his limits. After completing the City of London Mile race in 4 minutes 34 seconds, he has now set his sights on something a bit more endurance-focused. It can be be considered somewhat of an ultramarathon and although he will have the presence of a support vehicle at his side, Jamie will be the only runner.

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Besides his obvious penchant for adventure, Jamie is also undeniably a watch guy. “I’ve been a fan of horology for a while now. I’m even taking a clock repair course at the moment, trying to figure out how it all works,” said Jamie in a recent interview. Recently, he’s been wearing a C60 Trident COSC 600, our flagship dive watch powered by our very own Calibre SH21 movement. “It never leaves my wrist and I do all my runs with it,” says Jamie.

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Aside from offering a rugged look, the watch also provides 120 hours of power reserve, 600m of water resistance, and COSC certified timekeeping. The zirconia ceramic bezel is also considerably resistant to damage and the watch comes on a choice of a stainless steel bracelet, rubber strap, or black leather strap. Additionally, it’s worth noting that Jamie enjoys utilizing the unidirectional bezel to time his runs. “Recently, I have been measuring my progress on a Trident Chronometer instead, a more generous device that — through the use of its bezel – gives me a better feel for how the time on my feet matches up against the passage of time in general.” Not long ago, aBlogtoWatch also reviewed an earlier version of the C60 Trident COSC 600 here.

Christopher Ward 'Challenger Programme' Sponsors Explorer Jamie Maddison News

Jamie meets Uzbekistani locals in October 2013

So, as Jamie gears up and cranks his training routine for his upcoming marathon, Review Of Ball Watches Replica is honored to support his endeavors. Currently, The Challenger Program serves to fund the logistics side of the trip and help Jamie achieve this immense goal. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on Jamie’s progress and don’t forget to read his latest interview for a closer look at his upcoming journey. christopherward.com 

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Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

Direct-to-consumer London-based watch brand Christopher Ward is perhaps best known for their Trident collection of 300m automatic dive watches with seconds hands featuring a trident at their base. However, Christopher Ward are also the producers of a diverse range of sports watches that include pieces oriented around aviation, dress, and motorsports. Recently, Christopher Ward announced a revamp of their Motorsports collection to include new models in a variety of sizes powered by quartz or automatic movements, all under the Christopher Ward C7 Rapide moniker. These watches feature Christopher Ward’s new “twin flag” logo meant to represent both the British and Swiss flags together, and no “Christopher Ward” wordmark on the dials.

Consisting of no less than new quartz three-hander and chronograph watches, automatic three-hander and chronograph watches, a COSC-certified quartz chronograph, and a COSC-certified automatic three-hander with a black DLC-treated case, the new C7 Rapide collection adds considerable breadth to Christopher Ward’s already sizable watch offering. For the sake of brevity, we’ll be handling this hefty release all together.

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

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We start with the new Ball Watches Lume Replica C7 Rapide Quartz, a time and date only, Swiss Ronda 715-quartz powered watch featuring near identical aesthetics to its more expensive automatic siblings in a more affordable package. Like other time and date members of the new C7 Rapide Collection, the Rapide Quartz is tastefully sized at 42mm in diameter. Available with a blue or black textured dial with applied three dimensional hour markers to catch the light as well as a twin flag motif at twelve o’clock, the new C7 Rapide Quartz also features a bevelled minute track and aluminum bezel insert with minute markings at five minute intervals, which tops off the newly designed case.

One of the more striking features of the new collection is the case, which is now a four piece sandwich style construction very reminiscent of fellow British watchmakers at Bremont. The crown is large and knurled to give it a tool watch feel. The C7 Rapide quartz will be available in no fewer than 8 configurations and will retail for a pretty reasonable $455–$525 depending on strap or bracelet choice.

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

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Next in the new quartz collection is the C7 Rapide Chronograph, a Swiss Ronda 5021.1D powered, stainless steel driver’s chronograph also in a 42mm stainless steel case and featuring near identical styling to the time and date version with the addition of sub-dials – one for running seconds at three o’clock and a thirty minute counter at six. The C7 Rapide Chronograph will be available with either a black, white, or British green dial and buyers will have to choose between seven strap or bracelet combinations. Also different from the time and date version is the six o’clock location for the date window. Christopher Ward’s C7 Rapide Chronograph will retail for between $565–$635 depending on strap/bracelet choice.

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

C7 Rapide Chronograph COSC Limited Edition Quartz Watch

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

At the top of Christopher Ward’s range of quartz C7 Rapide watches is the Chronograph Limited Edition that is different from the standard model in its blue dial and bezel with yellow accents, traditional quartz chronograph layout with white sub registers at two, six, and ten o’clock, as well as the inclusion of the thermo-compensated ETA COSC certified movement which is said to ensure accuracy of within ten seconds per year. The C7 Rapide Chronograph Limited Edition will retail for $910–$980 depending on which of the three strap options is selected.

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

Perhaps the real star of the new C7 Rapide Collection is the inclusion of two new automatic powered versions, one in time and date only powered by the Swiss-made Sellita SW200 and a chronograph powered by the venerable ETA 7750. Both are similar to their quartz powered brethren in terms of their physical size at 42mm in width but feature slightly different styling with regard to dial layout and hour markers.

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

The three handed time and date only C7 Rapide Automatic, available with either a black or blue dial, has a very similar look to the quartz versions with the addition of oversized applied numerals at twelve, two, four, six, eight, and ten o’clock as opposed to just twelve and six as on the quartz models. The four piece case design, aluminum bezel insert with five minute intervals, and bevelled minute track are the same as on the quartz version. As you’d imagine, the word “automatic” also appears at six o’clock in addition to the twin flag motif at twelve o’clock. Sellita’s capable SW200 movement makes the watch a good value at $795–$865 depending on the eight leather, steel, or “high-density webbing” choices on offer.

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

Complementing the new automatic collection is the C7 Rapide Chronograph Automatic, which may be the most distinctive piece in the line. Owing to the sub-dial configuration inherent in the ETA 7750 it utilizes, the Rapide Chronograph Automatic, available with only a black dial, has a running seconds sub-dial at nine o’clock, a twelve hour indication at six o’clock with the date nearly tucked inside, and a thirty minute sub-dial at twelve o’clock. This rearrangement causes the twin flag logo to be scooted over to the three o’clock position.

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

Remaining dial elements, case construction, and the bezel are identical to the other time and date only automatics in the collection. The C7 Rapide Chronograph Automatic is also available in five configurations and will retail for between $1,710–$1,780 depending on strap choice. As if the fine chaps at Christopher Ward hand’t done enough in introducing so many choices in their C7 Rapide collection, they elected to also offer COSC-certified versions, including the quartz chronograph mentioned above and an automatic with a serious-looking red and black color scheme.

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

Since the introduction of the earliest watches back in 2005, Christopher Ward has been making great strides to offer diversity, function, and quality in the goods they create. At the very heart of their line-up is the Trident set, a family of watches that has grown to include a apparently endless choice of divers, GMTs, and chronograph watches. Quite honestly, it’s a bit nauseating to really try and maintain but, in my head, the Trident will stay a dive watch and one that has really gone the distance for Christopher Ward. This summer, the brand introduced the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Day Date COSC, a limited edition diver that’s about as back-to-basics as you can get when considering some of the current versions in Christopher Ward’s catalogue. But, with 2017 pretty much standing as the year of the dive watch, in case you really care everything much?Right now, the majority of you are probably casually making your way through this review without giving it much consideration. A number of you might just be skipping through it, possibly glancing at the pictures and not even reading this section. However, a lot of you (I know you are out there) can not wait to tell us about how much you despise the newest Christopher Ward logo and you may even have a few of your best memes locked and loaded for the comments section. Well, fear not. We’ll get to that in a bit but for the time being, I must say that overall, I’ve loved my time with the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Day Date COSC and believe there’s a great deal of value to think about here.

The C7 Rapide Day Date COSC Limited Edition, available in only 100 pieces, is identical to the standard model other than the addition of the day function to complement the date, the PVD case coating (black on top and bottom and red for the inner portion of the case), and the chronometer certified ETA 2836 movement within. It will be available on either a webbing strap or on Piccari leather for $1,035.

Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Collection Watches Watch Releases

A totally redesigned collection like what Christopher Ward has created with the C7 Rapide watches demonstrates their growth as a brand and determination to offer a diverse and interesting collection to their fans – or an alternative to, say, Montblanc’s Timewalker. Like the rest of the collection, these Christopher Ward watches are priced a lot lower than many with similar appointments, owed largely to their direct-to-consumer model and limited marketing efforts. With tastefully designed options and combinations, the new C7 Rapide collection offers a lot of options for anyone who’s interested in a Swiss-made, motorsports-inspired watch. christopherward.co.uk

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Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

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Since its rebranding efforts early in 2016, Is Ball Watch Worth Buying Replica has been busy refreshing existing models and releasing new watches that are designed to get the brand’s new image to a wider base. The new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour watch is the first jumping hour piece from the brand since the C9 Harrison in 2011. The new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is in line with the new design philosophy with the brand’s usual conservative but classy looks.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

In 43mm by 15.7mm, this isn’t a small watch — but in regards to chronographs, there’s a tradeoff between affordability and motion dimensions. It would be cost prohibitive to develop a brand new one from scratch and current options (7750, ETA 2894-2, or the Eterna 39A with module) are of comparable depth. See why I like this watch much better as a pilot watch than the usual dress watch now?The instance is DLC steel having a sandblasted finish and has a large, ergonomic fluted crown. Naturally, there is sapphire crystal on either side, with AR coating. The deficiency of a bezel leads me to think this watch will wear bigger than its 43mm dimensions. The dial is a fairly familiar bi-compax layout with the running seconds counter at 9:00 and 30-min chrono counter at 3:00. Props to Christopher Ward for not adding a date display on the watch.The brand says the layout of the palms was founded on the Junghans clock said before, and although it isn’t the most elegant, it affords plenty of legibility and fits in with all the tool watch motif. The minute ring, hour markers, and palms have Super-LumiNova that’s colored to look like patinated lume in daytime — it suits the watch well, but you are not likely to confuse this for a classic timepiece from afar to get sure.he Christopher Ward C9 Me 109 Single Pusher Chronograph is an interesting option in a market flooded with 7750 and ETA 2894-2 powered watches. That’s no knock against both of those moves, but quite frankly, they don’t supply the same caseback view this does. The thickness of this watch may deter some individuals, but for all those who can pull it off, in a price of $3,370, and a limited run of 100 watches only, it appears to be a very good value proposition.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

For those who may be new to this complication, a “jumping hour” as we see here means that instead of gradually moving from one hour to the next like most hour hands do, the hour display jumps at the moment when the traditional minute hand crosses the 60-minute mark. Of course, the hour hand is done away with here and the hour is displayed via a window which shows the hour as a “digital” display. The objective with this complication is to reduce the confusion of having to read two hands on a dial and is also helpful for anyone who’d like to know what hour it is at a quick glance. Also, it just looks unique compared to a three-hander.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

The Ball Watch Engineer Master Ii Replica C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour shares the same restrained 40.5mm stainless steel case from the flagship C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve, with a polished bezel and lug tops and a brushed case band, giving it the appearance of a well-proportioned dress watch. Like the other Malvern watches, the Jumping Hour has a 30m water-resistance rating and a twin-flag motif on the crown.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

Under the dial, the Christopher Ward C1 Jumping Hour shares a similar beating heart to its predecessor, the C9 Harrison. The ETA 2824-2 base of the predecessor has been replaced by a Sellita SW200-1, which is a well-known substitute for the ETA and increasingly popular given the rapidly declining supply of ETA movements to non-Swatch manufactures. On top of this robust, workhorse movement is the JJ01 module, developed in-house. The modular route makes sense over developing a new movement from the ground up given that one of the brand’s goals is to keep prices affordable.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

The watch is offered in three dial colors; black, blue, and white, with the latter having a domed opaline finish, with sunray finishes on the other two. There is no seconds hand but the minute hand is simple and clean and either polished or blued (depending on dial color). It is recognizable as a Malvern with the dial complementing the case and completing the dress watch aesthetic. The window for the jumping hour is at 12 o’clock and has sloping edges that echo the design of the date windows on other Malvern lines. This is a neat touch and the attention to detail is appreciated.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

While the design is conservative, considered, and not particularly flashy, it is the jumping hour complication that makes this watch standout. The Ball Watches Ch Replica C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is likely to appeal to people looking for something different or horologically interesting over the standard dress watch. The Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is priced at $1,595 and available with Shell Cordovan straps with Bader deployant or a Milanese bracelet. christoperward.com

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch men’s watch under 3000


Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

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World War II buffs will love the symbolism behind the new RAF Limited Edition by British watchmaker Christopher Ward. The series of 100 watches commemorates the 100th anniversary of the British Royal Air Force by incorporating metal from the downed aircraft that heroically defended a raid on Buckingham Palace in 1940 in what is known as the Battle of Britain. The Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition of 100 pieces is now available directly through Christopher Ward.

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

The commemorative element is a 0.8mm thick aluminum plate that was made from the remnants of the piston of the Hurricane fighter plane C9 P2725 that went down while saving the country. It is attached to the back of each watch, but you can’t actually touch it – it’s covered by a sapphire crystal, the kind used by museums to protect valuable exhibits. The C9 P2725 was flown by RAF pilot Flight Lieutenant Ray Holmes who was part of a squadron that intercepted a massed raid on central London by German Dornier bombers during the Battle of Britain, on September 15, 1940. Holmes noticed an enemy raider heading in the direction of Buckingham Palace, but he was out of ammunition, so instead, he rammed his Hurricane into the German bomber, slicing through the fuselage with his wing and forcing it to crash-land on the forecourt of Victoria railway station. Holmes’ Hurricane was wrecked in the process, and after he safely bailed out, the plane nosed vertically downward, burying itself deep into the ground beneath Buckingham Palace Road.

Now, this logo has been the subject of a few of the very heated conversations I’ve ever seen since getting into watches. I can state that I fall in the exact same camp that finds it, a little disappointing. This isn’t necessarily because I find it lazy or badly implemented. I just really liked some of the older iterations of this emblem and would’ve liked to watch Christopher Ward stick with something. This makes even more perplexing once you think about some of the newer watches which, don’t even actually have ‘Christopher Ward’ on the dial. But honestly, it doesn’t ruin the watch for me to the point where I really feel like I have to rage puke on a internet forum, deep-fry my keyboard, and consume it. We all recognize that Christopher Ward has the ability to generate high-quality timepieces (you would understand, if you managed one) and I simply think these are only growing pains. It is a young brand that I’ve been excited to follow and they will get it eventually.The bracelet is a place I thought I would be let down with but I was quickly proven wrong after wearing the lookout long term. It isn’t a super high polish, but a degree of polishing which fits just right with the instance and other brushed elements found during the watch. Sizing wasn’t terribly difficult but I’d have preferred to see screw-set hyperlinks on a watch in this price range.It’s also 22mm, tapers down to approximately 20mm, and contains a wonderful three-fold grip. Here, Christopher Ward also includes a dip extension mechanism, which is something that you never really are inclined to take care of till you finally use it throughout daily wear. Everything matches and there’s a great integration with the case. My only complaint — and this might be unique to the media sample I was provided with — was the occasional squeaking noise coming from somewhere on the bracelet as I’d transfer my wrist about. This is not a really big deal, but something I discovered after wearing the watch for some time.
Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Ward says he was approached by TMB Art Metal, a company that excavates historical crash sites (you can get cuff links made out of the rudder of the Concorde), to offer him some of the aluminum from the wreckage of the Hurricane, which they salvaged. “When Chris Bennett, from TMB Art Metal put the disfigured piston of Hurricane P2725 TM-B’s engine on my desk, the hairs on my neck stood on end,” says Ward. “I knew immediately we would find the right moment to incorporate the historic metal into a watch. The RAF’s centenary in 2018 is that moment, and we are proud and privileged to mark this momentous year in such a unique way.”

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

The metal on the case back was salvaged from the piston of the Hurricane’s Rolls Royce Merlin engine. Ward finished the metal for use in the watches. It was treated, hand-brushed and laser-engraved with a map of central London, with a red dot identifying the crash site, and inscribed with the location and date of the Battle of Britain. The dial of the watch is inspired by the Hurricane’s dashboard instrument panel, with a matte black background contrasted by alternating white and old radium (a color of Super-LumiNova) numerals in a vintage inspired sans-serif font. The hands and logo are also in old radium, giving the watch a true vintage look.

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Although Christopher Ward makes its own in-house mechanical movement, this watch contains the automatic ETA Valgranges A07.161, with a 46-hour power reserve. The plane’s call sign, which is P2725 TM-B, is printed in old radium at 3 o’clock on the dial. The power reserve indicator, at 6 o’clock on the dial, is meant to evoke a fuel gauge, with a red needle indicator. The seconds hand is tipped in red, and the minutes hand counterbalance is a black dot. The case is large but not oversized – it’s a comfortable 43mm wide and 15.1mm thick, and is made of DLC sandblasted stainless steel. Each is engraved with its unique serial number. The watch is water resistant to 30m. The strap is a premium quality canvas webbing with the Christopher Ward twin flag logo. There is an additional camel vintage oak leather strap included. Each watch comes in a presentation case with an owner’s handbook and a signed certificate of provenance. It is priced at $2,850, and can be ordered at their official site. christopherward.com

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Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The folks over at Images Of Ball Watches Replica sure have been keeping busy. Among a number of recent releases such as the C8 UTC Worldtimer is this Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer with a 120-hour (or 5-day) power reserve built on the company’s in-house, COSC Chronometer-certified caliber SH21 movement. Showcasing Christopher Ward’s new brand image and expanding technical capacity, the characteristic Christopher Ward focus on value is maintained at just around $2,000.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

First, let’s talk about the power reserve. It was designed by master watchmaker Johannes Jahnke who was also the designer of the company’s caliber SH21 movement. Known as something of a young star in the world of horology, Jahnke was kept on by Ball Watches Genesis Replica after the caliber SH21 was completed with the intention of creating new innovations and complications for its watches. As with the original SH21 movement, the new Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer watch will be able to go through a standard work week before having to be rewound. As a manually wound movement, the power reserve indicator on the dial is helpful and appreciated – as is the “5 Days” reminder text.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The design of the Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer watch is based on the earlier C8 Flyer model, but also takes heavy influence from the Smith MK II A clock used on the instrument panel of the Spitfire Supermarine, the WWII British fighter most famous for its use in the Battle of Britain. Set in a black diamond-like carbon (DLC) case, the matte-black dial features khaki-colored text and markers, giving the watch a retro look that comes off well, especially with the addition of a few red accents. The large “12” at the top of the dial is in Arabic numerals taken right from the Smith clock. These numerals, the hour indices, and the hands are all coated in Super-LumiNova for low-light use.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

With a 44mm case, the watch is on the larger side but certainly not too much. The dial is a little busy, but manages to not look messy or overpacked. At three o’clock is a date opening meant to look something like an altimeter, though to me it looks like a fairly standard expanded, or triple, date window – but then again, I’m no pilot. At six o’clock is the seconds sub-dial and at nine o’clock is the power reserve sub-dial. Again, everything seems well balanced and not too crowded. The slightly sunken sub-dials should give it a nice depth, but it’s a safe dial dotted with some red for a pop.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Unlike what we’ve seen come standard on additional options in the Trident collection, however, is the way the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316L is fitted with a unidirectional rotating steel bezel that’s fully brushed, as opposed to being fitted with a ceramic insert. This steel bezel is exactly what the 316L in the name is most likely referring to, since there wouldn’t be much additional reason to highlight the most common grade of steel used in wristwatches. Bits, with a beginning price of #730 (around $835 USD) for NATO and rubber strap choices. This cost moves up to #750 (around $850 USD) for its rubber trademark leather strap, and #795 (roughly $910 USD) for its stainless steel bracelet, every one of which is available to purchase exclusively online.Since its rebranding efforts early in 2016, Christopher Ward continues to be busy refreshing present models and releasing new watches which are designed to find the brand’s new image to a wider base. The new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour watch is the first jumping hour slice from the brand since the C9 Harrison in 2011. The new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is in line with the new design philosophy together with the new usual conservative but tasteful looks.For those who may be new to this complication, a “skipping hour” as we watch here means that rather than moving from one hour to another like most hour hands do, the hour display jumps at the moment once the classic minute hand crosses the 60-minute mark. Of course, the hour is done out with here and the hour is displayed by means of a window that shows the hour as a “electronic” display. The objective with this complication is to reduce the confusion of having to read two hands on a dial up and is also helpful for anyone who would like to know what hour it is in a quick glance. Also, it just appears unique in contrast to some three-hander.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The Ball Watches Catalogue Replica C8 Power Reserve Chronometer watch has an exhibition case back, which, like the dial, features a sapphire crystal. Through it you can see the twin barrels of the SH21 movement and the engraved wind turbine blades that are a nod to the Farnborough wind tunnels where the Spitfire and other planes were first tested.

It will be interesting to see it hands-on and just how much a factor the case size will be in determining wearability, not to mention whether the cool dial texture looks as good in person as it does in the release photos. Until then, the Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer watch looks very promising and is priced at £1,550, available from mid-October 2016. christopherward.com

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Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward is a brand I have long kept an eye on, even before the first time I went hands-on with one of their watches (the C60 Trident). This was due to the unique combination of style and affordability that the brand offered. As of late, Ball Watches Watch Snob Replica has been expanding into some higher-end offerings, even going so far as to build up some rather interesting movements. Their latest watch goes back to one of their first pieces that caught my eye, and takes things a bit more up-market. Let’s have a look at what the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 watch has to offer.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 Watch Watch Releases

Well, first and foremost, the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 adds a chronograph complication into the mix. This is of the column wheel variety, which then suggests the venerable Valjoux 7750 that is ticking away inside the case. The brand also indicates that it has an elaboré finish with Côtes de Genève, but it’s something you won’t ever see (unless you service your own watches), as the caseback is solid. That said, it is a very nice-looking one, with a trident showing up in relief against the stamped case back. It even carries forward the wave pattern found on the dials of the C60 Trident lineup, this one included.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 Watch Watch Releases

Speaking of the dial, the one on the Ball Watches Amazon Replica C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 is immediately recognizable as part of the larger lineup, due to the aforementioned wave pattern on the dial and the handset that it uses. I cannot speak as to the exact diving spec that dictates how hands should be for differentiation, but I certainly have no issues telling the hour from the minute hand. For the chronograph functionality, you have the 30-minute register up at 12 o’clock, with a 12-hour register down at 6 o’clock balancing things out. I rather like how they tucked the date window into that lower register (color-matched as well), which allows it to blend in to the overall design.

Contrary to what we’ve seen come standard on additional options from the Trident collection, though, is how the Ball Watches Service Centre In Malaysia Replica C60 Trident 316L is fitted with a unidirectional rotating steel bezel that’s completely brushed, as opposed to being fitted with a ceramic insert. This steel bezel is what the 316L from the title is most likely referring to, since there wouldn’t be much other reason to emphasize the most frequent grade of steel used in wristwatches. It gives the watch a nicely consistent two-tone aesthetic contrasting the steel case and bezel, and the dial’s implemented luminous indices.The fresh Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition will be generated in a limited run of only 316 (see exactly what they did there?) Bits, with a beginning price of #730 (around $835 USD) for NATO and rubber strap options. This price moves up to #750 (around $850 USD) for its rubber touch leather strap, and #795 (approximately $910 USD) for its stainless steel bracelet, each of which is available to buy exclusively online.Since its rebranding efforts early in 2016, Christopher Ward has been busy refreshing existing models and releasing new watches which are intended to find the brand’s new picture to a wider base. The newest Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour watch is the first jumping hour slice from the brand as the C9 Harrison in 2011. The newest Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is in line with the new design philosophy with the new usual conservative but classy looks.For those who may be new to this complication, a “jumping hour” as we watch here suggests that rather than moving from 1 hour to the next like most hour hands do, the hour screen jumps in the moment when the traditional minute hand crosses the 60-minute mark. Obviously, the hour is done away with here and the hour is displayed by means of a window that shows the hour as a “digital” display. The objective for this complication is to reduce the confusion of having to read two hands on a dial and is also helpful for anyone who’d like to know what hour it is at a fast glance. Also, it simply looks unique in contrast to some three-hander.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 Watch Watch Releases

Another interesting point on the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 is the running seconds indication. For that, there is a register over at the 9 o’clock position. Rather than rely on a small hand, there’s an intermittently-lumed disc that spins under the cutouts. This gives you the motion to let you know that the movement is running, and looks to provide an interesting kinetic light show when the lights are down (the brand labels it as a “breathing” appearance). Lume does appear to have gotten a good bit of attention on the watch as well, with the numerals and indices on the bezel being luminous as well, not just those on the dial; the handset is of course lumed, as is the running-seconds indicator.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 Watch Watch Releases

Why is all that lume of note? Well, aside from being just plain fun to have on a watch in a darkened room, it also provided functionality in the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600’s capacity as a dive watch. It does carry a 600m water resistance rating (much deeper than any of us will be headed, I am willing to bet), along with the pre-requisite, though totally unnecessary, automatic helium escape valve. I do realize that it gives the appearance of being a more robust diver, and I’ve no doubt that the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph is. It is just that, well, I find it highly unlikely that any of us reading this are saturation divers, which makes that HEV just another unnecessary hole in the case. Then again, if they can get the chrono pushers sealed enough to merit a 600m WR rating, well, then, what’s one more hole?

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 Watch Watch Releases

The Cost Of Ball Watches Replica C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 is available for pre-order now, with only a single colorway being made available – a rather nice dark blue with orange accents for the chronograph registers. Pre-order pricing with delivery anticipated for March runs at $1,920 on the rubber strap, or $2,000 on the steel bracelet. Given the price difference, I would say the bracelet is the way to go, as you can easily find a strap down the road. As to what fans of the brand might think, we’ll have to wait and see. Given that they’re continuing to introduce watches that are hitting luxury territory, though, I would hazard a guess that previous steps in that direction were well received, so I would not be surprised to see this trend continuing for the brand. For me, given my general aversion to chronographs, this is not my favorite C60 Trident, but I would call it a well-executed chrono, and a logical extension to the lineup. christopherward.com

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 Watch Watch Releases

Tech Specs from Christopher Ward

  • Swiss made
  • Movement
    • ETA Valjoux 7750
    • 25 jewel self-winding mechanical chronograph with column wheel
    • 48 hour power reserve
    • Hour, minute, second and date calendar with 60 seconds, 30 minutes ad 12 hours indication
    • Anti-shock system
    • Elabore finish with Cotes de Geneve
  • Case
    • 43mm marine grade stainless steel case
    • Water resistant to 600m/ 2000ft
    • Screw-down deep-stamped 3D back plate
    • Screw-in crown and chronograph pushers
    • Integrated automatic helium release valve
  • Unique engraved serial number
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • SuperLuminova indices and diamond faceted hands
  • Breathing regulator inspired small second disk
  • Deep blue and yellow guilloche wave pattern dial
  • Signature Trident counter-balance
  • High density rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet

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Unlike what we’ve seen come standard on additional alternatives from the Trident collection, however, is the way the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316L is fitted using a unidirectional rotating steel bezel that is fully brushed, rather than being fitted with a ceramic insert. That steel bezel is exactly what the 316L in the name is most likely referring to, as there would not be much additional reason to emphasize the most common grade of steel used in wristwatches. Pieces, with a starting price of730 (approximately $835 USD) for both NATO and rubber strap options. This price moves up to #750 (approximately $850 USD) for its rubber touch leather strap, and #795 (approximately $910 USD) for the stainless steel bracelet, every one of which will be available to buy only online.Since its rebranding efforts early in 2016, Christopher Ward continues to be busy refreshing present models and releasing new watches that are intended to find the brand’s new image to a broader base. The newest Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour watch is the initial jumping hour piece from the brand since the C9 Harrison at 2011. The new Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour is in line with the new design philosophy with the brand’s usual conservative but classy looks.For those who might be new to this complication, a “jumping hour” as we see here means that rather than moving from one hour to the next like most hour hands do, the hour screen jumps in the moment once the traditional minute hand crosses the 60-minute markers. Obviously, the hour hand is done away with the hour is displayed via a window that shows the hour as a “electronic” display. The objective with this complication is to decrease the chance of having to read two palms on a dial up and is also beneficial for anyone who’d like to know what hour it is in a fast glance. In addition, it simply appears unique compared to some three-hander.

Christopher Ward C9 Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

Sure, we have all seen a moonphase before, but it is not the kind of complication one would necessarily expect from English watchmakers Christopher Ward – especially not something this jewelery-esque. Christopher Ward has made a name for himself producing honorific homages to many of the watch industry’s best-loved brands and their best-selling models. His watches are well made, sympathetically designed, and competitively priced. Crucially, the brand has, through consistently good reviews, managed to convince the buying market that a Christopher Ward is not an imitation, but rather a popular icon re-imagined. What we have here is a design one might more readily associate with a Piaget or Ulysse Nardin, rendered without diamonds or mother of pearl, and instead with affordable materials that make such a piece more accessible to the masses – kind of the Christopher Ward way.

Christopher Ward C9 Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

I must say, the brand has definitely grown on me in recent years – but, as I say, it took a while for me to reach that opinion. I was always comfortable arguing that every brand should offer something unique. Although I stand by that in principle, I came around to accepting that the uniqueness of Christopher Ward is the design and build quality combo one gets at their price point. It’s a humble brand expanding in an interesting fashion. Rather than blasting the socks off the market with something totally left-field, Christopher Ward is steadily adding choice and complication to its ranges.

Christopher Ward C9 Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

The growing appeal of this English brand hinges on what you get for your pound: A market-tested case silhouette, readily digestible designs that have a classic feel, a twist of originality, overall build quality, and the chance to buy into an up-and-coming name that already boasts its own movement, and several in-house modifications to existing base calibres. In the case of the Christopher Ward C9 Moonphase watch, head watchmaker Johannes Jahnke has successfully added a moonphase module to an ETA 2836-2 base. The ETA 2836-2 is a solid workhorse automatic that carries a date at 6 o’clock, a power reserve of 38 hours, an operating speed of 28,800vph, central hour, minute, and hacking seconds hands.

Christopher Ward C9 Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

The modified calibre is referred to as the JJ04 and has 25 jewels in all. The moonphase complication is accurate to within one day for every 128 years of the movement’s accuracy (which, in layman’s terms, is accurate enough for your bog-standard werewolf to keep things under control). Interestingly, Jahnke has geared this complication in a way that allows the moon disc to “creep” throughout the day. By accurately following the progression of the hours, the moonphase is able to achieve a better-than-average accuracy AND, quite crucially for a watch at this price, provide a constant source of visual interest throughout the day (and night). The watch case, measuring 40mm, is based on the C9 range and is made from surgical grade 316L stainless steel. The lugs are 20mm apart, and the luxury leather strap is available in either black, blue, or brown leather, can be upgraded for an alligator strap (each with a Bader deployant clasp), or can be replaced by a stainless steel link bracelet. Additionally, the Christopher Ward C9 Moonphase watch is water resistant to 50 meters.

Christopher Ward C9 Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

The most interesting stylistic thing about the Ball Watches Forum Replica C9 Moonphase watch is most certainly its dial. The moonphase disc itself is 3D-stamped and sports a semi-matt galvanic treatment, which creates a surprising amount of depth and texture for such a slim component. Beneath the moonphase disc, a bespoke guilloche pattern evokes thoughts of the tide that is bound to the movements of the moon. A good deal of chromatic balance is added to the dial by the marriage of polished hands and raised indices. The Christopher Ward C9 Moonphase Watch is available in two dial variations: a white and gold version and a midnight (dark blue) and silver version. The Christopher Ward C9 Moonphase watch has a price of £1,295 on the luxury leather strap, £1357.50 for the alligator upgrade, and £1,395 for the stainless steel bracelet. The watch will be officially released during Salon QP weekend, held at the Saatchi Gallery in London, in November. christopherward.co.uk

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Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ Watch Watch Releases

With the release of the Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’, we see a piece the brand claims “pays homage” to one of the most iconic and beloved designs in all of British motoring history, the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. As true fans of the car’s history know, this is a tall order for any watch manufacturer to undertake. Does it achieve any of the legendary design status of the DB4? Let us take a look at what Christopher Ward cooked up for us to find out.

In what seems like a never-ending stream of automobile and watch manufacturer partnerships, there are some products that truly wow and some that just skim by under the radar for most aficionados. Oftentimes, car companies hold more leverage in the transaction and there are plenty of watch companies that attempt to grab onto the prestige if only to heighten their own public perception. Either way, when two design philosophies can create something in harmony that pleases fans of both, then can be a thing of beauty. At worst, it is a forced affiliation and nobody really comes out any better for it. In the case of the Ball Watches 38mm Replica C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ watch, we are talking about more of a watchmaker’s “tribute” to an well-known car than an actual partnership between brands.

Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward says that the inspiration for the Ball Watches For Ladies Replica C9 DB4 1 VEV originates with the 1961 Aston Martin Zagato raced at Goodwood by Roy Salvadori, and as a result, each of the 19 watches in this limited run contain a piece of the original aluminum body which is on display through the sapphire crystal on the back in the shape of a steering wheel. The case itself is 43mm wide in stainless steel with a matte-black dial meant to resemble the speedometer of the famed “1 VEV.” Each piece also features a “1 VEV” license plate engraving on the back along with an engine number to add to the auto-theme.

Even though Christopher Ward debuted their own in-house movement in 2012, here they chose to include the automatic ETA Valgranges A07.161. Offering a 46-hour power reserve, there is also a power reserve indicator located at 6 o’clock as well. The rotor itself has been made into an “Aston Martin green” with Côtes de Genève, and the sapphire crystals have been AR-treated.

Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ Watch Watch Releases

The advent of the orange-dialed diver dates back to the late sixties when Swiss watchmaker DOXA was the first to set up the hue in its own Sub 300, supposedly claiming it to have analyzed since the very legible at depths. Later research would prove otherwise, but the reputation stuck — orange remained equated to aquatic and capability experience, and is thus still an enjoyable and fitting color addition to the Trident collection. And while perhaps lacking heritage or cachet of a Seamaster, Submariner, or (maybe more recently) Aquis, the Ball Bearing Watch Replica Trident divers continue to be very much in their way — similarly characterized by a set of modestly proportioned, and classically motivated sports watches intended for adventurous and everyday wear equally. Now, despite its most recent, minimalist-inspired revision which moved the new wordmark to 9:00, if Christopher Ward can stick with a singular logo and brand aesthetic, the Trident should end up being a fantastic entry-level sport watch for several years to come.Sharing much of its feature set together with the Trident Pro 600, the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316L is water resistant to 600 meters and exhibits the typical hallmarks of a modern dive watch, like a sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, along with 316L stainless steel case that looks great on a variety of available straps and bracelets. Inside the new Christopher Ward C60 Trident 316L defeats a Sellita 200-1 — a commonly used ETA 2824 clone which demonstrates excellent reliability in a wide variety of contexts.

Aston Martin enthusiasts and even current owners may have little reason to pay any mind to this piece and that kind of makes sense in this situation. This watch feels more geared towards the fan that hopes to one day own an Aston Martin and sees value and pleasure in the option to carry a little bit of auto history with them until they finally sit in the seat of their own Zagato. Meant to compete with the Ferrari 250 GT, the DB4 Zagato was a beautiful amalgamation of Aston Martin-styling with the flair of newcomer Ercole Spada’s now distinctive lines, and the product made for quite a lasting impression. When you look at the Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ you might not immediately think Aston Martin, but you can at least understand that someone was looking at the Zagato speedometer when they drew up the design. After all, it isn’t unusual for brands to base their automotive tie-ins on dashboard components alone, so I can see where some may feel a little underwhelmed.

Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ Watch Watch Releases

At the end of the day, though, Christoper Ward is attempting to split the difference between becoming a value brand while still offering higher-priced pieces with some cultural attache thrown into the mix. I admit that the pairing here surprised me a little, but fans also need to realize pieces like this are obviously highly subjective and it’s hard to please two separate camps. Ball Watch Bmw Price In Malaysia Replica has already sold out of pre-orders, so this piece must have struck some chord within the market. The Bremont Jaguar Mk1 is an example of two brands coming together to create value not just for fans of each of their respective products but as a whole. At the very least, with the Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ you get a tiny keepsake from what is possibly your dream car, and until you are actually behind the wheel that might be just enough to tide you over. Nothing wrong with that. Happy driving.

The Christopher Ward C9 DB4 ‘1 VEV’ Watch comes paired with a smooth Percari camel-leather strap and like the original DB4s, is limited to a 19-piece run. Pricing is US$5,330. christopherward.com

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Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage Watch Watch Releases

When I think of Ball Watch Anniversary Replica watches, two words come to mind: derivative and value. For a long time, I couldn’t understand how a brand that so blatantly draws its design cues from classic watches stretching back through time could be gathering so much steam in its native UK and abroad. And then I spoke to a few Chr. Ward owners and started to understand the hype. The new Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage continues the trend of popularly styled watches with all the trimmings, made with care and attention to quality components. Sounds like a winning combination to me.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage Watch Watch Releases

Personally, I’m never going to be all-in on a brand that doesn’t do something to push horology forwards or ask us new questions with the design of its wares, but I am a fan of quality, value, and traditionalism. It is arguable that Christoper Ward’s watches are more homages to classics that straight-up copies, which is a much more palatable way of looking at it. This is made even more savoury by the fact the new Chr. Ward watches contain a movement made by the Maidenhead-based watchmaker in collaboration with foreign experts.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage Watch Watch Releases

While the majority of the title is pretty self-explanatory, some of you might be overrun by the “Me 109.” This pertains to the Messerschmitt Bf 109 — a WW2-era Luftwaffe fighter airplane which the watch is said to be inspired by. More importantly, it describes some Junghans clock taken from the cockpit of a such plane. Two tangential points I want to create here: one, it is rare that a brand openly admits and credits another because its muse; and 2, is it only me or do British watchmaking manufacturers have an obsession with aviation-themed limited edition timepieces?Anyway back to the topic available. The Ball Watches Los Angeles Replica C9 Me 109 Monopusher Chronograph is powered with the calibre JJ02. According to a Unitas 6497, which can be then heavily (and I suggest quite heavily) modified to integrate all the monopusher chronograph pieces. The former has been instrumental in developing the in-house calibre SH21 as well as the modules on different Christopher Ward watches and is presently a portion of Sellita, bettering its movement development efforts.The calibre JJ02 was first used at the Christopher Ward C9 Single Pusher Chronograph, a dressier version than what we see here now. In my view, the Me 109 iteration looks much cooler and can be better suited to the large proportions of the watch. The JJ02 provides a 40h power book and defeats at 18,800bph. Unlike the dressier sibling, with a rather boring movement end, the bridges on the C9 Me 109 movement are finished with a black PVD coating and have chamfering — giving it a rather pleasant, edgy monochromatic look I really like.

If I trawled through the whole catalogue (which is now impressively large), I doubt I could find a model I like more than the Ball Watches Price List Singapore Replica C60 Trident 600 Vintage, which is essentially a budget version of the Omega Seamaster Spectre, and a damn good one at that. It is available with three strap combinations that all have their benefits (steel is clean, classy, and dressy; brown leather is rugged, vintage, and casual), but I can’t decide which I like the most. Ignoring the way in which the strap changes the overall mien of the watch, I looked closely at the watch head and face and saw a few things I liked.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage Watch Watch Releases

The standard Trident dial is clearly reminiscent of the old Omega Seamaster wave design. This was seriously popular over the last two decades, but has now been dropped in favour of a clean gloss look, which references the plainness of Omega’s vintage dials. Chr. Ward has followed suit with a black/brown theme, plain black dial and bezel, and vintage lume. The overall effect is incredibly pleasing to the eye, and arguably the most refined watch of his collection. Cleverly, Chr. Ward has timed the release of the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage to hit the market concurrently with Omega’s new vintage bond watch (hands-on here) designed especially for the release of the 007 Spectre film. Clinging to the coattails of the Zeitgeist as it flutters by, subconsciously pervading the minds of watch lovers the world over is a recipe for success. To maintain this level of popularity, Christopher Ward need only keep his finger on the pulse and continue to react quickly to shifts in fashion.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage Watch Watch Releases

The Ball Watches Price In Uae Replica C60 Trident 600 Vintage watch case is made of 316L stainless steel, is available in two widths of either 38mm or 42mm, and is water resistant to 600m. It comes in a PVD-coated option too. The watch is available on an Italian leather strap or a bracelet (either steel or PVD, depending on the case). The dial is matte black with applied vintage lume markers with chromed borders. The case is polished and grained (an aesthetic quirk Chr. Ward freely admit to being a happy accident) and features curved lugs, which keep the watch in line with the wrist. The zirconia dioxide ceramic bezel insert is also matte as opposed to the high-gloss seen in the past. The ceramic is also slightly textured, which is as useful for grip as it is pleasing to the eye. The watch features the classic Chr. Ward Trident second hand, which is truly awesome.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage Watch Watch Releases

Technically speaking, the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage watch is reliable, but unremarkable. It features either a Selita 200-1 or an ETA 2824. Although the Selita movement is supposed to be a clone of the 2824, I would always take the ETA if given a choice. Despite the possibility of future parts supply issues, the ETA 2824 is a solid movement capable of timekeeping performance comparable to COSC certificated watches. The in-house standards of Chr. Ward are significantly lower than that (+20/-20 seconds per day), but this is likely just to cover themselves from finicky customers complaining that their watch is running 0.1spd outside of chronometer tolerance.

In reality, it is likely Ball Watches Vintage Replica time all their watches to a much tighter tolerance than their technical information suggests as their hardware is more than capable of achieving a much higher standard than stated. This is good news. Just because their timekeeping tolerance is wider than some brands who use the same movement, it is still the same movement. Again, quality at a very reasonable price. The movement has a power reserve of 38 hours.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage Watch Watch Releases

I particularly like the screw-down crown featuring the CW logo. It’s a small touch, but a nice bit of branding and a well-executed design. It is crisp and clear and looks like an old ebauche logo, which makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. The dial is protected by a 3.4mm thick anti-reflective sapphire crystal, while the movement is kept safe from the elements by a very deeply stamped, screw-down case back of which I am a huge fan.

This brand offers us an affordable alternative to the major maisons. The watches are very well made, feature all mod-cons, are digestibly derivative, and a well-known enough name to be recognised as a quality company in its own right. There may still be those who turn-up their noses at a Christopher Ward, but one thing that is sure to stand the test of time, above novelty and even innovation, is genuine quality. The oral testaments of Chr. Ward watches have been consistently positive, which is enough for me to acknowledge this brand is deserving of the praise it gets. The Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage comes in eight variations: 38mm and 42mm steel case with leather straps versions have a price of £599; the 38mm and 42mm steel case on steel bracelet have a price of £660; the 38mm and 42mm PVD case with leather strap have a price of £650; and the 38mm and 42mm PVD case with PVD bracelet have a price of £725. These reasonable prices mean the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage is likely to find a home on the wrist of many a watch aficionado who appreciate quality and being on the front line of fashion. christopherward.co.uk