Is it me or are the watches getting more impressive? A few years ago I had he company in the category of “worthy” offering good value, but fairly anonymous watches online.
Well the last couple of releases have really made me start to think again. The latest to be released is this C65 Super Compressor.
The twin crown style might remind you of the Longines Legend Diver or indeed the Farer Aqua Compressor but they are very distinctive.
Christopher Ward claim this watch is the first genuine super compressor diving watch in 50 years. With every metre you descend, its ingenious mechanism increases water-resistance.
There are other compressor watches available, I suspect the difference here must be the word “super”. Reverse-engineered by the team in Switzerland, this is a fully functioning super compressor with the ’60s looks to match. Thanks to improvements in watch construction, it is the first one with an ‘exhibition’ caseback, through which you can see the ultra-thin compression spring. At 300 microns thick, the spring, which enables the compressor to work, is just four times the width of a human hair. Look again, and you will also spot the ‘diving-bell’ mark, the logo Ervin Piquerez used to signify authenticity..
Other than being a “Super Compressor” the details of the watch are:
- Case MaterialStainless steel
- Case ColourSteel
- Case Weight72g
- Weight inc. Bracelet166g
- Water Resistance15 ATM (150m)
- MovementSellita SW200-1
- Power Reserve38 hours
- No of Jewels26
- Complication Type3 hands
- Vibrations28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Overall an impressive looking watch available with a blue or black dial and a choice of four straps, steel, tropical or one of two leather for a reasonable price,£1000. I am pleased the logo has moved to the more conventional position just below the 12 indices.
I hope the opportunity come along to see one of these watches in the metal. In the meantime if I have wetted you appetite you can find out more at