2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
Ref: C11-MAK-SKWSI

2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 Cushion Case
Regular price
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Sale price
$767.00
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Specification

Reference : C11-MAK-SKWSI
Movement : Automatic ETA Cal. 2824-2 or Sellita SW200-1
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : March 2015
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 53.5mm
Lugs :
 22mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material : 
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch

Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Christopher Ward box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on a nice fitting 22mm rubber strap with its original signed buckle, an additional strap is included. The watch is from March 2015 and is sold in worn condition, but overall is in fantastic original condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.


The Watch

Founded in 2005 by Mike France, Peter Ellis and Christopher Ward they started the world's first online-only watch brand. Launched from 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, Timezone.com. Fortunately for Christopher Ward, his review was most complimentary, stating the watch was the “best value mechanical watch in the world” and 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. SH was owned and led by Jörg Bader who had the same vision Christopher Ward had on designing a new movement. After many years of design and development, July 2nd 2014 saw the announcement to an astounding watch industry of their in-house movement, Calibre SH21, the first commercially viable mechanical movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years.

Here we have a 2015 Christopher Ward C11 Makaira Pro 500 with a 42mm cushion marine-grade 316L stainless steel case, the name Makaira is derived from the Greek word for “Sword” and is a genus of the Atlantic blue, and Indo-Pacific blue marlins. Brushed and polished surfaces transition with crisp edges that play with the light as you rotate your wrist, stubby angular lugs with a lug-to-lug of 53.5mm and a case thickness of 13mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. Down the right side, we have two crowns; the upper one adjusts the inner dive countdown chapter ring and the lower signed crown adjusts the time and date. A smooth bezel holds a flat AR Coated sapphire crystal above a matte black dial. Large numerals 0, 3, 6 and 9 with small marker indexes mark the hours. At 4 o’clock at a date window, broad sword hands have lume tips complemented by a lollipop counterweighted sweeping second-hand. At 12 o’clock we have the CHR.WARD motif and at 6 o’clock Makaira Pro 500 in the same colour as the indexes and hands, on the reverse a screwed-down case back with deep engraving - *Sub Caerula Oceanus Altum”  (Latin translated into English “under the deep blue ocean”) and a swordfish swimming in a deeply engraved wave pattern. Inside automatic ETA Cal. 2824-2 or Sellita SW200-1. The watch comes fitted on a 22mm black rubber strap with a signed buckle and comes with its original box and paperwork.


Personal Note

This model is not one you see every day and you'd be forgiven for not realising it is a Christopher Ward! This time period for Christopher Ward had them making some truly unique and whacky designs, this being one of them, they didn't all take off and some actually did quite bad for the brand, but now all these years later they have started to become collectable. If you are unsure about this one come check it out and try it on for yourself.