New from watch-maker Christopher Ward, is the vintage-themed C65 Black Gold dive watch references a nickname given to the striking black and gold livery of the John Player Special Formula One cars of the 1970s.  It offers an attractive variation on the two-tone, bi-metal theme currently having an unexpected resurgence in the fine watch world.

The C65 Black Gold builds upon the foundation of the C65 Trident Collection and its best-selling C65 Trident Diver. The dial is replicated from the Diver, with large Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock, along with rectangular indexes and hands, which have been filled with Old Radium Super-LumiNova. Printed white second markers, combined with minute markers and numerals on its unidirectional aluminium bezel, add to the C65’s tool watch feel.

The beauty of the watch lies in the combination of its black dial, case back and bezel with PVD gold-toned case sides, lugs and crown. The hue that adorns the C65 Trident Diver arcing ‘light-catcher’ case design accentuates the “Old Radium” detailing across its dial, while its famous deep-stamped Trident backplate is finished in black diamond-like carbon (DLC). This is a timepiece which boldly channels a sexy 1970s glamour all on its own.

Powered by a Swiss-made mechanical movement, a hand-wound Sellita SW120 and priced at £895, limited to 200 pieces, more information is available from ENDS.