British watchmaker Christopher Ward has unveiled a new sports-dress watch, The Twelve. Inspired by the iconic steel sports-luxe watches of the 1970s, The Twelve is designed to be a versatile timepiece that can be worn on any occasion, complementing any outfit.
Drawing from the success of renowned watches like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus, The Twelve combines functionality, aesthetic appeal, and adaptability. It features a 12-sided bezel atop a 40mm case, with faceted edges and contrasting brushed and polished surfaces, and a seamlessly integrated bracelet.
The Twelve is available in stainless steel and a super-light titanium version. The stainless steel model is powered by the Sellita SW200-1 movement, while the titanium pieces are powered by Sellita SW300-1 COSC-certified chronometer calibres. Both models have a screw-down crown with protective shoulders and a water resistance of 100 meters.
Dial color options for the steel range include Nordic Blue, Glacier Blue, Basalt Grey, and Arctic White, while the titanium collection offers Astral Blue and Nebula Purple fume dials. The Twelve is available with either a metal bracelet or a rubber strap in black, dark blue, or light blue.
The Twelve’s design, including its dodecagon-shaped bezel and case back, stands out among other sports-dress watches. The textured dial, applied indexes, slender hands, and a date window at 6 o’clock add to its sophisticated appearance.
Prices for The Twelve in steel start at $1,225 on a bracelet and $995 on a rubber strap, while the titanium version retails for $1,895 on a bracelet and $1,450 on a rubber strap. Christopher Ward’s bold design and accessible pricing make The Twelve an attractive option for those seeking a versatile sports-dress watch.