Watch news : C65 Dartmouth Series 1: Homage to the OMEGA Seamaster 300


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There are legendary watches that never cease to fascinate and inspire. TheOMEGA Seamaster 300 it’s just one of those iconic icons whose name evokes the history and grandeur of watchmaking. Today, Mr Watch invites you to study the C65 Dartmouth by Christopher Ward, a remarkable model who pays tribute to one of OMEGA’s most famous creations.

A brief history of the OMEGA Seamaster 300

OMEGA Seamaster 300


In the 1930s, diving became particularly popular. The development and commercialization of this activity gave birth to a new type of watch, capable of accompanying men on their underwater excursions.

In 1957, theOMEGA Seamaster 300 it launches and quickly becomes a real reference in the world of diving watches. Durable and elegant at the same time, it is primarily a versatile watch that can dive up to 200. It was also used by the Royal Navy for its impressive capabilities during World War II.

Later, it was adopted by many world famous explorers and divers.

Dartmouth C65 by Christopher Ward

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1


The C65 Dartmouth is part of the Military collection British brand Christopher Ward (with the C65 Sandhurst and the C65 Cranwell) Named after the British Naval Academy, the famous English Military Academy. This player for the general public is one of the few authorized by the British Defense Ministry to wear the insignia of the Royal Navy. It is a simple and well made watch with beautiful vintage details. It is directly inspired byOMEGA Seamaster 300 “Great Triangle”. The C65 Dartmouth It thus recalls the aesthetics and unique characteristics of diving watches that appeared during a key period in watchmaking.

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1

This model consists of a 41mm brushed and polished case, a 120-click unidirectional rotating bezel with applied SuperLuminova numbers and markers, and a crystal “glass case”. In addition, there is a patterned crown with a double flag motif and a steel bracelet.

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1


Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1

The main feature of the watch is the back, which features the embossed Royal Navy insignia in stainless steel. An important detail that makes the difference, the only exception, of this C65 Dartmouth.

On the matte dial, available in blue or black, we find the large inverted triangle at 12 o’clock, a distinctive sign of theOMEGA Seamaster 300. The hour hand is shaped like a large arrow, against a stick shape for the minute hand and a thinner arrow for the second. Like the indices, they benefit from a SuperLuminova treatment (TC-1 for the blue dial, Old Radium for black). This provides an undeniably clear set for optimal time readability.

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1


Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1

The C65 Darmouth It has a Swiss-made Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, certified by stopwatch. This 26-jewel caliber offers a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and is equipped with an anti-shock system. This watch can be submerged up to 150 underwater (15 ATM).

Christopher Ward C65 Dartmouth Series 1

So Christopher Ward perfectly manages to pay tribute toOMEGA Seamaster 300 while taking ownership of the design from which you are inspired. A beautiful echo that should appeal to fans of vintage military watches. The C65 Dartmouth It not only incorporates a high-quality modern movement, but is also offered at a much more affordable price than the legend it evokes.

Price: 995-1 120 €

Nicolas Forni

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