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Christopher Ward Expand The Twelve Collection with New 36 (Ti) and Fresh Colourways

Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 (Ti)

Christopher Ward has had a couple of landmark watch launches recently with the Bel Canto being crowned the Oracle Time readers’ watch of the year and The Twelve coming in as the best integrated sports watch in the Oracle Time Watch Awards 2023. To kick off 2024 they’ve returned to The Twelve with a fresh expansion that introduces six references including an entirely new model, The Twelve 36 (Ti).

Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 (Ti)

Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 (Ti) Cosmic Purple
Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 (Ti) Nardus Green

In order to understand The Twelve 36 (Ti) it’s useful to be familiar with the rest of The Twelve collection. There’s the standard Twelve at 40mm with monocolour dials and then there’s the Twelve (Ti) also at 40mm with gradient dials. So, when CW introduced the Twelve 36 with monocolour dials, we should have predicted that the Twelve 36 (Ti) with gradient dials wouldn’t be far behind.

Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 (Ti) Cosmic Purple
Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 (Ti) Nardus Green

Sure enough, the Twelve 36 (Ti) is more or less identical is style to its small, steel counterpart. With the notable exceptions of the case and strap being made from titanium and the dials featuring light to dark coloured gradients. Those colours are called Cosmic Purple, Nardus Green, and Lagoon Blue.

Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 (Ti) Lagoon Blue

All three look great across the textured dial, the pattern of which is based on the CW dual-flag logo (I still think it looks like a miniature skate park). Unlike the 40mm model, the gradient isn’t a true fumé as it doesn’t fade to black so it doesn’t have that signature smoky look.

Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 (Ti) Lagoon Blue

The new adaptations of the Twelve 36 (Ti) are more than skin deep because they house the COSC certified Sellita SW 300-1, making it the first 36mm model to achieve chronometer status. It’s an automatic movement with 56-hour power reserve and accuracy of -4/+6 seconds per day.

Price and Specs:

Model: Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 (Ti)
Case: 36mm diameter x 8.95mm thickness, stainless steel
Dial: Cosmic purple, Nardus green or Lagoon blue
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Sellita calibre SW300-1, automatic, COSC-certified, 25 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 56h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Strap: Rubber or stainless steel bracelet
Price: £1,225 (strap) or £1,595 (bracelet)

Christopher Ward The Twelve (Ti)

Christopher Ward The Twelve (Ti) Aurora Green

The other three watches in the expansion are simply new colourways of each of the existing models so we’ll touch on each of them only briefly. First is the new edition of The Twelve (Ti), which features a new Aurora Green colouration. As I just noted in my discussion of the 36mm model above, the 40mm (Ti) has a proper fumé design with the vibrant green transitioning to black around the periphery of the dial.

Price and Specs:

Model: Christopher Ward The Twelve (Ti)
Case: 40mm diameter x 8.95mm thickness, stainless steel
Dial: Aurora Green
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Sellita calibre SW300-1, automatic, COSC-certified, 25 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 56h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Strap: Rubber or stainless steel bracelet
Price: £1,225 (strap) or £1,595 (bracelet)

Christopher Ward The Twelve

Christopher Ward The Twelve (Ti) Mineral Blue

For the standard steel Twelve, the new colourway is the Mineral Blue. It’s essentially the same shade as the Sealander Dragonfly Blue, although it looks a touch lighter because the textured dial means there’s a lot more surface area to catch the light. Beyond that it’s The Twelve as we know it, 40mm steel case and Sellita SW 200-1.

Price and Specs:

Model: Christopher Ward The Twelve
Case: 40mm diameter x 8.95mm thickness, stainless steel
Dial: Mineral blue
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Sellita calibre SW200-1, automatic, 26 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 38h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Strap: Rubber or stainless steel bracelet
Price: £850 (strap) or £1,050 (bracelet)

Christopher Ward The Twelve 36

Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 Lavender

Last up is the addition to the steel Twelve 36 range in Frosted Lavendar. It looks cool in the light purple tone with slight speckling from the frosted finish. My issue with it is that compared to the Cosmic Purple of the 36 (Ti) it feels faded and pale, lacking a little too much vibrancy. Although it makes up for that by being a touch more accessible at £1,050 on bracelet compared to the (Ti) being roughly £500 more.

Price and Specs:

Model: Christopher Ward The Twelve 36
Case: 36mm diameter x 8.95mm thickness, stainless steel
Dial: Frosted Lavender
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Sellita calibre SW200-1, automatic, 26 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 38h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Strap: Rubber or stainless steel bracelet
Price: £850 (strap) or £1,050 (bracelet)

More details at Christopher Ward.

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  • Colourways!!!!

    Never ever ever use such a horrible, disgusting, vile, repulsive, word.

    You should be ashamed of yourself.

    The rest of the article after the title is great. Thanks for sharing all the new photos.

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.