Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Christopher Ward presentation box and Paperwork, plus a Strap Tailor Ukraine NATO Strap which was also released to raise money for Ukraine. The watch comes paired with its original Christopher Ward 20mm stainless steel bracelet with a micro-adjustment ratchet clasp. The watch is from July 2022 and is sold in unworn condition as you can see. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's 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 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 an Unworn 2022 Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Ukraine Edition that was made to raise £150,000 to support Ukraine’s efforts to fight against the aggression of the Russian Invasion all the profits raised from its original sale went to the Red Cross in Ukraine. Limited to 300 pieces. The 38.5mm 316L marine-grade stainless steel Light-catcher case has brushed and polished surfaces that transition with crisp edges catching the light as you rotate your wrist hence the name, on the right side is a screw-down signed crown with an embossed Christopher Ward motif. A Circular brushed and polished smooth fixed bezel holds an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the blue and yellow polished lacquered dial representing the Ukraine flag has an outer minute track with printed Arabic numerals in white and black. Applied chamfer-edged diamond polished baton indexes with a strip of Super-LumiNova Grade X1 BL C1 down their centres. The polished edges catch the light in a magical way, at 6 o’clock a date window. Brushed and polished hands are filled with the same luminance complemented by a sweeping second hand complete with the characteristic Trident counterweight, at 12 o’clock we have the Christopher Ward motif with black text at 6 o’clock indicating its water resistance. This go-anywhere, do-everything watch is perfectly balanced. On the reverse a screw-down exhibition case back with ‘Слава Україні!’ (Glory to Ukraine!) engraved around its edge. Inside an Automatic Sellita SW200-1, 26 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, with a bespoke “Colimaçoné” finishing (is a type of twisting sunray graining), the rotor has a double Twin-flag engraving across it. The watch comes fitted on a Christopher Ward 20mm stainless steel bracelet with a micro-adjustment ratchet clasp nd the watch also comes with its Christopher Ward presentation box and papers, plus a Strap Tailor Ukraine NATO Strap which was also released to raise money for Ukraine.
The Christopher Ward C63 is a truly fantastic watch for the money, there's no denying that. So when they released the model with the Ukrainian flag for a dial and to raise money for the Ukraine, a lot of people loved the idea of helping out Ukraine and also getting a fantastic watch too.