Christopher Ward consistently will in general make some commotion in our edge of the watch space when they choose to drop another plunge watch, and we’ve covered those finally here on Worn & Wound in the course of recent months. However, obviously, they do much something other than jumpers, and today we have something a little unique, a little vintage propelled, and all around British in flavor. The new Military Collection from Christopher Ward comprises of three new models, each addressing an assistance of the British Armed Forces.
Christopher Ward Military Collection
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: Blue (C65 Dartmouth), Black (C65 Sandhurst & C65 Cranwell)
- Dimensions: 38mm (C65 Sandhurst), 41mm (C65 Dartmouth and C65 Cranwell)
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 150 meters
- Crown: Push/pull
- Movement: COSC confirmed Sellita SW200-1
- Strap/bracelet: Various calfskin, or treated steel bracelet
- Price: $900-$1,025
- Expected Release: October
Like the entirety of the watches in this new collection, the C65 Dartmouth is motivated by genuine commissioned watches for the British military during the ’50s and ’60s, and has been authorized by the Ministry of Defense to bear the symbol of the fitting help on the caseback.
The Dartmouth, made in recognition for the Royal Navy, is a customarily styled 41mm jump watch with a pivoting bezel and an enormous three-sided marker at 12:00. On the off chance that you take a gander at the Dartmouth and end up reasoning that it looks amazingly like an Omega Seamaster from the ’60s, that’s no mishap. The MOD broadly commissioned Seamasters from Omega during the time-frame for use by the Navy, so it’s completely fitting that Christopher Ward would acquire from that notable look and make it their own for the Dartmouth.
The C65 Cranwell is another 41mm contribution in the collection, this one being intended to bring out exemplary aeronautics watches utilized by the Royal Air Force. With a contemporary case size and enormous, simple to peruse Arabic numerals like clockwork, the Cranwell is profoundly readable and overflows pilot’s watch charm.
My undisputed top choice watch in the new collection is the C65 Sandhurst. This offers a ton of the plan DNA of the Cranwell, however is only a couple millimeters more modest, at 38mm in distance across. This is the conventional field watch of the gathering, and takes its impact from the Smiths W10, a watch gave to the British Army in 1967. The little red prosper at the tip of the seconds hand here has a gigantic effect in the general feel of the watch — it gives it barely enough character to stand apart a piece, and adds some visual interest to the dial without being excessively. It’s still a lot of a conventional understanding of an exemplary field watch.
All three watches in the collection come with an assortment of lash and arm band alternatives, and all are fueled by COSC-guaranteed Sellita SW200-1 developments — an amazing worth add. They additionally all have water obstruction evaluations up to 150 meters (counting the Dartmouth jumper, which lamentably does exclude a screw down crown) and have been given the now recognizable “light catcher” treatment working on it.
For fanatics of vintage watches, explicitly vintage military gave watches, this is a pleasant collection from Christopher Ward. Downers will complain about the absence of water opposition on the Dartmouth, or maybe that the Sandhurst isn’t hand twisted, yet I believe that overlooks the main issue. These watches are fitted with present day, high-level programmed developments, made to demanding principles by a brand that has demonstrated its capacity to build a very much made watch, and offer a particular and real gander at around $1,000 a pop. What’s more, that’s to avoid anything related to the way that the watches have been completely approved by the MOD. All watches in the new Military Collection are accessible for pre-request now, and boat in October. Christopher Ward