Christopher Ward C65 Black Gold Limited Edition

Inspiration

Christopher Ward’s C65 range is one of their most successful I have 4 variations of the range. The Christopher Ward C65 Black Gold Limited Edition is the latest in that range. Their inspiration came from the JPS Lotus Racing team of the 1970s.

Case

A 361L stainless steel 41mm case coated gold PVD perfectly matched to the light catcher case makes this watch dazzle. The black aluminum unidirectional bezel has a satisfying 120 click rotation. The thin bezel offers a beautiful retro look while maintaining its functionality. Arabic numerals are on the exterior at 5-minute intervals with baton minute markers in-between. Set in a triangle at twelve is the lume pip.

 

 

A premium stamped black screw-down PVD backplate with a trident the centerpiece and Christopher Ward displayed on an outer ring. Surprisingly, the Christopher Ward C65 Black Gold Limited Edition does not have a screw-down crown. However, the signed crown looks terrific with its gold coating. We are assured by CW that the watch will hold up to it’s 150M rating should we chose to use it as a dive watch.

C65 Gold Limited Edition - Watch Junky
C65 Gold Limited Edition - Watch Junky

Dial

Large Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock set on a matte black dial. Coated with Old Radium Super-Luminova the applied baton indices and baton hands. Below the 12 o’clock is the debossed flag. Logo placement is at 9 o’clock and above the 6 is the water-resistance both in white. The chapter ring is also in this dark gold coating and frames the dial beautifully. Additionally, this gold chapter gives a nice reflection across the dial area in natural light.

 

Christopher Ward has done a great job on this range and the C65 Black Gold Limited Edition dial is no different.

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Movement

Underneath the dial is a Sellitia SW210-1 movement running at 28,800 vph or 4 Hz giving a smooth eight ticks per second. A manual winding movement that offers 42 hours of power reserved. This hand-winding movement inside the Christopher Ward C65 Black Gold Limited Edition is extremely smooth in operation and setting of the watch.

Bracelet / Straps

The 22mm Hybrid Cordura and Rubber strap are entirely in keeping with the trident diver range being waterproof make it an excellent choice for a tool watch, finished off the watch strap with a signed black PVD buckle. Now that Christopher Ward has released the second version of the hybrid strap it’s extremely comfortable on the wrist, the first generation of this strap was not so comfortable. This strap is a perfect fit for the Christopher Ward C65 Black Gold. I would also like to point out that this watch is a strap monster with most straps looking great.

C65 Black Gold Limited Edition
C65 Gold Limited Edition - Watch Junky
C65 Gold Limited Edition - Watch Junky

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Packaging

Packaging by Christopher Ward C65 Black Gold Limited Edition is fantastic and completely environmentally friendly. The ergonomics of the packaging really is a standout feature if you buy an additional strap as it sits below the watch in the outer packaging box.

Specification

  • Movement: Sellita SW210-1
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours
  • No. of Jewels: 19
  • Complication Type: 3 hands
  • Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
  • Timing Tolerance: +15/-15 sec p/day
  • Decoration:Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on movement
  • Protection: Anti-shock system
  • Case Model: C65
  • Size: 41mm
  • Dial Colour: Black
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Case Colour:
  • Gold-toned PVD-coated marine-grade stainless steel case
  • Bezel Colour: Black, Unidirectional aluminium bezel
  • Caseback: Black DLC screw-down backplate with High Definition “Trident” motif
  • Crown: Push-down crown with twin flag motif
  • Height: 11.55mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 47.1mm
  • Case Weight: 65g

Crystal Type: Glass box sapphire crystal

  • Dial Colour: Black matte finish dial with twin flags debossed at 12 o’clock
  • Old Radium Super-LumiNova® indexes and hands

TYPE : Silicone / Leather Hybrid Strap
COLOUR : Black
BUCKLE : Tang Buckle
WIDTH (mm) : 22

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Type: Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap with ‘Christopher Ward’ engraved buckle and quick-release pins for easy changing
Colour: Black
Width: 22mm

Water Resistance: 15 ATM/ 150M

  • Warranty: 5 Years International
  • Packaging: Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
  • Limited edition of 200 pieces
  • Swiss made
  • Weight inc Bracelet: 90g 

Final Thoughts

The Christopher Ward C65 Black Gold Limited Edtion is a stunning watch and is a beautiful watch to behold. What strikes me most about this watch is the contrast in colour which, often changes in the light. Additional the gold is a deeper, darker, more luxurious gold than you see on the website pictures. 

 

Due to its low profile, the watch sits well on the wrist. The watch feels very comfortable because of its 41mm in size and is perfect for almost every wrist size. It’s priced at £845 on the Christopher Ward website. Although with discounts readily available and regular sales, they can be picked up cheaper. Bear in mind, this model is a Limited Edition of 200 and will sell out.

 

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Price
5/5
Build
5/5
Finish
5/5
Maintenace
5/5
Bracelet / Strap
5/5

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