Christopher Ward C60 Concept Limited Edition

Christopher Ward presents C60 Concept, a brand new Swiss made automatic dive watch endowed with haute horlogerie features.

The C60 Concept boasts a brushed and polished 42mm Grade 2 Titanium case. It houses the company’s in-house-designed and assembled SH21 calibre, of which over 8,000 have now been produced for Christopher Ward’s premium models. Launched in 2014 after four years in design and development, it has now powered 20 models, of which the C60 Concept is, appropriately, the 21st.

Christopher Ward C60 Concept Limited Edition

Four automatic and six manual movements form the SH21’s list of 10 variants, among them versions with central or small seconds, with or without power reserve indicators, and with or without date. All are COSC-certified chronometers. For the C60 Concept, the version chosen is the 31-jewel automatic variant with central seconds. The open-working affords a full view of the movement from both sides. Even the rotor has been skeletonised to ensure that nothing is obscured.

Christopher Ward C60 Concept Limited Edition

In this C60 Concept iteration, the SH21 calibre incorporates high-end finishing techniques usually found in Swiss made haute-horlogerie timepieces. Armin Strom was consulted for the skeletonising, while the SH21 is finished at Chronode, including the detailing of the bridges and base plate.

Christopher Ward C60 Concept Limited Edition

It’s impossible to separate the essential, physical details from the hand-applied finishing, for both combine to create the visual impact. The view of the skeleton movement is so deep that it seems like enhanced 3D. The effect is heightened by the mix of finishes on the various surfaces, with contrasting rhodium and grey ruthenium accented by white details and polished edges.

Christopher Ward C60 Concept Limited Edition

For the functional elements which contribute to the C60 Concept’s suitability as a genuine diving watch, these attributes include an embossed screw-in crown and screw-down exhibition caseback, a 120-step unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, brushed and polished steel hands, sandblasted, brushed and polished blue ring with Super-LumiNova® White filling and orange Globolight® Triangle, and Super-LumiNova® White hands, dial and bezel.

The fully skeletonised in-house movement, with twin barrels offers a 5-day (120 hours) power reserve, in a titanium case. The watch is water resistant up to 300m.

Christopher Ward C60 Concept Limited Edition

 

The watch comes fitted on a Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap with Christopher Ward buckle and quick-release pins for easy changing.

Christopher Ward C60 Concept Limited Edition 6

 

Also available is a Titanium Grade 2 bracelet with the same quick-release system for easy changing. An added frisson is the exclusivity: only 210 pieces will be produced.

Technical details

Movement
In-house 31 jewel Calibre SH21 automatic movement
120-hour power reserve
Chronometer (COSC) certified
Hand-finished movement
Anti-shock system
Tolerance:-4/+6 seconds per day

Case
Brushed and polished Titanium Grade 2 case
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Height: 15.85mm
Lug to lug: 49.30 mm
Screw-down exhibition caseback
Unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel (120 clicks)
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 ATM / 300 metres

Dial
Sandblasted, brushed and polished blue dial ring with Super-LumiNova® White (BL) filling and orange Globolight® Triangle (BL)
Super-LumiNova® White (BL) hands and bezel
Brushed and polished hands

Strap
Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap or Titanium Grade 2 bracelet
Strap width: 22.00 mm

Origin
Swiss made

Edition
Limited edition of 210 pieces

Suggested retail price
£3,495/ $4,370 / €4,440

Christopher Ward C60 #tide

Christopher Ward’s best-selling C60 Trident line welcomes C60 #tide, a new timepiece created in partnership with the brand’s newest Swiss-based supply partner – #tide ocean material®. This is an important step from Christopher Ward to tackle the rising levels of ocean plastic.

Christopher Ward C60 #tide

#tide upcycle ocean-bound plastic waste and convert it into a premium raw material produced as yarn which Christopher Ward have harnessed for a new #tide strap collection showcased on the impressive new C60 #tide. This #tide ocean raw material is also produced as granules (for plastic injection) which features on the C60 #tide’s deep-stamped, screw down caseback and the #tide symbol features on the crown.

Christopher Ward C60 #tide

By training and paying fishermen to collect, sort, process and transport ocean-bound plastic, #tide’s work makes both ecological and social sense – helping to quell the rising tide of plastic waste entering our oceans and protecting the livelihoods of local fishermen and communities at threat from overfishing.

Christopher Ward C60 #tide

Furthermore, Christopher Ward and #tide will together donate £5 from every #tide strap that’s sold – either on a watch, or individually – to the Blue Marine Foundation, to support their vital work in marine conservation.

Following the success of last year’s limited edition C60 BLUE, the C60 #tide and #tide strap collection were the next logical steps for the brand. In keeping with the rest of the C60 Trident range, the C60 #tide’s rugged good looks also have a distinctive elegance – its C60 316L steel case with flowing Light- catcherTM  lines looks just as good under a shirt cuff as it does with a rash vest – and it’s watertight to 600m.

Christopher Ward C60 #tide

There are however some discreet but notable differences from the rest of the range; the organic wave pattern and use of Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 gives the new C60 #tide’s sapphire dial a 3D look which glows in darkness but maintains a cool and discreet look in daylight – reminiscent of bio-luminescent algae. Like other Tridents it also has a fully-lumed ceramic bezel, which adds to the coruscating effect.

Christopher Ward C60 #tide

The NEW C60 #tide houses the chronometer certified Sellita SW200 COSC, a self-winding movement known for its  accuracy and reliability. The deep-stamped 3D trident on the caseback – typical of the range – is also replaced here with a deep-stamped #tide mark and a second blue ring of #tide recycled ocean-bound plastic.

Christopher Ward C60 #tide

The C60 #tide is available from £895 on a #tide strap or £1,000 on a bracelet. The #tide straps (in blue, black and orange) are available across the Christopher Ward collection.

Christopher Ward C60 #tide

A first in the luxury watch industry, Christopher Ward’s sustainable packaging, constructed from 95% bio-degradable materials and the brand’s commitment to environmentally responsible shipping, helps to reduce the carbon footprint of every single watch sold.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre Sellita SW200 COSC
Self-winding 26 jewel mechanical chronometer movement
38-hour power reserve
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Case
Brushed and polished Light-catcherä stainless steel case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 14.10mm
Lug to lug: 49.32mm
Lug width: 22mm
Unidirectional zirconia (ZrO2) ceramic bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate with #tide ocean material ring insert
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 60ATM (600 meters)

Dial
Sapphire crystal dial twin-flag matte motif at 12 o’clock
Wave pattern on dial printed in Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes

Strap
Blue, black or orange #tide strap
Width: 22mm
Also available with stainless steel bracelet

Origin
Swiss made

Box
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Retail price
From £895/ $1,095/ €1,150

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander

Christopher Ward presents C63 Sealander, an affordable and all rounder luxury sports watch collection suitable for various occasions and places. Presently three editions are available: C63 Sealander Automatic, C63 Sealander Elite and C63 Sealander GMT.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch
Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch with hybrid black and red strap

Every C63 Sealander watch employs the brand’s Light-catcherTM round stainless steel case. It has a water resistance up to 150m/15ATM, thanks to its screw-in exhibition caseback and screw-down crown. For the C63 Sealander Elite, the crown is the brand’s new retractable design.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch
Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch with vintage oak black strap

For C63 Sealander watch collection, Christopher Ward selected the Sellita SW base calibre, adapted to suit each of the trio. In the entry-level C63 Sealander Automatic, the Sellita SW200 shows hours, minutes, seconds and date.

For the C63 Sealander GMT, the new and upgraded SW330-2 variant not only adds the display of a second time zone but also allows for a more precise GMT setting than the earlier version.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch
Caseback view of Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch

Not only is the Sellita SW330-2 new for this year, it seems the C63 Sealander GMT may be the very first watch to use it. Lastly, in the C63 Sealander Elite, the SW200 undergoes rigorous testing to earn COSC chronometer certification.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch
Caseback view of Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch

All are fitted with the unique Christopher Ward quick-release strap and bracelet system for easy interchanging of straps, including a bespoke metal bracelet with micro adjustment.

The least-expensive mechanical model, the C63 Sealander Automatic has a 39mm diameter case. Offered with a choice of black or white hand-finished, polished lacquer dials, with applied, faceted brushed and polished indexes, the C63 Sealander Automatic enjoys a power reserve of 38 hours.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch

The hands and indexes of all C63 Sealander watches are embedded with Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 BL C1 for ensuring optimum visibility in the darkness.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch lume shot

For the C63 Sealander GMT, the case size is the same at 39mm while the power reserve extends to 56 hours.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch
Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch with vintage black oak strap

The second time zone is indicated by a large orange hand with white luminous infill. It, too, is available with black or white hand-finished, polished lacquer dials, with applied, faceted brushed and polished indexes.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch

For the flagship C63 Sealander Elite, the power reserve is shared with the C63 Sealander Automatic while the case size increases to 40mm and the material for it is Grade 2 titanium.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch
Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch with bracelet

Arguably the most-accessible COSC-certified chronometer available, and Christopher Ward’s lightest ever mechanical watch, the C63 Sealander Elite has a matte black dial with see-through segments.

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch

The new C63 Sealander Collection is available from £595 for the C63 Sealander Automatic, from £795 for the C63 Sealander GMT and from £1,150 for the C63 Sealander Elite.

Technical details

Model: C63 Sealander Elite, Swiss made

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch
Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Elite Automatic watch with black hybrid strap

Case
Brushed and polished titanium case
Material: Titanium Grade 2
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 10.7mm
Weight: 45g
Lug to lug: 46.9mm
Circular brushed and polished fixed titanium bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw in, display caseback
Embossed retractable titanium crown
150m water resistance
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Sellita SW200 COSC automatic with Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish
Self-winding 26 jewel mechanical chronometer movement
38 hour power reserve
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds hand
Antishock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
Vibrations: 4hz / 28,800 beats per hour
Timing tolerance: +6/-4 seconds per day

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date, telescoping retractable crown

Dial
Matte black, semi skeletonised dial
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 BL C1 hands, indexes
Polished indexes
Brushed and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap options
Titanium bracelet, Hybrid black/ orange, Hybrid black or #tide ocean material® black/ orange
Strap width: 20mm

Model: C63 Sealander GMT, Swiss made

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch with bracelet
Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT automatic watch with bracelet

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 11.85mm
Weight: 62g
Lug to lug: 45.80mm
Circular brushed and polished fixed steel bezel with black lacquer filling
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down, display caseback
Embossed screw-down crown
150m water resistance
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Sellita SW330-2 with Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish
Self-winding 25 jewel mechanical movement
Power reserve: 50-56 hours
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds hand
Antishock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
Vibrations: 4hz / 28,800 vibrations per hour
Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date, GMT

Dial
Polished lacquer dial
Dial colour: Black or White
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 BL C1 hands, indexes
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Brushed and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap options
Bracelet, Hybrid black/ orange, Hybrid black, #tide ocean material® black/ orange, Vintage oak camel or Vintage oak black
Strap width: 20mm

Model: C63 Sealander Automatic, Swiss made

 

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch
Christopher Ward C63 Sealander Automatic watch with vintage oak camel strap

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 11.25mm
Weight: 61g
Lug to lug: 45.80mm
Circular brushed and polished fixed steel bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down, display caseback
Embossed screw-down crown
150m water resistance
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Sellita SW200-1 with Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish
Self-winding 26 jewel mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds hand
Anti-shock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
Vibrations: 4hz / 28,800 vibrations per hour
Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date

Dial
Polished lacquer dial
Dial colour: Black or White
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 BL C1 hands, indexes
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Brushed and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap options
Bracelet, Hybrid black/ red & Hybrid black/ orange, Hybrid black, #tide ocean material® black/ orange and black/ red, Vintage oak camel or Vintage oak black
Strap width: 20mm

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

Specially designed for globetrotters, the C1 Worldglow boasts a map of the world on its dial – divided into segments that correspond to the planet’s time zones – letting you track 24 time zones at once. By night, the C1 Worldglow’s bold application of lume makes it a unique, luminescent and impressive dress watch.

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

Its combination of near-total luminosity, world timer functionality and detailed finishing is a first from Christopher Ward, and a move that establishes them as a trailblazer in the ‘glow’ category.

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

Building on the success of Christopher Ward’s C1 Moonglow – the brand’s best-selling dress watch and its first introduction of ultra-luminosity to the dress watch category – and the Worldtimer series, the C1 Worldglow’s dial is something truly special and is yet another example of Christopher Ward’s innovative approach to dial design.

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow
The dial’s multiple layers showcase a contoured, three-dimensional map of the world. The base layer has been coated in Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 to emit a magical neon-like glow in low light, while the sapphire second layer sits on top and has the oceanic areas of the map printed on the underside: something which looks stunning when the lume comes alive after dark.

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

While luminosity has long been used to tell the time in darkness, the C1 Worldglow’s Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 is painted not just on the hands but on the dial’s intricate world map too – so when ‘charged’, the neon-like glow displays every detail of the dial allowing you to use the watch to its full potential in low light.

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

Its subtly domed, brass outer bezel carries the name of 24 cities/ territories, each corresponding to a different time zone, and using the world timer function is easy – simply align the moveable GMT disc with the bezel.

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

Powering the C1 Worldglow is the JJ03 automatic movement – the third of Christopher Ward’s JJ Calibres and a modified version of the Sellita SW330, one of the watch industry’s most respected automatic GMT calibres. Not only does it provide accurate timing, it also powers the GMT disc that enables you to monitor 24 separate time zones at once.

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

Thanks to the sweeping lines and multiple finishing techniques of Christopher Ward’s signature Light-catcher™ case, the C1 Worldglow is both comfortable on the wrist and easy on the eye. At 43mm, it’s big enough to properly showcase the artistry of the dial while its multi-faceted design keeps it from seeming obtrusive.

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

To pinpoint one time zone, simply turn the crown to move the red ‘city-selector’ wedge to whichever zone you’re after – you can then move it to another location whenever you wish. This looks especially striking in low light thanks to the contrast with the watch’s generous lume.

Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow

The new Christopher Ward C1 Worldglow is available from £1,750 on a strap, or £1,800 on a mesh bracelet.

Technical details

Origin
Swiss made

Movement
42-hour power reserve
Sellita SW330 Self-winding 25 jewel movement with ‘JJ03’ in-house Worldtimer module
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) finished rotor with twin flag engraving
Vibrations – 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing tolerance – +/- 20 seconds per day

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 43.5mm
Height: 11.55mm
Push-down crown with twin flag motif
Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m)
Lug to lug – 51.9mm
Strap width – 22mm

Dial
Black and white worldtimer dial
Sapphire world map with luminous “sea”
Rotating 24-hour sapphire GMT disc
Unique red “radar” marker to highlight chosen timezone
Brushed and polished steel hands
Hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova© SLN C1 X1 BL

Strap
Black Cordovan leather strap with Bader deployant clasp, or Milanese mesh bracelet

Box
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

British watch brand Christopher Ward has partnered with Blue Marine Foundation to launch a limited-edition dive watch that pays tribute to the charity on its 10th anniversary.

Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

The new C60 BLUE dive watch pays tribute to the ocean and the people protecting it for future generations. Designed in collaboration with Blue Marine Foundation – in celebration of the charity’s 10th anniversary – the NEW C60 BLUE has a mesmerising translucent sapphire dial that carries Blue Marine Foundation’s wave symbol and a watch strap made from reclaimed and recycled ocean plastic sourced by TIDE. All profits from this limited-edition watch go to the charity, so wearing it really does feel good in more ways than one.

Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

Joining Christopher Ward’s Trident range of dive watches, the NEW C60 BLUE is a limited edition watch of only 500 pieces, and the brand’s first to combine a sapphire dial with a non-scratch ceramic bezel. It is a perfect companion for customers wanting a watch that reflects their eco-credentials as well as those who simply love the colour and aesthetic of the sapphire dial.

Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

The C60 BLUE is water resistant to 600m which means it works as a professional diving instrument too.

Inspired entirely by the sea, the NEW C60 BLUE is the result of Christopher Ward’s affinity and appreciation for Blue Marine Foundation’s work. The charity, (also known as BLUE), is dedicated to restoring the health of the ocean by addressing over-fishing. In recognition of this, the NEW C60 BLUE’S sapphire dial carries a wave pattern inspired by BLUE’s logo, with a contrasting dark and light blue aesthetic symbolizing the clean water the charity is working to preserve.

Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

Christopher Ward’s support for BLUE began last year when the brand donated five percent of proceeds from the sale of a best-selling watch collection. Now, with the C60 BLUE, Christopher Ward aims to donate more than £200,000 towards its mission to see 30 percent of the world’s ocean under effective protection by 2030.

Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

The eco-credentials of the NEW C60 BLUE are further enhanced not only by its packaging, which is made from 95 percent bio-degradable materials – a first in the luxury watch market – there’s also the eco-friendly strap option created in partnership with TIDE made from reclaimed ocean plastic.

Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

The new C60 BLUE is available now from £895. Customers can also ‘buy now and pay later’ (on all orders over £500) with just one click – simply opt for a six or 12 month repayment plan with 0% interest using PayPal Credit.

Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition

Origin
Swiss made

Movement
Swiss made self-winding mechanical movement
Sellita SW200-1
No of Jewels: 26
Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing Tolerance: – +/- 20 sec p/day
38 hour power reserve
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Anti-shock system

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel case
Size: 40mm
Height: 12.95mm
Lug-to-Lug: 47.46mm
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
Unidirectional zirconia (ZrO²) ceramic bezel
Bezel Colour: Blue ceramic
Unique engraved serial number
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: 60 ATM (600m)

Dial
Sapphire crystal dial with wave pattern and twin-flag matte motif at 12 o’clock
Central hacking seconds
Date calendar
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes

Weight
Case Weight: 83g
Weight inc. Bracelet: 108g

Packaging
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Edition
Limited edition of 500 pieces

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.

Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

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.

Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

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.

Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

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.

Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

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.

Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

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.

Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

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.

Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

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.

Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

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

Origin
Swiss made

Case
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)

Movement
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

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

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

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

Christopher Ward C60 Lympstone

British watchmaker Christopher Ward expands its best-selling Military Collection by adding the new C60 Lympstone watch model. Named after the Royal Marines’ Commando Training Centre at Lympstone in Devon, this new model from the brand’s Ministry of Defence licensed Military Collection in honour of the Royal Marines also marks the collection’s one-year anniversary.

This modern dive and survival watch is designed for action and adventure lovers (of both military and civilian status alike). The watch is forged from steel and carbon – built to withstand the toughest of conditions, on land or at sea. Water resistant to 600m, it is the first Christopher Ward watch to feature a rotating inner-compass bezel.

Christopher Ward C60 Lympstone Military dive watch

In contrast to its best-selling Military Collection predecessors, the NEW C60 Lympstone’s defiantly modern design is based on the new ‘Trident 3’ C60 case – rather than the retro-styled C65 models.

Approved by the Ministry of Defence to carry the Royal Marines official insignia – which is laser-engraved into the caseback – the NEW C60 Lympstone was created in collaboration with the Royal Marine Commandos, to ensure a watch that their recruits would actually wear and use.

Christopher Ward C60 Lympstone Military dive watch

Taking inspiration from tools and equipment used by the Royal Marines, the dial is made from forged carbon – an ultra-tough and ultra-light material (made from chopped carbon fibres and resin) that’s used in military weapons – while tough, breathable and lightweight Cordura®, often employed in military kit or equipment, is used here for the watch strap.

Christopher Ward C60 Lympstone Military dive watch

As well as technical authenticity, the forged carbon also gives the dial a marbled and near-camouflaged look – with contrasting dark and light greys – contributing to the overall ‘stealth’ and tool-like feel of the watch.

Christopher Ward C60 Lympstone Military dive watch

Powered by a COSC-certified version of the Sellita SW200 calibre, the NEW C60 Lympstone ensures timekeeping to within a tolerance of -4/+6 seconds per day. The outer countdown bezel delivers a satisfying 120 clicks per circuit, while the internal-compass bezel makes it just as practical on land, allowing its wearer to orientate themselves using the sun*.

Christopher Ward C60 Lympstone Military dive watch

The marine-grade steel case features two crowns; one for rotating the compass and the other for winding the watch and hands. Its DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating ensures reflections – dangerous in combat – are kept to a minimum, while the Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 filled indexes and hands ensure clarity in low light.

Christopher Ward C60 Lympstone Military dive watch

Despite its high-end construction the NEW C60 Lympstone in Carbon Black is available for £875 on a rubber hybrid strap in black or black and orange, a remarkable price for such an advanced watch.

In addition to the NEW C60 Lympstone, Christopher Ward’s Military Collection includes three other models – each honouring a service within the UK Armed Forces. The C65 Dartmouth, C65 Sandhurst and C65 Cranwell fly the flag for the military academies of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force respectively and each model carries their official insignia. Christopher Ward are one of just five brands approved to make watches bearing the official MOD insignia – available to both the UK Armed Forces and the general public.

*To use the compass, point the hour hand towards the sun’s position in the sky. Then, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, rotate the compass bezel using the crown until the S (South) is halfway between the hour hand and the 12 o’clock position. This can now be used to navigate around, ensuring the hour hand is pointing towards the sun. Simply adjust the S position as time goes on. (For the southern hemisphere, do the exact same but with N (North).

Technical details

Case
Brushed steel case coated in gun metal PVD
Black DLC bezel and caseback
High Definition Royal Marines crest laser-engraved on screw down backplate
Screw-down dual crowns stamped with twin-flag motif
Brushed unidirectional ceramic bezel with Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova®-applied numerals and markers
Unique engraved serial number
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Size: 42mm
Height: 13.8mm
Lug-to-Lug: 49.3mm
Case Weight: 103g
Water Resistance: 60 ATM (600m)

Dial
Forged carbon dial
Rotating inner-compass bezel
Super-LumiNova®-filled hands, inner-bezel markings and indexes
Lume: SLN X1 GL C1
Christopher Ward logo at 12 o’clock

Movement
Sellita SW200 COSC
Swiss made self-winding mechanical chronometer
Power Reserve: 38 hours
No of Jewels: 26
Complication Type: 3 hands
Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing Tolerance: -4/+6 sec p/day
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor

Strap
Size: 22mm

Packaging
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Price
£875

Origin
Swiss Made

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor

The latest creation from British watch brand Christopher Ward pays tribute to one of the most important millstones in the evolution of modern diving watches. As the name suggests, the new C65 watch model revisits Super Compressors, a group of highly water-resistant wristwatches originated in the late 1950s.

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor

These timepieces, now a highly sought after among wristwatch aficionados, feature a special Super Compressor watchcases invented by the legendary Swiss watch case manufacture Ervin Piquerez S.A.

Patented in 1956, the Super Compressor watch cases became an instant success and many Swiss watchmakers including some big brands like IWC, Tissot, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Girard Perregaux used them for manufacturing extremely water-proof wristwatches and diving timepieces.

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor watch

The era between the late 1950s and the early 1970s was the golden period of Super Compressor dive watches. The twin crowns – first on for the time-setting and second one for operating the inner rotating bezel – represent a major design feature of the Super Compressor dive watches.

However, the popularity of Super Compressor watches did not help the Ervin Piquerez S.A. company to survive the 1970s quartz crisis. Ervin Piquerez SA, which was one of the two big watch-case manufactures based in Bassecourt in the canton of Jura in Switzerland, is no more in business today.

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor dive watch

As the Super Compressor styled watches are making a return, Christopher Ward, the first modern UK manufacture to develop an all-new movement in the 21st century, has decided to pay tribute to the iconic family of watches by creation the C65 Super Compressor watch.

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor dive watch

British watch brand Christopher Ward has the ability to produce sport watches which represent both innovation and value for money. To add to its portfolio, inspired by the request of a customer in October 2018, the company has used its resources to revive the Super Compressor case. Most importantly, unlike recent retro reissues from other makers that only look like Super Compressors, the new C65 Super Compressor is a real deal.

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor dive watch
The Super Compressor was a radical design which increased its strength and integrity with depth, becoming even more water-tight, thanks to the technical element which gave it its name. As the diver descended, greater external pressure was exerted on the caseback, further compressing the O-ring gasket. This system ensures impressive water resistant properties for a Super Compressor watch.

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor dive watch

Christopher Ward has “reverse engineered” the design from an original, opting for the most distinctive format, with two crowns, with one for time-setting and winding, the other for the rotating inner bezel. The resultant timepiece is the first new, true Super Compressor-cased watch in nearly a half-century.

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor dive watch

Measuring 41mm in diameter, the C65 Super Compressor proudly displays its Sellita SW200 automatic movement, the sapphire caseback also affording a view of the 300-micron thick compression spring which gives the case its name.

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor caseback

The outer case ring allowing this visibility is coloured orange, a hue which accents the crown for the inner bezel, the triangle at 12 o’clock, the minute hand and the tip of the seconds hand – and is known for providing the greatest legibility under water. The Super-LumiNova® (Grade X1 GL C1) embedded hands and indexes ensure dial visibility in the dark.

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor lume shot

The C65 Super Compressor watch has a water resistance of 150 meters. It comes with an option of leather strap, rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet.

And as expected, the brand maintains an affordable price range: C65 Super Compressor watch costs £895 on a strap or £1,000 with bracelet.

Technical details

Model: C65 Super Compressor

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 13.05mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Screw-down exhibition caseback with aluminium anodised compression ring and divers helmet stamp
Unique engraved serial number
Strap width: 22mm
Lug to lug: 47.12mm
Bezel diameter: 39mm
Screw-down stamped crown with sandblasted lower area and polished top
Screw-down crosshatched crown with anodised aluminium outer ring
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW200
Swiss made
26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Movement Crown: Screw-down (4 o’clock)
Vibrations: 28’800 per hour (4 Hz)
Time tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
Movement diameter: 25.60mm
Movement height: 4.60mm
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor

Dial
Dial colour: Ocean Blue or Black Sand
Internal rotating bezel (120 clicks) with matte white, chamfered edge
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 hands and indexes
Lume: Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1

Box
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

British Watchmaker Christopher Ward Launches A New And Easy To Navigate Digital Flagship

British watchmaker Christopher Ward has launched – in collaboration with both experts and its customers – a new immersive digital flagship that’s incredibly easy to navigate throughout.

Built by Tryzens and powered by Salesforce, the new website is geared towards making each customer visit as intuitive and enjoyable as possible. It’s now easier than ever to configure a watch for instance – change the strap and size on the same page with no back and forth – and whether customers are visiting from a mobile, tablet or desktop the experience is consistently seamless.

Christopher Ward digital flagship

Building on its existing website – which typically saw 45,000 to 100,000 visits weekly across the UK and US – this new and improved version holds a wealth of information (and other content) designed to assist customers in their journey to purchase. Each timepiece has both short and long descriptions – so customers can easily find everything they need to know – which are complemented by beautifully clear photos and video assets.

More than just a digital store, the new site is also home to Loupe – an editorial section (and name of the brand’s inhouse magazine) – which holds in-depth articles on everything from pop culture and sport to pop music and film. There’s also a ‘Find Out’ section which lifts the lid on the more technical elements of watchmaking.

In a seminal year for the brand which saw the new C60 Sapphire watch reach record levels of sales supported by the first ever TV advertising campaign, Christopher Ward’s new and improved online experience represents its largest ever single infrastructure investment.

Mike France, CEO and Co-founder at Christopher Ward says, “The ambitions we have for Christopher Ward requires us, as the world’s leading online-only premium watch brand, to deliver a world-class brand and shopping experience for our customers. Our new site is a huge step towards the achievement of those ambitions.”

Andy Burton, CEO at Tryzens, adds, “Christopher Ward is a great example of a British brand that has been able to deliver a digital experience that truly immerses the customer in the brand story. Now more than ever, it’s important for brands to remain competitive and capture the customer’s imagination – this new offering does exactly that while making it all transactional.”

Please visit the new website at www.christopherward.com

Christopher Ward launches its first-ever TV advertising campaign

British watchmaker Christopher Ward has launched its first-ever TV advertising campaign – a bold and optimistic move in the watch industry, which has otherwise seen event cancellations, launch postponements and production shutdowns in the wake of Covid-19.

Airing across the Sky network including Sky One, Sky Sports, Sky Atlantic and Sky Witness, the new TV (and digital) ads created by the agency Beehive, show that Christopher Ward is not only a brand looking to the future but one that is unafraid to press on with its launch and growth plans in such unprecedented times.

The new ads (being entirely product rather than celebrity focussed) take the viewer on a horological journey through the internal workings of Christopher Ward’s new C60 Sapphire dive watch – bringing to life all its intricate details and components along the way.

This transparency is not limited to what the brand showcases in the TV ad but is also part of the watch design itself – which features a translucent sapphire dial, allowing you to see the mechanical movement within. This is backed with a layer of blue polycarbonate to give the dial its translucent blue glow – expertly combining an eye-catching aesthetic with true horological detail.

The C60 Sapphire’s ‘light-catcher’ case takes its name from the way light bounces off its polished and brushed surfaces and its Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement can be glimpsed through the exhibition caseback – which like the dial is made from sapphire crystal.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire
Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire

Seeing the complexity of the C60 Sapphire close-up, suggests that the challenge of creating an advert mid-lockdown came second to the challenges faced in making the watch. The most difficult of these was creating a dial just 0.6mm thick from pure sapphire crystal, as whilst both strong and durable, sapphire is also extremely fragile to machine. Ensuring water resistance up to 600m and the finish required for a watch dial complicated the process even further.

The launch is perhaps not surprising from a brand that has pioneering co-founders Mike France and Peter Ellis at the helm. Their forward-thinking attitude to growth helps explain how the brand’s first-ever TV appearance has come about.

The ad’s witty voiceover – from British writer, producer and radio presenter John Lloyd – reveals a new tone of voice and strapline – ‘Ingeniously English Unsurprisingly Swiss’ – that humorously plays on Christopher Ward’s ‘Anglo Swiss’ identity.

Mike France, CEO & Co-Founder says: “The C60 Sapphire is arguably our most mesmerisingly beautiful watch ever. Very few watch brands, and certainly none at our price-points, have ever created a watch with a sapphire crystal dial that allows a translucent view into the mechanical movement within, so we are particularly proud of our design and engineering team’s achievement”.

Tim Hollins, Head of Strategy at Beehive says, “In the current situation, making commercials is not easy, so we had to be creative, about being creative. With just a few of us on the shoot, we phoned friends for their camera lenses, lighting and technical equipment and performed the other roles ourselves too”.

The NEW C60 Sapphire is available to buy with a stainless steel bracelet for £895, or with a hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap for £795 – in a choice of blue (as seen in the TV ad) or blue and orange. What’s more, thanks to the ingenious quick-release technology it’s easy to buy both and simply swap between them.

Please visit www.christopherward.co.uk to view the new TV advert.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire

Christopher Ward expands their C60 Trident 3 series with a new model featuring a translucent sapphire dial.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire

The NEW C60 Sapphire takes a key feature from the brand’s C60 Apex Limited Edition – a sapphire dial which showcases more of the watch’s movement and introduces this to a C60 Trident Pro model for the first time.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire

This dive watch expertly combines an eye-catching aesthetic with true horological detail. A layer of blue polycarbonate gives the dial its translucent blue glow.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire

The watch has a 40mm diameter brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel case. It comes fitted with a unidirectional stainless-steel bezel with white and blue Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL hand-filled countdown hour markers, screw-down exhibition case-back with blue crystal, sapphire crystal front glass and screw-down crown stamped with twin-flag motif.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire 1

The NEW C60 Sapphire is equipped with a bespoke Sellita SW200 automatic movement. The watch has a water resistance up to 600m.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire 1

The NEW C60 Sapphire is available to buy with a stainless steel bracelet for £895 or with a hybrid rubber / Cordura® strap for £795 – in a choice of blue or blue and orange.

Christopher Ward NEW C60 Sapphire 1

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel case
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 12.95mm
Unidirectional stainless steel bezel with countdown hour markers
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown stamped with twin-flag motif
Lug to lug: 47.46mm
Strap width: 20mm
Screw-down exhibition case-back with blue crystal
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)

Dial
Blue sapphire dial with twin flags at 12 o’clock
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1-filled hands and indexes
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Movement
Calibre Sellita SW200
Swiss made
26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
38 hour power reserve
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Christopher Ward ‘Colimacone’ finish on rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000

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.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000 swiss made automatic dive watch with second timezone functionThe 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.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000 swiss made automatic dive watch with second timezone function

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.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000 swiss made automatic dive watch with second timezone function

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.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000 swiss made automatic dive watch with second timezone function

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.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000 swiss made automatic dive watch with second timezone function

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.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000 swiss made automatic dive watch with second timezone function

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.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000 swiss made automatic dive watch with second timezone function

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.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000 swiss made automatic dive watch with second timezone function

The new C60 Elite GMT 1000 is available from 1st April 2020 from £1,495.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000 swiss made automatic dive watch with second timezone function

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished Grade 2 titanium case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 16mm
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)

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW330 (COSC)
25 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
42 hour power reserve
Dual-time GMT function
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
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

Strap
Titanium bracelet or hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap
Width: 22mm

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer

The NEW C65 GMT Worldtimer introduces three ‘firsts’ from Christopher Ward. It is the brand’s first watch ever to combine GMT and worldtimer functionality, it’s the first time a worldtimer complication has been introduced to the C65 Trident collection and in an all new black and yellow colour scheme.

Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer watch

Powered by a Swiss-made Sellita SW330 movement – the new C65 GMT Worldtimer has a fourth GMT hand which can be set to track a different time zone read against a 24-hour ring at the edge of the dial.

Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer watch

Its bi-directional worldtimer bezel is constructed from stainless steel and is printed with 24 separate international cities – so by simply aligning your location with your current time you can automatically track other time zones around the world too.

Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer watch

In keeping with the slim elegance of 60s-era dive watches – as celebrated by the C65 Trident Collection – the NEW C65 GMT Worldtimer introduces a tool watch that is as stylish as it is useful.

Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer watch

The new black and yellow aesthetic with printed indexes, slim ‘light-catcher’ case and vintage inspired ‘glass box’ crystal – reminiscent of 60s dive watch design – all of which are underpinned by a screw-down crown, a new technical inclusion to maintain water-resistance during a dive.

Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer watch

The C65 GMT Worldtimer watch comes in a 41mm diameter stainless steel case with brushed and polished finishing. It has a water resistance of 150 meters. Powering this timepiece is Sellita SW330, a 25-jewel self-winding movement with a power reserve of 42 hours.

Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer watch

The new C65 GMT Worldtimer available from £995.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 41mm (42mm bezel)
Height: 12.05mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
Bi-directional steel bezel with printed international cities and brushed steel/black diamond-like carbon (DLC) finishing
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown stamped with twin-flag motif
Black diamond-like carbon (DLC) “Trident” motif screw-down backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW330
25 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
42 hour power reserve
Dual-time GMT function
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Christopher Ward ‘Colimacone’ finish on rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day

Dial
Matte finish dial with twin flags debossed at 12 o’clock
Dial colour: Black
Yellow and white printed 24-hour ring
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1-filled hands and indexes
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand

Strap
Strap width: 22mm

Origin
Swiss made

Retail price
£995

 

 

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

The new Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 from follows the footsteps of the brand’s 300-piece limited edition C60 Trident Elite 1000 – the fastest selling watch that Christopher Ward has ever made.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

The C60 Elite 1000 shares some specifications of the limited edition C60 Trident Elite 1000 watch like 1,000m water resistance and at the same price starting price of £1,250 – but with five significant improvements.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

The movement has been upgraded to the Sellita SW220 COSC – still of chronometer standard, but with a day date function rather than a simple date.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

A lightweight, quick release titanium bracelet is available for the first time – which at just 133g sets a record as the lightest titanium chronometer Christopher Ward has produced.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch caseback view

It’s the first Trident to feature a grade 2 titanium case with exhibition case back and showcases a rotor engraved with Christopher Ward’s ‘twin flags’ – an emblem of the brand’s Anglo-Swiss roots.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

It now comes in two different colours; the original glossy navy blue with orange highlights, plus a new black dial version with subtle red highlights. The ceramic unidirectional bezel has a matte finish on the black version – evoking a more tool like feel – whereas the gloss finish of the blue version looks dressier.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

Alongside the titanium bracelet, there’s also a hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap option in black or navy, either with or without a bright underside in red or orange respectively. Thanks to the quick-release technology it’s easy to buy both and simply swap between them.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

Subtle differences between the two models extend beyond the colours on the dial; both share a glossy lacquer dial with indexes and bezels filled with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 – the best possible lume Christopher Ward could use.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

The Grade 2 level titanium case is lightweight, yet robust. Titanium has numerous properties that make it perfect for a dive watch – it boasts the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element and is renowned for both its lightweight and corrosion-resistant properties. An in-built automatic helium release valve also assists with equalisation during the ascent from a dive.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 Automatic Dive Watch

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished Grade 2 titanium case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 15.4m
Lug to Lug: 49.3mmm
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional matte black or gloss blue zirconia ceramic bezel
Integrated automatic helium release valve
3.8mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 ATM (1000 metres)
Screw-down exhibition caseback with 3.4mm crystal
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre Sellita SW220 (COSC)
26 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
38 hour power reserve
Day date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Polished dial with ‘twin flags’ matte finished at 12 o’clock
Dial colour: Black/Blue
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

Strap
Titanium bracelet or Hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap
Width: 22mm

Weight
77g / 133g on full 21cm bracelet

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward Military Collection

British watch brand Christopher Ward unveils its inaugural Military Collection comprising three models honouring each Service within the UK Armed Forces. With this new series, Christopher Ward has became a proud member of an esteemed line of brands approved to sell watches bearing official UK Armed Forces insignia to the general public.

Christopher Ward’s first Military Collection comprises of the C65 Dartmouth Series 1, named after the Royal Navy’s Dartmouth-based training academy, Britannia Royal Naval College; The C65 Sandhurst Series 1, dedicated to the acclaimed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in Berkshire; and the C65 Cranwell Series 1, which cites the world’s first air academy, Royal Air Force College Cranwell.

Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst Series 1
Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst Series 1

Featuring the C65 Dartmouth, C65 Sandhurst and C65 Cranwell, each design is influenced by post-war military watches commissioned for the UK Armed Forces in the second half of the 20th Century and is named after the training academy of each of the three Services.

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1
Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1

Incorporating the vintage DNA of Christopher Ward’s Tridents and chronometer-certified movements, each design bears Christopher Ward’s C65 ‘light-catcher’ case and detailed, Heraldic badge-engraved backplates.

Christopher Ward C65 Cranwell Series 1
Christopher Ward C65 Cranwell Series 1

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1 (Navy)

Named after the Royal Navy’s Dartmouth-based training academy, Britannia Royal Naval College, the C65 Dartmouth Series 1 by Christopher Ward pays homage to the Naval Service.

The design is inspired by the Omega Seamaster 300 ‘Big Triangle’- a Ministry of Defence-commissioned piece initially known as the Royal Navy 0552 that launched in 1967.

The Dartmouth inherits an aesthetic and features indicative of that iconic period, with the most obvious connection the ‘wedge’ index present at 12 o’clock. This wedge, along with the remainder of its tapering indexes, have been raised, polished and filled with white T-C1 Super-LumiNova®; printed markers are present around the minuterie.

The unidirectional and lumed aluminium bezel features the blue and white colour scheme of the Dartmouth’s dial, complete with another triangle and Arabic numerals, whilst the backplate is engraved with Royal Navy Naval crown insignia.

Featuring the C65 collection’s 41mm ‘light-catcher’ case, which blends brushed and polished surfaces with lines that arc towards a central ‘waist’, the C65 Dartmouth recalls the lithe diver watches worn 50 years ago – complete with glass box crystal and 150m water resistance.

The new C65 Dartmouth Series 1 is available on three quick-release strap options including a premium quality canvas webbing strap with Christopher Ward buckle, a marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp, vintage oak leather strap with buckle, and Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap with Christopher Ward buckle.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 11.55mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
High Definition Royal Navy Naval crown insignia screw-down backplate
Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
Unidirectional aluminium bezel with TC-1 SuperLumiNova®-applied numerals and markers
Glass box” sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW200 COSC
26 jewel self-winding mechanical chronometer
38 hour power reserve
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on movement
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Matte finish dial
Dial colour: Blue
Christopher Ward logo at 12 o’clock
TC-1 SuperLumiNova®-filled hands, inverted ‘wedge’ and tapering indexes
Distinctive arrow-shaped seconds hand

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C65 Sandhurst Series 1 (Army)

A watch indebted to the rough-and-ready ground operations of the British Army; the C65 Sandhurst Series 1 takes its name from the acclaimed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in Berkshire.

The C65 Sandhurst is inspired by the design and legibility of the Smiths W10, a 35mm watch issued to the British Army in 1967 designed for speed of use during operations.

Using a textured black dial as its foundation, Arabic numerals printed with white TC-1 Super-LumiNova® sit within a printed outer white minute track.

Old Radium Super-LumiNova® has been applied to rectangular indexes located at each quarter hour interval, along with five minute-positioned dots and an additional triangle at 12 o’clock.

The Heraldic badge of the British Army has been intricately engraved into the Sandhurst’s backplate, while the omission of a bezel mimics the look of the Smiths W10.

The design also features a push-in crown engraved with Christopher Ward’s twin flag emblem. Its brushed stainless-steel case uses Christopher Ward’s signature ‘light-catcher’ design, while the omission of a bezel re-creates the look of the W10.

The new C65 Sandhurst Series 1 is available on three quick-release strap options including a vintage finish camel coloured leather strap with hand-sewn whip stitch, a marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp, and premium-quality canvas webbing strap with Christopher Ward buckle.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 38mm
Height: 11.6mm
Lug to Lug: 45.3mm
High Definition British Army Heraldic badge screw-down backplate
Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 COSC
26 jewel self-winding mechanical chronometer
38 hour power reserve
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on movement
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Matte finish dial
Dial colour: Black
Christopher Ward logo at 12 o’clock
Old Radium Super-LumiNova®-filled indexes and baton-shaped hands
TC-1 Super-LumiNova-applied Arabic numerals
Printed outer minute track
White seconds hand with red tip

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C65 Cranwell Series 1 (RAF)

Citing the world’s first air academy, Royal Air Force College Cranwell, as its namesake, the C65 Cranwell shares elements with two classic models from the mid-20th century: the Jaeger-LeCoultre Mark XI and IWC Mark XI, specification 6B/346.

Released in 1949, both were commissioned by the UK’s Ministry of Defence following the Second World War to help RAF pilots improve accuracy during their operations.

Whilst taking aesthetic inspiration from the two watches before it, the C65 Cranwell Series 1 has been updated to reflect the best of today’s technical standards.

Bestowing a military feel, the Cranwell has replaced conventional 12-hour numerals with white Super-LumiNova®-coated minute numerals, ensuring excellent levels of visibility. Old Radium has also been applied to indexes every quarter hour and a triangle at 12 o’clock.

A graceful 41mm ‘light-catcher’ case provides scope for the distinctive decoration of its backplate, where the Royal Air Force’s iconic Heraldic badge takes pride of place.

The level of detail of its deep-stamped backplate is equalled across the remainder of the case, where brushed and polished facets are emphasised by delicately contouring lines that run from its central ‘waist’ section down to its gently inclining lugs.

The new C65 Cranwell Series 1 is available on three quick-release strap options including a marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp, a premium quality canvas webbing strap and a vintage finish leather strap with hand-sewn whip stitch.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 11.55mm
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
High Definition RAF Heraldic badge screw-down backplate
Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
“Glass box” sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 COSC
26 jewel self-winding mechanical chronometer
38 hour power reserve
Christopher Ward ‘Colimacone’ finish on movement
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day

Dial
Matte finish dial
Dial colour: Black
Christopher Ward logo at 12 o’clock
T-C1 Super-LumiNova®-printed Arabic numerals
Old Radium-filled hands, triangle and quarterly indexes
White needle-shaped seconds hand

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition

To mark fifth anniversary of its in-house developed Calibre SH21, luxury watch maker Christopher Ward has created the 100-piece C60 Apex limited edition diving watch.

Five years on from the initial release of Calibre SH21, CW’s in-house movement complete with 120 hour power reserve, the intricate craftsmanship and engineering revealed through the C60 Apex Limited Edition’s skeletonised front and back represents the pinnacle of the brand’s horological prowess today.

The first and only commercially viable movement created by a British watch brand in 50 years, Calibre SH21’s twin barrel construction providing 120 hours of timekeeping when fully wound. Every SH21 has also been certified by COSC, meaning not only a timing tolerance of just -4/+6 seconds per day, but each sits within the top 6% of all Swiss-made watches for accuracy.

Water-resistant to 300m even with the presence of an exhibition caseback, Christopher Ward teamed up with Swiss skeleton watch specialists Armin Strom to help showcase as much of Calibre SH21 as possible. Most prominent is a hollowed-out aluminium and tungsten rotor, finished in orange, along with a skeletonised bridge that reveals the engineering at work inside.

The same approach has been applied to the C60 Apex’s front: SH21’s exposed hour wheel has received a circular brushed finish, with other sections cutaway for optimum effect. But it’s the power reserve indicator residing at nine o’clock that will grab the wearer’s attention most; an orange indicator hand rests upon a 3D bridge, with polished screws securing it against a ring around the edge of the dial. Sporting a powerful navy blue, orange and steel colour palette, the C60 Apex is a blend of colour, texture and depth.

Located on the side of its sleek and sophisticated ‘light-catcher’ case, a helium release valve reinforces the C60 Apex as a diving tool to be relied upon. X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® – the best possible lume Christopher Ward could source – has then been applied to the C60 Apex’s multi-faceted hands and indexes, along with the markings and numerals found on its unidirectional ZrO² ceramic countdown bezel, allowing it to be read in the darkest of seas.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 16.35mm
Lug to Lug: 54mm
Unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel
Integrated automatic helium release valve
Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 ATM (300 metres)
Exhibition backplate with unique engraved serial number

Movement
Calibre SH21
Self-winding chronometer with power reserve complication and date display
35 jewels
120-hour power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 per hour
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Skeletonised bridge and decorated barrels, with anodised aluminium and tungsten rotor

Functions
Hour, minute, central seconds, date

Dial
Semi-open dial with circular brushed Ruthenium ring, engraved Ruthenium plate and orange anodised aluminium bridge
Bevelled blue outer ring with white minute markers
Blue power reserve indicator ring with orange numerals and circular brushed rhodium outer ring
Altimeter-inspired date wheel
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 GL C1 hands, indexes and bezel
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Sandblasted and polished hands
Signature Trident counterbalance on seconds hand

Strap
Width: 22mm

Edition
Limited Edition of 100 pieces

Origin
Swiss made

Price
£3,495

BGF Invests £6.25m in Christopher Ward

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested £6.25m into Christopher Ward, the Maidenhead-based premium British watch brand, to accelerate growth.

Founded in 2005 by Mike France, Chris Ward and Peter Ellis, Christopher Ward has grown to become the UK’s leading direct-to-consumer watch brand, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Christopher Ward creates high-quality timepieces that combine British style and innovation with Swiss watchmaking skills. The brand specialises in mechanical and quartz watches, that are designed in the UK and manufactured in the home of horology, Biel, Switzerland. The brand is a leading innovator in the British watch industry and this year marks the fifth anniversary of the creation of the brand’s own in-house Swiss-made movement, Calibre SH21. Christopher Ward’s current watch collection includes dress, dive, aviation and motorsport watches, as well as a collaborative collection with British car maker Morgan.

Christopher Ward C1 Moonglow

With a head office in Maidenhead and a workshop in Biel, Switzerland, the business now employs 45 people, processing 22,000 orders per year and generating sales of £10.5m.

The £6.25m investment from BGF will support Christopher Ward’s long-term growth strategy, providing the capital and resource to expand the watchmaker’s market presence and product lines.

Mike France, CEO and co-founder of Christopher Ward, said: “Our raison d’etre at Christopher Ward, the reason we get out of bed every morning, is to work towards giving as many people as possible the opportunity to experience the visceral pleasure of owning a finely-crafted, hand built premium watch.

“We’ve made great progress in fourteen years, establishing really solid foundations and feel the time is now right to “spread the Ward” to even more people worldwide.

“The team at BGF understood this, are as excited as we are about creating a truly great brand and business and we are delighted to have them as our partner for the next phase of the journey.”

James Austin, an investor at BGF who will join the board of Christopher Ward, said: “We’re really pleased to be joining the team at Christopher Ward, a fantastic example of great British entrepreneurialism, becoming a truly credible player in the luxury watch market over the last decade. With a simple mission and a focus on producing quality products at fair prices, it has developed a strong track record and reputation among its loyal and growing customer base.

“We’re looking forward to working with an experienced team to build Christopher Ward into a globally recognised brand. The South East of England is teeming with ambitious businesses like this and we’re excited to welcome another company from the region into the BGF portfolio.”

The investment was led for BGF by James Austin, Daniel Tapson and Elliot Vickerstaff.

Christopher Ward C1 Moonglow

The new C1 Moonglow watch from Christopher Ward marks 50 years since mankind’s greatest exploratory achievement. Launched on 27th June, the C1 Moonglow from Christopher Ward builds upon the traditional horological moonphase complication to create a modern timepiece that uses Callibre JJ04, an in-house modification accurate to a day every 128 years.

Unlike some moonphase complications that transition once per day, JJ04 offers a more dynamic approach. Using the ETA 2836-2 as a base, the date wheel, along with its spring-loading assembly, have been stripped out and replaced by four further wheels to drive the moon disc, with two more required for the setting mechanism.

The result is a smooth perpetual action that sees the moon arc gracefully across the dial, which is decorated to mimic a star-filled night sky. If kept wound, Calibre JJ04 will remain accurate to a day every 128 years.

The innovative new timepiece features two eye-catching 3D moons on the dial, both of which are coated with Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® that emits an otherworldly ‘moonglow’.

Positioned opposite from one another, the two 3D moons will perpetually rotate thanks to Calibre JJ04, which allows the wearer to read the phase of one moon on their timepiece through an aperture at 12 o’clock while the other is clouded from view beneath smoked glass.

Another impressive technical feature exists around the outside of the Moonglow’s dial. In place of a conventional date window, a rotating ring has been coated with Grade X1 GL C1 SuperLumiNova®, aside from one individual non-lumed section in red which aligns with the current date on a lumed outer date ring. This new additional modification allows the wearer to read the date as well as the time during night or day.

Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® is also applied to the hands and Arabic numerals of the C1 Moonglow, ensuring that it is undoubtedly one of the brightest watches Christopher Ward has ever made, giving it an enchanting character.

Matching the Moonglow’s muted dial, the Calibre JJ04 rotor has a black diamond-like carbon finish as well as being engraved with Christopher Ward’s twin flag pattern.

The new C1 Moonglow is priced at £1,695.  Available to purchase from 27th June 2019.

Technical details

Case
Brushed and polished marine-grade (316L) stainless steel case
Diameter: 40.5mm
Height: 12.35mm
Lug to lug: 48.55mm
Push-down crown with twin flag motif
Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
Exhibition backplate with unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30 metres)

Dial
Polished and smoked finish dial
3D stamped luminescent Moonphase disc visible through unique wide and curved aperture
Raised and polished indexes
Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 GL C1 moons, hands, indexes, numerals and outer date ring
Brushed, polished and curved steel hands

Movement
Self-winding 25 jewel ETA 2836 movement with ‘JJ04’ in-house Moonphase module
38-hour power reserve
Lumed date ring with shaded section
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) finished rotor with twin-flag engraving
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -10/+20 seconds per day

Strap
Width: 20mm

Origin
Swiss made

Christopher Ward Announce Partnership with UK Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has named Anglo-Swiss watchmaker Christopher Ward as one of five brands approved to use official UK Armed Forces insignia on watches sold to the general public.

Christopher Ward, headquartered in Maidenhead Berkshire, designs in the UK and makes its watches in its own atelier in Biel, Switzerland. Combining the best of British design with the precision of Swiss manufacture allows the ecommerce-only brand to deliver premium quality mechanical and quartz watches at excellent value. Already the largest British mechanical watch brand by volume, the new partnership with the UK Armed Forces marks a milestone in the brand’s fast-growth trajectory over its short, 15-year history.

The Official License Agreement makes Christopher Ward one of just five brands approved to make watches bearing the official MOD insignia for sale to the UK Armed Forces as well as the general public.

Working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and taking inspiration from military design cues both in watches and in the field, Christopher Ward’s first publicly-available collection of UK Armed Forces watches – which has been inspired by iconic British military watches from the post-war period, will be available from October/November 2019. Each of the three Services will have a uniquely designed watch carrying its official insignia and will be available exclusively on the Christopher Ward website.

Christopher Ward has been selected based on its British heritage, enthusiasm for the MOD and ability to deliver quality watches between the £500 and £1000 price-points.

Christopher Ward’s 10-year history of making private, bespoke short runs for individual units within the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force testifies to the trusted quality, affordability and accessibility of its collections.

Christopher Ward Trident 3 Collection – The C60 Trident Pro 600, the C60 Trident GMT 600 and the C60 Trident Titanium Elite 1000

Redesigned and upgraded, the new Trident 3 collection celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Christopher Ward’s iconic Trident dive watch series. On 1st May 2019, Christopher Ward launched three all-new Trident 3s: the C60 Trident Pro 600, the C60 Trident GMT 600 and the C60 Trident Titanium Elite 1000. The new Trident 3 collection elevates the series through distinctive design, exceptional quality materials and keen detailing. The evolution from Mk 2 to Mk 3 is demonstrated in every detail of the new collection.

Special Features

Detailed and Distinctive Hands: The new Trident 3 collection features a bold and directional triangular hour hand, with hand-brushed and polished facets, created to within extremely small tolerances, to increase legibility in low light conditions.

New Sizes: The new C60 Trident Pro 600 will be available in 38mm and 42mm (slightly reduced in diameter from the Mk 2’s 43mm width) and will also debut a new 40mm size in its black dial, black bezel configuration.

Bezel Clicks: Trident 3’s enhanced quality can be felt and heard as well as seen. The CW Product Design team checked the action and ‘click’ of every dive watch bezel on the market and used their insights to work closely with the brand’s engineers and case manufacturer, ensuring that the Mk 3’s bezel would have a more satisfying, responsive click.

Polished Dial: Trident 3 uses a high contrast, smooth polished dial in place of the guilloche wave patterned dial of the Trident 2 series. A small but clever tweak, this improvement significantly enhances legibility.

‘Light-Catcher’ Case: The case for the Trident 3 collection has been completely transformed using Christopher Ward’s signature ‘light -catcher’ lines with multiple brushed and polished facets, creating a slimmer profile with clean sides that play on light.

Re-Engineered Crown: The internal threading of the crown has been enhanced so that winding and engaging Trident 3’s functions is delightfully smooth.

Quick-release steel bracelet: Trident 3 will be available on a redesigned fully-brushed stainless steel bracelet, which for the very first time features a quick-release mechanism first introduced on the brand’s range of leather straps.

Hybrid Strap: Trident 3 also sees the launch of a new Hybrid sport strap, crafted from fully waterproof Cordura® and premium FKM rubber.

Trident Emblem: The signature trident counterbalance and deep-stamped backplate have been updated with a newly-designed trident emblem, which is masculine and more aggressive looking than before. The Mk 3’s backplate has also been redesigned with a diving regulator-inspired opening mechanism.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600

The new C60 Trident Pro 600 is a direct update of Christopher Ward’s long-time best selling watch. Combining modern looks with the robust levels of build quality that’ll see it water resistant to depths of 600m, the new Pro 600 builds upon an already classic foundation by introducing a host of new features.

Now utilising the series’ new design, the Pro 600’s marine -grade stainless steel case protects a Swiss-made Sellita SW200 movement. As well as technical upgrades, the Pro 600’s dial has also undergone a facelift, with Christopher Ward’s twin flag logo at 12 o’clock.

To increase legibility, the guilloche dial of old has been replaced by a polished finish, while its indexes now use faceted and polished detailing.

The new C60 Trident Pro 600 will be available in 38mm and 42mm and will also debut a new 40mm size in its black dial, black bezel configuration.

Technical details

Origin: Swiss made
Movement: Sellita SW200, Self-winding mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Marine-grade, stainless steel case
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional, polished ceramic bezel filled with SuperLumiNova®
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Black or blue polished dial
Diamond polished and SuperLumiNova® filled indexes and hands (SuperLumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1)
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet or hybrid rubber strap both with quick release mechanism
Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)
Price: From £695

Christopher Ward C60 Trident GMT 600

A watch for divers and travellers alike, the new GMT shares many of the same features as the C60 Trident Pro 600, such as its water resistance to depths of 600m, and the ETA 2893-2 automatic movement allows its wearer to monitor the time in up to three zones at once when used in combination with the strikingly coloured GMT hand and 24-hour unidirectional full-lume bezel.

The predecessor to the new C60 Trident GMT 600 featured a hybrid bezel that incorporated both a countdown track for its first 15 minutes and 24-hour numerals for the remainder.

The new Trident 3 version dispenses with the countdown track, instead offering a full 24-hour GMT bezel, with numerals filled with Grade X1 GL C1 SuperLumiNova®.

Like the other timepieces in the Trident 3 series, the GMT also comes complete with Christopher Ward’s signature twin flag logo stamped onto the crown.

Technical details

Origin: Swiss made
ETA 2893, Self-winding mechanical movement
42-hour power reserve
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour; Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
Date calendar
Anti-shock system
Marine-grade, stainless steel case
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional, polished ceramic bezel filled with SuperLumiNova®
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Black or blue polished dial
Diamond polished and SuperLumiNova® filled indexes and hands (SuperLumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1)
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet or hybrid rubber strap both with quick release mechanism
Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)
Price: From £895

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000 Limited Edition

Launching with a 300-piece limited edition of blue with orange, the C60 Trident Elite 1000’s case design has been crafted from type 2 titanium and features a helium release valve.

Famed for its anti-corrosive qualities and possessing the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element, it’s the perfect fit for a dive watch – in this case, one that despite its slender weight remains water-resistant down to an impressive depth of 1000m.

Inside, a chronometer-certified Sellita SW200 movement supplies world-class levels of timekeeping, ensuring the C60 Trident Elite 1000 is a dive watch as aesthetically stunning as it is technically brilliant.

Technical details

Edition: Limited edition of 300 pieces
Origin: Swiss made
Movement: Sellita SW200 (COSC), Self-winding mechanical chronometer movement
38-hour power reserve
Date calendar
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour; Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Anti-shock system
Titanium Grade 2 case
Helium-release valve
Embossed screw-in crown
Unidirectional, polished ceramic bezel filled with SuperLumiNova®
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Blue polished dial
Diamond polished and SuperLumiNova® filled indexes and hands (SuperLumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1)
Signature Trident counter-balance
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet or hybrid rubber strap both with quick release mechanism
Water resistance: 100 ATM (1000 metres)
Price: From £1250

Christopher Ward C65 Trident GMT, New Colours

Christopher Ward has launched two new colours for the best-selling C65 Trident GMT watch.

Taking the bold ’60s look introduced by the C65 Trident Diver, the Trident GMT then infuses it with the rugged spirit of the initial GMT watches created for the transatlantic Pan Am pilots of that very same era.

The GMT also features the same brushed and polished 41mm case, 150m water resistance and deep-stamped Trident backplate, but adopts further technical and visual refinements.

Baton indexes at 12 and 6 have replaced the Arabic numerals of the earlier C65, while the removal of millisecond markers on its black dial supply a stripped back feel; a date window has also been added at 3 o’clock. And thanks to the Swiss-made Sellita SW330 – a GMT movement only 4.1mm high – the C65 Trident GMT measures in at a sleek 12.05mm.