I used to covet the Omega Planet Ocean, in the orange-accent model:
The Omega, ref 126.96.36.199.01.001, is $6,450 USD. It’s lovely. This Christophe Ward, ref C60-42ADD3-T0BB0-B0, is $1,680. It has a lot to recommend it, but lets start with pictures. All of these are from their press release.
Looks good on a bracelet, doesn’t it?
Up close, the applied markers and three-dimensional hands look beautiful. This thing looks, in a word, luxurious.
I’ve owned CW’s (three maybe?) so as expected the lume is first rate.
Yep. I want one.
So, now that we’ve blitzed the pictures, some information for the rational part of your brain:
- 42mm diameter, 15.4mm thick, 49.3mm lug to lug. 22mm lugs.
- 77g in weight for just the watch, 133g on full 21cm bracelet
- Grade 2 titanium case and bracelet
- Water resistant to 1000m (exceptional for a watch with a display casebook)
- Zirconia ceramic bezel
- SuperLumiNova X1 GL C1
- Anti-reflective-coated sapphire crystal
- Sandblasted and polished hands
The movement is the Sellita SW220, a close copy of the ETA 2836 day-date:
- Swiss made
- 38 hour power reserve
- COSC chronometer certified, -4/+6 seconds per day.
- Hacking and handwinding
There are versions in black too if the orange is too bold for ya:
CW has done several iterations of their logo and its placement, which is of no interest to me. The hands are their most recent and I’m more fond of the minute than the hour. Legible day and night.
At 42mm by 49mm, its Pelagos sized and a lot less expensive. The bracelet even has an on-wrist length adjustment, like the Pelagos.
I’m liking it. I’m talking to Christopher Ward to see if I can review and maybe buy one.