The Christopher Ward C65 Trident Diver is an elegant watch that’s also a throwback to the early 60s. The brushed and polished stainless steel case measures 41mm and has a unidirectional aluminum bezel. The watch is a true dive watch in that it is water resistant to 500 feet. The vintage aspect of the watch comes in its technology.
The watch uses technical qualities that were typical of dive watches made 50 years ago. The glass box sapphire crystal is just the start of taking a look back at the history of dive watches. The matte dial is complemented by Old Radium-coated indexes, hands, and numerals. You can chose from two faces—blue or black. The watch also proudly displays the Christopher Ward twin flag motif, as well as their trident motif on the seconds hand counterbalance. Bands come in either brown or black leather or in a plastic bracelet. The hand-wound mechanism is courtesy of a Swiss-made Sellita SW210 and has a 42-hour power reserve.
Christopher Ward has gained a reputation of creating premium quality watches at much lower prices, dubbing the moniker of “the cheapest most expensive watches in the world.” That approach of keeping prices low led the founding team to convert an old chicken shack into their first offices. Since then, they have been focused on their commitment to create beautiful, quality watches for the many, not the few.