As we covered back in September, Christopher Ward and the UK Ministry of Defence have teamed up to release a collection of officially licensed military watches, each based on a historic and collectible reference. There’s one watch for each branch of service in the UK’s MoD — the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force (RAF). The Navy watch is, naturally, a diver; the Army watch is a classically-styled field watch; and the Air Force variant draws inspiration from classic pilot’s watches.
While each piece in the collection is inspired by a classic military watch from the past, they are still very much their own Christopher Ward design. It’s not often that you see a watch brand team up with the armed forces of their nation in an official sense (it’s worth noting, however, that Bremont did something similar not too long ago), which is yet another reason the collection works so well. The Military Collection both looks and plays the part with a solid set of specs and durable construction to back them up. Let’s take a closer look at this appealing collection of military-inspired watches.