Monday, January 30, 2017

Christopher Ward - C3 Malvern Chronograph MK III & C5 Malvern Automatic MK III

British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward has launched a new, complete re-designed edition of bestselling Malvern Collection. Presently two new timepieces are being offered: the C3 Malvern Chronograph MK III and the C5 Malvern Automatic MK III.
Since its establishment in 2004 Christopher Ward has been committed to making fine Swiss-made watches more accessible to people by producing timepieces with exceptional quality and value. Staying true to this original aim, the brand made waves in the horological industry with the original Malvern MK I. Developed with exactly the same ideals; the two new watches take all of the best elements of the original Malvern but with a refreshed design to elevate the range.

The first of the two new launches is the C5 Malvern Automatic MK III. The watch’s domed Opalin (or sunray) finish dial has circular dish detailing, with sharp, clean raised and machine-slanted indexes. The dial features a beveled date window at 3 and the Christopher Ward logo in its distinctive, now customary position at 9.
A Swiss-made Sellita SW200-1 movement, with its bespoke Colimaçoné-finished rotor engraved with the brand’s twin-flag motif, is visible through the exhibition case back.
The second timepiece is the C3 Malvern Chronograph MK III. A dress watch of classic good looks and superior finishing, this timepiece has been inspired by all things automotive. Beneath a double curved-top sapphire crystal, the Opalin (or Sunray) finish dial boasts two azzuré sub dials operated via the piston-inspired pushers, to track both small seconds and a dual 30 minute/ 12 hour counter.
Dashboard-like black minute markers and twin-flag engraved backplate give this exciting piece a contemporary racing feel; while a supremely accurate and reliable Swiss-made Ronda 3520.D movement keeps time.
Inspired from Christopher Ward’s flagship C1 collection, both the C3 and the C5 incorporate design elements from its premium dress case, created by Senior Designer Adrian Buchmann. With distinctive yet understated elegance and superb quality, the cases are polished with brushed sides to accentuate ‘light-catcher’ lines and present a slimmer profile.

Technical details
C3 MALVERN CHRONOGRAPH MK III

Movement
Quartz chronograph movement

Case
Steel case with brushed and polished sides
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 10.8mm
Lug to lug: 45.8mm
Push-down crown with twin flag motif, two pushers to operate sub dials
Anti-reflective double curve top sapphire crystal
Snap case back with unique twin-flag engraving and serial number
Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 meters)

Dial
Domed Opalin white or Sunray finish black dial with azzuré sub-dial details
Date window revealing white or black date disc
Brushed and polished blued or steel hour, minute and central second hands

Strap
Oak leather quick-release strap with dress buckle, Shell Cordovan quick-release strap with Bader deployment, or ‘Milanese’ mesh bracelet

Packaging
Luxurious presentation case and owner’s handbook

Retail Price
£349

C5 MALVERN AUTOMATIC MK III

Movement
26 jewel Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement with 38 hour power reserve
Unique twin-flag engraving over Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing Tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day

Case
Steel case with fully polished sides
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 9.9mm
Lug to lug: 45.8mm
Push-down crown with twin flag motif
Anti-reflective double curve top sapphire crystal
Snap open case back with engraved serial number
Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 metres)

Dial
Domed Opalin white or Sunray finish black dial
Date window revealing white or black date disc
Brushed and polished blued or steel hour, minute and central second hands

Strap
Oak leather quick-release strap with fress buckle, Shell Cordovan quick-release strap with Bader deployment or ‘Milanese’ mesh bracelet

Packaging
Luxurious presentation case and owner’s handbook

Retail Price
£499

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