I've read the discussion and I agree with what others have said regarding other brands such as Omega and Rolex using the name and the logo etc, and I agree with one member that these also reminded me of the Tag Autavia - it was the first thing that came into my head when I saw the release. I love the green and cream colorway. Streamlined bracelet is a plus. I like the dry marshal touch. But, i am not convinced the domed sapphire bezel will be a big seller. I am also worried about abandoning the name on the dial. This was tried on the C7 range and i don't think it was all that successful? I could be wrong. But a lot went on sale. The logo is a truly brilliant logo, but i still think you need to see the name. I guess the real problem may be that when they decided on the new Christopher Ward rebrand, they didn't realise that the length of the name might turn out to be restrictive. Using it with (underneath, say) the logo is just unbalanced. If it had been Ward or CWard or C.Ward etc, then the logo and CWard etc would have been at 12 o'clock and history would be re-written. I hope I am wrong, but I think the use of the logo alone will turn out to be a problem. It does look tidy and, as I say, it's a superb logo. But I think you have to have the name on the front. I read what some said about the name being on the back. But who sees the back? I think the first light-catcher C65 was a game-changer and was definitely inspired by Oris. I don't know if some of the inspiration for this came from the Autavia (which I believe has been a successful watch) but I don't think this will be a game changer like the last c65 was. The green and cream is a lovely combination.
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