We’re in the thick of new release season, and brand new for 2019 is the Christopher Ward C65 Trident Automatic. This ‘60s-inspired diver has a look that is decidedly vintage. In fact, it almost looks like one of Christopher Ward’s standard Tridents took a trip back in time and returned with a few of its favorite details. But while there’s vintage design inspiration throughout, the watch still features modern, on-brand touches like the printed logo at 9 o’clock and the debossed double flag logo at 12. The new C65 Trident Automatic is offered in two enticing colorways—black and blue, both with matching bezels.
Each of the dials is matte, which really makes the polished indices and hands pop. They’re highly polished with beveled edges and filled with “old radium” Super-LumiNova. Similar to how dive watches of the 1960s appear today, this type of lume has a distinct aged look despite being brand new.
Christopher Ward’s designers did some cleaning up of the dial and dive bezel to simplify the aesthetic. The minutes scale around the dial now has a single hash mark for each minute and the rotating bezel has an Arabic numeral every five minutes.