Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor

Christopher Ward is the wunderkind of the watch business that never stops amazing with their daring achievements. They never stop challenging themselves and somehow they always manage to surprise us with something unexpected, always at great prices. 

This time they came out with a REAL super compressor that actually HAS a compression spring and not just the two crowns and the internal rotating bezel like all the watches these days that call themselves super compressors. 

At 41 mm, the C65 Super Compressor comes with a see-through case back displaying a Sellita SW200 automatic movement and the 300-micron thick compression spring which gives the case its name. The outer case ring allowing this visibility is coloured orange, a hue which accents the crown for the inner bezel, the triangle at 12 o’clock, the minute hand and the tip of the seconds hand – and is known for providing the greatest legibility under water.

Original super compressor watches were capable of impressive water resistance, with ratings of up to 600 ft (about 182 meters) while the C65 is guaranteed to 150 meters but it probably can go deeper. 

It comes in two flavours, Ocean Blue and Black Sand, on a strap costing only £895 (about $1,565 CAD) or on a bracelet for £1,000 ($1,750 CAD). 

Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor

Technical Specs

Diameter: 41mm

Height: 13.05mm

Weight: 72g

Calibre: Sellita SW200

Case: Stainless steel

Movement Crown: Screw-down (4 o’clock)

Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)

Vibrations: 28’800 per hour (4 Hz)

Power reserve: 38 hours

Time tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day

Dial colour: Ocean Blue or Black Sand

Lume: Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1

Strap width: 22mm

Lug to lug: 47.12mm

Bezel diameter: 39mm

Screw-down exhibition caseback with aluminum anodized compression ring and divers helmet stamp

Internal rotating bezel (120 clicks) with matte white, chamfered edge

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