Christopher Ward has launched the new limited edition C63 Bronze Sealander 100. It’s a stylish bronze take on the classic C63 Sealander that adopts the colour scheme and style of the popular C60 Trident Green Ombre. As the name sneakily reveals, the watch is limited to just 100 pieces.
The Sealander is Christopher Ward’s daily beater style wristwatch, designed to be an all-rounder that can tackle any situation or environment. 150m water resistance means it will survive a quick dip in the pool – although it’s no purebred diver. And the relatively svelte 39mm diameter means it will fit under your cuff for days in the office. Plus, through it all, the bronze material will develop a unique patina that tells the stories of your daily adventures.
To me though, the exciting part of this release isn’t the design of the case as we’ve seen bronze Sealanders before. What is really cool though is the dial. It features the ombre green gradient of the C60 Trident mentioned above with the same hand-distressed pattern. I love the look of it, like an ancient relic recovered from the bottom of the ocean with a tinge of verdigris. Once the case develops a patina, that aesthetic will only be enhanced.
Under the surface is the COSC certified Sellita SW200-1 with accuracy of -4/+6 seconds per day. It’s visible through the exhibition caseback where you can see its custom Christopher Ward rotor. The Sellita SW200-1 is exactly the type of workhorse movement you’d expect to find in an accessible daily beater.
And the Christopher Ward C63 Bronze Sealander 100 is accessible despite being limited to just 100 pieces. It’s priced at £1,075 and presented on a leather strap. It really feels like Christopher Ward is riding a wave of momentum following several landmark launches like the Bel Canto. While this watch doesn’t exactly compare to something like the Bel Canto, it’s still a cool limited edition and it’s exciting to see where CW will be led next.
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Price & Specs:
- Model: Christopher Ward C63 Bronze Sealander 100
- Case/dial: 39mm diameter x 11.25mm thickness, bronze light-catcher case, ombre green dial
- Water resistance: 150m (15 bar)
- Movement: Sellita calibre SW200, automatic, 26 jewels, COSC-certified
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Power reserve: 38h
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
- Strap: Leather
- Price/availability: £1,075, limited to 100 pieces