As well as being a great “British Watch” story this is also a great story about a very fast lady. The “boat” looks amazing. Best of luck Hannah with your record attempt.
Personally I’m not that wild about the strap but otherwise this looks pretty interesting
Two days ago Christopher Ward announced a new version of their C60 the Pro 600.
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
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.
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
This little article popped up on my clipboard feed. Men’s Health magazine’s correspondent picks Robin Swithinbank picks the usual suspects plus a brand I cannot remember coming across before – Shore Projects. I will investigate further. In the meantime here is the article – Men’s Health.
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.
I think this is a really interesting watch from Christopher Ward. It seems to be a freer design statement, rather than looking like a “Submariner” a generic “pilot” it is very individual looking. Here is a short video showing it off
C5 Malvern Square Video