Christopher Ward goes globetrotting with new C1 Worldglow dress watch


Christopher Ward has introduced the C1 Worldglow, its new luminescent dress watch.

Described by the brand as “perfect for globetrotters,” the new timepiece is an advanced timing instrument whose dial carries a map of the world, divided into segments that correspond to the planet’s time zones.


By night, the C1 Worldglow’s bold application of lume makes it a unique, luminescent and unforgettable dress watch sure to turn heads.

From £1,750, the C1 Worldglow looks to build on the success of Christopher Ward’s C1 Moonglow – the brand’s bestselling dress watch.

Mike France, CEO and co-founder, said: “This ‘glow’ category is definitely something we’re beginning to own. Quite simply we want to be bolder and braver than everyone else, and creating a new category is a perfect example of that.”

The dial’s multiple layers showcase a contoured, three-dimensional map of the world. The base layer has been coated in Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 to emit a neon-like glow in low light, while the sapphire second layer sits on top and has the oceanic areas of the map printed on the underside.

Will Brackfield, product designer at Christopher Ward, added: “We’ve pioneered both the use of sapphire and ultra-lume in dress watches and have created a completely new category of dress watch which is incredibly exciting”.

Powering the NEW C1 Worldglow is the JJ03 automatic movement – the third of Christopher Ward’s JJ Calibres and a modified version of the Sellita SW330, one of the watch industry’s most respected automatic GMT calibres.

France went on to conclude: “I’ve loved all our Worldtimer watches, but the C1 Worldglow is the most exciting worldtimer we’ve launched so far”.

The C1 Worldglow is also available for £1,800 on a mesh bracelet.

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