Christopher Ward's first true dive watch made for frequent flyers...
Following the recent release of the C65 GMT Worldtimer on 27th March 2020, the team at Christopher Ward have now also released the NEW C60 Elite GMT 1000 - their first true dive watch made for frequent flyers. The new timepiece offers the best of both worlds, combining a premium dive watch with the ability to simultaneously track two different time zones. This makes the model just as useful on your wrist when you’re flying between time zones as it is when you’re underwater.
The C60 Elite GMT 1000 is undoubtedly an innovative and unique timepiece, with its use of an external countdown bezel in addition to an internal 24-hour ring and fourth GMT hand to the Trident range. The countdown bezel on the outside of the dial is a significant distinction, enabling the C60 Elite GMT 1000 to be classed as a true technical dive watch rather than a sports watch like previous GMT models.
The watch also offers supreme technicality and is powered by a chronometer-certified Sellita SW330 movement. Its fourth GMT hand – in conjunction with the flat 24-hour ring around the outside of the shiny lacquer dial – can be set against the time back at home when travelling abroad for business or pleasure.
Let’s take a closer look at the technical elements that make this watch tick:
- Diameter: 42mm
- Height: 16mm
- Weight: 77g
- Calibre: Sellita SW330 (COSC)
- Case: Grade 2 titanium
- Water resistance: 100 ATM (1000 metres)
- Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
- Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
- Dial colour: Blue/Black
- Lume: Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1
- Lug to Lug: 49.3mm
- Strap width: 22mm
Engineered from lightweight and corrosion-resistant Grade 2 titanium – which has the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element – the C60 Elite GMT 1000 is water resistant to 1,000 metres and incorporates an automatic helium release valve into its brushed and polished light-catcher design in order to assist with equalisation during ascent from a dive.
Despite its water resistance, the timepiece also features a 3.4mm-thick sapphire crystal to showcase the Sellita SW330 movement’s inner workings and its rotor is complete with Christopher Ward’s Anglo-Swiss twin flag pattern. It’s safe to say this watch definitely caters for those who are both avid divers and watch enthusiasts!
- Swiss made
- 25 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
- 42 hour power reserve
- Dual-time GMT function
- Central hacking seconds
- Anti-shock system
- Twin-flag engraving over 'Colimaçoné' finish on the rotor
- Brushed and polished Grade 2 titanium case
- Embossed screw-in crown
- Unidirectional brushed or polished zirconia ceramic bezel
- Integrated automatic helium release valve
- 3.8mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Polished dial with 'twin flags' matte finished at 12 o'clock
- Flat 24-hour dial ring with printed numerals
- Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 hands, indexes and bezel
- Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
- Sandblasted and polished hands
- Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
- Screw-down exhibition caseback with 3.4mm crystal
- Unique engraved serial number
There are two different colour ways available to choose from – orange and blue (with orange GMT hand) or red and black (with red GMT hand) with a brushed ceramic bezel. Both use Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® to deep fill its indexes, hands and bezel markings.
This new launch is available with either a lightweight titanium strap or hybrid rubber/Cordura® strap in a choice of black or navy – either with or without a bright underside in red or orange respectively. And thanks to the quick-release technology, it’s easy to buy both and simply swap between them.
The NEW C60 Elite GMT 1000 was available to buy from the beginning of April, 2020 with prices starting at £1,495.
About Christopher Ward
Christoper Ward is known for creating high-quality timepieces that effortlessly combine British born style and innovation with Swiss watchmaking skills. The brand specialises in mechanical and quartz watches that are designed in the UK and manufactured in the home of horology – Biel, Switzerland. Like its customers, Christopher Ward truly appreciates what makes a stand-out timepiece.
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