Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Christopher Ward box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original integrated Christopher Ward Italian leather strap with a signed butterfly deployment. The watch is from July 2015 and is sold in worn condition. Overall, however, the watch is in very good condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
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 watches 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”. 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 own in-house movement, Calibre SH21, the first commercially viable mechanical movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years.
Here we have a Christopher Ward C20 - Lido C20SSK that takes some of its inspiration and design cues from the 1960s IWC Ingenieur. The brushed 40mm stainless steel case has a very subtle curve towards the integrated strap. On the right side is a polished screw-down crown with the Christopher Ward logo in the centre. A distinctive stepped bezel has disc’s engraved at the hours. The domed sapphire crystal AR coated sits above a white dial made of brass. An outer minute chapter ring with lume plots at the hours. Applied polished steel baton indexes catch the light as you rotate your wrist. At 3 o’clock a framed day/date. Polished steel hands with a strip of SuperLumiNova complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. An inner guilloche pattern centre adds interest to this minimalist dial. At 12 o’clock we have the Christopher Ward logo. At 6 o’clock “Automatic” is printed in black. On the reverse a screw-down exhibition case back. Inside a Manual ETA 2836-2, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. A signed rotor with Geneva stripes sits above a gilt movement. The movement has hacking, hand-winding and quick-set date functionality. The watch comes fitted on a Christopher Ward integrated Italian leather strap with a butterfly deployment clasp. The watch also comes with its Christopher Ward presentation box and papers.