Back over the summer season, we introduced you phrase of the brand new Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor (seen right here). This time round, we’re again with some hands-on impressions that we gathered after spending a while with a overview loaner.
Many instances, dive watches, and particularly these which can be dual-crown (whether or not or not they’re truly compressor instances) are typically overly giant. For an precise dive device, you might have considered trying that further few mm. For the remainder of us “desk divers”, the extra compact feel and appear of the 41mm case is sort of welcome. It permits issues to remain fairly legible on the dial, whereas not overwhelming the wrist.
For our loaner, I requested the extra colourful “ocean blue” dial shade, because it simply brings extra of that 60’s/70’s vibe to the desk (and much more so when you go along with the blue or orange straps they’ve obtained on supply). Plus, hey, today, why not have an enormous daring hit of shade in your wrist? For all that, although, it’s not overwhelming the ol’ orbs. The white inner timing bezel truly takes many of the consideration, with just a few pops of orange exhibiting up there and on the minute hand. So, daring colours, however all finished so tastefully, when you ask me.
Around again, you get extra orange by way of the exhibition caseback on the Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor. Through it, you see the Sellita SW200 motion and the signed motion.
But wait – there’s extra orange! You’ve obtained that popping in on the higher crown, which controls that inner bezel (simple to recollect, orange crown to time towards the orange hand). This crown isn’t screw-down, which I’m happy with. It’s additionally not clicky or locking in place – which I’m much less happy with. This means which you can simply knock it off it’s setting. Perhaps a stronger spring or detents right here would assist it keep a bit extra set in place. Or, hey, even a screw-down crown.
That’s not all there may be for shade on the Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor – nossir, you’ve obtained to speak concerning the luminous paint! This is the standard SuperLuminova, and naturally will get the job finished by way of bars and pips on the finish of the indices, and the handset (together with the seconds hand).
So, the query then is – is the Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor the look ahead to you? While it’s over a grand ($1,025 on the strap or $1,145 on the bracelet), it’s nonetheless what we’d classify as an inexpensive luxurious piece. While I used to be much less of a fan of the non-locking timing crown, it’s a devoted – and colourful – illustration of the tremendous compressor watches passed by. So, when you’re on the lookout for that neo-retro look with all the advantages of a contemporary watch and motion, I say it’s price testing. christopherward.com
- Brand & Model: Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor
- Price: $1,025 (strap) / $1,145 (bracelet)
- Who’s it for? You like your watches retro (styled) and colourful
- Would I put on it? Ehhh… if I had been shopping for from the CW vary, this isn’t the one I’d gravitate in the direction of
- What I’d change: The timing crown must lock – or have a stiffer spring beneath that bezel
- The neatest thing about it: Color, shade, shade
Tech Specs from Christopher Ward
- Diameter: 41mm
- Height: 13.05mm
- Weight: 72g
- Calibre: Sellita SW200
- Case: Stainless metal
- Movement Crown: Screw-down (4 o’clock)
- Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
- Vibrations: 28’800 per hour (4 Hz)
- Time tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
- Dial color: Ocean Blue or Black Sand
- Lume: Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1
- Strap width: 22mm
- Lug to lug: 47.12mm
- Bezel diameter: 39mm
- Movement diameter: 25.60mm
- Movement top: 4.60mm
- Swiss made
- 26 jewel self-winding mechanical motion
- 38 hour energy reserve
- Glass field sapphire crystal
- Internal rotating bezel (120 clicks) with matte white, chamfered edge
- Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished sides
- Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
- Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 arms and indexes
- Screw-down exhibition caseback with aluminium anodised compression ring and divers helmet stamp
- Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ end on the rotor
- Screw-down stamped crown with sandblasted decrease space and polished prime
- Screw-down crosshatched crown with anodised aluminium outer ring
- Unique engraved serial quantity
- Eco-friendly luxurious presentation case and proprietor’s handbook