CHRISTOPHER WARD C63 SEALANDER WRISTWATCH RANGE
Decisions, decisions. Decades ago, before wristwatch culture took hold, the savviest watch connoisseurs on the planet posited a well-dressed individual would need three timepieces: one for dress, one for work and another for play. This is fine for well-heeled collectors, but for everyone else, a question arose: could there be a go anywhere, do everything wristwatch? Having produced watches for divers, aviators and dress models in formal styles, British designer and online retailer, Christopher Ward, wanted to combine all three watch roles into a single Swiss-manufactured timepiece. The company’s ‘luxury sport’ watches, which could, arguably, go from beach to office to soiree, however, failed to address one key factor in serving as an ‘everywatch’: cost. Now, with the newly released C63 Sealander collection, Christopher Ward products have become more accessible than ever through increased affordability.
It starts with a shape accounting for the vast majority of timepieces sold during the wristwatch’s first century-plus: every C63 Sealander employs Christopher Ward’s light-catcher round stainless steel case, water-resistant to 150m thanks to its screw-in exhibition caseback and screw-down crown. For the C63 Sealander Elite, the crown is the brand’s new retractable design. Visually, too, round is the perfect form — watch hands trace a circle.
Next, to power all three versions of the C63 Sealander (the Automatic, the GMT and the Elite), Christopher Ward selected a movement known for its reliability. The Sellita SW base calibre has been adapted to suit each model and shows hours, minutes, seconds and date. The C63 Sealander GMT adds the display of a second time zone, while the C63 Sealander Elite has undergone rigorous testing to earn COSC chronometer certification. All C63 Sealanders are fitted with the unique Christopher Ward quick-release strap and bracelet system for easy interchanging of straps, including a bespoke metal bracelet with micro-adjustment.
The least-expensive mechanical model, the C63 Sealander Automatic, measures 39mm in diameter. It comes with a choice of black or white hand-finished, polished lacquer dials, with applied, faceted brushed and polished indexes. The same is true of the 39mm C63 Sealander GMT, though this middle-range wristwatch also includes a second time zone indicated by a large orange hand with white luminous infill.
Meanwhile, for the flagship C63 Sealander Elite, the case size increases to 40mm and the material is Grade 2 titanium. Arguably the most-affordable Cosc-certified chronometer available right now, as well as being Christopher Ward’s lightest ever mechanical watch, the excellent-value C63 Sealander Elite features an attractively finished matte-black dial with see-through segments.
Christopher Ward has made decision-making easy for buyers: each uniquely numbered C63 Sealander represents the ultimate value-for-money wristwatch in its category — all you have to do is decide which of the three on offer fits your budget, select the dial colour and choose a strap! For full product information, visit the Christopher Ward website, where you can order your C63 Sealander for immediate despatch.
Price: C63 Sealander Automatic £595, C63 Sealander GMT £795, C63 Sealander Elite £1,150 christopherward.com or call 01628 763040