WOTY: Christopher Ward C900 Worldtimer

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Christopher Ward’s master watchmaker Johannes Jahnke has been busy in 2013, developing his take on a world timer. This dual time-zone watch has been designed with readability in mind.

A window at 12 o’clock displays the appropriate three-letter airport code, a nifty design to avoid the clutter that can dog world timers that traditionally feature 24 locations on the watch face. Instead, the zone-appropriate three-letter airport code and city name are listed in time sequence on the back-plate.

The model’s calibre JJ03 is based on an ETA 2893 base movement with a complication that, by engineering the gearing system to enable both the local hand and the GMT hand to rotate at the same speed, allows easy readability – the two hands use the same 24-hour scale.

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The silhouette of the map on the dial simply adds to the appeal of this travel-friendly watch from a Brit brand that continues to deliver on innovation and style.

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