British watch brand Christopher Ward, one of the major online direct selling watch brands, unveils the C11 Makaira Pro 500, a new range of diving watches. This diving timepiece is named after a genus of several types of marlin fish.
The C11 Makaira Pro 500 is water resistant to 500m. Inside the hand-finished, satin brushed 42mm marine grade stainless steel case beats a self-winding Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement. The watch has a date window, a black face and a choice of white, orange or blue SuperLuminova™ indexes, bezel markings and distinctively wide hands – for extra visibility at extreme depths. At more than 200m below the surface it is unusual for there to be any discernible light and, because every little helps, the watch even has museum grade crystal. Behind that is an internal rotating countdown diving bezel, controlled by an easy-to-grip bezel crown.
The C11’s backplate is engraved with a raised image of a marlin and ‘Sub Caerula Oceanus’ – Latin for ‘Under the deep blue ocean’. Each watch has its own individual serial number and is available with either a stainless steel strap with divers’ extensions (£560) or with a high-grade rubber strap (£499) – a material preferred by many professional divers.
Marine grade 316L stainless steel case
Self-winding Swiss automatic movement
Screw-in back plate with deep-etched engraving
Anti-reflective museum grade sapphire
Luminous hands and Indexes
Water resistant to 500 metres
Calibre: Sellita SW200-1
38hrs power reserve
C11 Makaira Pro 500 C11-MAK-SKOSI: £499
C11 Makaira Pro 500 C11-MAK-SKBS: £560
C11 Makaira Pro 500 C11-MAK-SKWSI: £499