Brand Directory: Christopher Ward

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Mike France, Peter Ellis and Christopher Ward founded the world's first online-only watch brand in 2005. Their base started life as a converted chicken shed on a farm in Berkshire.

Soon after the launch of the brand Dave Malone was a Tasmanian lecturer and watch expert. When he saw the press ad for a watch powered by an ETA 2824–2 automatic movement, he decided to buy one. He planned to write a critical review on the world’s largest watch forum,

Fortunately for Christopher Ward, his review was most complimentary.

Stating the watch was the “best value mechanical watch in the world”.

Sales immediately spiked and Christopher Ward became firmly established.

After receiving such high praise in the industry and from collectors in 2008 they began work with assistance from a Swiss watchmaking company: Synergies Horlogères. Based in Biel, Switzerland. Synergies Horlogères was owned by Jörg Bader who had the same vision Christopher Ward had on designing a new movement. After many years of design and development in 2014, we saw the announcement to a surprising watch industry of their in-house movement, Calibre SH21, the first financially usable mechanical movement from a British watch brand for over 50 years.


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