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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