Chr. Ward C60 Trident

Two days ago Christopher Ward announced a new version of their C60 the Pro 600.

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This is their description of the watch.

Built to the most exacting standards, the C60 Trident Chronograph is a watch created for diving professionals that even non-swimmers will covet.

The boldness of the deep navy and metallic yellow dial design catches the eye immediately and, upon closer inspection, it is easy to be impressed with the intricacies of what may be our most detailed dial to date. Worthy of special attention is the 60 seconds sub-dial which “breathes” via a rotating disc behind a cut-out display delivering ease of reading for the diver as well as a fascinating appeal for the more casual wearer.

The uni-directional ceramic bezel has been enhanced with the professional diver in mind by the addition of a full minute-track, and a better defined font for the numerals which are filled with high-grade SuperLuminova for outstanding luminosity.

Engineered to resist water at up to depths of 600 metres (2000 feet) the fluid contours of the Trident case, which also incorporates an automatic helium release valve, surround one of the most reliable and robust chronograph movements, the self-winding ETA Valjoux 7750. All told, therefore, this is a remarkable watch that signals another milestone in an unfolding story that positions Christopher Ward in the vanguard of British watch design.

The watch will be available early March.

Here is a nice dramatic video showing the watch off

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Marloe Watches

Another British hopeful has come to my attention, this time as a Kickstarter project, Marloe Watches. British designed – hand wound watches.

Find our more here

Their first watch is the Cherwell.

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Cherwell is the first edition from Marloe Watch Co. Designed in Great Britain and inspired by the prestigious university city of Oxford, this timepiece is named after the River Cherwell which meanders through this City of Dreaming Spires.

Like all Marloe watches, the Cherwell is a hand-wound timepiece which is powered by a manual movement. It features a multi-layered sandwich dial and a double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

  • 43.4mm diameter x 12mm high (lug tips to crystal zenith)
  • 20mm lug width, 48mm top to toe
  • Hand-Wound mechanical movement with 21,600bph
  • Power Reserve of over 50 Hours
  • Double-domed sapphire crystal with AR coating
  • Exhibition Case-Back with custom glass and perimeter engraving
  • Multi-layered dial
  • 3ATM

Roger Smith article in FT

I just picked up news of this article from twitter despite having read I thought quiet thoroughly this weekend’s FT. I’ll have another look later or maybe this was an on-line only piece.

Anyway here is a link to the piece

The Full Financial Times article

The most interesting part for me was that   Roger is continuing to invest considerable sums of money in new equipment, he’s not just plodding along making and selling a few very expensive watches.

Smiths De Luxe

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I can finally hold my head up and say with all honesty that I have a British watch. Not the e-bay found military Smiths I post every once and a while but a Smiths De Luxe, which I believe is the Sir Edmund Hilary “Everest” watch. Much more original, and cheaper, than the obvious Rolex alternative. This watch also features a Dennison case, a brand due to be re-launched next month.

So far I am pleased with my find. I am also surprised, that despite having a 33mm case, it does not appear minute on my wrist.

I will keep you updated.