You know me, I’m the resident GMT-fan here at WWR. While World Timer watches are rather similar, they’re not something I’ve necessarily been a fan of. This is partly due to just how busy (and tricky to read) the dials end up being, while losing the usefulness of a “simple” GMT hand. Well, this new Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer addresses that quite handily.
The Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer is a continuation of the slim, retro-style C65 diver style (which we reviewed here in GMT guise) which, for me, is a style that works on a number of fronts. Here you take the 41mm case (a svelte 12mm thick), power it with a Sellita SW330, and you’re on the road to a very nice retro-styled GMT watch that can be dived with. So, how does this watch have a World Time “complication” then?
Well, friends, that’s done via the bezel of the Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer. You see, you set the time (and the GMT hand) using the crown, just like you’d expect (the chapter ring around the dial is fixed, and gives you the 24-hour scale you’re looking at). Then, using the bezel – which is printed with the major cities of the world, just like you’d expect on a worldtimer – you can see the time around the world. To use it, you simply move the one that represents your current timezone to match the time, and voila! You can tell what time it is all around the world.
Sure, it’s a subtle (and manual) way to get a worldtimer on your wrist, but I think the Christopher Ward C65 GMT Worldtimer actually works great a solid GMT watch. The fact that they use the bezel to indicate world time, rather than an additional time zone, is something that many folks will probably appreciate. Me, I think I prefer working more with the time zones, but that’s me (and I’m not dealing with that many in the course of my day). If you think this is something you need on your wrist once we can all start traveling again, it’s available now directly from Christopher Ward, with pricing starting at $1,140 on the strap, or $1,250 on the bracelet. christopherward.com
- Diameter: 41mm (42mm bezel)
- Height: 12.05mm
- Weight: 71g
- Calibre: Sellita SW330
- Case: 316L stainless steel
- Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
- Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
- Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
- Dial colour: Black
- Lume: Super-LumiNova? Grade X1 GL C1
- Lug to lug: 47.1mm
- Strap width: 22mm
- Swiss made
- 25 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
- 42 hour power reserve
- Dual-time GMT function
- Date calendar
- Central hacking seconds
- Anti-shock system
- Christopher Ward ?Colimacone? finish on rotor
- Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
- Bi-directional steel bezel with printed international cities and brushed steel/black diamond-like carbon (DLC) finishing
- ?Glass box? sapphire crystal
- Screw-down crown stamped with twin-flag motif
- Matte finish dial with twin flags debossed at 12 o?clock
- Yellow and white printed 24-hour ring
- Super-LumiNova? Grade X1 GL C1-filled hands and indexes
- Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
- Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
- Black diamond-like carbon (DLC) ?Trident? motif screw-down backplate
- Unique engraved serial number
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