Made for the ocean
Named after the location of the Royal Navy Academy, the C65 Dartmouth Series 1 is a very modern homage to the classic maritime watches of the 1950s and ’60s.
Officially licensed by the Ministry of Defence, the watch is inspired by the Omega Seamaster 300 ‘Big Triangle’ – AKA ‘Royal Navy 0552’, a Ministry of Defence-commissioned piece which entered service in 1967.
Utilising the C65 family’s light-catcher™ case, the C65 Dartmouth has a retro ‘glass box’ crystal and 150m water resistance. Both the inverted triangle at 12 o’clock and the hour/minute markers contrast beautifully with the navy blue or matte black dial, providing clarity in, and out, of the water.
And most special of all: the Royal Navy’s crown insignia has been deep-stamped into its stainless steel backplate. Paying tribute has rarely looked so stylish.
Sellita SW200 COSC
Sellita SW200 Automatic Chronometer
Designed for those who demand the highest standards of timekeeping, this Swiss-made automatic movement has been officially designated as a ‘chronometer’ by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres.
This means it has a certified timing tolerance of just -4/+6 seconds per day in a variety of temperatures and positions, putting it in the top six percent of Swiss-made watches for accuracy.
The movement boasts a 4Hz frequency (equating to a smooth eight ticks per second) and a 38-hour power reserve. It also has an in-built anti-shock system to maintain accuracy when faced with any sudden jolts.
What the press say about the
Worn & Wound
“This watch reminds me of something out of the 1960s – its cleanly designed, slim-wearing and tasteful on the wrist.”
“Sixties dive watch styling with modern reliability.”
Influenced by Omega’s Seamaster 300 ‘Big Triangle’ – a watch commissioned by the MOD during the 1960s – the C65 Dartmouth is vintage in style, but ultra-modern in build quality.
Christopher Ward’s light-catcher™ case has brushed and polished surfaces, which reflect light magically every time you wear it. Slim and comfortable, it’s a key element of the watch’s appeal.
Clarity as standard
The lume-filled indexes and hands contrast beautifully with the deep-blue background. The result is a dial that’s both easy to read and beautifully retro.
Stamp of approval
On the back of the watch, you’ll find the Royal Navy's Naval crown insignia, deep-stamped into the metal. Whenever you see it, you’ll remember the history of the ‘senior service’.
Glass-box crystals have always been a feature of vintage watches. And when you see the satisfyingly smooth curves of the one used here, you’ll see why we’ve brought them back.
There’s something irresistible about military watches. The combination of toughness, clarity, accuracy and no-nonsense design is given additional weight by the incredible histories many have.
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