Christopher Ward of UK will be launching their C60 Trident GMT line of watches in October. This will their first GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) watch. It is also known as a dual time watch. These new watches are very exciting. It is a true GMT movement, where the 12 hour hand can be set independently from the 24 hour hand. This is similar to the system used in the Rolex GMT Master II and the Omega Seamaster GMT.
First a little about Christopher Ward watch company. It is small British company that was was founded on a boat on the River Thames in 2004 by Mike France, Chris Ward and Peter Ellis. Its mission is to design high quality Swiss-made luxury watches that are "the cheapest most expensive watches in the world". I believe they are well on their way to achieving this goal.
Anyway, back to the watch. The C60 Trident GMT will feature the following functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date and dual time. The watch measures in at 42mm diameter, and is 13mm in height. The case is constructed of marine grade steel. The crystal, which is sapphire, has anti reflection coating and is 4mm thick. It will be powered by a customized ETA 2893-2. This movement allows for the independent setting of the dual time function, and date change (forward and backward) with the 12 hour hand. The movement also hacks. I like the Trident sweep second hand, from which the watch gets its name. The watch is water resistant to 300m or 30 ATM. Not many GMT watches offers such a level of water resistance. It also has an anodized aluminum uni-directional bezel which can act as a third time zone.
The watch is available on either a leather strap, rubber strap or metal bracelet. Each watch will be individually serialized. As with any Christopher Ward watches, these watches will have a 60 month warranty. The watches are expected to retail for about $700-800 USD, depending on what type of strap you choose.
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