Christopher Ward is minimalistic and fashion. Christopher Ward C900 Harrison Single Pusher Chronograph also embodies the spirit of its brand. The watch is only produced in 50 pieces.
Even though the case of the C9 single pusher is a bit thick, it is something I can live with because of the 43mm diameter. This watch is not for the guys with small sized wrists unless you really dig huge-looking watches on you. Aside from the massive white dial the rest of the watch is quite subtle. The caseband of the watch case is brushed and polished between the lugs, just like the top of them. On top of the watch you have the 18K gold bezel, a new addition to the C9 single pusher line.
The clean and minimalistic design of the case is also applied to the dial. White with very minimal writing on it. At 12 o’clock you see the brand name “Chr. Ward London” and at 6 o’clock you have “Caliber JJ02 Chronograph” and of course the Swiss Made marking all the way down. As it is a bi-compax chronographs it gives a great symmetric silhouette only to be broken by the huge winding crown. The 3 o’clock sub dial is the 30-minute counter of the chronograph while the 9 o’clock sub dial is for the continuous seconds. As the dial is framed by the gold bezel it was only obvious to add some of that precious metal to match.
The one thing Christopher Ward is most proud of however is not the clean design of the watch but its Single Pusher Chronograph movement. As soon as you flip the watch over, you are greeted with a stunning view. The caseback is bolted to the case with 4 screws and the AR-coated sapphire crystal shows you the heart and soul in its full glory: the Chr.Ward caliber JJ02 . A Unitas 6497-based hand-wound column-wheel chronograph movement with 40 hours of power reserve, developed by Johannes Janke and Jean Fillon and personally assembled by the former. The history of the movement is so intriguing it would require a dedicated article.
The C900 Harrison Single Pusher Chronograph is an absolutely brilliant watch with an attractive price tag. The case design might be a bit bold at first sight but once you pass that it really becomes and instant classic, a head-turner if you will.