Christopher Ward has taken their classic C1 Worldtimer and has added quite a bit of lume to make it the new C1 Worldglow. Although it is just about the same as the Worldtimer, that lume gives it a brand new look and feel and also aesthetically makes it appear more as a watch that a spy would wear. There are a few more subtle features on this watch that will be discussed in this post as to what separates this from the Worldtimer other than the lume. In other good news it is also not a limited edition watch, meaning anyone will have the opportunity to look at and purchase the watch.
On the dial of the watch you will be able to see the names of 24 cities which corresponds to 24 time zones that you can set the time of the watch to. The city London is in red as this is where Christopher Ward was founded in 2004. In the middle of the dial there is the map of the northern hemisphere and there is also a red “city selector” as a bookmark to your favourite city. That bookmark essentially is also your dual time function as that acts as a second hour hand to be able to tell the time from that city of your choosing. The GMT disc is rotatable and it needs to be paired with the correct city so that the GMT function can be used correctly and accurately. As for the lume that is on the dial it is filled with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1, which is a very bright neon-like glow in the dark. The hands of the watch as well as the GMT numerals are also coated in this lume so that every function of the watch can be used in low light areas.
It comes in a case size of 43.5mm and is made out of stainless steel and it comes with an anti-reflective domed sapphire cryustal. It also comes with a sapphire crystal caseback that you can see the JJ03 movement. This movement has a power reserve of 42 hours and is also the movement that is able to achieve the incredible functions that is present on this watch. The caseback of the watch will also show the rotor of the watch which has a diamond-like carbon finishing on it with the twin-flag engraving. You can purchase this watch with black cordovan leather with a deployant clasp and quick-release pins or a Milanese mesh stainless steel bracelet.
If you choose the leather strap version it will cost you $1,995 but if you choose the Milanese mesh bracelet it will cost you $2,055. It can currently be purchased directly from Christopher Ward or through their authorised dealers. It is very cool to see how much Christopher Ward has come through for a relatively new watch manufacturer. As they only started in 2014 it will be interesting to see how far they will be able to go and how quickly they can achieve certain milestones in watchmaking.