This small British based watch company is the first luxury watchmaker to sell directly to its customers online. Which, they say, allows them to offer luxury watches at affordable prices. The C70 COSCO, at £499, is certainly affordable.
The C70 COSC, has been created to celebrate Britain’s original Grand Prix at Brooklands and is part of Christopher Ward’s C70 Grand Prix series which celebrates the original six car races that eventually turned into today’s F1 Championship at Brooklands. The Brooklands, like the others in the series - the Cunningham Stripe (USA), the Rosso Corsa (Italy), the Grande Epreuve (France), the Ascari (Belgium) and the Silver Arrow (Germany) - reflects the chassis colours of each nation’s racing colours – with the year of victory, the race track and the name of the winning driver engraved on the reverse of the case.
Christopher Ward, claim that, the C70 COSC will be accurate to within one second a month, backed up by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (the institute that measures the accuracy and precision of watches made in Switzerland). Because the watch uses five tiny motors, normally used to control lasers or welding robots, the more the hands and gears are used, the more accurate the watch’s components become. The result, they tell us, is that there may be no need to correct this watch for ‘several years’.
So, it’s accurate, but what does it look like? Well, it looks great. It has a lovely Spanish ‘Toro Bravo’ Italian leather strap, and a British Racing Green dial, encased in a stainless steel case and with a sapphire crystal is dome. It’s also water resistant to 10 ATM.
The only downside is that there’s only a limited number. The C70 COSC is limited to just 200 pieces worldwide, each individually numbered. So if you want one, you need to act faster than an F1 car.
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