WINNER & HEARST PICK: Easy Wearing Watch of the Year, Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern


British watch brand Christopher Ward has created a Swiss-made mechanical timepiece in its C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve that punches well above the weight suggested by its £1550 price tag.

Every watch from the Christopher Ward stable is a little different this year thanks to a redesign of its brand logo that adorns every new watch face.


The new logo is a clear sans serif of the name, a simplicity that is picked up by the C1 Grand Malvern.

Senior Designer Adrian Buchmann has created an English-styled watch that he says is inspired by the tactile and dynamic lines of an Aston Martin DB9 and the Malvern landscape.

It would take a better eye than WatchPro’s to pick out those influences, but we certainly do know an instant, everyday, classic when we see one.

We particularly like the 120 hour power reserve of the COSC-certified Calibre SH21 visible at 9 o’clock, just to make sure everybody knows there is a mechanical chronograph movement behind the flawless dial.

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  1. That ‘logo’ though… Who the hell thought it was a good idea to place it there. Ruins a perfectly attractive watch face IMO.


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