Say hello to the new Christopher Ward Aquitaine. We reckon this is one of the smoothest looking watches the UK brand has produced. Very sleek, balanced lines, a beautiful finish on the bezel, plus a bronze case variant too.
And all for that traditional value price. You can’t argue with a bronze dive watch with COSC Swiss movement for around £1100 these days, it will soon cost that much to service your Audi A3 diesel.
The entry level green Aquitaine is £905 and is an all-rounder, here’s the word from Christopher Ward;
“Aquitaine is a significant step up from the original C65 range. It dives deeper: water resistance is up significantly, from 150m to 200m. It suits more people: the reduced lug-to-lug length of this latest 41mm iteration of the Light Catcher case makes it comfortable on nearly every wrist.”
See-thru caseback and Sellita SW200 movement inside by the way.
BLUE AND BRONZE
Our fave of the new Aquitaine trio is the blue dial bronze model. Retails at £1105 and features a COSC version of the SW200 automatic movement. Sapphire crystal, 200m, see-thru caseback, leather strap, NATO or silicone options.
The factory claim that the new bezel on the Aquitaine is the most scratch resistant they have ever produced. The lume on the hands and markers looks amazing too.
Watch the promo video here;
The white dial GMT Aquitaine is another versatile 41mm watch that has a little bit of luxury about it. Like the other Aquitaine models, it has a domed crystal for extra visual punch.
Here’s the word from Christopher Ward;
“The new Sellita SW330-2 is an alternative to the ETA 2893, and a movement that provides both superb accuracy and GMT timing.
Just 4.1mm thick, the SW330-2 has 25 jewels and beats at a rate of 28,800 per hour with a power reserve of up to 56 hours. The central GMT hand can be set independently from the hour and seconds hands.”
That one retails at £1265. All three are on pre order for May delivery, more info here.