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Christopher Ward recalls the golden era of air travel with its C65 GMT Worldtimer

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When we all get to traveling again, there could be a rekindling of the anticipation and excitement that used to accompany every long haul flight, but that in recent years has given way to familiarity and apathy.

Three months or more without setting foot in an airport will have an interesting effect on our collective relationship with flying.

The true golden era was the 1960s, a time when man was reaching for the moon and trans-Atlantic flights were a leap into the future.

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Christopher Ward wants to bring back that excitement with its latest watch, the C65 GMT Worldtime, which has a fixed 24-hour inner ring and a timezone outer bezel that calculates the time in 24 cities around the world.

“Reminiscent of the slim dive watches worn throughout the 1960s, this new addition to the C65 collection swaps sandy beaches for stylish airport lounges with its GMT and worldtimer functions – the first time both have appeared together in a CW release. The C65 GMT Worldtimer captures the excitement of the blossoming jet-setting era, its yellow and black tool watch looks underpinned by a Swiss-made Sellita SW330 movement,” Christopher Ward describes.

The collection is taking pre-orders from today with delivery expected at the end of April.

The 41mm steel watch can be bought on a steel bracelet for $1,250 while versions with a leather strap or Cordura fabric and rubber hybrid waterproof strap are $1,140.

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