Founded in 2005 by Mike France, Peter Ellis, and Christopher Ward they started the world's first online-only watch brand. July 2nd, 2014 saw the announcement to the genuinely astonished watch industry, their own 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. You can see where they got their inspiration from when designing this, as it has elements similar to the Rolex “Steve McQueen” Explorer II 1655.
The 41mm round Marine grade stainless steel case has polished and brushed surfaces that transition with well-defined lines. A lug to lug length of 47mm and a thickness of 12mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. 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 seconds 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 Sellita SW330, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. Pulling out the crown to its second position enabling you to adjust the GMT hand and quick-set date function, it also has hacking seconds for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on a Christopher Ward 22mm Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with a micro-adjustment ratchet clasp and quick release for easy strap change.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Christopher Ward box and Christopher Ward paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Christopher Ward bracelet with a signed Christopher Ward clasp, all links included. The watch is from August 2018 and is sold in worn condition, but overall fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
I have made it no secret I have always wanted an original 1655, but let's be honest, even if I had enough money for one I'm not sure I'd spend it on that... This is why I love what Christopher Ward have done here, they are clearly inspired by the watch but have added their own spin on it slightly and done it in a fantastic way. I think this watch offers a ton of value and will make a very great addition to anyone's collection.