Complete with the clean new Christopher Ward logo, the C8 UTC Worldtimer is named after Universal Coordinated Time, a term preferred in aviation over ‘GMT’. The watch takes its design cues from the rest of the C8 Flyer Collection, which references the Smith’s Mark II, a clock used in Spitfires during World War II. All carry engravings of the historic aviation wind tunnels in Farnborough where the aerodynamics of British aircraft like the Spitfire and Concorde were honed.
The watch has a two-piece dial, which features a crown-operated worldtimer bezel showing international cities, so the wearer can immediately work out the time anywhere on Earth. The 24-hour GMT hand can be used to keep track of time back home.
The military feel is continued with the large Arabic numerals, raised indexes and ‘pipette’ hands, all of which are coated with Superluminova for visibility at low light. The 44mm case is available in stainless steel or with a black DLC finish.
The ETA caliber has dual-time functionality for easy and simultaneous time telling in two time zones. Fully wound the watch has a power reserve of 42 hours. The watch retails at £950 and can be bought directly from Christopher Ward.