What does James Bond and NASA, the Moon and the Olympic Games, Britain’s Royal Flying Corps and George Clooney or Buzz Aldrin have in common with Prince William? The answer is Swiss Omega, the brand used by James Bond since 1995, the first watch on the Moon, worn by Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 mission, the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932; official timekeepers for the combat units of Britain’s Royal Flying Corps since 1917 and American Army in 1918.
The base watch is the 45mm wide version (EX45) of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur in 18k pink gold. Inside is an in-house made caliber RD822 automatic movement. There is likely an exhibition caseback. The dial of the watch is peculiar, but it does have historical symbolism. The "table" is a hand-painted enamel reproduction of an actual table that hangs in Winchester, England. The table was commissioned by King Henry VIII in the 16th century.
Earlier this month, Christopher Ward released a bold addition to the Trident family in the form of a new dive watch: the C60 Trident 316L, a vibrant orange limited edition.
The 43mm case Swiss Designer Watches Online is made with 316L steel, a marine grade steel with a high manganese content that is both strong and anti-corrosive. The dial is a punchy shade of tangerine, reminiscent of the brightly-coloured, tactile dive watches of the 1990s.
If there’s one watch that still haunts the collective dreams of the watch lover community since SIHH 2017 it’s the Swiss Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. In ceramic. In the 40-ish years since the Royal Oak's conception, Gerald Genta’s avant-garde masterpiece has seen it all. Cases made of steel, gold, platinum, and forged carbon, married to nearly every type of complication under the sun in haute horology – but never in full ceramic, both case and bracelet.