The watch created for fans of the Historic Racing Drivers Club
Christopher Ward was founded in 2005 and is the first luxury watchmaker to sell directly to its customers online. By cutting out the middleman and with no retail overheads, the company offers unrivalled value
All watches are designed in Britain and hand assembled in Switzerland – fusing great English design with meticulous Swiss engineering, watch enthusiasts around the world have helped the company to grow fast, with sales increasing at around 60% year-on-year
Christopher Ward customers enjoy a refreshingly personal relationship with the company and, as part of its 360˚ all-round customer care package, all watches come with a 60-day no quibble return policy and a 60-month warranty
This industry-changing approach to providing Christopher Ward owners with access to high quality servicing of their watches, starts from just £75 and the CW 360˚ customer team promise to have the watch back on your wrist within two weeks.
Allow us to introduce to you the C11 HRDC (Historic Racers Driving Club)
The HRDC (Historic Racing Drivers Club) is the ultimate tonic for any motor racing enthusiast who feels that the sport has lost some of its romance and become too expensive and too formulaic. Since the club was founded, a group of enthusiastic retro racers have rediscovered the affordability and camaraderie that existed in motor racing in the 1960s as they race a huge variety of pre-’66 cars around five tracks in Britain as well as the mighty Spa-Francochamps circuit in Belgium.
Recognising that Christopher Ward shares the same ethos as the club – a purity of passion combined with affordability – the HRDC’s founder, Julius Thurgood, said,
‘There was an obvious synergy between the two companies and when we met we pretty much designed the watch there and then.’
The C11 HRDC features the club’s crest both within the dial and engraved on the back plate.The case is a completely new design for Christopher Ward that places a circular dial in a case which has its facets smoothed off and decorated with vertical brushing. Four screws suggest the dials original location – within the instrument panel of a racing car’s cockpit. The striking 42mm case is made from 316L surgical grade stainless steel with a PVD finish. It has museum grade sapphire crystal and high density SuperLuminova markings and hands.