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GQ MAGAZINE – Deputy editor Bill Prince reviews the C9 5-Day Automatic

C9 5 Day Automatic featuring Calibre SH21Taking the name of the UK’s most famous horologist, John Harrison (1693–1776), is one thing, but as anyone knows, talking the talk isn’t the same as walking the walk.

Which is why it’s with some fanfare that the online-only watch business Christopher Ward – purveyor of attractive military-inspired timepieces at often a fraction of the price of a similar style featuring a manufacture movement – is making a huge fanfare around its first ‘in-house’-powered mechanical timepiece, the C9 5-Day Automatic. Featuring an impressive 120-hour power reserve (achieved by using twin barrels) the new Calibre SH21 is a collaboration with Swiss movement developers Synergies Horlogéres, with whom Christopher Ward has set up an entirely new entity under the banner of Christopher Ward London Holdings…

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MJ RABBIT BLOG – A mover and shaker in the watch world

Calibre SH21 - Christopher Ward's first in-house movement“The most important development for a British watch brand for 50 years.”

That was the bold message sent out by Mike France, CEO of Christopher Ward, speaking at the launch of the English watch brand’s first in-house movement. It was a dual celebration, because the Swiss-made brand had also reached its milestone 10th anniversary. Oh, actually, it was a triple celebration, as the ambitious France revealed that Christopher Ward had just merged with its long-standing supplier Synergies Horlogères.

Sitting alongside the company’s co-founders Chris Ward and Peter Ellis at the launch party, held in London’s very English Charlotte Street Hotel, France could barely contain his excitement as he told the media guests: “This [the introduction of our first in-house movement] will be a huge step forward for us. Together with the Synergies Horlogères merger, we now have the perfect platform to make Christopher Ward’s second decade even more innovative and exciting than the first”

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RED ORBIT.COM – British Brand Challenges Swiss Luxury Watch Industry

British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward (London) has stunned the global $23 billion Swiss watch industry by announcing the creation of its own in-house movement – the engine of the watch – Calibre SH21.

Chris Ward, eponymous co-founder of the brand, describes this as “probably the most significant watch industry development by a British brand in the past 50 years”…

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WATCHPRO – Christopher Ward marks 10 years with SH21 calibre

Christopher Ward has celebrated its 10th Anniversary by taking the wraps off of its first in-house movement housed inside an elegant new three-hand watch.

The Christopher Ward C9 Harrison 5-Day Automatic houses the automatic Calibre SH21 movement, developed by the company’s watchmaker, Johannes Jahnke, and Swiss movement specialist Synergies Horlogères, which has now merged with Christopher Ward.

Each Calibre SH21 movement will be COSC chronometer certified…

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THE GENTLEMEN’S JOURNAL – What to pack this Summer

The Essentials –  What to pack this summerDeciding what to pack for that much-needed summer break can be a tricky business. It can be all too tempting to throw in every item of clothing under the sun but this is far from efficient, and should be avoided at all costs. The trick is to pack versatile pieces that are easily interchangeable with each other, allowing you to create outfits that are effortless, stylish and above all comfortable.

Where you’re going should determine what you pack, not only in terms of bulk and weight of material but also colour. We are big advocates of packing light though, so no matter where you are jetting off to this summer, this is what you should pack…

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POCKET-LINT – Christopher Ward: ‘We want to be the Rolex of the internet’

The C9 Harrison 5 Day Automatic featuring Calibre SH21Christopher Ward might be a watch brand you haven’t heard of, but it has just celebrated its tenth birthday. That’s not old, in watch terms, but this British watchmaker has ambitions.

“We want to be the Rolex of the internet,” said Mike France, co-founder, at an event to announce the latest developments for the luxury watchmaker.

There’s something important in that position, because unlike many luxury watchmakers, Christopher Ward doesn’t sell through retailers, it sells direct through the internet, and has a close relationship with its customers.

The aim is to offer all the quality of the big brands, but at prices that are affordable by many more people…

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DREAM CHRONO – Christopher Ward announces a new state of independence with Calibre SH21

Calibre SH21 – Christopher Ward's first in-house movementBritish luxury watch brand Christopher Ward (London) announces three significant launches in the evolution of the business – its own in-house movement Calibre SH21, a business merger and a stunning new model in the flagship C9 Collection.

True to form, Christopher Ward has chosen to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a stunning declaration of independence – the launch of Calibre SH21, the company’s first in-house movement – creating a significant strategic platform for the brand’s next decade of development and expansion.

Chris Ward, eponymous co-founder of the brand, describes this as “probably the most significant watch industry development by a British brand in the past 50 years”.

Through an innovative approach and unique blend of quality, value and service, Christopher Ward has established a powerful global reputation among watch fans. Now, despite still being a relatively young and independent brand, the company has advanced to a whole new level with the launch of Calibre SH21…

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