Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

Christopher Ward celebrates the late-’60s and early-’70s style with the new C65 Chronograph – the first chronograph to join Christopher the brand’s C65 Trident range of retro-dive watches.

This ‘retro-sport’ watch successfully merges retro-dive, motorsport and regatta-watch elements. With its bold colours and a regatta-style subdial – the C65 Chronograph’s vibrant aesthetic is a first in a range that’s usually associated with tasteful minimalism.

The rich, dark blue dial is contrasted by white sub-dials featuring distinctive blue and red sectors on the 30-minute register, while a pop of colour is provided with the bright orange hands. The generous application of Super-LumiNova® (Grade X1 GL C1) on hands and indexes ensures the visibility of the time display in the dark.

The new C65 Chronograph is Christopher Ward’s first ever automatic chronograph in the C65 retro dive watch collection, and, alongside the C60 Chronograph, the first ‘bicompax’ mechanical chronograph the brand has ever made.

Like the C60 Chronograph, the C65 Chronograph uses a self-winding Sellita SW510 BHa movement as its mechanical engine, which can provide an approximate power reserve of 48 hours when fully wound.

To cement its nautical connection, this automatic chronograph boasts water-resistance to 150m and has a screw-down crown and pushers for an extra layer of security.

The watch is fitted with a ‘Glassbox’ sapphire crystal inspired by the acrylic commonly used in period ’60s dive watches. The movement with Christopher Ward’s twin-flags logo engraved on the rotor can be seen through its display caseback.

This versatile timepiece incorporates Christopher Ward’s ingenious quick-release mechanism that ensures easy transition between the standard C65 leather strap, Tropic rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet.

The new C65 Chronograph is now available from £1,695 on a leather or Tropic rubber strap, or for £1,800 on a stainless-steel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: C65 Chronograph

Swiss made

Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Embossed screw-in crown and chronograph pushers
Unidirectional aluminium bezel
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 15mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
Weight: 83g
Screw-down exhibition caseback
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Sellita SW510 BH a
27 jewel self-winding mechanical chronograph movement
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
48 hour power reserve
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor

Hour, minute, small second and date calendar with central second and 30 minute indicators

Azzuré dial with printed minute markers and logo at 12
Azzuré subdials with printed colours at 3
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 hands and indexes
Top-polished indexes with brushed sides

Leather strap, Tropic rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet
Strap width: 22mm