Combining vintage beauty with modern mechanics, the C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition from Christopher Ward simply emanates with quality. It comes to us on the heels of the brand’s wildly successful C65 Trident, which was similarly inspired by historic diver’s watches. This time around, Christopher Ward has added bronze detailing, along with gold-plating on the baton-shaped hands. Furthermore, the hands have been filled with Old Radium Super-Luminova, as have the raised indexes and enlarged numerals at 12 o’clock. Extremely limited in supply, the watch is an exquisite sight to behold, representing a symphony of detail, material and colour.
At the bottom of the C65’s eye-catching blue dial is a small second subdial with circular azzuré detailing. Like so many terrific diver’s watches before it, this one also includes a push-down crown, sapphire crystal protection, a unidirectional aluminium bezel, and water resistance to 150m. Mixing brushed and polished surfaces to brilliant effect, the 41mm bronze case will oxidise when put into contact with moisture, thereby developing a distinct patina over time.
Under the skin is hand-wound Calibre SH21, with 27 jewels, small second complication, date wheel, and 120-hour power reserve. To ensure the utmost in accuracy, the movement was certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, something that only 6% of Swiss-made movements are able to accomplish. Available on either a Vintage Oak Leather, Canvas Webbing or Rubber strap, and limited to a mere 150 pieces, Christopher Ward’s latest retails for $2110 USD.