In 2015, when Christopher Ward first released their center-dial moonphase complication, I recall being quite impressed. A semi-uncommon complication to begin with, moonphases are rarely seen about the center of the dial, which increases their scale and puts them at the forefront of the watch. In order to achieve this unexpected task, Christopher Ward developed an in-house module that, when combined with an ETA 2836, became the JJ04 caliber. Accurate to one day per every 128 years (of continuous operation), this was quite the accomplishment for the relatively young brand, and one that was made even more pointed by the sub-$2,000 price tag.
It’s 2019, and a lot has changed since the first release of the Christopher Ward C9, now the C1 Moonphase (it got an update a few years back). The brand’s aesthetic has evolved from neo-classical to modern, and their designs have become far more unique. With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing happening later this year (July 20th), it’s the perfect time for Christopher Ward to revisit the moon, so to speak — introducing the Christopher Ward C1 Moonglow.
Christopher Ward C1 Moonglow
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: Multi-layered dial design
- Dimensions: 40.5mm x 48.5mm x 13.3mm
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 3 ATM
- Crown: Push/pull
- Movement: JJ04 Caliber
- Strap/Bracelet: Shell cordovan leather strap on deployant; Milanese
- Price: $1,935 on shell leather; $1,970 on Milanese
- Expected Release: Available now for pre-order