Christopher Ward debuted a new chronograph today — featuring a retro design and bi-compax dial layout.
The C65 Chronograph comes in a 41 mm x 15 mm stainless steel case with a 47.1 mm lug-to-lug measurement and a 22 mm interlug width. At launch, the watch is available with a brushed blue dial with white stamped azurage subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock. The 30-minute chronograph counter has a regatta-style color scheme and has the first ten minutes divided into two five-minute segments.
Steel baton-shaped hour and minute hands, along with the running small seconds counter, display the time. A bright orange needle-shaped hand indicates the chronograph seconds. The date is shown through an aperture at 6 o’clock.
A box-type sapphire crystal protects the dial, and the unidirectional rotating steel bezel features a blue aluminum insert marked with 0-60.
While this is not a dive watch, the crown and pushers are screwed-down and the caseback features a sapphire crystal that’s also screwed-in. Water-resistance is rated down to 150 meters.
Driving the hours, minutes, small seconds, date, and chronograph is an outsourced Sellita SW510 that beats at 4Hz, has 27 jewels, with a power reserve of 48-hours. The movement has not been highly adjusted considering the stated rate of -20/+20 seconds per day, versus -4/+6 for a chronometer. The SW510 has hacking seconds and the rotor has been customized with a repeating twin-flag engraved motif over a Colimaçoné finish.
Each C65 Chronograph watch comes with a unique engraved serial number. The retail is $1,900 on a black or brown leather strap, or a black tropical rubber strap, and $2,055 with a stainless steel bracelet.