I’ve made no secret of being a big fan of what Chris Ward has been creating – mainly, very affordable timepieces that hit above their weight when it comes to things like style and technical ability. Â They’re newest model, the C900 World Timer, is another great entry in their catalog.
The C900 houses a very unique movement. Â Starting with a base ETA2893, Johannes Janke creates the Calibre JJ03. Â What this does is, along with the 24-hour GMT hand, ties the main hour hand to a 24-hour display. Â While those take some getting used to, it should reduce confusion when reading two different time zones.
The next really interesting thing is how that second time zone is set. Â While you do set it with the crown, it’s indicated in two ways. Â First, you have the airport code of your selected city indicated up at 12 o’clock. Â Second, you get a little red dot popping up on the map that corresponds with the selected airport. Â I think this is the first time I’ve seen a map on a watch dial being used for something other than looking pretty – and I like it.
Housed in a 43mm stainless steel case (and topped with a sapphire crystal), the C900 is a great looking piece of kit, and I think it would be excellent for someone who’s travelling quite a bit, or talking with folks (friends, family, co-workers) in another timezone quite a bit. Â Coming standard on an Lousiana alligator strap, the C900 will retail for just overÂ $2,400; you can pre-order yours today. Â christoperward-usa.com