C65 Trident Automatic
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The C65 range is perfect for those who love vintage watches – without the hassles (and bills!) that come with owning an antique timepiece. The C65 Trident Automatic could be the most beautiful C65 yet.
The dial pays tribute to the diving watches of the 1960s with the use of circular indexes rather than numbers.
Filled with Old Radium Super-LumiNova® and surrounded by polished bevelling they contribute to a dial that’s uncluttered and easy to read.
While the looks are retro, the build quality certainly is not. As with its hand-wound cousin, the C65 Diver, the watch has a brushed and polished case, while the unidirectional aluminium bezel – vital for divers – has been stripped back to feature only Arabic numerals.
Inside, the self-winding Swiss movement will run for 38 hours off the wrist (highly unlikely, we know), while the backplate is stamped with the Trident emblem. And at 41mm in diameter, it’ll suit every wrist. Especially yours.
Sellita SW200-1 Automatic
An update on the classic Sellita SW200, this Swiss-made self-winding movement is known for its accuracy and reliability.
The 26-jewel movement boasts a date wheel, 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.
A 38-hour power reserve means the movement will last for well over a day off the wrist, while its rotor has a Colimaçoné finish and is engraved with our twin flags pattern.
It may be retro in style, but the unidirectional aluminium bezel – an essential diving tool – is a beautiful piece of kit you’ll be able to rely on: on land or at sea.
The glass-box crystal is not only clear but gives the dial a beautifully curved shape reminiscent of vintage timepieces. Old-school? More like ‘old’s cool’.
Turn on, tune in
Instead of numerals, the watch has vintage-style roundels, but they, and the hands, are filled with Old Radium Super-LumiNova® for high visibility with a retro feel.
The watch’s ‘light catcher’ case feels slim on the wrist and wears so comfortably. And when the light catches its brushed and polished surfaces, you’ll see how it got its name.
Quartz? Mechanical? It all sounds very confusing. There’s no need to be confused. ‘Quartz’ and ‘mechanical’ merely refer to the type of movements you’ll find in watches. A movement – or ‘calibre’ – is the mechanism used to power a watch and tell the time.
Power up a mechanical watch
In this video, we detail the difference between hand-wound and automatic movements, and how you can keep yours ticking away.