Founded in 2005 by Mike France, Peter Ellis and Christopher Ward they started the world's first online-only watch brand. Launched from a converted chicken shed on a farm in Berkshire. Soon after the launch of the brand Dave Malone was a Tasmanian lecturer and watches expert. When he saw the press ad for a watch powered by an ETA 2824–2 automatic movement, he decided to buy one. He planned to write a critical review on the world’s largest watch forum, Timezone.com. Fortunately for Christopher Ward, his review was most complimentary. Stating the watch was the “best value mechanical watch in the world”. Sales immediately spiked and Christopher Ward became firmly established. After receiving such high praise in the industry and from collectors in 2008 they began work with assistance from a Swiss watchmaking company: Synergies Horlogères. Based in Biel, Switzerland. SH was owned and led by Jörg Bader who had the same vision Christopher Ward had on designing a new movement. After many years of design and development, July 2nd 2014 saw the announcement to an astounding watch industry of their in-house movement, Calibre SH21, the first commercially viable mechanical movement from a British watch brand in over 50 years.
The Christopher Ward C65 Trident Diver has the design elements of both a functional diver and a sports watch, reflecting the jet setters of the 1960s with the minimalist dial and GMT functionality. Its vintage vibe can be fully appreciated once you have it on your wrist. The 41mm stainless steel case curves over your wrist towards tapered lugs. A lug to lug length of 46.5mm and a case thickness of 12mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side, a signed crown. A 24-hour unidirectional bezel has deep knurling providing grip when turning. The glass box sapphire crystal sits above a matte black dial. Baton indexes are coated in Old Radium Super-LumiNova. At 3 o’clock a date window. Baton’s hands with bevelled edges are coated in Old Radium Super-LumiNova. The centre second hand has the characteristic Trident counterweight. The GMT hand has an orange arrow tip, making it easy to read. At 12 o’clock a debossed twin flags logo. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the high relief trident in the centre. Inside an Automatic ETA 2893-2, 21 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. Pulling out the crown to its first position enables you to adjust the GMT hand clockwise and quick-set date function anti-clockwise, it also has hacking seconds for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on a Christopher Ward 22mm Italian Cordovan Leather Strap and quick release for easy strap change and comes with its Christopher Ward presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Christopher Ward Box & Paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original 22mm Italian Cordovan Leather Strap and quick release for easy strap change. The watch is from August 2018 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-month Warranty.