Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch

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World War II buffs will love the symbolism behind the new RAF Limited Edition by British watchmaker Christopher Ward. The series of 100 watches commemorates the 100th anniversary of the British Royal Air Force by incorporating metal from the downed aircraft that heroically defended a raid on Buckingham Palace in 1940 in what is known as the Battle of Britain. The Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition of 100 pieces is now available directly through Christopher Ward.

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

The commemorative element is a 0.8mm thick aluminum plate that was made from the remnants of the piston of the Hurricane fighter plane C9 P2725 that went down while saving the country. It is attached to the back of each watch, but you can’t actually touch it - it’s covered by a sapphire crystal, the kind used by museums to protect valuable exhibits. The C9 P2725 was flown by RAF pilot Flight Lieutenant Ray Holmes who was part of a squadron that intercepted a massed raid on central London by German Dornier bombers during the Battle of Britain, on September 15, 1940. Holmes noticed an enemy raider heading in the direction of Buckingham Palace, but he was out of ammunition, so instead, he rammed his Hurricane into the German bomber, slicing through the fuselage with his wing and forcing it to crash-land on the forecourt of Victoria railway station. Holmes’ Hurricane was wrecked in the process, and after he safely bailed out, the plane nosed vertically downward, burying itself deep into the ground beneath Buckingham Palace Road.

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Ward says he was approached by TMB Art Metal, a company that excavates historical crash sites (you can get cuff links made out of the rudder of the Concorde), to offer him some of the aluminum from the wreckage of the Hurricane, which they salvaged. “When Chris Bennett, from TMB Art Metal put the disfigured piston of Hurricane P2725 TM-B’s engine on my desk, the hairs on my neck stood on end,” says Ward. “I knew immediately we would find the right moment to incorporate the historic metal into a watch. The RAF’s centenary in 2018 is that moment, and we are proud and privileged to mark this momentous year in such a unique way.”

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

The metal on the case back was salvaged from the piston of the Hurricane’s Rolls Royce Merlin engine. Ward finished the metal for use in the watches. It was treated, hand-brushed and laser-engraved with a map of central London, with a red dot identifying the crash site, and inscribed with the location and date of the Battle of Britain. The dial of the watch is inspired by the Hurricane’s dashboard instrument panel, with a matte black background contrasted by alternating white and old radium (a color of Super-LumiNova) numerals in a vintage inspired sans-serif font. The hands and logo are also in old radium, giving the watch a true vintage look.

Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Although Christopher Ward makes its own in-house mechanical movement, this watch contains the automatic ETA Valgranges A07.161, with a 46-hour power reserve. The plane’s call sign, which is P2725 TM-B, is printed in old radium at 3 o’clock on the dial. The power reserve indicator, at 6 o’clock on the dial, is meant to evoke a fuel gauge, with a red needle indicator. The seconds hand is tipped in red, and the minutes hand counterbalance is a black dot. The case is large but not oversized - it’s a comfortable 43mm wide and 15.1mm thick, and is made of DLC sandblasted stainless steel. Each is engraved with its unique serial number. The watch is water resistant to 30m. The strap is a premium quality canvas webbing with the Christopher Ward twin flag logo. There is an additional camel vintage oak leather strap included. Each watch comes in a presentation case with an owner’s handbook and a signed certificate of provenance. It is priced at $2,850, and can be ordered at their official site. christopherward.com

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What do you think?
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  • 200 Fathoms

    I’m not sure why they alternated the color of the numbers on both rings. Makes the face less readable—the eye doesn’t know what to do. Why not make one Arabic series all-white and the other all-cream?

  • TrevorXM

    I like it. Handsome watch. Interesting back.

  • Ross Diljohn

    Not a fan of the dlc coat but damn a piece of a Hawker Hurricane? Wow.

  • SuperStrapper

    Overall, attractive and nicely designed. A unique-but-not-polarising take on a b-type dial. A handset that properly fills the dial.

    At first glance I though they finally released a SH21 based watch with central seconds, this looks like an evolution of the C8. But no, automatic ETA. CW even has their own automatic movement, so the movement choice here is confusing and disappointing.

    The PR indicator is a touch confusing as well, possibly leading some to think there is 100 hours on tap. I’ll never be a fan of PR indicators on automatic watch, but I supposed this one is mostly about form, not function.

    This watch, with a SH21 modified for central seconds, and no need for the historical tie-in (which is admittedly done tastefully here) would be a real winner.

    • Maybe they just wanted to take the easy path (assuming they wanted an automatic with date and a power reserve indicator at 6). Here is part of the first page of the ETA documentation for an A07.161 (there are other versions as well).
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e89454214237bf195184ab775ef7a66f81119f237d290a9d53ca8490de04601.jpg

      • SuperStrapper

        There would certainly be a comfortability factor, considering CW has experience implementing this movement in the C9 D-type and C9 DB4 watches not long ago.

        But they have a (5 day) automatic with PR version of the SH21 that is attractive, capable, and would require any price jumping (the grand Malvern is $2k) so the ETA route on something this ‘special’ is just too much phoning it in. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8b0ddcfc50df9e0b9dc6ccd186c094519567ba8aeadf03ac0db2e412167590c6.jpg

        • Perhaps the power reserve indicator at 9 on their SH21 movement was deemed not to be in the desired location (at 6). But I doubt that the original Hurricane aircraft’s clock had a fuel gauge embedded in it so it would not have mattered that much to me if I was designing it. And I agree that the in-house SH21 would have been more desirable.

          They were brave lads who flew those wooden Hurricanes – they were little better than cannon fodder for ME-109s. If the Brits just had enough metal to make Spitfires instead (an excellent plane) I think fewer RAF pilots would have died.

          • SuperStrapper

            1 of only 2 flight worthy Lancaster bombers in the world is stationed not 20km from me and they fly it almost every day of the year as part of maintenance. It is powered by 4 Merlins. About once a week it flies almost right over my house. Never gets old.

    • Phil

      The SH21 originally had central seconds.
      Only later they brought out the small seconds versions.
      It’s a bit odd to talk about modifying the movement for central seconds when that’s the default.

  • Phil leavell

    I like the watch. Off set colors make it pop not sure if like it. The price point about 850 High. Love the historical pieces parts and love put into it. Not liking the movement at this price but definitely into Old radium right now LOL

  • Raymond Wilkie

    This is in such bad taste, i nearly threw up. How much of the profits of this watch to go military charities ?

    • Pete Pete

      was just thinking the same thing. pure wwII design – who wants to be constantly remembered of one of the darkest times in human history?

      but for those who are into wwII stuff, this one is certainly a treat. very coherent design.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        Nonsense ( sorry ) . If you want a world war ii watch, research what is out there and buy one, have it serviced, bring it back to life. But to be honest if it’s not been handed down your buying something with no connection to you at all during a period you can’t imagine. Back off this “novelty ” i say.

        • DanW94

          Ray, there are events that are forever woven into the fabric of a nation and even though I’m not British, I would imagine the Battle of Britain is one of them. Just imagine the resolve of the people who persevered and lived through it. I think projects like this are not so much a constant reminder of the hate and destruction but of the indomitable spirit involved in surviving it. Sure it’s just a watch put out by a company looking to make a profit but in it’s own way it’s a link to the generation that made it possible for you to be here today, speaking English not German.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            I get your point, i really do, I can understand folks going all vintage and retro ( two of my least favorite words ). As much as it does nothing for me i can understand why some folks want to go for that look. Their are some i quite like, classic designs. Sticking a bit of a a downed plane is quite another thing completely. Now if it was done in collaboration with some veterans charity, knowing your $ / £ was going to a good cause that would take the sting out of the tail.

          • egznyc

            I am not British but your comment made me feel just a little misty-eyed ;-). But Raymond also has a point: they’re not necessarily doing this to do good (rather, to do well). My point, if I have one, would be that I’m okay with crass commercialism. Let people decide with their wallets. And maybe that’s your point too.

      • Sheez Gagoo

        Wars have been a huge catalysator for watch designs. We wouldn’t have wristwatches, great legibility ,usefull crowns and waterresistance so fast.

        • Raymond Wilkie

          This is all true the watch was made for a specific purpose, easy read pilot watches and big knobs and things, this fact is not in depute The watch has evolved to fill the needs of the user. BUT DON’T USE PART OF DOWNED PLANE FOR YOUR OWN PROFIT……………………..sorry i shouted.

          • Sheez Gagoo

            Can you please use a capital for personal pronouns (first person singular)?

          • Raymond Wilkie

            i ?

          • Sheez Gagoo

            Yes!

    • Dinkee, H. O.

      to tell you the truth, Ray, your throwing up has little to do with the quality or taste of this watch. It is in good taste, if pedestrian in movement and maker. It should be a Roger Smith watch.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        Can you block me or something ?. And can you start your comments with a capital ( annoys me )

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          if you will say that you’ll be my friend i can, Ray.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            I’ll be your friend. Stop calling me Ray and start comment with a capital.

          • Dinkee, H. O.

            DONE, RAYMOND!

      • Sheez Gagoo

        I’ve never heard of any other watch using the Valgranges. Maybe pedestrian but rare.

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          I’ll give you that.

        • They are mostly used in Swatch Group watches as I understand it. But you can get some of them (there are lots of versions) now and then on the open market.

    • SuperStrapper

      Oh, so you’re no longer a fan of the Cartier Tank?

      • Raymond Wilkie

        You’r missing the point entirely. 1st i’ve never said i like the tank. Am well aware they were inspired by Renault tanks and all that stuff . 2nd The tank isn’t made from the metal of bombed tanks. It’s the Santos range i said i liked.

        • SuperStrapper

          Are you this tedious and devoid of humour in real life? OR is this your OTI front? It’s very well developed if the latter.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Now now Strapper calm yourself, take a breath. I find them distasteful……………that is all.

          • SuperStrapper

            Calm myself? That’s the best you can do, try to assume I’m frothing at the mouth? Sad. You’re no fun Ray.

            But good to have you here. Every party needs a DD.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Can we not fall out, it’s just a stupid watch. ……………..got to ask, what’s a DD ?

          • SuperStrapper

            Worry not Ray, we’d have to be friends first before we could fall out.

            You’re dry and don’t know what a DD is?

          • DanW94

            Ray doesn’t strike me as the Dungeons and Dragons type 🙂

          • SuperStrapper
          • Raymond Wilkie

            Ok do now i don’t know whats going on but am sure it’s all good fun

          • SuperStrapper

            Woah woah woah: calm down Ray! Take a deep breath man, why you gotta get all worked up like that? It’s just a innernet chat bro.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Am squeezing my stress balls as we speak.

          • SuperStrapper

            TMI Ray, TMI.

            post pics

          • Sheez Gagoo

            I tried it because you mentioned it. Hurts terribly. How can this reduce stress? Just makes blue balls.

          • Moonraker

            Wait, what’s happening to my hit points!? Stupid clunking wizards. Every time I try to attack, my wizard just stands there! How do I cast a spell again? God, this is so frustrating, am going to just mow my lawn.

          • DanW94

            mowing on……………………………………………………

          • Don’t worry Raymond, as I understand it you don’t drink or drive. DD = Designated Driver

          • Raymond Wilkie

            I see, thanks

  • Mikita

    “New” method of selling stuff: cut some pieces from drowned ships, WW aircraft, vintage cars, etc. I never understood the appeal.

  • The hour hand should have been just a LITTLE bit shorter while the minute hand a LITTLE bit longer! This is the very definition of “so close”.

  • Andrew Billisits

    I like the watch, and I like the concept. And I’d love to see a museum of the RAF get a donated watch for the collection… and maybe give them a special version with just one style of lume. It’s just a little confusing on my eyes.

  • Ranchracer

    Not really my preference in terms of style. Just a personal taste thing so don’t take offense if you like it. I respect EVERYONE’S opinion. However, I think the historical significance is cool, and I have no problem using historic metal in a time piece. For some it resonates. For others it doesn’t. That’s totally cool. To each his or her own. I give CW props for the idea.

  • Dénes Albert

    It is somewhat ironic that a British company would choose to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RAF with the quintessential Luftwaffe watch, the B-Uhr. It seems ze Germans have won, after all.

  • Phil leavell

    All the clues are there. Copy cut paste c9 d type add flieger B face. But I think they should have left it with the rotor open face back shaped like propeller nicer offering just a grand too expensive. Or leave the price the same and donate the extra G to charity has suggested below kudos

    • Dinkee, H. O.

      You are missing the whole point of the watch, pal.

      • Phil leavell

        Let me see for uncles one and died giving us our freedom my dad left a chunk of his leg over there I have a son that serves. Vintage military /tool makes the bulk of my collection small as it may be . Christopher Wart take older watch design reface it used part of a Down World War II plane to make it charges lots of money yep I think I missed it.
        Okay I have to go for a nap I’m positively glowing ??

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          Wow! I just realized that you might be one of the McCrackin clan? Based on your post, you may be! Real war heroes. Was your mom’s maiden name, McCrackin, Phil?

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          Then why below do you first say you like the watch? Are you lying now? Why are you lying?

          • Phil leavell

            This might be a little deep for you to swallow.
            I like the Aesthetics of this watch I like and respect the homage it is attributed to but do not respect the cash grab and find it overpriced for what it is .
            I compare trying have verbal exchange of any sort with you comparable two hurting cats!
            Now I am sure if you wish to make friends you could with a few adjustments but I do suggest you run along and play with someone else and if you can’t find anyone else to play with try playing with yourself but don’t go blind
            Have a great day Thumper
            And just a little PS4 you Thumper your now blocked which is truly sad because I’m sure you have some intelligence and don’t know how to use it

          • Dinkee, H. O.

            I think you are a fake, Phil. First you post coherent posts with good grammar and then you go off the rails with psychedelic stuff and try and post some made up garbage feigning like you are somehow hurt and how you aren’t going to post on here any more when I respond in any way whatsoever to your posts. You are a fake. A set-up. Get off the stage. Nobody is fooled.

          • SuperStrapper

            You may not have got his last post if you have him blocked, but the humour was high: he accused you of being fake. To be clear this is skeletor evolved into a shitty and unfunny spoof of Ben clymer, so the pot essentially called the kettle black.

            Happy friday,

          • Phil leavell

            Oh well to be sure he was colorful and I’m sure I’ve been called worse by better. I hope he gets himself under control . I’ll take a look at his stuff at a later date if you still here. And back at you have a good Friday night hopefully don’t bleed to death through the eyeballs on Saturday cheers

          • SuperStrapper

            No No, nothing worth going to look at. The high humour comment was just sarcastic, he’s just an idiot kid that will never reel it in.

            Enjoy your weekend,

          • Dinkee, H. O.

            I’m beginning to suspect that the frog and Phil the fake druggie are one in the same. It’s all adding up.

          • SuperStrapper

            This is your….4th? 5th? account here, and you think to accuse others of multiples? That’s rich. Rich like the slumlord of your basement apartment who keeps “forgetting” you haven’t had hot water in 5 weeks.

          • Dinkee, H. O.

            Rich I am thanks to mumsy and dadsy bankrolling my watch blog, however I am not a slumlord.

          • SuperStrapper

            Illiterate/10. Try harder next time.

          • Dinkee, H. O.

            You are hereby banned from Hodinkee.

          • SuperStrapper
          • #The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

            PePe !…My MAN !

          • SuperStrapper
          • Moonraker

            Apologies to TrevorXM if I’m mistaken, but I think he’s Dinkee. I thought it may have been Marius, but too many other things are pointing Trevor’s way.

          • SuperStrapper

            Wouldn’t surprise me. They have a similar air of prepubescence about them, and dinkee really has had so many forced personalities here.

          • Moonraker

            He is, sorry, they are both quite the artist(s).

          • Moonraker

            I’m beginning to suspect that you’re TrevorXM.

          • Dinkee, H. O.

            Give us all a break. You aren’t blocking anything and will be looking at everything. You are already a proven liar, so nothing you can say can be believed. I am your obsession. You’ll read it all.

          • Dinkee, H. O.
      • Berndt Norten

        Kravitz Design!!!!!!!!

        • Moonraker

          You’re like the “Two Weeks” lady from Total Recall.
          –“Did you bring any fruit of vegetables with you to Mars?”
          –“Two weeks!” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a25f9d44ad6f0fe407d71956bf96e93037c977e231b18fb4180525d7fc314dfb.png

          • Berndt Norten

            Get these mutts away from me
            You know I don’t find this stuff amusing any more

          • Moonraker

            You can still call me pal.

          • Berndt Norten

            But Moonie, I lost your number

          • Moonraker

            And I’m not anywhere, anywhere you can find me.

          • Phil leavell

            That’s hilarious
            Is the scene of vailable where they pull the thing out of his nose

          • Moonraker

            It’s the internet, Phil. Everything’s available. I’ve even got sinks with three taps, if you know what I mean. Cold, hot, and even hotter.

  • Berndt Norten

    We interrupt this sponsored post to bring you this News Update:

    Kravitz Design has reimagined the Rolex.

    Not since those Eye-talians invented perspective has the art world been rocked like this

  • Moonraker

    Your move, Bremont.
    Nick English: “Giles, to the Führerbunker! I’m off to Hiroshima and we’ll rendezvous back here in 10 days time. That’s August 21, 0800 hours. Grab whatever you can and we’ll figure out how to cram it into an existing, totally in-house model later.”

    • Chaz

      Wait…I thought this was Romaine (lettuce) Jerome’s domain???

      • Moonraker

        That lettuce is filled with DNA. You should run it under a black light.

        • Berndt Norten

          Alice Cooper’s Own.

          • Moonraker

            Well I’m a hungry man
            But I don’t want iceberg
            I’ll light up your house
            And then I’ll grill a hamburg

          • Berndt Norten

            My ears are still ringing from an Alice concert over a decade ago.

          • Moonraker

            Hate to break it you, Kravitz, but that’s the syphilis.

          • Berndt Norten

            Enough of your claptrap, Ernie.

      • Moonraker

        Bremont’s practice of ‘incorporation’ really dropped off after the Wright Flyer, which also happened to be the focus of their in-house debacle.

        {“The Bremont Wright Flyer will incorporate a small piece of the muslin fabric actually used on the wings of the 1903 Wright Flyer – the first successful powered airplane. The fabric will be encased in the spinning mass of the rotor, allowing you to carry around a physical token to the roots of manned flight. The original 1903 wing cloth is exceedingly rare…

        Here, Nick English speaks about the project and its connection to the Wright family:

        ‘Giles and I still cannot believe that it’s happened. Holding the original and invaluable muslin used to cover the 1903 Wright Flyer is incredibly emotive. The Wright family has been wonderful to work with and it was inspiring to see their passion for the project. Does the creation of a special aviation-inspired watch really get any better than this? Probably not. The combination of this amazing material and our new BWC/01 movement has resulted in a truly mind-blowing timepiece.'”} https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4bf1821232dcdb01b56eaba228e46a16a2346083a13fa051fe1101494f3d7bb8.jpg

      • Berndt Norten

        KRAVITZ DESIGN KRAVITZ DESIGN KRAVITZ DESIGN

    • Phil leavell

      Have fun Moonraker please send me back a glowing report.??

      Forgive the self-inflicted sadistic humor I got to laugh at me

  • Berndt Norten

    Kravitz Design!!!!

    • Yan Fin

      You were doing this for more than 5 straight hours, don’t you? My respect and admiration.

      • Berndt Norten

        Dedication devotion

        • Moonraker

          It was the night-time and now it’s the day.
          Kravitz Design regrets to inform you that they’ve gone out of business. It was a good run, though. They almost lasted for 2% of a month. And they blame you, by the way.

  • Sheez Gagoo

    Didn`t know planes had alu pistons at the time. Not even all American cars use alu pistons.

    • MEddie90

      The Rolls-Royce merlin (as used in the hurricane and spitfire) used RR58 aluminium alloy pistons. Quite a high tech alloy for the time.

    • Berndt Norten

      Kravitz Design Kravitz Design

    • TrevorXM

      It was expensive at the time. As far as American cars go, the Duesenberg had aluminium alloy pistons years before WW2, though I am unsure about other American cars of the period. But then again, they also had double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. This plane used the famous Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 which was as good as it got in the 1930’s-40’s aero-engine area, so aluminium pistons are expected. I would be surprised to read about a cost-no-object military aircraft engine from the time that didn’t have aluminium pistons.

  • Esteban

    That’s a very nice and historically relevant Timex!

    • #The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

      …(golf clap)…well deserved.

  • Yan Fin

    46 hours power reserve, but indicator goes to 100. What is this – %? Pounds ? British pounds?

    • Sheez Gagoo

      Logically %, I would say.

  • Berndt Norten

    Geepers couldn’t Christopher Ward include a piece of black velvet too?

    • Moonraker

      If you please.

  • Mark1884

    Interesting watch. Kinda cool with the piston artifact. I don’t like black watches, but I like CW so they get a pass. Think the price is too high.

    Changing gears: what is going on with this blog?? People getting banned, regulars all sniping at each other?? Is this site self destructing??

    • So who has been banned recently?

      • Mark1884

        I think the person known as “yojimbo” was banned a few times. Only to come back as several other names. (Ariel Adams)
        The last posts were on the “Sisu” watch winner. The real A.A. responded.
        I now see some posts were deleted, before I could read them.

        • Well if Youjimbo was banned, it’s no loss. He seemed to spend more time insulting people than talking about watches. And he seemed very unrepentant about his anti-social behavior. So I won’t miss him in the least.

          • Moonraker

            Apparently calling someone a c#msock is “having a sense of humor”. Now I fail more than I succeed at this humor thing, but at least I put in a little effort. So he’s not just generally offensive, he’s offensive to the concept of comedy.

          • No, he was just offensive – no comedy to it. I’m glad he is gone – he was nothing but a cancer that only baited others into a downward spiral.

      • Mark1884

        OMG……… I am a ghost…?..been banned/blocked……
        So lonely in out here in nowhere

      • Moonraker

        I can confirm that I’ve been contacted by ABTW twice, but they ain’t banned me yet! Thank God. I love it here and I’m trying to be a little better.

        • Good – then their outreach to you worked and everyone is happy (more or less I guess).

          • Moonraker

            I was critical because I wanted it to be a better place. I’m not one of those “burn it all down” types.

        • Mark1884

          I confess to going off track on a few posts pages back. No contact yet, and am glad for it

          I may have been rude to one person. He pushed the wrong buttons with me.

    • Ulysses31

      Anarchists – some men just want to watch the world burn.

  • Berndt Norten

    Behold the bold
    The audacious
    KRAVITZ DESIGN !!!!!!!

  • commentator bob

    For the next schtick product can we get a plane made out of melted down WWII watches?

    • Nope – you will get watches made from melted down replica watches (of WWII watches).

  • Thomas H

    Aluminum? I thought that guy was slicing into a talent of silver. Never mind.

  • TrevorXM

    Wow, I just blocked 4 really annoying twits who post endlessly on this board, three of which should have been thrown out of here long ago, and it has become a real pleasure to read this comment section! Why didn’t I do this earlier? Highly recommended.

    • Moonraker

      I know I can be annoying so I figure I’m one of the four. If so, sorry I’ve ruined your ABTW experience.

      • TrevorXM

        Nothing of the sort. You are a bright spot on here.

        • Moonraker

          Cheers, Trevor.

    • Ulysses31

      I remember when I used to be the twit, but this new crop of angry people has me beat.

  • WatchNeophyte

    I said on another site that this heavily derivative of a Lacos. The effort is good, but the dial is way to crowded and doesn’t need a date. I like CW as well, in fact I’m getting one of their watches, but this could have been better.

    • WatchNeophyte

      Meant the power reserve indicator..my bad.

    • MEddie90

      Lacos are themselves derivative of b-dial German pilots watches, this seems like a decent enough reinterpretation of an age old design. What I don’t get is the Hurricane piston on the back. Surley a watch styled on British pilots watches would be the best choice for a watch like this?

  • WINKS

    Another brand trying to capitalise on ‘Dunkirk’?

  • WolverBilly

    This is what has happened to the watch industry. They’re selling a history you didn’t have, dive watches the owners will never dive with, adventure watches for people who never wander off the freeway and commemorative crap out the wazoo because the WIS community buys this rubbish. None of this was common until the internet, the watch blogs and youtube channels realized there was a army of eyes with money who had amazingly boring lives that needed something to make them feel like they’re a part of things they never get near. The “tool” watch has become a piece of jewelry, where that used to be reserved for dress pieces. It’s fitting that this piece is a “sponsored post,” where an ad is disguised to look like editorial content. This is explained in saying this ad copy is presented “in a way traditional display advertising is often not best suited to.” If somebody wrote this at an actual publication that is supposed to be involved w/journalism the perpetrator would be fired and his/her laptop thrown down the stairs after them. These are very dark days.

    • Raymond Wilkie

      Welcome to the watch industry gone crazy.

    • Berndt Norten

      Brilliant post.

    • TrevorXM

      So what sort of watch should these people who “had amazingly boring lives” be relegated to? Which watches are suitable to them?

      BTW, I’ve dived — it’s no big freakin’ deal, man. Take a few classes in a pool, then go out a couple of times to shallow water! The skinny little teenage girl down the street goes diving regularly in a dry suit out in the cold waters off West Vancouver. So what? Does that qualify her — and me — as somebody who “deserves” to wear my Oris Aquis? I’ve also flown a plane a few times — does that mean I’m “worthy” of my Glycine Airman? This isn’t the 1950’s. Anybody can do those things if they really want to. Access is easy. Your post is idiotic.

      • Phil leavell

        ? well done

      • Simon_Hell

        I would bet anything you didnt wear you Oris Aquis during your “dives”, Indiana.

        • TrevorXM

          Oh, I forgot to block this idiot racist. I’ll do that after I post this.

    • Ross Diljohn

      I totally understand your point of view but Marketing is not new and this is what is going on here. It is true that the internet and sites like this are allowing more niche market sectors to survive and of course the big players are taking notice and evolving to get a piece of the action. Does this allow the Walter Mitty types to engage in some sort of watch based fantasy? Well yes it does, but in the end we all love watches for our own reasons and if a person finds some oddity appealing for some equally odd reason then I say fine. What disgusts me is the price these companies think they can slide past us for mediocre watches with a brand and a story.

    • Yanko

      So well said.

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    • commentator bob

      “The ‘tool’ watch has become a piece of jewelry, where that used to be reserved for dress pieces.”

      1970 is calling and wants its brilliant new observation back.

    • #The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

      A bit harsh, but very deserving comment.
      Just too much ‘other stuff’ going on.
      How about just design and manufacture a nice watch?

  • Adriel Wen

    $2,850 for an ETA? *dumbfound*

  • Moonraker

    Glashuette Original used to make the Navigator, which had alternating lume. Or to be more precise, lumed numbers alternated with unlumed numbers. But it is sharp. I think it looks better in the dark. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a0cd91d8f5870f379fe6c0c5dc9ed4ea07050950b5c55d8f36d9aa63161b4fe.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ba78425c701c36560a021bbb50e5a22664429899cc3572f3fe94c97000e078c.jpg

    • Berndt Norten

      Can you ever forgive me?

      • Moonraker

        No.
        🙂
        I remember when I flipped out on Ariel for always whining about us and how we were affecting his watch brand access and how many complaints he was getting, etc. And for him talking like a PC Robot in general, being vague, never answering a question directly, or talking to us like we were little children. And I left for 6 days.

        Then came that Ephori (Eh-four-rye) article and some chump commenter said the other commenters we’re being so rude he’d like to put them on a boat and torpedo it. I knew it was a hyperbolic statement and not a true threat, but I still found it incredibly rude and actually a little funny because he didn’t realize he was being even more rude to the other commenters than they were being to the stupid bracelets. So then Ariel pops in to thank that guy for ‘defending the environment’ or something like that, and I lost it, but I was too prideful to come back under my old account after storming off, so I came back under a different account. People seemed to figure out it was me soon enough. I was embarrassed about the whole ordeal, but I guess I’m glad I said my piece, even if under a different account.

        My point is: this place is like Hotel California, baby. And I know you know the rest.

        • DanW94

          Berndt’s mind is Tiffany twisted
          He got the Porsche Design Benz
          Marius’ got a lot of pretty, pretty boys that he calls “friends”
          And how we post in the night time
          Sweet verse dripping with sweat
          Some post to remember, some post to forget

          • Moonraker

            Berndt got burnt by the Sunset Grill
            He watches the dreadlocked clouds float by
            He’s one of the basket people that walk around and mumble
            Yelling “Kravitz!” at formations in the sky

          • Berndt Norten

            All I want to do is
            All I want to do is dance
            And make bromance
            Can’t stand the heat
            Coming off the Street

            I want to party (1999) oooh
            I want to get down
            All I want to do is
            All i want to do
            fit in my old pants

            but I can’t anymore
            I’m rolly polly
            I’m the pillsbury dough boy

            I likes to party (ooooh)
            I likes to get down (aaaah)
            All I wants to do is
            All i wants to do
            fit in my pants

          • Moonraker

            We are the boys of late summer and this is the end. This is the end of my blogging sense.

          • Moonraker

            Whoa ooh whoa oh, whoa ooh whoa oh
            Caught up in the Kravitz, no one’s looking out for him
            Whoa ooh whoa oh, whoa ooh whoa oh
            Tell me can you feel it? Tell me can you feel it? Tell me can you feel it?

            The Berndt is off.
            The Berndt is off off.
            The Berndt is off. He’s off his meds. (ooo-hooo)
            The Berndt is
            OFF.

          • Berndt Norten

            runner up

          • DanW94

            Well Berndt coulda had a watch blog
            But he wound up here
            He doesn’t have to make sense
            Cuz he sounds so sincere
            He’ll be stopping at the nearest cashier
            He’s doing Lenny’s laundry

          • DanW94

            Outstanding!

          • Berndt Norten

            post of the day, homes!

        • Berndt Norten

          I am Berndt, only Berndt, although for a few hours today I was Lenny Kravitz and then Glen Campbell..

        • Berndt Norten

          I am Berndt and only Berndt. Earlier today I was Lenny KRAVITZ then Glen Campbell for a couple hours. But no other identities ever. The last week has been stressful at work; burning the midnight oil

          • Moonraker

            Telling me twice, huh? Whatevor, Trevor. 🙂

          • Berndt Norten

            using several devices; it didn’t register on one. and no, please, no, don’t call me Trevor. It makes me think of a suitor of Erica Kane’s from the early 1990s. One of my best friends is named Trevor but he can’t stand the name (and I can’t stand the rain) so he uses his middle name, which is Larry Larry.

          • Moonraker

            Larry Larry from Holmack Dairy? I’m lactose-intolerant but he’s under 48mm-intolerant.

    • Berndt Norten

      the top one looks like a Seiko 5. What up? Or is it the other way around?

  • IG

    Interesting reinterpretation of the B-Uhr, should be hand-wound obviously.

  • Did Bremont buy Christopher Ward?

  • BNABOD

    black does not suit a watch commemorating a wwII air plane since the plane was not black nor watches were black back then so me think the DLC was not the right thing to do here.
    As usual w CW and many many others feel the need to use a case as high as the empire state or maybe they just use what they got but stop w the pancakes. uncomfortable to wear and not particularly pretty and then of course there is the price which here is absurd. I appreciate they manged to slice through aluminum (super hard…..not) and then laser engrave a map (super hard ….not) come on already this is at best 1400 bucks.

  • Vegan Dinner

    I know it says the watch was inspired by a Hurricane’s dashboard instrument panel, but I just saw a German Flieger with fake patina and trendy DLC coating from a company who weren’t even around at the time of the war. They should rename Christopher Ward, Walter Mitty based on this overpriced effort.

  • Ulysses31

    The story is one of heroism. This sponsored post is a tale of exploiting the greatness of others to get big cash rewards. Granted, that is the business watch companies are in, but if you’re going to do something like this at least pretend to honour them by putting a little more effort into your designs than churning out a bland pilot’s watch and doubling the price. The logo still sucks.

  • Andre Braz

    I really love the idea and the design. And price is honest.