BY DHANANJAY PATHAK
Christopher Ward has been on a roll recently. After releasing a COSC certified Military collection officially approved by UK’s ministry of defense, the brand has now dropped a new watch for globetrotters, the C65 GMT Worldtimer. And while this might not be the best time to introduce a new travel watch, given that the whole world has come to a sudden halt, courtesy of the Coronavirus pandemic, the relatively low footprint of GMT’s in the watch market, certainly generates some curiosity every time a new one is launched. So, let’s look at what’s on offer here.
Let’s begin by looking at the case. Crafted from stainless steel, the case on this watch measures 41mm in diameter and has a thickness of 12.05mm. Like many recent releases from the brand, the case also gets the light catcher treatment, offering a nice blend of polished and brushed surfaces to better reflect light. Sitting on top of the case is a two-tone world time bezel, that provides the wearer the capability to track the time across 24 cities from around the globe. One major gripe that enthusiasts have always had with the current Trident GMT lineup is the lack of a screw-down crown, and that has now been taken care of, making the C65 world timer a 150-meter dive watch in the true sense. Another interesting detail on the case is the closed case back, which has been given a black DLC treatment to match the black outer city ring on the bezel.
Moving to the dial, what we have here is a clean and highly legible face in black with a nice Matt finish. The hour markers have been applied to provide a nice sense of depth, and as this is a GMT, there is a 24-hour yellow and white chapter ring on the outer periphery of the dial. Christopher Ward has used a bright yellow arrow tipped hand to track the second time-zone whereas the rest of the handset has a familiar baton-style shape. Furthermore, the hands, as well as the markers, have been generously coated with luminous paint to offer great low light visibility. Finally, there is a framed date window at 3 that has been nicely balanced with Christopher Ward branding at 9.
Powering the watch is the trustworthy Sellita caliber SW330. This is an automatic movement that can track multiple timezones, operates at a frequency of 4Hz and offers an autonomy of 42 hours.
In all, the new C65 GMT Worldtimer is yet another killer looking release from Christopher Ward. The watch now available to purchase on Christopher Ward’s website with prices starting from EUR 1,245 on rubber, canvas or leather, going all the way to EUR 1,370 on a steel bracelet.
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