Christopher Ward Launches The Twelve 36 Halo
 

Christopher Ward Launches The Twelve 36 Halo

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Charlotte Harris

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Charlotte Harris

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Following the initial success of the Christopher Ward The Twelve, the British watchmaker has recreated the iconic dodecagon bezel in gold, suitably naming it the “Halo”.

The Twelve 36 HaloThe Twelve 36 Halo - Credit Christopher Ward

Christopher Ward is putting a lot of focus on their The Twelve collection as of late, and for good reason. The integrated bracelet watch has been a huge success for the brand, starting off as range of 40mm designs in stainless steel and titanium before expanding to include a range of unisex models with 36mm wide steel cases.

The Christopher Ward The Twelve 36 has been a huge hit at the Watch Gecko HQ, particularly with those of us with smaller wrists. So, when we heard that another adaption was arriving, this time adding rose gold to the mix, we became very excited. Gold is added to the twelve-sided bezel and onto two new incredibly clean, brushed, numberless dials. The result: two beautifully feminine integrated sports watches that are calling my name.

The Twelve 36 HaloThe Twelve 36 Halo - Credit Christopher Ward

Speaking on the launch of the CW The Twelve Halo, Christopher Ward CEO Mike France comments: “The dodecagon bezel of The Twelve is one of its key design tropes, so recreating it in 18ct gold seemed an obvious way to highlight it even more.”

For the bezel, no expense has been spared. The dodecagonal-shaped bezel, which gives the Christopher Ward The Twelve its name, is engineered for the first time from solid 18-carat (5N) rose gold. It is also fully polished to give it a significantly bright shine and lustre. The contrast of the gold against the rest of the 36mm-wide brushed stainless steel case is noted in the models nickname, the Halo.

The Twelve 36 HaloThe Twelve 36 Halo - Credit Christopher Ward

Giving the bezel all the attention, the dial of the Christopher Ward The Twelve Halo is almost completely devoid of ornamentation. It features the same sharp, sword-shaped luminous hands and the CW logo at 12 o’clock in rose gold but there’s no faceted indexes or date complication to be seen. The dial is also very differently textured, no longer featuring the complex CW logo on repeat, but instead brushed in silver (rhodium) or black. The words ‘Automatic’ and ‘Swiss Made’ are the only other details added to the surface.

The rest of the CW The Twelve 36 Halo delivers all the same spec as before. The cushion-shaped case measures to 36mm wide and 9.95mm tall with flat sapphire crystal glass, a screw in crown with integrated crown protectors and a water resistance of 100 metres. The exterior is completed by an integrated bracelet with brushed links.

The Twelve 36 HaloThe Twelve 36 Halo - Credit Christopher Ward

From the back, the case delivers a view of the Sellita SW200-1 movement and its elaboré-finished rotor. The Swiss made calibre provides classic hour and minute function, 26 jewels, a 4Hz frequency and a power reserve of 38 hours.

The Christopher Ward The Twelve Halo is a beautiful rendition of the British watchmaker’s integrated sports watch, and adds plenty of wonderful, rose gold touches that are certain to attract more female wrists – mine included. But what do you all think? Let us know in the comments below.

The Twelve 36 HaloThe Twelve 36 Halo - Credit Christopher Ward

Technical Specifications:

  • Brand: Christopher Ward
  • Model: The Twelve 36 Alta White
  • Price: £2,195
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Movement: Sellita SW200-1 automatic winding
  • Complications: Hours and minutes
  • Dial: Brushed silver or black
  • Size: 36mm wide, 9.95mm tall
  • When the reviewer would personally wear it: This would make a lovely dress watch paired with a mix of silver and rose gold jewellery.
  • A friend we’d recommend it to first: Fellow female watch wearers with a love of rose gold watches.
  • Best characteristics of the watch: The simplicity of the dial and the overall integrated architecture.
  • The worst characteristics of the watch: I think the dial would look even better if the lettering for “Automatic” was removed.

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