Christopher Ward is a relative newcomer on the watch scene, having launched the brand in 2004. The company is focused on creating accessible Swiss-made watch pieces with a high degree of quality craftsmanship. The British-based watch brand specializes in quartz and mechanical pieces, with the watches being designed in the UK and assembled in Biel, Switzerland. This year, in honor of one of the brand’s best-selling collections, Malvern, Christopher Ward unveils two newly re-imagined Malvern timepieces: C3 Malvern Chronograph MK III and C5 Malvern Automatic MK III.
The C5 Malvern Automatic watch features classic styling elements that are visually appealing and are inspired by the original. The watch boasts an opaline/sunray finish dial with specialized circular detailing and raised machine-slanted indexes. On the face of the watch, a beveled date window at 3:00 offers balance and harmony. The 39.5 mm Automatic is powered by the Swiss-made Sellita SW200-1 movement and features a bespoke Colimaçoné-finished rotor engraved with the brand’s twin-flag motif. The entire movement is visible through the exhibition case back.
The watch is offered in two versions, one with a stunning blue dial and dark chocolate colored strap, and the other with a silvered dial and camel-colored leather strap. The look is at once classic yet incredibly modern. This timepiece retails for approximately $550.
The C3 Malvern Chronograph MK III features a double curved-top sapphire crystal and the opalin dial is distinctive thanks to two azure chronograph sub dials. Inspired by the world of automotive design, the watch features piston-looking pushers and offers small seconds counter and dual hour and minute counters ( 30 minute / 12 hour). The minute markers are finished in black, and the caseback is engraved with the brand’s twin-flag logo. The Chronograph is powered by the Quartz Swiss-made Ronda 3520.D movement. The case is brushed and polished for a slim dressy yet sporty appeal. The Chronograph retails for approximately $375. All watches are available via the brand’s website.