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    Design suggestions for CW watches

    C65 SS with small seconds dial.
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    Design suggestions for CW watches

    Combining the best of the C60 and C65 in Bahama Yellow. Vintage C65 with vintage word mark
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  6. Watch design trends are not particularly fast moving – or they usually aren’t. The renewed interest in mechanical calibres is decades old. And the desire for smaller watch cases is at least fve or six years old, with 40/41mm the current sweet spot – far larger than vintage watches of the ’50s and ’60s, of course, but tiny compared to the behemoths of the last couple of decades. Both of these – as well as smaller micro trends, like blue dials or three hand faces – are all part of a larger trend, however, one that says ‘away with the bling’ and concentrates on more of a back-to-basics, honest craftsmanship type approach. These days watchmaking – like much of the wider culture – seems obsessed with the authentic, the analogue and the ruggedly individual, and over the last half-decade, in particular, this has manifested itself in two new ways. One is the fresh enthusiasm for retro, vintage-style design, and the other is the seemingly unstoppable march of bronze. “When we launched our frst bronze cased watch last year, it was a version of our best-selling C60 Trident,” says CW co-founder Mike France. “And though we hoped and believed it would do quite well, it was really something of an interesting experiment. We were totally unprepared, certainly, for just how quickly it took off. And if bronze was hot back then, it’s become even hotter since. The use of bronze for watch cases is a trend that shows no signs of stopping any time soon – or even of slowing down.” Bronze is, of course, an alloy of copper and tin – usually around 12% tin, occasionally with small amounts of other metals (from aluminium to zinc, nickel to manganese) mixed in. It was frst created six or seven thousand years ago, gave its name to The Bronze Age in the Near East (and, later, Europe) in the three millennia before Christ, and has been used for statues and weapons, mirrors and coins, music instruments and ship fttings. Until very recently, though, it was never used for watches. Part of the reason, of course, is to do with its intrinsic qualities. It’s a little more brittle than stainless steel, and a little heavier, but the main difference is that it rapidly takes on a vintage-like matte patina on exposure to moisture (not necessarily buckets of water, but just the stuff it absorbs from the atmosphere and your skin). This protects it from corroding beautifully – hence its use on ship propellors and the like – but gives each example a unique, ever-changing mottled appearance over time. This was a look that held little appeal to many in the past, but seems thrillingly personal, old-school and honest now. The frst bronze luxury watch is generally considered to be Gérald Genta’s Gefca of 1988, and it took a while for the idea to catch on. Initially its use was limited to expensive, low-run models from the more risk-taking and smaller-scale end of the luxury watch spectrum, but over the last couple of years – and particularly with the launch of what’s rapidly growing into an extensive Christopher Ward Bronze Collection – things have been changing at quite a pace. “Bronze watches are a perfect example of the low key, keeping-it-real aesthetic so many of us embrace these days,” Mike says. “And the way they develop a patina with age is endlessly fascinating. It gives them an individual edge few things can match. People tell us that their bronze Tridents have become their most treasured watches, and a big reason why is that your watch becomes unique to you.” With the immediate success of the frst bronze Tridents, then, Christopher Ward wasted no time in widening the range to four. That the bronze case should now be made in both Trident sizes – the regular, fairly large 43mm case and the more modest and versatile 38mm – was something of a no-brainer, but then came a rather more radical thought. Why not offer each of these in two versions? One would be ‘raw’, with the bronze unmarked and untouched, ready to develop its own unique patina on the owner’s wrist, and the other would be pre-patinated, so the wearer wouldn’t have to wait weeks or months to enjoy the full extent of bronze’s unique oxidising properties. “Achieving this meant experimenting endlessly with the properties of bronze,” says senior designer Adrian Buchmann, “but we eventually came up with a new process to oxidise the surface at high speed, quickly ageing the copper in the metal to bring out the blackness. We experimented with pre-aging the cases before constructing the watches, and how long we should pre-age them for – it was all a bit of an adventure – until we arrived at the process that seemed best. We now force-age the complete watch – so the matching buckle enjoys the same process, and it’s only the exterior of the bronze case that starts to oxidise, not the inner surfaces – and we only do it long enough to get the process going, not so much that it goes very dark and doesn’t allow the owner to add their own patina through use.” Though how quickly a bronze watch case will change colour depends very much on your skin type and where you live – hot, humid Singapore versus cold, dry Norway, say – these watches now come to their owners with something like four months worth of wear already ‘built in’. “Right now we’re probably selling around 30% of our bronze watches patinated, and the rest in their raw, untouched state,” Mike says. “And the plan is to offer both options with every bronze watch we sell from now on.” The C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600s are an open series, but their success has seen Christopher Ward start to offer a number of additional new bronze models, all dive watches of one type or another, and all on limited edition runs. “Even so,” says Mike, “we now offer perhaps the widest, most cohesive Bronze Collection available anywhere, with additional models being considered all the time.” Next up, for instance, is the striking C60 Trident Bronze Ombré COSC Limited Edition, which answers a new question that few had thought about before bronze became so popular. With the case developing such an interesting patina, a striking contrast between that and the pristine face beneath the sapphire crystal starts to develop. For many that’s interesting and enjoyable, but what if you wanted a watch where the collar and cuffs match, so to speak, and the face has the same aged look as the rest of the case? The answer is the Ombré COSC LE, which achieves its more unifed feel through a specially made dial, which is painted and then hand scratched – so no two are the same, just as no two cases will be – and gives you perhaps the ultimate in bronze individuality. “We’re bringing the outside inside, if you like,” says Adrian, “and it took quite a bit of experimentation to get to the perfect solution for this. The results, though, are extremely striking – while remaining resolutely anti-bling. In fact, this is perhaps the most individual watch of all, as both your dial and your case are unique. Only a handful of watch brands – Zenith and Anonimo spring to mind – have experimented with anything similar, so you’re almost certain to never see another watch like this.” But that’s not all. Already available are a couple of other bronze models too. The C60 Trident Bronze GMT 600 Limited Edition runs an ETA 2893-2 movement, and marks the frst time we’ve seen a GMT complication in a bronze watch case. Interest in this particular watch is sky high, we’re told, and it looks likely to be another that will sell out rather quickly. “It’s particularly good looking, with the GMT hand in a nice light blue, which contrasts brilliantly with the bronze,” says Adrian. “It looks great on a leather or canvas strap, and comes in at £995, great value for a GMT.” And then there’s the last of the Bronze Collection so far, the C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition. This one’s been so popular, every one of the 150 made has already been snapped up, so finding one will be like hunting for hen’s teeth. “This is a very special watch, with a special look – not just the bronze case, but the fact that it has a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, unique amongst C65s,” says Mike. “It’s also the first C65 Trident Diver to run our in-house SH21 movement. Even so, though, we were surprised it sold out quite as quickly as it did. I suppose that, in retrospect, the triple whammy of the bronze case, the winning C65 aesthetic and it being a limited edition should have given us a clue!” So what is the future for bronze watches? Interest is still on the up, it seems, and part of the appeal is that this metal looks so different to anything else, and yet – unlike gold or platinum, or even something like ceramic – doesn’t cost too much more than regular stainless steel. Plus, of course, it suits today’s authentic vibe brilliantly. “We’re always interested in new case materials,” says Mike, “but not since titanium has anything seemed to work this well for watches. In fact, I think bronze has an even wider appeal.” It must have some sort of downside, though, surely…? “Only that it seems to suit the more rugged, outdoorsy watches best. That’s why it works so well on Tridents, and why we haven’t yet attempted a bronze dress watch. For one thing, it would risk making your white dress shirt cuffs go green.” A minor issue, then, and easily fixed by a wardrobe of dark-coloured shirts. And anyway, small idiosyncrasies are all part of the appeal of bronze. These are not watches designed to be all things to all men – far from it – but instead to have a striking, unusual, inherently casual and highly personal allure. A bronze Trident – whatever the model – is a Trident that’s unique to you. Source: Loupe Magazine - Issue 11 - Winter 2018
  7. The C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer marks the moment Christopher Ward ‘completes the set’ of premium dress watch models using the dynamic C1 case; it also offers some of the greatest value in the wristwatch world. In the frst issue of Loupe we ran a piece on the C9 Worldtimer, which saw the frst – and, to date, only – use of the JJ03 Worldtimer module, developed by master watchmaker Johannes Jahnke to work with an ETA 2893 movement. It was a striking piece, and amazing value, but not a conventional watch. Well, now JJ03 is back, powering that watch’s replacement, the C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer. This is the last of the company’s premium dress watches to move from the old C9 case to the 43mm version of the more sophisticated C1 Grand Malvern case – but the innovations don’t end there. “We called the old C9 model a ‘Worldtimer’, but it was really more of an unusual, innovative, but – to many people – slightly hard-to-use GMT watch,” says company co-founder Mike France. “A GMT watch gives you the time in two zones simultaneously, but a true Worldtimer lets you see what time it is everywhere in the world at once. And this new watch is very much a Worldtimer.” On the old one, if you remember, the top of the dial displayed airport codes rather than full city names – LHR for London Heathrow, for instance – which corresponded to red dots on the world map in the centre of the dial. The hour hand was set to 24-hour mode too, meaning it went around the dial once a day, rather than the traditional twice. On the new watch, however, the cities disc features the full names, the map in the centre has changed to a projection centred on the North Pole – and the hour hand works the traditional way, on a easier to comprehend 12-hour cycle. An orange ‘city indicator’ on the dial makes it easy to pick out a favoured time zone – Paris, say – wherever you are in the world. Worldtimers are, by their nature, ‘busy’ watches, cramming lots of information into a small space. The basic idea is that you can see at a glance the time – and, indeed, day or night status – in each of the world’s 24 major, whole-hour time zones. There are two rings on the outside of the dial: a 24- hour ring with the numbers 1-24 on it, their colouring indicating daylight or nocturnal hours, and a wider cities ring on the very edge of the dial, each city representing one of the 24 main time zones. Use of the worldtimer function is straightforward: line your local time up against your current city using the 24-hour GMT ring, and you can see what time it is anywhere else in the world within the same glance.. Although affordable Worldtimers are a relatively recent proposition, the concept has been around for ages. Take the ‘World Time’ Bonbonnière, for instance. It was made in about 1790, is attributed to Pierre Morand, and has the names of 53 different locations engraved around a 24-hour dial. It was in the early 1930s, though, nearly half a century after Greenwich (London) was established as the prime meridian of the world’s 24 main time zones (and when air travel was becoming established), that Swiss watchmaker Louis Cottier created the frst mechanism to display them all on a single dial. He’d eventually help many of the major brands of the time develop Worldtimers, such as Vacheron Constantin, which, by the end of the ’30s, had produced the frst Worldtimer as a pocket watch, and Patek Philippe, which created the frst Worldtimer wristwatch. Not so long ago, the only Worldtimers you could buy were incredibly expensive watches, created by just a handful of the very high end brands, but in recent years an increasing number of companies have introduced their versions of these watches. £5,000 is considered remarkable value for any watch offering this functionality, yet the C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer combines an in-house complication with attractive design, great legibility, and topnotch detailing, all at a ffth of the price. That this elegant watch, more usable than its predecessor, can be had for under £1,000 makes it 2018’s biggest steal. The C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer is launched in early November, £995
  8. Frank Wulfers

    Oris Artix GT Day Date Black

    Ref number: 735-7662-4424
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  10. Frank Wulfers

    Discount promo codes for Christopher Ward watches

    Spend £500+ --> £100 off: 100XMAS18 Spend US$ 625+ --> US$ 125 off: 125XMAS18 Spend CA$ ?+ --> CA$ 170 off: 170XMAS18 Spend EUR ?+ --> €120.00 off: 120XMAS18 Valid from 01 November to 24 December 24 2018
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    Clearance sale

    See some new additions in the Clearance section on the CW website? Please post them in this thread. Subscribe to the thread to get automatic updates by email. Some new additions for Nearly New: https://www.christopherward.com/events/summer-clearance/nearly-new3
  12. From the November issue of Loupe: Two glorious new iterations of the smash hit C65 Collection are coming our way early next year… The first C65 Trident Divers were all hand-wound watches, and now here’s an automatic take on the theme. But wait! There’s more to this new version than that, for along with the new movement comes a new dial design too… Due early spring. The classic so-called ‘Pepsi’ colour combination for dive watches, with a bezel rendered half in red and half in blue, gets a fresh outing with this new variation on the C65 design. Made popular by one of the great watch icons, Rolex’s celebrated GMT-Master, it features carefully selected muted red and blue bezel colours and the C65 GMT design, making this watch far more than a simple homage. The first red-and-blue GMT-Master was launched in 1954, but the new version seen at Baselworld 2018 was one of the hits of the show; may we suggest that the C65 ‘Pepsi’ might just be one of the hits of 2019 too? Due early spring.
  13. £730 - £795 Celebrated for its anti-corrosive qualities and exceptional performance in a variety of conditions, using 316L stainless steel is a natural choice for many watchmakers. As a tribute, the bezel of this limited edition Trident – of which 316 were made, obviously – is made from this indefatigable marine-grade alloy. Description Without a doubt, the C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition will make an immediate impression. Our most extravagant looking Trident yet, its unidirectional bezel – constructed from the 316L alloy that gives the watch its name – contrasts beautifully against the vivid orange hue of its matte dial. Matching its flamboyant visuals with outstanding technicality, the 316L has the high-end specifications and robust build quality you’d expect of a Trident. Like the bezel, its 43mm case is made of marine-grade stainless steel, while also being water-resistant to a depth of 600m. Other hallmarks of our best selling dive range – the Trident on the seconds hand counterbalance, and deep-stamped into its backplate – make their customary appearance. Limited to 316 pieces, the C60 Trident 316L LE will stand out proudly in any collection. Movement With 26 jewels and an anti-shock system (necessary for ensuring smooth timekeeping throughout everyday use), the Sellita SW200-1 is an industry-revered movement. Dependable and accurate, it features a self-winding mechanism and a 38 hour power reserve, while a date wheel sits at 3 o’clock. Boasting a classic frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (that’s eight ticks a second), the SW200-1 powers the C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition with supreme precision. Technical Diameter: 43mm Height: 13.3mm Weight: 102g Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 Case: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres) Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz) Timing tolerance: +/- 20 seconds per day Lug to lug: 51.5mm Strap: 22mm Features Swiss made Limited edition of 316 pieces 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement 38 hour power reserve Date calendar Central hacking seconds Anti-shock system Screw-in crown Unidirectional brushed steel (316L) bezel 3.4mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal Matte finish dial Super-Luminova dial, indexes and hands Signature Trident counterbalance on seconds handScrew-down deep-stamped 3D backplate Soft-touch leather strap with engraved dress clasp Unique, engraved serial number
  14. Celebrated for its anti-corrosive qualities and exceptional performance in a variety of conditions, 316L stainless steel is a natural choice for many watchmakers. As a tribute, the bezel of this limited edition Trident – of which 316 were made, obviously – is made from this indefatigable marine-grade alloy. Description After the success of the original C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition, it was only a matter of time until another entry was made to a collection that celebrates the robust and aesthetic qualities of stainless steel. A colour long requested by customers, this new limited edition’s matte dial is a rich shade of blue – fitting for a watch at home in all aquatic conditions. Five minute markers and our unique Trident second hand counterbalance have been finished in orange, providing excellent legibility, whilst lending this watch its own distinctive character. A unidirectional stainless steel bezel – the feature that gives the 316L its title – encompasses the dial boldly. Matching its stylish visuals with outstanding technical quality, the 316L has the high-end specifications and robust build quality you’d expect of a Trident. Like the bezel, its 43mm case is made of marine-grade stainless steel, while also being water-resistant to a depth of 600m. Other hallmarks of our best selling dive range – the Trident motif deep-stamped into its backplate, and characteristic hour and minute hands – make their customary appearance. Limited exclusively to 316 pieces, the C60 Trident 316L will stand out proudly in any collection. Movement With 26 jewels and an anti-shock system (necessary for ensuring smooth timekeeping throughout everyday use), the Sellita SW200-1 is an industry-revered movement. Dependable and accurate, it features a self-winding mechanism and a 38 hour power reserve, while a date wheel sits at 3 o’clock. Boasting a classic frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (that’s eight ticks a second), the SW200-1 powers the C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition with supreme precision. Technical Diameter: 43mm Height: 13.3mm Weight: 102g Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 Case: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres) Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz) Timing tolerance: +/- 20 seconds per day Lug to lug: 51.5mm Strap colour: Blue Strap width: 22mm Features Swiss made Limited edition of 316 pieces 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement 38 hour power reserve Date calendar Central hacking seconds Anti-shock system Screw-in crown Unidirectional brushed steel (316L) bezel 3.4mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal Matte finish blue dial SuperLuminova dial, indexes and hands Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate Unique, engraved serial number Premium quality canvas webbing strap with CW twin flag logo Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook Released November 2017
  15. Capturing the look of iconic 1960s dive watches, the C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition also incorporates a bronze case and bezel, as well as a hand-wound version of our groundbreaking in-house movement Calibre SH21. And if this unique dive watch wasn't special enough already, only 150 have been made. Description The C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition: proof that good things come in threes. For this 150-piece limited edition combines the acclaimed retro visuals of our C65 Trident Diver with the popularity of the bronze material introduced in our Trident range; and then, if that weren't enough, adds the technical majesty of our in-house chronometer, Calibre SH21, into the equation. If the C65 Trident Diver infused a 60s dive watch aesthetic with the technological advancements of the present day, the SH21 Limited Edition expands that concept even further. A material omnipresent through maritime history, bronze was introduced into the Trident family in 2017; here, the C65's C5191 bronze (CuSn6) case houses Calibre SH21, our in-house movement that offers 120 hours of chronometer-certified timekeeping when fully wound. The inclusion of a small second subdial roots the C65 in a more traditional era of horology, while a wealth of other detailing reaffirms this. The exterior of its baton-shaped hands have been plated with gold, and their centres filled with Old Radium SuperLumiNova®; the same vintage-themed lume then features across the dial's raised indexes and enlarged numerals at 12. But it's the contrast between case and dial that will leave a lasting impression, with the former's rich bronze hue specifically tailored to accentuate the blue of its dial and bezel further. The C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition is a seamless cohesion of the old and new - and all in a case that will develop its own unique patina over time. Movement Featured here in hand-wound form, our in-house movement Calibre SH21 provides the dependable heart of the C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition, where its second hand has been relocated to a subdial at 6 o'clock. Just as impressive are Calibre SH21's technical capabilities, which can provide 120 hours of chronometer-certified timekeeping off one full charge. Every Calibre SH21 has been passed by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, who test each in a variety of temperatures and positions. Only 6% of Swiss-made movements receive this certification, ensuring the C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition sits in an exclusive arena occupied by few other small second watches. Technical Diameter: 41mm Height: 12.5mm Weight: 73g Calibre: Calibre SH21 hand-wound chronometer (COSC) with small second and date Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz) Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day Case: Bronze C5191 (CuSn6) Backplate: 316L Stainless steel Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres) Dial colour: Blue Lume: Old Radium SuperLumiNova® Strap width: 22mm Strap colour: Blue Lug to Lug: 47.1mm Features Limited edition of 150 pieces Swiss made 27 jewel hand-wound movement 120 hour power reserve Hour, minute, small second, date Anti-shock system Bronze C5191 (CuSn6) case with stainless steel high definition "Trident" motif screw-down backplate Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif Unidirectional bronze bezel with aluminium insert "Glass box" sapphire crystal Matte finish dial Azzure subdial finish Twin flags debossed at 12 o'clock Old Radium SuperLumiNova® indexes and hands Unique engraved serial number Premium quality canvas webbing strap with Christopher Ward buckle Luxury presentation case and owner's handbook
  16. Frank Wulfers

    C65 Trident Diver

    A watch in the vein of the iconic dive designs produced during the mid-1960s, the C65 Trident Diver shares features in keeping with watches from that period - a hand-wound movement, a glassbox sapphire crystal - but builds on its vintage design cues with the finest modern day Swiss engineering. Description Does a watch need to have been constructed decades ago to be considered vintage? This was the question in the minds of all at Christopher Ward during the creation of the C65 Trident Diver, the latest addition to the C65 family - a range known for its blend of a diving, sporty aesthetic with dress watch stylings. Occupying a unique space in-between our dive and dress collections, the C65 Trident Diver adopts technical qualities typical of a dive watch made fifty years ago. Matching the case sizes of many '60s divers, the C65 too measures in at the sweet spot of 41mm - ensuring its place as a versatile piece that can be worn anywhere, anytime. Its marine-grade stainless steel case construction utilises a variety of polished and brushed surfaces, whose combined effect creates a watch that looks even thinner on the wrist. The presence of a glassbox sapphire crystal, combined with baton-shaped hands filled with Old Radium SuperLumiNova® (our dive range's Trident-shaped seconds counterbalance is of course also present) confirm the C65 Trident Diver's vintage credentials, regardless of whether you opt for either its black or blue colour scheme. Its 150m water resistance may have since been surpassed by other more technically advanced releases, but that's not the point of the C65; this is a watch that captures the authenticity of the analogue age - specifically, the look and feel of iconic dive watches prevalent throughout the 60s - but infuses it with the capabilities and technologies allowed by modern day horology. Movement Behind the Diver's trident-stamped caseback - there were no display backs during the 60s - a Swiss-made Sellita SW210 hand-wound movement keeps excellent time. A slim movement at only 3.35mm high, the Sellita 210-1 shares many of the same components as its self-winding cousin, the Sellita SW200-1. A classic frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (that's eight ticks a second) delivers 42 hours of continuous, accurate timekeeping once fully wound. Significantly, it has been also decorated with Christopher Ward's distinctive Colimaçoné pattern. It's a feature that few will ever see, but remains indicative of the commitment to detail throughout this special watch. Technical Diameter: 41mm Height: 11.55mm Weight: 65g Calibre: Sellita SW210 Case: 316L Stainless Steel Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres) Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz) Timing tolerance: +15/-15 seconds per day Dial colour: Black Lug to lug: 47.1mm Strap width: 22mm Features Swiss made 19 jewel hand-wound movement 42 hour power reserve Christopher Ward 'Colimaçoné' finish on movement Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case High Definition "Trident" motif screw-down backplate Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif Unidirectional aluminium bezel "Glass box" sapphire crystal Matte finish dial Twin flags debossed at 12 o'clock Old Radium SuperLumiNova® indexes and hands Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand Unique engraved serial number Vintage oak leather strap with Christopher Ward-engraved dress clasp Luxurious presentation case and owner's handbook
  17. Frank Wulfers

    Design suggestions for CW watches

    C60 Ombre with the bezel of the C60 Bronze
  18. While the C60 Trident Bronze "Ombré" COSC Limited Edition's bronze alloy case will develop its own weather look over time, its artisan hand-finished dial promises a unique appearance from day one. Their aesthetics may differ, but each of the 300 made in this limited edition share something in common: world class levels of accuracy, reliably provided by the Swiss-made chronometer-certified movement at its heart. Description Since the arrival of the C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600, our bronze Collection has grown in both size and popularity as customers found a robust bronze diver that wouldn't have them gulping for air when they discovered its price. The C60 Trident Bronze "Ombré" COSC Limited Edition continues to uphold this trend, whilst also including a chronometer-certified Swiss mechanical movement inside its bronze alloy case. But this 300-piece limited edition's most intriguing feature, as well as its name, is drawn from its dial. Each has been constructed from brass, with an artisan's hand delicately applying a series of distressed markings to ensure all possess their own distinctive character. This rough-hewn finish fades into a black varnish around the dial's exterior, linking smoothly with the colour and texture of the sandblasted ceramic bezel insert around it. Water-resistant to depths of 600m, and bearing the hallmarks of our bestselling dive range - our signature trident is present on the "Ombré's" second hand counterbalance and is deep-stamped into its stainless steel backplate - the C60 Trident Bronze "Ombré" COSC Limited Edition is a bronze model that, somehow, manages to be even more one-of-a-kind than the rest. Movement Inside the Ombré, a chronometer-certified version of Sellita's SW200-1 automatic movement provides world-class levels of accuracy, as well as the guaranteed levels of reliability that have made it such a popular choice for watchmakers throughout the industry. Tested by the Swiss institute Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres to confirm a timekeeping tolerance of -4/+6 seconds per day in a number of positions and temperatures, the SW200-1 also features an Incabloc shock system - a necessity for a watch as suited to the ordeals of an active lifestyle as the Ombré. The SW200-1's 38-hour power reserve also means the Ombré can withstand being left unworn for over a day; but with its striking bronze case and meticulously prepared dial, why would you want to spend that much time away from it anyway? £995 Technical Diameter: 43mm Height: 13.3mm Case weight: 107g Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz) Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day Case: Bronze C5191 (CuSn6) Backplate: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres) Dial Colour: Ombré Lume: TC-1 SuperLumiNova® Strap width: 22mm Strap colour: Brown Lug to Lug: 51.5mm Features Swiss made 25 jewel self-winding chronometer-certified movement 38 hour power reserve Date calendar Central hacking seconds Anti-shock system Raw bronze C5191 (CuSn6) case with screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate Embossed screw-down crown Unidirectional raw bronze C5191 (CuSn6) bezel with sandblasted ceramic insert 3.4mm anti-reflective flat top sapphire crystal Ombré finish dial with black varnish exterior SuperLumiNova®-coated indexes and hands Signature Trident counter-balance on second hand Unique engraved serial number Italian handcrafted distressed vintage oak leather strap with bronze Christopher Ward buckle and quick-release pins for easy changing Luxurious presentation case and owner's handbook
  19. £730 - £795 C60-43ADA2-S00Y0 With a marine-grade stainless steel bezel framing a matte yellow dial, the C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition takes legibility – and looking good – very seriously. Whether you’re planning on wearing it over a wetsuit, or under a suit jacket at the office, this versatile Trident can take them all in its stride. Matching the 316L steel alloy used in its case and bezel construction, just 316 of these Tridents have been made. Celebrated for its anti-corrosive qualities and exceptional performance in a variety of conditions, using 316L stainless steel is a natural choice for many watchmakers. As a tribute, the bezel of this limited edition Trident - of which 316 were made, obviously - is made from this indefatigable marine-grade alloy, while its bright yellow dial will add flair to any wrist. Description Just in time for summer, this new C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition will make an immediate impression. Our most extravagant looking Trident yet, its unidirectional bezel - constructed from the 316L alloy that gives the watch its name - contrasts beautifully against the vivid yellow tone of its matte dial. Matching its flamboyant visuals with outstanding technicality, the 316L has the high-end specifications and robust build quality you'd expect of a Trident. Like the bezel, its 43mm case is made of marine-grade stainless steel, while also being water-resistant to a depth of 600m. Other hallmarks of our best selling dive range - the Trident on the seconds hand counter-balance, and deep-stamped into its backplate - make their customary appearance. Limited to 316 pieces, the C60 Trident 316L LE will inject sunshine into any collection. Movement With 26 jewels and an anti-shock system (necessary for ensuring smooth timekeeping throughout everyday use), the Sellita SW200-1 is an industry-revered movement. Dependable and accurate, it features a self-winding mechanism and a 38 hour power reserve, while a date wheel sits at 3 o'clock. Boasting a classic frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (that's eight ticks a second), the SW200-1 powers the C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition with supreme precision. Technical Diameter: 43mm Height: 13.3mm Weight: 102g Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 Case: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres) Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz) Timing tolerance: +/- 20 seconds per day Lug to lug: 51.5mm Dial colour: Yellow Strap colour: Black/yellow Strap width: 22mm Features Swiss made Limited edition of 316 pieces 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement 38 hour power reserve Date calendar Central hacking seconds Anti-shock system Screw-in crown Unidirectional brushed steel (316L) bezel 3.4mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal Matte finish yellow dial SuperLuminova® dial, indexes and hands Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate Unique, engraved serial number Soft-touch leather strap with engraved dress clasp Luxury presentation case and owner's handbook
  20. £730 - £795 Celebrated for its anti-corrosive qualities and exceptional performance in a variety of conditions, using 316L stainless steel is a natural choice for many watchmakers. As a tribute, the bezel of this limited edition Trident – of which 316 were made, obviously – is made from this indefatigable marine-grade alloy. Description Without a doubt, the C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition will make an immediate impression. Our most extravagant looking Trident yet, its unidirectional bezel – constructed from the 316L alloy that gives the watch its name – contrasts beautifully against the vivid orange hue of its matte dial. Matching its flamboyant visuals with outstanding technicality, the 316L has the high-end specifications and robust build quality you’d expect of a Trident. Like the bezel, its 43mm case is made of marine-grade stainless steel, while also being water-resistant to a depth of 600m. Other hallmarks of our best selling dive range – the Trident on the seconds hand counterbalance, and deep-stamped into its backplate – make their customary appearance. Limited to 316 pieces, the C60 Trident 316L LE will stand out proudly in any collection. Movement With 26 jewels and an anti-shock system (necessary for ensuring smooth timekeeping throughout everyday use), the Sellita SW200-1 is an industry-revered movement. Dependable and accurate, it features a self-winding mechanism and a 38 hour power reserve, while a date wheel sits at 3 o’clock. Boasting a classic frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (that’s eight ticks a second), the SW200-1 powers the C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition with supreme precision. Technical Diameter: 43mm Height: 13.3mm Weight: 102g Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 Case: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres) Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz) Timing tolerance: +/- 20 seconds per day Lug to lug: 51.5mm Strap: 22mm Features Swiss made Limited edition of 316 pieces 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement 38 hour power reserve Date calendar Central hacking seconds Anti-shock system Screw-in crown Unidirectional brushed steel (316L) bezel 3.4mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal Matte finish dial Super-Luminova dial, indexes and hands Signature Trident counterbalance on seconds handScrew-down deep-stamped 3D backplate Soft-touch leather strap with engraved dress clasp Unique, engraved serial number
  21. Celebrated for its anti-corrosive qualities and exceptional performance in a variety of conditions, 316L stainless steel is a natural choice for many watchmakers. As a tribute, the bezel of this limited edition Trident – of which 316 were made, obviously – is made from this indefatigable marine-grade alloy. Description After the success of the original C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition, it was only a matter of time until another entry was made to a collection that celebrates the robust and aesthetic qualities of stainless steel. A colour long requested by customers, this new limited edition’s matte dial is a rich shade of blue – fitting for a watch at home in all aquatic conditions. Five minute markers and our unique Trident second hand counterbalance have been finished in orange, providing excellent legibility, whilst lending this watch its own distinctive character. A unidirectional stainless steel bezel – the feature that gives the 316L its title – encompasses the dial boldly. Matching its stylish visuals with outstanding technical quality, the 316L has the high-end specifications and robust build quality you’d expect of a Trident. Like the bezel, its 43mm case is made of marine-grade stainless steel, while also being water-resistant to a depth of 600m. Other hallmarks of our best selling dive range – the Trident motif deep-stamped into its backplate, and characteristic hour and minute hands – make their customary appearance. Limited exclusively to 316 pieces, the C60 Trident 316L will stand out proudly in any collection. Movement With 26 jewels and an anti-shock system (necessary for ensuring smooth timekeeping throughout everyday use), the Sellita SW200-1 is an industry-revered movement. Dependable and accurate, it features a self-winding mechanism and a 38 hour power reserve, while a date wheel sits at 3 o’clock. Boasting a classic frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (that’s eight ticks a second), the SW200-1 powers the C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition with supreme precision. Technical Diameter: 43mm Height: 13.3mm Weight: 102g Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 Case: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres) Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz) Timing tolerance: +/- 20 seconds per day Lug to lug: 51.5mm Strap colour: Blue Strap width: 22mm Features Swiss made Limited edition of 316 pieces 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement 38 hour power reserve Date calendar Central hacking seconds Anti-shock system Screw-in crown Unidirectional brushed steel (316L) bezel 3.4mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal Matte finish blue dial SuperLuminova dial, indexes and hands Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate Unique, engraved serial number Premium quality canvas webbing strap with CW twin flag logo Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook Released November 2017
  22. Admin

    C7 Apex Limited Edition

    £2,995 C07-42HPR1-SD0K0-LK A 50-piece limited edition motorsport watch engineered to mark the fifth anniversary of our in-house movement Calibre SH21's first prototype, the C7 Apex is not a normal Christopher Ward release. Bold and futuristic, its stripped back aesthetic gives a hand-wound version of our in-house chronometer the celebratory showcase it deserves. Description In this 50-piece limited edition, Christopher Ward has discovered its apex; not just the pinnacle of its design and engineering capabilities, but a motorsport watch that leads the competition through genuine innovation and spectacle. Housed within our motorsport collection's four-piece case design - constructed from sandblasted and matte finished steel, with a grey DLC (diamond-like carbon) coated steel band around its centre - it's about the only recognisable element the Apex shares with the remainder of the CW Collection. For the Apex's dial is a fusion of texture, depth, shadow and colour that channels an aesthetic similar to that of a concept car. Stripped back, but not minimalist; there is a wealth of detailing to admire. Most notable is a red skeletonised bridge - the Apex's power reserve hand is mounted on here -while adjacent is a raised speedometer-influenced indicator finished in a combination of red, black and steel detailing. Elsewhere, a ruthenium-coated plate has been cut away to reveal glimpses of the movement underneath - most prominently in its centre, where Calibre SH21's hour wheel is wholly visible for the first time. Ruthenium, a rare element found in the platinum group of the periodic table, provided just the right brushed look required to compliment the remainder of the dial. Both the Apex's hands and a recessed outer ring have been filled with white SuperLumiNova®; in the case of the latter, intersecting five-minute markers ensure ease of reading in low-light conditions, their polished surfaces bearing a strong similarity to a car's alloy wheels. There has never been a CW like this before; and for the fifth anniversary of our ground-breaking in-house movement, that's exactly what Calibre SH21 deserves. Movement Although creating a chronometer-certified movement with a 120 hour power reserve is a fantastic achievement in itself, the arrival of Calibre SH21's first physical prototype represented so much more than that. In an industry where ETA was slowly restricting the supply of movements to anyone outside of its inner circle, a small British brand wasn't supposed to be able to manufacture its own in-house calibre. Yet, in that moment, Christopher Ward had become the master of its own destiny. In the five years that have since passed, Calibre SH21's decoration has been tailored on multiple occasions to reflect the watches it has appeared in. In the case of the futuristic Apex, it becomes clear that this hand-wound version of SH21, like any concept car, has been built to showcase the possibility of what there is to come. But beyond aesthetics, it's the approach to design that sets the Apex apart: as its movement and dial were planned in unison, it shares the same red bridge (two this time, one for each of Calibre SH21's barrels); the same vertically brushed ruthenium; and, much like the minute wheel visible through the dial, both of SH21's mainsprings have been revealed. And while most of the focus has been on SH21's aesthetic makeover, let's reaffirm the figures that caused such incredulity when our in-house chronometer was first unveiled: tested in a variety of positions and temperatures by the Geneva-based Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, the C7 Apex Limited Edition sits in the top 6% of all Swiss-made watches for accuracy, while its 120-hour power reserve ensures you can take off the C7 Apex on Friday evening and still have a couple of days' chronometer-certified timekeeping left come Monday. With its refined bridge and exposed internal workings, Calibre SH21 is engineering at its most beautiful. Technical Diameter: 42mm Height: 13.15mm Weight: 71g Calibre: Calibre SH21 - hand-wound with power reserve complication Case: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 metres) Frequency: 28,800 per hour Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day Dial colours: Grey/Ruthenium/Red Lume: SuperLumiNova® SLN-T-C1 Strap width: 22mm Strap colour: Black/red Lug to Lug: 48.2mm Features Limited Edition of 50 pieces Swiss made 33 jewel hand-wound chronometer with power reserve complication 120 hour power reserve Hour, minute, central seconds, date Grey diamond-like-carbon (DLC)-coated & sandblasted marine-grade stainless steel four-piece case Semi-open dial with circular brushed Ruthenium ring, engraved Ruthenium plate and red anodised aluminium bridge Bevelled matte black outer ring with grey minute markers, intersected with polished and bevelled rhodium five-minute markers Lower ring area filled with T-C1 SuperLumiNova® (blue emission) Matte black power reserve indicator ring with red numerals and circular brushed ruthenium outer ring Altimeter-inspired date wheel Push-down crown with twin flag engraving Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal Multi-faceted hour and minute hands filled with SuperLumiNova® Exhibition backplate with unique engraved serial number
  23. Frank Wulfers

    C7 Apex Limited Edition

    £2,995 C07-42HPR1-SD0K0-LK A 50-piece limited edition motorsport watch engineered to mark the fifth anniversary of our in-house movement Calibre SH21's first prototype, the C7 Apex is not a normal Christopher Ward release. Bold and futuristic, its stripped back aesthetic gives a hand-wound version of our in-house chronometer the celebratory showcase it deserves. Description In this 50-piece limited edition, Christopher Ward has discovered its apex; not just the pinnacle of its design and engineering capabilities, but a motorsport watch that leads the competition through genuine innovation and spectacle. Housed within our motorsport collection's four-piece case design - constructed from sandblasted and matte finished steel, with a grey DLC (diamond-like carbon) coated steel band around its centre - it's about the only recognisable element the Apex shares with the remainder of the CW Collection. For the Apex's dial is a fusion of texture, depth, shadow and colour that channels an aesthetic similar to that of a concept car. Stripped back, but not minimalist; there is a wealth of detailing to admire. Most notable is a red skeletonised bridge - the Apex's power reserve hand is mounted on here -while adjacent is a raised speedometer-influenced indicator finished in a combination of red, black and steel detailing. Elsewhere, a ruthenium-coated plate has been cut away to reveal glimpses of the movement underneath - most prominently in its centre, where Calibre SH21's hour wheel is wholly visible for the first time. Ruthenium, a rare element found in the platinum group of the periodic table, provided just the right brushed look required to compliment the remainder of the dial. Both the Apex's hands and a recessed outer ring have been filled with white SuperLumiNova®; in the case of the latter, intersecting five-minute markers ensure ease of reading in low-light conditions, their polished surfaces bearing a strong similarity to a car's alloy wheels. There has never been a CW like this before; and for the fifth anniversary of our ground-breaking in-house movement, that's exactly what Calibre SH21 deserves. Movement Although creating a chronometer-certified movement with a 120 hour power reserve is a fantastic achievement in itself, the arrival of Calibre SH21's first physical prototype represented so much more than that. In an industry where ETA was slowly restricting the supply of movements to anyone outside of its inner circle, a small British brand wasn't supposed to be able to manufacture its own in-house calibre. Yet, in that moment, Christopher Ward had become the master of its own destiny. In the five years that have since passed, Calibre SH21's decoration has been tailored on multiple occasions to reflect the watches it has appeared in. In the case of the futuristic Apex, it becomes clear that this hand-wound version of SH21, like any concept car, has been built to showcase the possibility of what there is to come. But beyond aesthetics, it's the approach to design that sets the Apex apart: as its movement and dial were planned in unison, it shares the same red bridge (two this time, one for each of Calibre SH21's barrels); the same vertically brushed ruthenium; and, much like the minute wheel visible through the dial, both of SH21's mainsprings have been revealed. And while most of the focus has been on SH21's aesthetic makeover, let's reaffirm the figures that caused such incredulity when our in-house chronometer was first unveiled: tested in a variety of positions and temperatures by the Geneva-based Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, the C7 Apex Limited Edition sits in the top 6% of all Swiss-made watches for accuracy, while its 120-hour power reserve ensures you can take off the C7 Apex on Friday evening and still have a couple of days' chronometer-certified timekeeping left come Monday. With its refined bridge and exposed internal workings, Calibre SH21 is engineering at its most beautiful. Technical Diameter: 42mm Height: 13.15mm Weight: 71g Calibre: Calibre SH21 - hand-wound with power reserve complication Case: 316L stainless steel Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 metres) Frequency: 28,800 per hour Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day Dial colours: Grey/Ruthenium/Red Lume: SuperLumiNova® SLN-T-C1 Strap width: 22mm Strap colour: Black/red Lug to Lug: 48.2mm Features Limited Edition of 50 pieces Swiss made 33 jewel hand-wound chronometer with power reserve complication 120 hour power reserve Hour, minute, central seconds, date Grey diamond-like-carbon (DLC)-coated & sandblasted marine-grade stainless steel four-piece case Semi-open dial with circular brushed Ruthenium ring, engraved Ruthenium plate and red anodised aluminium bridge Bevelled matte black outer ring with grey minute markers, intersected with polished and bevelled rhodium five-minute markers Lower ring area filled with T-C1 SuperLumiNova® (blue emission) Matte black power reserve indicator ring with red numerals and circular brushed ruthenium outer ring Altimeter-inspired date wheel Push-down crown with twin flag engraving Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal Multi-faceted hour and minute hands filled with SuperLumiNova® Exhibition backplate with unique engraved serial number
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