Christoper Ward & I-MAGAZINE Competition

I-MAGAZINE has teamed up with Christopher Ward to give away a C3 Morgan Chronograph, worth £450. To enter, email info@imagazineuk.com with ‘Christopher Ward’, in the subject heading, extra points for following @IMAGAZINE_UK on Twitter, simple.

On 9thAugust 2018, Christopher Ward and Morgan Motor Company unveiled the latest time piece in their unique partnership, the C3 Morgan Chronograph. The new launch marks the fifth timepiece in thecollaboration, with the previous four chronometers each tailored to the designcues of the Morgan car, this latest piece reflects the thrill of driving aMorgan car.  

Mike France, Co-Founder at Christopher Ward, comments: “Since announcing our partnershipwith Morgan Motor Company back in November 2016, for each new launch we havelooked to showcase our shared values of British design and craftsmanship. Withthis launch, Christopher Ward enthusiasts will instantly recognise thedistinctively brushed and polished case of our Malvern dress collection,however, we have then stepped away from our usual aesthetic and replaced theChristopher Ward logo on the vintage silver-white dial with Morgan’sdistinctive ‘wings’.”

At its foundation, the C3 Morgan Chronograph is based upon the Mk III edition of Christopher Ward’s first quartz watch, 2005’s C3 Malvern Chronograph. The original C3’s design was inspired by the dashboards of classic British sportscars and that automotive influence has permeated into many of Christopher Ward’s releases ever since, including the new C3 Morgan Chronograph.

Essential for any motorsport-influenced watch, a tachymeter runs around the outside of the C3 Morgan’s dial, while large Arabic numerals play homage to dashboards found in classic sportscars like the Morgan 4/4 and Roadster. The overall appearance reflects the personality and expertise involved in the many cars that have been hand-built at Morgan’s home in Malvern.

A car is only as good as the engine beneath it’s body, and the same runs true with the C3 Morgan Chronograph, boasting a Swiss-made Ronda 5021.D movement that confidently provides the high-end levels of accuracy and precision synonymous with Morgan’s output. Incorporating small second, 1/10th and 30-minute counters, in addition to add and split functions, the 5021.D’s gold-plated exterior and 10 jewels will help reduce friction and maintain reliability over extended periods of time.

Another useful feature is its power saving mechanism: the 5021.D has the potential to last up to 54 months from its date of production if its power saving mode is employed. This is achieved by pulling the crown out when the watch is not in use, improving energy consumption by up to 70%. The result: a watch that can be picked up at a moment’s notice and immediately thrust into a high-octane environment.

TheC3 Morgan Chronograph is availableon a Piccari leather strap in camel, tan or black, is priced at £450 / $515 andis available exclusively from www.christopherward.co.uk

Christopher Ward

British brand, Christopher Ward creates high-quality timepieces combining British style and innovation with Swiss watchmaking skills. The brand specialises in mechanical and quartz watches, that are designed in the UK and manufactured in the home of horology, Biel Switzerland.

Christopher Ward is a leading innovator in the British watch industry having pioneered its own in-house Swiss movement, Calibre SH21, at a time when no other British watch brand had created a commercially viable in-house movement for 50 years. 

Like its customers, Christopher Ward truly appreciates what makes a stand-out timepiece.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

Price: Price: £450 / $515

Features

  • Swiss made
  • Quartz chronograph movement
  • Add & Split-time functions
  • Small second, 1/10th and 30-minute counters
  • Date window
  • Stainless steel case with brushed and polished facets
  • Push-down crown with twin flag motif, two pushers to operate subdials
  • Anti-reflective double curve top sapphire crystal
  • Domed Opalin white finish dial with printed Morgan wings and azzuré subdial finish
  • Applied Arabic numerals and dot markers
  • Tachymeter
  • Brushed, polished and curved hour, minute and central second hands
  • Snap case back with unique Morgan wings engraving and serial number
  • Strap: 20mm
  • Piccari leather: Camel, tan, black

Technical

  • Diameter: 39mm
  • Height: 10.8mm
  • Weight: 46g
  • Calibre: Ronda 5021.D
  • Case: 316L stainless steel
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM (30 metres)
  • Timing tolerance: -10/+20 secs per month
  • Dial colour: White
  • Lug to lug: 45.8mm