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Debuted on aBlogtoWatch not too long ago, I now get to review the first “re-branded” Christopher Ward watch that I really like. Based on the dashboard instrument clock of some historic British military planes (follow the link above for more information about that), the Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer combines a cool modern design with an impressive movement and, as is typical of the UK-based brand, a lot of value for the money. UPDATE: Since our review of this watch Christopher Ward has decided to replace the initial strap with a different one. Pictures and details of that new strap are included below, but be aware that a less rough-style strap now comes with the watch.

While I know that the watch is vintage instrument clock-inspired, it does indeed offer what I feel is a modern look. The mostly matte-black surfaces, finishing of the movement, and overall design feels quite contemporary even though it is inspired by a “Mark II A Smith” clock. Over the years, a lot of successful timepieces have been inspired by plane dashboard instruments – and for good reason. Such instrumentation has always been designed to be very legible and functional even in the dark. Moreover, they conjure up ideas of adventure, professional expertise, and of course, an active lifestyle.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Let’s focus on the movement for a moment. Inside the Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer is a version of the brand’s “in-house” SH21 mechanical movement that was debuted back in 2014. The movement was designed by Johannes Jahnke who works for Christopher Ward in Switzerland. The brand claims that the movement is “100% Swiss Made,” and it offers a lot technically for the money. The original SH21 was an automatic, but as you can see, it has been modified here to be a manual movement with a power reserve indicator. Christopher Ward changed the bridge architecture of the movement as well as some of the decoration to make it match the matte black theme of the overall watch – and to make it appear a bit more aviation-inspired. Looking at the two mainspring barrels, you can see a “wind turbine” motif.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Losing the automatic rotor also means the movement is thinner – which helps the watch wear very nicely. The 44mm-wide case is 11mm thick – and it wears very nicely. You can see the movement through the exhibition caseback – and the visual effect is really appealing with the contrast of polished silver-toned surfaces and matte black. As the name of the watch implies, the caliber SH21 movement inside of this C8 model is COSC Chronometer certified.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

One of my original complaints about the SH21 movement was that it was quite thick. It is a larger caliber, but in sport watches that makes a lot more sense. As I mentioned, without the automatic winding mechanism it slims down significantly. The movement operates at 4Hz (28,800bph) with a long power reserve of 5 days. You’ll need to turn the crown a healthy number of times to fully wind the movement. Even though I am generally not that interested in manually wound watches, I make an exception for those with power reserve indicators on the dial – which the Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer clearly has.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Not everyone seems to like the dial design of the Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer, but I’m not opposed to it. It has been called “busy,” which to me is ironic since I see it as being rather minimal given the information it displays. This is the first watch I’ve handled that has the controversial new Christopher Ward logo in a more aesthetically pleasing symmetrical design, so I am happy about that. The face offers the time with subsidiary seconds dial, power reserve indicator, and date. The latter is done in a sort of a cool way that is half exposed – but not really. The date disc numerals are cut out, so you really only see the current date when it is over the tan-colored area.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

The dial also has some welcome depth – which you don’t see on pilot-style dials a lot. The “vintage-style” colors are not bad, and are made of Super-LumiNova in most instances. Red accents are a welcome sporty touch. Depth is created by the recessed subsidiary dials, applied 12 o’clock hour indicator and a few other markers, the date window, and the hands. This is also one of the few times where I am not bothered by skeletonized hands (which I tend to think are an over-used design element which harm legibility more than they offer aesthetic value).

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

At worst, the dial of the C8 Power Reserve Chronometer is an acquired taste, but it doesn’t violate any major design rules. I happened to find it a nice element not only for being distinctive, but also for playing around with some new elements you don’t often see in pilot watches. This is part of a larger mission by the brand to make more distinctive designs which are clearly recognizable as Christopher Ward watches.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

At 44mm wide, the Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer sports a healthy size, and I like the matte-black case finishing which is applied using a DLC-coating. The overall case architecture isn’t bad either, and even the side profile feels proportionate and attractive. Over the dial is a flat AR-coated sapphire crystal, and the case is water resistant to 50 meters. Weight of the watch is 81 grams.

While most of the name is really 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 that the watch is said to be inspired by. More specifically, it describes a Junghans clock taken in the cockpit of a such plane. Two tangential points I want to create here: yet, it’s rare that a new openly recognizes and credits another as its muse; and 2, is it just me or do British watchmaking brands have an obsession with aviation-themed limited edition timepieces?Anyway back to the topic available. The Ball Watches Dealers Replica C9 Me 109 Monopusher Chronograph is powered with the calibre JJ02. Based on a Unitas 6497, which can be then greatly (and I mean quite heavily) modified to incorporate all the monopusher chronograph bits. The former was instrumental in developing the in-house calibre SH21 as well as the modules on various Christopher Ward watches and is now a part of Sellita, furthering its movement development efforts.The calibre JJ02 was first used at the Christopher Ward C9 Single Pusher Chronograph, a dressier version than that which we see here now. In my view, the Me 109 iteration appears much cooler and can be much 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 somewhat boring movement finish, the bridges on the C9 Me 109 motion are finished with a black PVD coating and have chamfering — giving it a rather nice, edgy monochromatic look that I really like.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

There are so many competitive mechanical pilot watches out there that it would be difficult to measure up the Ball Watches User Manual Replica C8 Power Reserve Chronometer in relation to a reasonably sized sample of them. When it comes down to it, people are mostly going to choose style. If you want a truly classic or iconic pilot watch design, you’ll probably opt for something else that appears more familiar. If those designs bore you, or if you have enough of those already in your collection and really like pilot watches, then this a good choice. Where Christopher Ward really shines is in distinctive design as well as a lot of value for the money. The SH21 is still a bargain, and in this configuration there is little else out there with the same features, COSC Chronometer certification, and long power reserve. It also frames the current Christopher Ward branding in a way that I think company loyalists will appreciate.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Christopher Ward offers the C8 Power Reserve Chronometer on three different “whip stitch vintage Tibor leather straps” that come in black, brown, camel (as tested). I like that they offer a quick-release pin and they are reasonably stylish. The stock strap is quite long, so people with smaller wrists like me will need the shorter strap option. The straps by design feel a bit “rough” and will not appeal to everyone. Personally, I would swap out the stock strap for something a bit more high-end-feeling. The straps that come with it will no doubt be considered fashionable by many people, but given the quick release bars it’s obvious Christopher Ward wants its customers to play around a bit with the look of the watch. UPDATE: As mentioned above, Christopher Ward decided to use a different strap on the C8 Power Reserve after we did our review. I have images of the watch on the update strap, which is newer and cleaner feeling that the rougher ones you see in many of the images in this review.

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Original and updated straps side-by-side

Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

All three of the versions (references C8-44-PR-KVK-T-B, C8-44-PR-KVK-K-B, and C8-44-PR-KVK-C-B) will start shipping in January 2017 and have the very reasonable price of $2,060. christopherward.com

Necessary Data
>Brand: Christopher Ward
>Model: C8 Power Reserve Chronometer
>Price: US$2,060
>Size:44mm wide, 11mm thick
>Would reviewer personally wear it: Yes.
>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Someone looking for a distinctive-looking pilot watch that has some standout technical features and a fair price.
>Worst characteristic of watch: Design will not universally appeal to everyone, but some people will love it. Darkness visibility could be a bit better. Stock straps are a bit too rough for some tastes.
>Best characteristic of watch: Impressive execution of SH21 movement and lots of value for the money. Striking and distinctive look which adds to overall Christopher Ward brand character.

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Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

Based on the Christopher Ward C8 Flyer, their new C8 UTC Worldtimer is a pilot-style twin-crown sport watch with a world time bezel and an aviation-inspired dial design. For both travelers and those who work on international projects, a world timer can be a very handy complication. With the ability to display the time in any standard UTC timezone, the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer offers a casual and travel-ready Swiss-powered design at an accessible price point.

Measuring 44mm wide with a steel case in either a brushed finish or black DLC, the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer has a sapphire crystal and measures 53.2mm lug to lug and 11.5mm thick. Weight, presumably without a strap, is 88g and water resistance is 50m. Like nearly all pilot’s watches, the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer’s design is inspired by the aviation gauges in planes. In addition to its gauge-like display, the crowns and solid case back are inspired by turbines and wind tunnels, with the twin crowns looking especially cool to my eyes.

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

The Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer’s functionality will take some explaining, as not all world timers offer the same functionality. A true world timer, like the IWC Big Pilot Worldtimer, can show the time in all displayed time zones (usually 24, sometimes more) simultaneously. Generally, this is done by having the movement rotate a 24-hour scale which can be set to show your local time and thus synchronize with all of the other time zones on the watch. The Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer is more of a passive world timer, as it shows two time zones at once while offering a simple and fast method of selecting a different time zone.

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

Like the Bremont ALT1-WT, the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer uses an ETA movement that offers an independently adjustable 24-hour hand – in this case, an ETA 2893-2. To use the world time functionality of the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer, you set the UTC hand to show UTC 0 time (aka GMT time) and then use the second crown to rotate the city dial so that your desired timezone/city is at 12 o’clock. You can now read the indicated city’s time via the 24-hour scale and the UTC hand. So, in the below press image, the world time is set to London and the time there is 10:08. To see a new timezone, just rotate the city bezel and place the new city at 12.

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

As mentioned, Christopher Ward has opted to use the rather excellent ETA 2893-2 movement, which offers a date, an adjustable 24-hour hand, and a power reserve of 42 hours. There aren’t many off-the-shelf GMT movement options available today, but thankfully the 2893 is a reliable, hard-working, and user-friendly movement with a long history of use in many applications.

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

The dial, which is black/white for the brushed steel Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer and black/tan for the DLC version, is a luminous two layer design using stencil markers for all but the 3, 6, 9, and 12, which are applied and rendered with a gun metal finish. The dials are a matte textured black that looks excellent in the provided macro photos and the GMT hand sports a long red arrow head design that is mirrored in the 24-hour marking for the world time display.

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

While the 44mm sizing is a bit big for my tastes, I really like what Christopher Ward has done with the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer to set it apart from your garden variety Big Pilot-esque watches. The mix of small details, from the sandwich dial, to the skeleton hands and the eye-catching crowns, make for a watch that stands out among a litany of pilot’s watches on the market today. Being a Christopher Ward, the price point is also rather enticing, with the steel version pre-ordering for US$1,350 and the DLC version claiming US$1,420, with your choice of a few different leather strap options. Availability is slated for mid-October, which gives you enough time to book some plane tickets and get an appropriate time zone-jumping adventure penciled in to your fall calendar. christopherward.com

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Christopher Ward C60 Trident Watch Collection Overview Watch Releases

Christopher Ward is a brand that I have followed (and reviewed) with some interest, as the British brand has put out quite a mix of watches over the ten years they have now been around. For the price points many of their watches are offered at, you have a very compelling mix of style and functionality, with improvements made to the lineups as time goes by. One of the latest to get hit with the change ray is one of my favorites, the Ball Watches Nedu Replica C60 Trident.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Watch Collection Overview Watch Releases

In total, there are four models that are part of this updated lineup, with three of the four available in two different case sizes. The only one that is available in just a single case size, 42mm, is the Christopher Ward C60 Trident COSC that you see above. This particular edition contains their new SH21 in-house movement (more on that here), is limited to 300 pieces, and starts at a price of $2065. Along with the other mechanical models in the lineup (which we will get to in a minute), there is also a re-designed case, a new ceramic bezel, improved lume, and a 600m WR rating.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Watch Collection Overview Watch Releases

The Ball Watches Usa Replica C60 Trident COSC is not the only mechanical in the new lineup, though. We also have the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 driven by either an ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW200-1 and the Christopher Ward C60 Trident GMT 600, which is powered by an ETA 2893-2. Here, we have the same 42mm case we saw on the COSC, but there is also a smaller 38mm case available. It is interesting to note that you can tell the mechanical models apart from the quartz ones very easily, by the indices on the dial. The quartz keeps the circular pips we saw on the “v1” Trident, while the new mechanicals have slender stick indices around the dial. The Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro starts at $825, while the GMT starts off at $1100.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Watch Collection Overview Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Watch Collection Overview Watch Releases

Now, this logo has become the topic of a few of the most heated discussions I’ve ever seen since getting into watches. I am able to say that I also fall in precisely the exact same camp that finds it, a little disappointing. This isn’t always because I think it is lazy or badly executed. I just really liked some of the older iterations of the logo and would’ve liked to see Christopher Ward stick with something. This gets even more confusing once you think about some of the newer watches which, don’t even really have ‘Christopher Ward’ on the dial. I simply don’t get it. But frankly, it doesn’t ruin the lookout for me to the point where I really feel like I must rage puke on some internet forum, deep-fry my keyboard, and eat it. We all know that Christopher Ward has the ability to produce high-quality timepieces (you’d understand, if you managed one) and I simply think these are just growing pains. It’s a youthful brand that I’ve been eager to follow and they will get it eventually.The bracelet is a place I thought I’d be disappointed with but I was quickly proven wrong after wearing the lookout long term. It is not a super high polish, but a degree of polishing that fits just right with the instance and other brushed elements found throughout the watch. Sizing wasn’t terribly difficult but I’d have chosen to see screw-set links on a watch in this price range.It’s also 22mm, tapers down to about 20mm, and has a wonderful three-fold clasp. Here, Christopher Ward also comprises a dip extension mechanism, which is something you never really are inclined to take care of till you finally utilize it throughout daily wear. Everything fits and there’s a great integration with the case. My only complaint — and this could be unique to the press sample I had been supplied with — was the occasional squeaking sound coming from somewhere on the bracelet as I’d move my wrist about. This isn’t really a big deal, but something that I noticed after wearing the watch for some time.

As I mentioned, there is also a quartz-driven option in the lineup, which shows that Ball Watch T25 Replica is keeping a commitment to offering their style at affordable price points. Here, the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 300 is powered by a Ronda 515 movement, and hits at a starting price of $415. Along with the movement change, there are some other differences. Rather than a ceramic bezel, it is equipped with the aluminum that the C60 Trident has worn all along. You also have a lower WR rating (300m is still pretty adequate), and the differences in the dial I mentioned above. Here, as with the non-limited edition mechanicals, you have a choice in case size of either 38mm or 42mm.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Watch Collection Overview Watch Releases

They have also taken the opportunity to mix in quite a few new strap options, with new rubber dive straps, leather options (NATO-style or Italian leather), and a new bracelet. When those options are combined with the various color palettes that are available, the brand estimates you have about 133 possible combinations to choose from. In other words, if you have been a fan of the Ball Watches Buy Replica C60 Trident lineup as I have been, you will likely find something that is to your tastes. Most of these new models are now available, directly from Christopher Ward; those up for pre-order should be available in February. christopherward.com

Collection Overview from Christopher Ward

  • C60 Trident COSC – Limited Edition (42mm) is available as a worldwide limited edition of just 300 pieces and features Christopher Ward’s in-house movement, Calibre SH21, at the heart of this chronometer version.
  • C60 Trident Pro 600 (38mm and 42mm) – meticulously upgraded in every part of this most iconic of action timepieces and water tightness has been radically improved to achieve depths of up to 600 metres (2000 ft) – twice that of its famous predecessor.
  • C60 Trident GMT 600 (38mm and 42mm) Combining quality, reliability and style a dualtime automatic watch with the supremely accurate and robust ETA 2893-2 automatic movement beating at its core.
  • C60 Trident 300 (38mm and 42mm) – The entry point into the Trident collection and the perfect expression of Christopher Ward’s ambition ‘to make premium quality watches available to everyone’. The rugged uni-directional bezel is constructed of aviation grade aluminium and this model is watertight to 300 metres / 1000 feet.

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Christopher Ward C8 P7350 Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

As of late, Watch Ball Drop In Times Square Replica has taken to generating quite a number of special, limited-edition watches. Some of these have taken the form of honoring military planes of the past, and yet others have delved into the realm of automobile racing, with some of those pieces actually incorporating metal from a specific vintage race car. Now, with their release of the Christopher Ward C8 P7350 Chronometer, we have a watch that carries metal that flew in the Battle of Britain.

Given that the Battle of Britain happened in 1940, you might be tempted to think that they simply harvested the metal from a boneyard somewhere. That’s actually not the case. There is still a Spitfire – known as P7350, the 14th one to come off the line – that is still in the air as part of the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. As you might imagine, they would not just give up pieces of such a historical plane willy-nilly. Instead, these bits come from a restoration of the plane that occurred back in 2008, and show up in the stamped insert on the caseback.

Christopher Ward C8 P7350 Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C8 P7350 Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Since the debut of their earliest watches back in 2005, Christopher Ward has been making great strides to supply diversity, work, and quality in the goods they produce. In the very core of their line-up is the Trident set, a family of watches that has grown to incorporate a apparently endless selection of divers, GMTs, and chronograph watches. Quite frankly, it is somewhat nauseating to actually attempt to keep up but at least, in my mind, the Trident will probably always be a dip watch and one that has gone the distance for Christopher Ward. This summer, the newest introduced the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Day Date COSC, a limited edition diver that’s about as back-to-basics since you can get when considering some of the current models in Christopher Ward’s catalog. However, with 2017 pretty much standing as the year of the dive watch, in case you really care everything much?Right today, the majority of you are likely casually making your way through this review without giving it much thought. A number of you might just be skipping through it, possibly glancing at the photos and not reading this part. But, a lot of you (I know you’re out there) can’t wait to tell us how much you despise the new Christopher Ward emblem and you may even have a few of your best memes locked and loaded to the remarks section. Well, fear not. We’ll get to that in a bit but for the time being, I have to say that overall, I’ve loved my time with the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Day Date COSC and think there’s a whole lot of value to consider here.

The Spitfire P7350 in flight

While I cannot say I am particularly drawn to the watch by the plane it honors, I do like the overall presentation. The dial on the 44mm Ball Watches Devgru Replica C8 P7350 Chronometer is based on a Smith’s MK II, a clock that was in the cockpit of the P7, which saw the brand working to match the typeface and coloration of the indices. This is a nod to historical accuracy that I particularly like in watches of this sort. As an added benefit, you end up with alternating lume colors as well, which gives some visual interest to the watch – and is in fact something that would be interesting to see more frequently.

Christopher Ward C8 P7350 Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Driving the vintage-inspired aviation dial is none other than Christopher Ward’s in-house Calibre SH21, which is a great in-house movement from the relatively young British brand. We have seen it showing up in more of their higher-end pieces (with more on the movement here), and it makes sense that it is used in the Ball Watches Online Store Replica C8 P7350 Chronometer. Given that only 75 examples of this particular watch will be made, you will want to move on getting your pre-order in, should you be so inclined. Oh, and the price for this piece of history? The of the Christopher Ward C8 P7350 Chronometer comes in at a price of £3495 / $4800 / €4500. For those with extra deep pockets, do note that there is indeed a limit of one per customer. christopherward.com

Christopher Ward C8 P7350 Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Tech Specs from Christopher Ward

  • Diameter: 44mm
  • Height: 12.3mm
  • Calibre: SH21 chronometer
  • Vibrations: 28.800 per hour
  • Timing tolerance: +6/-4 seconds per day
  • Case: 316L Stainless steel (PVD)
  • Water resistance: 5 bar
  • Dial Colour: Black
  • Strap width: 22mm
  • Strap length: 124mm x 82mm

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Two New Christopher Ward C65 Trident Watches Debuted Along With Company Re-Branding Watch Releases

Today, UK-based watch brand Ball Watches Gmt Replica introduces a brand new look for the company which includes a new logo, new website, new watches, and perhaps most importantly – a new philosophy toward design moving forward. Christopher Ward is probably the most successful watch maker you don’t know too much about, and now in 2016, they undergo a further evolution in what the company “is all about” when it comes to watch making.

Two New 8 Ball Watch Online Replica C65 Trident Watches Debuted Along With Company Re-Branding Watch Releases

Christopher Ward is impressively dynamic in what they offer, and if their hopes come true, they will be able to offer even more in the future. For one thing, Christopher Ward sells the majority of its products online, and is one of the first truly “online watch brands” to exist. They might actually be the most successful, as well. Christopher Ward produces both quartz and mechanical watches, and among the latter there are base Swiss movements, “JJ Calibers” which use proprietary modules over base movements, and their in-house-made movements which started with the SH21 movement that debuted in the C9 Harrison 5 Day Automatic watch here. To achieve that latter claim, Christopher Ward actually merged with the Swiss movement company Synergies Horlogeres. As far as I know, there are no other companies of this size able to claim such a vast array of product types.

Two New Christopher Ward C65 Trident Watches Debuted Along With Company Re-Branding Watch Releases

As mentioned above, one of the most important parts of Christopher Ward’s re-branding is how it will be reflected in their product design decisions moving forward. The company is, of course, aware that many of their more historic designs have been a bit “me too” in terms of being inspired by some popular looks seen elsewhere. Christopher Ward has been slowly moving away from that practice as it is, but they have made it clear to me that in addition to focusing on original designs, they intend to make Christopher Ward watches each immediately recognizable as Christopher Ward watches.

Two New Christopher Ward C65 Trident Watches Debuted Along With Company Re-Branding Watch Releases

Most of the world’s greatest watches can be recognized without a logo, or even seeing the entire watch. Christopher Ward will aim for a similar sense of brand recognition in their new products. With that said, the first of their new products to contain the new branding are these two versions of the C65 which include the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Classic MkII and the smaller Christopher Ward C65 Trident Vintage.

The new logo now fully spells out the Ball Watches Discount Replica name in a modern-looking sans-serif font. The logo looks good with the words next to each other on the brand new Christopher Ward website, but takes a different personality on the watch dial itself as the brand is intentionally going for something a bit disruptive.

Two New Christopher Ward C65 Trident Watches Debuted Along With Company Re-Branding Watch Releases

The “default position” for the Christopher Ward logo will now be at 9 o’clock (you don’t see that very often), and the logo will be stacked with “Christopher” being place over “Ward.” The patent asymmetry is intentional, and the design isn’t supposed to be immediately familiar in feel. Instead, the brand is going for something different, while using classic watch designs that focus on utility, style, and naturally for Christopher Ward – also value.

Christopher Ward will not immediately stop making its relatively large list of currently produced watches, but will rather begin to replace and supplement its collection with new models bearing the new logo, as well as arriving with increasingly distinctive designs. Ball Watch 21st Century Replica is further not trying to abandon their valued client base, but is also looking to attract a more youthful-minded group who isn’t per se interested in stuffy luxury watches, but rather interesting objects from smaller, independent brands that benefit from both outside-of-the-box thinking, as well as production and thought agility. Say what you will about Christopher Ward, but you can’t deny how agile and fast-moving the brand seems to be.

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The Christopher Ward C65 Trident Classic Mk II comes with a range of dial styles and strap options. It has a 43mm-wide steel case that is 10.4mm thick and water resistant to 150 meters. Over the dial is a flat sapphire crystal, and inside the watch is a Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement (which is a 4Hz movement that has 38 hours of power reserve). The matte dial has applied hour markers that are diamond-polished and attractive hands that, while not wholly unique, work very well in the context of the watch. The Christopher Ward C65 Trident Classic Mk II also comes with either strap options or a nice matching steel bracelet. Those who are familiar with the brand will know that the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Classic is an existing model, but what is new here for 2016 is the dial and hands.

Two New Christopher Ward C65 Trident Watches Debuted Along With Company Re-Branding Watch Releases
Like the other Malvern watches, the Jumping Hour has a 30m water-resistance rating along with a twin-flag motif on the crown.Under the dial, the Ball Watches Forum Replica C1 Jumping Hour stocks an identical beating heart to its predecessor, the C9 Harrison. The ETA 2824-2 base of the predecessor was replaced with a Sellita SW200-1, and it is a well-known substitute for the ETA and increasingly popular given the rapidly declining source of ETA movements to non-Swatch manufactures. In addition to this strong, workhorse movement is the JJ01 module, developed in house. The modular path makes sense over creating a new movement from the ground up given that among the brand’s goals is to continue to keep costs affordable.The watch is offered in three dial colours; blue, black, and white, with the latter having a domed opaline finish, with sunray finishes on the other two. There’s no seconds hand however, the second hand is easy and clean and either polished or blued (depending on dial shade). It is recognizable as a Malvern using the dial complementing the case and finishing the dress watch aesthetic. The window to your jumping hour is at 12 o’clock and contains sloping edges that echo the design of the date windows on other Malvern lines. This is a neat bit and the attention to detail is appreciated.

A totally new watch is a smaller-sized C65 watch called the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Vintage. At first glance, this looks like the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Classic but it has at least two notable differences (aside from having a modest price difference). One distinction is the smaller case size which is 38mm wide, but the watch is actually a bit thicker at 11.6mm. That is because rather than having a flat sapphire crystal, the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Vintage uses a “box style” sapphire crystal which sits over the dial like a small bowl. These types of sapphire crystals cost more money which is the reason for the price difference with the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Classic Mk II.

Two New Christopher Ward C65 Trident Watches Debuted Along With Company Re-Branding Watch Releases

Like the Classic, the Ball Watches Chicago Replica C65 Trident Vintage is water resistant to 150 meters and contains a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement. The screw-down casebacks are more or less the same and feature the collection’s trident logo. The Christopher Ward C65 Trident Vintage employs “aged-style” luminant as well a case and bracelet that are all-brushed versus a mix of brushed and polished. That should make for an interesting wrist presence and ought to be welcome for those watch lovers who prefer smaller-sized timepieces.

Christopher Ward once again focuses on value with the new C65 watches. Moreover, it is likely that moving forward, even when offering timepieces with more “brand identity,” the sweet-spot price for mechanical watches by the brand will be in the $700 – $2,000 vicinity (even for watches with in-house-made movements). As such, prices for the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Classic Mk II are USD $690 on the strap and $770 on the steel bracelet. The Christopher Ward C65 Trident Vintage is priced at $770 on the strap and is $830 on the bracelet. christopherward.com

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Ask any watch lover what they think is the “correct” or “optimum” watch size and you will get many different answers. While it is unquestionable that watches have gained significant heft over the last two decades or so, watch lovers cannot seem to agree on whether it is a matter of natural progression or simply just a fashion trend. While we believe that the trend of larger watches is partly dictated by fashion styles, there is also some evidence that suggests that it is simply a natural evolution of watch design based on consumer demands.

Elsewhere, we learn about the history of Longines and also visit the many fascinating depths of the incredible manufacture that is Audemars Piguet. You will find an inside the manufacture look in the brand’s Le Brassus headquarters as well as their high-end movement making facility in Le Locle, APR&P (Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi) and their Heritage & Restoration Department. Had you been longing for a comprehensive look inside “AP?” Look no further, we have got you covered with these three special articles in our selection.

As for new watches, we check out F.P. Journe’s unusual Octa Sport, Omega’s new X-33 Skywalker as well as Christopher Ward’s Harrison C9 5-Day Automatic sporting the brand’s very new and very promising in-house caliber. Finally, we have a chat with LVMH’s Head of Watchmaking, the legendary Jean-Claude Biver and learn more about not just the early days of his career but also about his amazing watch collection.

1. F.P. Journe Octa Sport Watch In Aluminum Review

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While F.P. Journe is rightfully known for their more traditional pieces – even if they always offer some unique “twists” in their designs – thanks to their Octa Sport line, fans of the brand can get to know the sportier side of the Geneva-based brand. The Octa Sport watch is the company’s first sports watch, and as befits a company that is well known for its somewhat quirky but unique design, the Octa Sport has a dial with a big date complication, power reserve and day/night indicator, all laid out asymmetrically. One interesting thing to note is that while the watch reviewed has an aluminum case, manufacturing complications has forced F.P. Journe to ditch aluminum for titanium, which could make earlier aluminum models extremely collectible.

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2. Revisiting Le Brassus: Audemars Piguet Watches Mix Serious Horology With Iconic Designs

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Here we go… All things considered, I actually found the dial of the Ball Watches Trainmaster Replica C60 Trident Day Date COSC to be legible than I originally anticipated. Brightly polished, thin baton hour markers on a white dial with semi-polished hands sounds like a recipe for failure. However, I didn’t find myself having too much trouble quickly reading the moment. My favorite area of the dial must be the guilloche wave pattern. This type of flowery, flashy finishing isn’t usually something that I take care of in watches living under “tool” umbrella but I found the implementation subtle enough that it had been pleasing whenever it managed to catch my eye. It also took me some time to warm up to the Christopher Ward handset overall — a spinning trident in my opinion can feel somewhat gimmicky. However, something about the red version of the seconds hand sensed, kinda cool, and pops with the help of the white dial.Both the hour and second hand feature Super-LumiNova SLN-T-C1 and delivered a pleasing glow in the dark. They also extend well into their own corresponding tracks, which means that you never really must have a guess at exactly what you are taking a look at. The more critical I am of this, the more I realize that a whole lot of watch manufacturers are only making their hands far too brief. More than 3 o’clock, we have a well incorporated day/date window with a polished aperture. No complaints here (I’m not really a date hater) and it was always enjoyable to witness the date and day mechanism snap into position right at midnight. It’s actually pretty loud, but satisfying.

Often regarded as one of the Holy Trinity of Swiss horology, Audemars Piguet is one of the few watch brands that are independent and still, at least to some extent, in the hands of its founding family. In fact, the brand still makes watches in the very same building that its founders, Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet did when they started the business. Recently, Ariel had the chance to revisit their manufacture in Le Brassus to learn more about Audemars Piguet’s history, what they are working on, as well as their plans for the future.

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3. What’s The Deal With Big Watch Sizes? The Large Timepiece Explained

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There can be no doubt in that watches are larger today than they have ever been. The exact reasons behind this trend however are more difficult to point out, as numerous different factors affect this complex issue. Read on to find out what these reasons are and to participate in the heated discussion that this topic has provoked!

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4. Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch Hands-On

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If you did not like the Speedmaster Z-33 from last year, fear not, the new Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker watch is finally here, saving the day! In hindsight, Omega realized that the Z-33 was too controversially styled because of its thick Flightmaster case, and the new X-33 Skywalker watch rectifies that by having an evolved original X-33 case design. It is therefore a more honest modern interpretation of the original, making it a worthy successor that professional aviators are likely to rely on. If you are hankering for a high-end quartz watch, be sure to check out our review here.

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5. Christopher Ward C9 Harrison 5-Day Automatic Watch Review & Debut

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Christopher Ward is a brand that should not be a stranger to most readers. Based in London, it has been offering reasonably priced and high value for money mechanical and quartz watches for quite some time. However, following news that ETA is about to completely stop supplying its movements to external companies (with a few exceptions), the brand decided that it needed to take matters into its own hands. The result is Christopher Ward’s brand new and very own in-house made caliber SH21, as debuted in its new C9 Harrison 5-Day Automatic watch. It does not happen everyday that you see a new in-house movement, let alone at such a competitive price point. Watch out, NOMOS!

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6. How The Most Popular Watches Can Be Recognized By Just Their Hands

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Come to think of it, there are several key design elements to a watch that separate iconic pieces from their more ordinary counterparts. Some watches have iconic cases for example, with Panerai’s Luminor and Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak case immediately coming to mind. But we at aBlogtoWatch have a theory and that is if you were able to take just the hands off the faces of the most popular and well-designed watches, you would still be able to recognize them with ease. Take our little test and see how many of our selected 17 iconic watches are you able to identify just by looking at their hands.

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Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer Watch men’s watch under 2000


The dawn of the orange-dialed diver dates back to the late sixties when Swiss watchmaker DOXA was the first to deploy the hue in its own Sub 300, supposedly claiming it to have analyzed since the most legible at dusk. Later research would prove differently, however, the standing stuck — orange stayed equated to capability and aquatic experience, and is thus still an enjoyable and fitting color accession to the Trident collection. And while lacking legacy or cachet of a Seamaster, Submariner, or (maybe more recently) Aquis, the Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Replica Trident divers continue to be very much on their way — similarly characterized by a series of modestly proportioned, and classically inspired sports watches meant for daring and everyday wear alike. Now, despite the most recent, minimalist-inspired revision that moved the brand’s wordmark to 9:00, if Christopher Ward can stick using a singular logo and new aesthetic, the Trident should end up being a fantastic entry-level sport watch for several decades to come.Sharing a lot of its attribute set 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 that 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 used ETA 2824 clone that demonstrates excellent reliability in a wide array of contexts.

Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward is nothing if not ambitious when it comes to their flagship pieces. From the C9 Jumping Hour to the C900 Single Pusher Chronograph, and now, the new Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer, CW has seen their partnership with Johannes Jahnke give birth to a number of innovative and appealing pieces. With this new C9 model, Christopher Ward is mixing traditional British marine chronometer aesthetics with an appropriately romantic hand-wound caliber – all for a price that may surprise you.

Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

One year after the release of the automatic calibre SH21 in the C9 5 Day Automatic, Christopher Ward has expanded the C9 5 Day line up with a new and somewhat more classic Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer. This new hand-wound model has a 40mm hand-finished steel case that is 12.2 mm thick, with anti-reflective sapphire crystals front and back. The metal dial is white with black roman numeral markers and a railway minute scale. Completed with blued steel hands, small seconds at six, and a date display at three, the Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer is legible, well proportioned, and nicely reserved.

Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The overall aesthetics are nothing new, but the movement within is definitely noteworthy. A hand-wound iteration of Jahnke’s SH21 calibre that offers 120 hours of power reserve via two series-connected barrels, the SH21 movement is 100% Swiss made and has 27 jewels, a 4Hz rate, and can be viewed via a sapphire display case back. The Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer is assembled and finished in Biel, Switzerland and, being a chronometer, is also certified by the COSC. Given the 5 day power reserve, it’s hard not to question the decision to forgo a power reserve indicator of some sort.

Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

With 120 hours of power reserve and an in-house movement, Christopher Ward is looking to disrupt the usual value proposition offered by most luxury Swiss watch brands. With a list price under $2000 USD, the Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer is undoubtedly a lot of watch for the money and a huge value to watch buyers that place cost and features ahead of more nebulous concepts like branding, prestige, and Veblen economics. The value equation of a watch purchase, especially as watches edge towards functional obsolescence, is a very personalized metric. Some buy for story, some for technology, some for exclusivity, status, or brand.

Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

While I’m not sure Christopher Ward will take many customers from the big market players, the value proposition to a watch nerd is undeniable. If you zoom out, to see market tiers rather than just competing brands, what Christoper Ward is doing with some of the qualities typically reserved for luxury watches (in-house, long power reserve, hand finishing, etc.) is not that different from the way brands like Montblanc challenge the brands inhabiting the upper tiers of the watch market – like Jaeger-LeCoultre and A.Lange & Sohne. To illustrate, have you ever driven a Hyundai Equus? Sure, Hyundai can’t match the brand cachet or the finer elements of an S-Class, but it’s 30% less money, a lovely way to get where you’re going, and the Equus’ value isn’t diminished by the existence of the S-Class. You may scoff at the idea of the Equus, but I’d argue it was never meant to appeal to someone who saw value in the list price of an S-Class – those buyers are already locked in, and they aren’t necessarily gear heads.

Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The way I see it, Christoper Ward is appealing to those who like the idea of a $10,000 watch but probably can’t see their way to actually spending 10k on a watch (a reality that likely speaks to many of us). Available directly through their website for $1,785 USD, the Ball Watches New Jersey Replica C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer can be had on a blue, black, or brown leather strap and is backed by Christopher Ward’s five year warranty. With a classic appeal, watch-nerd approved movement, and a seriously impressive value proposition, the Christopher Ward C9 5 Day Small-Second Chronometer is yet another market-defying piece from Christopher Ward. christopherward.com

Christopher Ward C9 D-Type Watch Made With Metal From A 1950s Jaguar Car clearance


Christopher Ward C9 D-Type Watch Made With Metal From A 1950s Jaguar Car Watch Releases

Just announced, here is an opportunity to get a piece – literally – of Jaguar-cool and motorsports history for your wrist-wearing, time-telling pleasure. The limited-edition Christopher Ward C9 D-Type watch goes all out to celebrate the Jaguar D-Type cars that won the Le Mans race in 1955, 1956, and 1957. And Christopher Ward has even sourced metal from said cars to use in the watch’s construction – all sounds very English, no?

Christopher Ward C9 D-Type Watch Made With Metal From A 1950s Jaguar Car Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C9 D-Type Watch Made With Metal From A 1950s Jaguar Car Watch Releases

Jaguar D-Type (Image: betterparts.org)

The Ball Watch Jobs Replica C9 D-Type watch is chock-full of design inspiration and other references to excite vintage racing fans, and yet looks relatively restrained. The dial design is based on the Jaguar D-Type’s speedometer, with the circled 12 o’clock marker very much evoking numbers painted on the Le Mans cars – though I believe Mike Hawthorn was driving #6 to win Le Mans in 1955, it makes sense here for 12 o’clock to be highlighted. We’ll come back to what part of the car is used in what part of the watch in a moment…

Christopher Ward C9 D-Type Watch Made With Metal From A 1950s Jaguar Car Watch Releases

Christopher Ward is another value-focused brand that has been showing a lot of industrious dynamism. Notice the updated logo on the dial that we discussed in of our coverage of Christopher Ward’s recent rebranding. The Christopher Ward C9 D-Type is sportier than most C9 watches that fall on the dressier side, while Motorsport timepieces seem to be mostly represented in the brand’s C7 range. It seems like this fills the vintage racing gap for the brand that includes an array of watch genres for just about every taste.

Christopher Ward C9 D-Type Watch Made With Metal From A 1950s Jaguar Car Watch Releases

While Ball Watches Watch Snob Replica has, notably, produced its own in-house movement debuted in the C9 Harrison (reviewed here), this particular watch is “Swiss-Made, British Designed.” Inside the Christopher Ward C9 D-Type’s 43mm-wide, 30m-water-resistant, polished steel case is the Swiss ETA Valgranges A07.161 automatic movement that runs at 4Hz (28,800bph) with a 46-hour power reserve – and it’s kind of interesting to see as a less common ETA movement.

Along with the A07.161 comes a power reserve indicator designed to look, very fittingly, like a fuel gauge. I like a power reserve on just about any watch, and I like the way this one looks. While the A07.161 offers the date (in addition to three-hand time-telling, of course), Christopher Ward has chosen to omit a date display, which many of our readers will surely appreciate.

Christopher Ward C9 D-Type Watch Made With Metal From A 1950s Jaguar Car Watch Releases

Ok, without trying to be snarky, it’s easy to be reminded of, say, also-English Bremont’s E-Type and other Jaguar partnership watches, as well as Bremont’s various projects that have involved procuring and incorporating some historical item into limited-edition watches. Not that this is at all uncommon in the watch industry, nor a specifically British tendency. But at a fraction of the price, the Christopher Ward C9 D-Type may be tempting for those attracted to Bremont’s pieces produced in collaboration with Jaguar but can’t or won’t justify the higher price point.

Christopher Ward C9 D-Type Watch Made With Metal From A 1950s Jaguar Car Watch Releases

Many of the weird things (like, for example, Napoleon Bonaparte’s hair or metal from the Titanic) that have found their way into watches are often not actually visible, and we just have to take the brand’s word for it that it’s mixed into the metal somewhere. For the Christopher Ward C9 D-Type watch, on the other hand, a piece of the car’s 3.4L piston (sourced with the assistance of metal specialists TMB Art Metal) has been laser-cut into the shape of a D-Type’s wheel alloy – which you can see through the display caseback over the movement. The shade of green used on the rotor’s logo is meant to match the color of the 1955 winning car.

Christopher Ward C9 D-Type Watch Made With Metal From A 1950s Jaguar Car Watch Releases

Also in specific reference to the 1955 Le Mans win, the Christopher Ward C9 D-Type watch is limited to only 55 numbered pieces – there were, after all, only 18 of the racing team Jaguar D-Type cars produced to provide the pistons’ metal. On a peccary black leather strap, price for the Christopher Ward C9 D-Type limited edition watch will be £2,995. christopherward.com

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch online safe


Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

The Ball Watches 125 Anniversary Replica C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve is the new flagship dress watch for the British company, and it features the new automatic power reserve version of its in-house movement, the Calibre SH21. The movement allows for five days worth of energy to be stored, and with an overall design modeled after the best of British construction (the Aston Martin DB9, the lines of a Heatherwick bridge, and the Malvern Hills were are all cited as inspirations by Adrian Buchmann, Senior Designer), Christopher Ward has created a watch that will pique the interest of those looking for a low-hassle dress watch with a fresh design.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

At 43mm by 15.7mm, this isn’t a little watch — but in regards to chronographs, there is a tradeoff between affordability and movement sizes. It would be cost prohibitive to develop a brand new one from scratch and existing options (7750, ETA 2894-2, or the Eterna 39A with module) are of comparable depth. See why I enjoy this watch much better as a pilot watch than a dress watch now?The case is DLC steel having a sandblasted finish and contains a large, ergonomic fluted crown. Naturally, there’s sapphire crystal on both sides, with AR coating. The lack of a bezel leads me to think this watch will wear bigger than its 43mm size. Props to Christopher Ward for not including a date display on the watch.The brand says that the layout of the hands has been founded on the Junghans clock said before, and although it isn’t the most elegant, it affords plenty of legibility and fits in with the instrument watch motif. The minute ring, hour markers, and palms have Super-LumiNova that’s colored to look like patinated lume in daylight — it suits the watch well, but you are not likely to confuse this for a vintage timepiece from afar to get sure.he Christopher Ward C9 Me 109 Single Pusher Chronograph is a fascinating option in a market flooded with 7750 and ETA 2894-2 powered watches. There is no knock against both of these movements, but quite honestly, they do not supply the same caseback view that this does. The thickness of this watch can deter some people, but for those who can pull it off, in a cost of $3,370, and a limited run of 100 watches just, it seems to be a very good value proposition.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

The case of the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve is 40.5mm wide, 12.5mm thick, and 48.55mm lug to lug, weighing 62g in 316L stainless steel. With a mixture of brushed and polished surfaces, the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve watch should appear slimmer than it measures when on the wrist. The non-screw-down crown with the twin flag motif results in a water resistance rating of 30m, so it’s generally safe for hand washing and light splashes, but it will be a watch to take off before stepping into the shower after a long day at the office.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

The aforementioned movement is a COSC-certified chronometer and has 35 jewels. It operates at 28,800 beats per hour (4Hz) and has a timing tolerance of +6/-4 seconds per day. To add the automatic power reserve complication to the Calibre SH21, 28 pieces were added to the base movement. The bridge and rotor were also modified, allowing for a better view of the twin barrels. Engraved on the movement is the same twin flag motif seen on the crown and this can be viewed through the screw-in exhibition case back. On the case back you can also find the engraved serial number for the watch.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

The Ball Watches Review Watch Snob Replica C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve dial features a power reserve indicator at the nine o’clock position, with the text “5 Days” centered within the horseshoe indicator. The hour indexes are polished nickel, and elongated Arabic numerals at 12 o’clock and six o’clock are the only numeric hour markers on the clean dial. The company name is in a modern font reminiscent of Helvetica at the three o’clock position.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

Depending on the color of the dial (opalin white, sunray-blue, or sunray-black) the color of the minute and hour hands will change. The white dial models have blue minute and hour hands and the blue and black dials have silver hands.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

The strap is 20mm wide and comes in five different varieties: light brown/tan leather, dark brown leather, navy blue leather, black leather, and steel mesh (Milanese bracelet). Overall, you’re left with 13 possible variations of the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve watch (there is no black strap available with the blue dial and no blue strap available with the black dial).

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

As regular readers of aBlogToWatch will know, 2016 has been an eventful one for Christopher Ward. The company launched a new brand logo, created a new website, and has been designing watches with an emphasis on British-inspired design. In May, Ariel wrote about the re-branding of the company and as of the time of writing, aBlogToWatch has covered the release of eight new watches from the brand (including this one) this calendar year. Most of those releases have been focused on the company’s dive, sport, and aviation watches, so this release may indicate that additional releases of new dress watches from the brand are soon to come as well.

Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

Even if that isn’t the case, the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve is another exciting addition to the collection of watches on offer by the British company and continues the good work begun at the start of this year to update the brand. It is available for preorder with shipments going out in November and is prices at $2,060 on a strap and $2,100 on a mesh bracelet. christopherward.com

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Replica Watch

The mix of small details, from the sandwich dial, to the skeleton hands and the eye-catching crowns, make for a replica watch that stands out among a litany of pilot’s replica watches on the market today. Being a Christopher Ward, the price point is also rather enticing, with the steel version pre-ordering for US$1,350 and the DLC version claiming US$1,420, with your choice of a few different leather strap options. Availability is slated for mid-October, which gives you enough time to book some plane tickets and get an appropriate time zone-jumping adventure penciled in to your fall calendar. christopherward.com

Based on the Christopher Ward C8 Flyer, their new C8 UTC Worldtimer is a pilot-style twin-crown sport replica watch with a world time bezel and an aviation-inspired dial design. For both travelers and those who work on international projects, a world timer can be a very handy complication. With the ability to display the time in any standard UTC timezone, the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer offers a casual and travel-ready Swiss-powered design at an accessible price point.

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

Measuring 44mm wide with a steel case in either a brushed finish or black DLC, the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer has a sapphire crystal and measures 53.2mm lug to lug and 11.5mm thick. Weight, presumably without a strap, is 88g and water resistance is 50m. Like nearly all pilot’s replica watches, the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer’s design is inspired by the aviation gauges in planes. In addition to its gauge-like display, the crowns and solid case back are inspired by turbines and wind tunnels, with the twin crowns looking especially cool to my eyes.
Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

The Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer’s functionality will take some explaining, as not all world timers offer the same functionality. A true world timer, like the IWC Big Pilot Worldtimer, can show the time in all displayed time zones (usually 24, sometimes more) simultaneously.

Generally, this is done by having the movement rotate a 24-hour scale which can be set to show your local time and thus synchronize with all of the other time zones on the replica watch. The Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer is more of a passive world timer, as it shows two time zones at once while offering a simple and fast method of selecting a different time zone.


Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

 


Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

To use the world time functionality of the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer, you set the UTC hand to show UTC 0 time (aka GMT time) and then use the second crown to rotate the city dial so that your desired timezone/city is at 12 o’clock. You can now read the indicated city’s time via the 24-hour scale and the UTC hand. So, in the below press image, the world time is set to London and the time there is 10:08. To see a new timezone, just rotate the city bezel and place the new city at 12.

Like the Bremont ALT1-WT, the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer uses an ETA movement that offers an independently adjustable 24-hour hand – in this case, an ETA 2893-2. 


Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

 

As mentioned, Christopher Ward has opted to use the rather excellent ETA 2893-2 movement, which offers a date, an adjustable 24-hour hand, and a power reserve of 42 hours.

There aren’t many off-the-shelf GMT movement options available today, but thankfully the 2893 is a reliable, hard-working, and user-friendly movement with a long history of use in many applications.
Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

 


Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

 

The dial, which is black/white for the brushed steel Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer and black/tan for the DLC version, is a luminous two layer design using stencil markers for all but the 3, 6, 9, and 12, which are applied and rendered with a gun metal finish. The dials are a matte textured black that looks excellent in the provided macro photos and the GMT hand sports a long red arrow head design that is mirrored in the 24-hour marking for the world time display.

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases
Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Watch Watch Releases

While the 44mm sizing is a bit big for my tastes, I really like what Christopher Ward has done with the Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer to set it apart from your garden variety Big Pilot-esque replica watches.