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Aviation has long been a mainstay of watchmaking. This should be no surprise as the first wristwatch – the Cartier Santos – was made especially for pilot Alberto Santos Dumont in 1904. Since then, the likes of Breitling and IWC, have brought pilot-specific watches into the mainstream.
Precise. Legible. Beautiful: the C8 Power Reserve Chronometer is a watch firmly rooted in the tradition of British aviation timepieces like the Smith’s Mk II A clock. But its looks are just part of the story: powered by a new complication of Calibre SH21, the watch can run for an incredible five days on just one charge.
Aviation is something we take for granted, thinking nothing about circling the globe in flying metal tubes and meeting colleagues for lunch on a different continent. But the new Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer reminds us of the wonder of flying: linking the design of classic military aviation with the possibilities of modern jet travel in one ingenious, and very beautiful, watch.
Influenced by the design of the Smith Mark II clocks found in Spitfire cockpits, it’s a timepiece for those who want to wear a little history. Available as in 38mm and 44mm sizes, it’ll suit every wrist, while the deep-stamped back-plate – showing the wind tunnels at Farnborough – keeps the aviation theme strong. But even if you’re not a WWII obsessive, the beautiful dial is a minimalist delight: and you don’t have to be a pilot to love it.
The dial is inspired by the clock of the WWII Supermarine Spitfire and the back-plate by the incredible Farnborough wind tunnels, making this the perfect gift for any aviation lover. And thanks to the Swiss-made Ronda 715 quartz movement it’s both super-accurate and incredible value.
The Typhoon FGR4 multi-role fighter plane is one of the most advanced pieces of engineering in the world. Designed to be fast and nimble, it also packs a significant payload which can be delivered with astonishing accuracy. A watch that celebrates it needs to echo this technical excellence and the C1000 does that in spades, combining both a remarkably strong yet light case of ceramic and titanium, with one of the world's greatest chronograph movements, the ETA Valjoux 7750.
Influenced by the Typhoon FGR4, this is CW’s most technically advanced aviation watch. Powered by ETA’s 7750 movement, the watch is made of a near-indestructible ceramic (seven times stronger than steel), strengthened with a titanium sub-frame. With subdials influenced by the Typhoon’s after-burners and numerals based on the plane’s heads-up display (HUD), this is a watch absolutely in tune with modern aviation.