This month, Christopher Ward announced their all-new C60 Trident 3 range, and within that line they created a 300-piece limited edition that will be available in July. The C60 Trident Elite 1000 Limited Edition (pictured top) features a 42 mm titanium case, with a helium escape value, built to withstand waterpressure down to 1000 meters. Inside is a chronometer certified Sellita SW200 automatic movement. Completing the look for this professional level dive watch is a glossy blue unidrectional ceramic dive bezel. Comes with a waterproof textile strap. Retail is approximately $1,600.

Parisian watch retailer Chronopassion has partnered with Belgium watchmaker Ressence to offer a 20 piece limited edition of the company’s new Type 1Z. The
Ressence x Chronopassion Type 1ZZ discretely pays homage to the famous Texan rock band ZZ Top, which Laurent Picciotto is a huge fan of. Accordung to Ressence, the ZZ stands for music, but also for “zwart zwart” which means in Flemish: “black black”.

Yema is planning to re-issue their Superman dive watch (Ref. 53.00.16) in a new bronze case for 2019. The Yema Superman Heritage Bronze will be produced in a limited run in your choice of 39 mm or 41 mm bronze case (and bezel). The company says the watch will be powered by automatic caliber MBP 1000, which has a 45-hour power reserve. The dial is blue with cream-colored indices and a domed sapphire crystal. Water resistance is 300 meters. Comes with a vintage leather, rubber, and nylon strap. The watch will be available for pre-order on Kickstarter beginning June 1st for $699.

Introduced last month, and available soon, the Longines Hydroconquest Black Ceramic features a 43 mm scatch-resistant black ceramic case and a matching black ceramic unidirectional dive bezel. The watch is powered by an automatic ETA-based movement with a 64-hour power reserve. Water-resistance is 300 meters. Retail is approximately $3,500.

This weekend, on the occasion of the Monaco Grand Prix, TAG Heuer showed off the first of a model in a collection of five limited editions that will be marketed this year to celebrate 50 years since the famous square-shaped chronograph was originially introduced. The 2019 Monaco 50th Anniversary comes with a unique military green dial with vertical Geneva stripes, sporty red and yellow colored accents, and a left hand crown placement, like the original. Retail is $6,550.

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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.