For action, man
Produced in conjunction with the Ministry of Defence, the C65 Sandhurst not only bears the insignia of the British Army, it also pays tribute to one of the great military watches of the past: the Smiths W10. Issued to soldiers in 1969, the W10 was known for its design and legibility. The C65 Sandhurst follows the same path.
Using a textured black dial as its foundation, Arabic numerals printed with white TC-1 Super-LumiNova® sit within a printed outer white minute track. Meanwhile, Old Radium Super-LumiNova® is applied to rectangular indexes located at each quarter-hour, along with five minute-positioned dots and an additional triangle at 12 o’clock. The result is a timepiece that can be read at a glance in even the gloomiest of conditions.
Turn it over, and you’ll see the heraldic badge of the British Army, deep-stamped into the back. And for a watch that could face action at a moment’s notice, the Sandhurst’s 150m water resistance may just come in useful, too.
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.
Inspired by the Smiths W10 watch, given to British soldiers in 1969, the C65 Sandhurst is a classic military timepiece. And like the W10, it’s been officially approved by the Ministry of Defence.
Easy to read
Legibility is a vital part of the Sandhurst’s appeal. The textured black dial contrasts with the numerals and indexes, both of which are coated in lume for low-light visibility.
Our light-catcher case boasts brushed and polished surfaces which reflect light beautifully. Its ingenious design means it also sits on the wrist lower than you’d expect.
Signs are good
The C65 Sandhurst is the first Christopher Ward model authorised to carry the heraldic badge of the British Army. You’ll find it deep-stamped into the back.
Heart of glass
A glass-box crystal provides another link to the 1960s. Its beautifully curved shape is the crowning glory on a watch that pays tribute to the watches of the past.
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.