File this one under collabs we didn’t see coming. The good people from WatchGecko and Christopher Ward have teamed up to create a new limited edition C65 Aquitaine available on a selection of WatchGecko strap options, naturally. The watch alters the base C65 Aquitaine dial to bring out the nautical inspiration, particularly regatta races such as The America’s Cup. If you’re not into the regatta scene there’s still a lot to love about this watch, including all the lovely details found on the base C65 Aquitaine released earlier this year. There’s some strong Halios Seaforth Roldorf edition vibes with this one, and with just 50 planned for production, it may prove just as tricky to land.
The C65 Aquitaine proved quite popular on release thanks to their thoughtful color selections and the implementation of a sapphire bezel. The WatchGecko variant picks up on these queues, and adds a rather interesting dial to the mix, which deviates from the regular references thanks to its two-toned design. The base white dial welcomes a deep blue ring that hosts the lume filled numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. A series of large wedges mark the rest of the hours, including an oversized marker at the 12 o’clock position. The handset remains unchanged from the regular production Aquitaine, which includes a red tipped seconds hand with trident counterweight.