Item Number: 4228
Description: The watch itself has a sharp, minimalist beauty created by the needle-like hands that contrast with the sunburst blue dial, the slender baton hour markers, and the 12 and 6-hour markers in Roman numerals. Seen from above, the bezel is very narrow, giving importance to the dial. Then there is the contrast between the satin and polished steel on the case, the relief-moulded crown with the Christopher Ward logo, and the fine stainless steel bracelet. The case diameter is 43 mm, and it’s a thick watch at 13.45 mm. No longer available from manufacturer, becoming a collector's piece (particularly the blue dial).
Condition: New with original box and papers
Shipping: Free shipping on all orders. Two-day delivery anywhere in the United States for all purchases over two thousand dollars and ground delivery for all other orders.
Story: Christopher Ward is a brand about people, and their ambitions and ideas. Founded in a boat on the River Thames in 2004, by Chris Ward, Mike France and Peter Ellis, the concept was about making quality Swiss watches accessible to a large sector of the population. While Chris Ward had the watchmaking expertise, Mike France and Peter Ellis had the retail expertise that led to a seamless online sales process and a clever use of online media, working with blogs, video and forums. These techniques enable them to reduce the cost of marketing so that the prices of their watches reflect manufacturing costs and not the costs of advertising, testimonials and so forth. Johannes Jahnke is the watchmaker at Synergies Horlogères who designed the SH21 movement used in the C9 Harrison 5 Day Automatic. Just 31 (2014), he was discovered by Jörg Bader, founder of Synergies Horlogères, seven years ago. Bader’s company has now merged with Christopher Ward, giving the brand the capacity to build its own movements as it wishes. This doesn’t mean that they make all the components, but they tailor and assemble parts from a number of Swiss suppliers.