Founded in 2005 by Mike France, Peter Ellis, and Christopher Ward, they started the world's first online-only watch brand. July 2nd, 2014 saw the announcement to a genuinely astonished watch industry 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 special Unworn 2019 Christopher Ward C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition. It is limited to just 300 pieces. The inspiration for this watch comes from when Jennifer France, the daughter of Co-founder of Christopher Ward, Mike, starred in “Anthropocene” in 2019. It was a Scottish Opera production. The name is derived from the Greek “anthropo” for man and “cene'' for new. This scientific theory suggests we have entered a new era where man has made an irreversible impact on the earth.
The 41mm marine grade stainless steel case has polished and brushed surfaces that transition effortlessly around the case. Tapered lugs with a lug to lug length of 47mm and a thickness of 12mm gives the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side, a signed crown with the twin flag embossed on the top. A uni-directional stainless steel bezel has a 24 hour anodised aluminium insert. The glass box sapphire crystal sits above a white dial. Applied baton indexes are coated in SuperLumiNova, marking the hours. At 3 o’clock, a date window. Black PVD coated hands are complemented by an orange-tipped GMT hand. Position 2 of the crown adjusts both the date and the GMT hand. The sweeping second’s hand has the characteristic Trident counterweight. At 12 o’clock, the debossed twin flags motif. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Trident motif embossed in the centre. Inside an Automatic Sellita SW330, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its original CW orange and black rubber strap with a signed buckle. Comes with its CW presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Christopher Ward box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Christopher Ward signed strap with a signed buckle. The watch is from November 2019 and is sold in unworn condition, as you can see from the photos, any sign of wear is purely from storage over the years. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer Warranty.
We have been fortunate to have had many Christopher Ward's pass through our hands, many limited editions too, this is by far one of the nicest in my humble opinion. I may be slightly biased as a dream watch for me is a clean and original Explorer 2, preferably 1655, near impossible to attain, whereas this clearly has some inspiration from that watch but has developed on it and turned it into a modern masterpiece at an incredibly affordable price for the specs!