The new C60 Elite GMT 1000 is Christopher Ward’s first true dive watch with GMT functionality. It offers the precision time keeping and technical specifications expected of a premium dive watch combined with the ability to track two different time zones at once.
The new C60 Elite GMT 1000 is a first from Christopher Ward – introducing a watch with an external countdown bezel as well as an internal 24-hour ring and fourth GMT hand to the Trident range.
The countdown bezel on the outside of the dial is a significant distinction, enabling the C60 Elite GMT 1000 to be classed as a true technical dive watch – rather than a sports watch like previous GMT models.
The C60 Elite GMT 1000 is powered by a chronometer-certified Sellita SW330 movement. Its fourth GMT hand – in conjunction with the flat 24-hour ring around the outside of the shiny lacquer dial – can be set against the time back at home when travelling abroad.
Engineered from lightweight and corrosion-resistant Grade 2 titanium – which has the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element – the C60 Elite GMT 1000 is water resistant to 1,000 metres and incorporates an automatic helium release valve into its brushed and polished light-catcher design – to assist with equalisation during ascent from a dive.
Fitted with a 3.8mm thick anti-reflective sapphire crystal front glass, the watch case measures 42mm diameter and 16mm thickness. The C60 Elite GMT 1000 also features a 3.4mm-thick sapphire crystal case-back to provide the view of the Sellita SW330 movement’s inner workings and its rotor is complete with Christopher Ward’s Anglo-Swiss twin flag pattern.
Two different colour options are available – orange and blue (with orange GMT hand) or red and black (with red GMT hand) with a brushed ceramic bezel to gives a more tool-like aesthetic. Both use Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® – the best possible lume available – to deep fill its indexes, hands and bezel markings.
This new timepiece is available with a lightweight titanium bracelet or hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap in a choice of black or navy – either with or without a bright underside in red or orange respectively. And thanks to the quick-release technology it’s easy to buy both and simply swap between them.
The new C60 Elite GMT 1000 is available from 1st April 2020 from £1,495.
Brushed and polished Grade 2 titanium case
Lug to Lug: 49.3mm
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional brushed or polished zirconia ceramic bezel
Integrated automatic helium release valve
3.8mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down exhibition caseback with 3.4mm crystal
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 100 ATM (1000 metres)
Calibre: Sellita SW330 (COSC)
25 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
42 hour power reserve
Dual-time GMT function
Central hacking seconds
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Polished dial with ‘twin flags’ matte finished at 12 o’clock
Dial colour: Blue/Black
Flat 24-hour dial ring with printed numerals
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 hands, indexes and bezel
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Sandblasted and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Titanium bracelet or hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap