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On Her Majesty’s Service
Licensed by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to produce watches bearing the insignia of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force for the general public, Christopher Ward is proud to unveil its new Military Collection. Consisting of three models – one for each Service – that all take design inspiration from watches historically commissioned for the personnel of each force, with their names taken from associated famous military academies: C65 Dartmouth flies the flag for the Royal Navy, the C65 Sandhurst for the British Army, while the C65 Cranwell represents the Royal Air Force.
A watch licensed by the UK Ministry of Defence to bear the Royal Navy’s Naval crown on its backplate, the C65 Dartmouth incorporates design flourishes from the Omega Seamaster 300 ‘Big Triangle’ – a watch commissioned during the 1960s by the MOD to comply with their 0552 diver’s watch specification.
Named after the acclaimed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst situated in Berkshire, the C65 Sandhurst takes some of its influence from the Smiths W10, a 35mm watch issued to the British Army in 1967. While the Sandhurst measures in at 38mm – a recognition of today’s preference towards larger sizes – the ‘60s DNA of the C65 family perfectly aligns with the W10’s roots to create a vintage-themed watch all can enjoy.
Officially licensed by the UK Ministry of Defence to bear the Royal Air Force’s Heraldic badge, the C65 Cranwell shares elements with two famous ‘6B/346’ watches. Initially created by Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC to help assist with greater accuracy during RAF operations, this ever-constant need for precision is reflected by the chronometer-certified automatic movement present inside the C65 Cranwell.