You know the Chistopher Ward C63 Sealander collection. We know it, and it contains one of my favorite releases from CW in the past year. For their latest release, they’re upping the game in terms of the movement involved (using their in-house SH21) and even trying to help out some environmental causes. So, what all do the Christopher Ward C63 SH21 Blue Marine & Snow Leopard offer?
First things first, you’re getting a well-sorted three-hander (the running seconds are down at 6 o’clock) as well as a retrograde power reserve indication (over at 9 o’clock), plus a date window that is actually a little different from the norm (bit more of a rounded trapezoid there, which mixes things up just the right amount).
The dials on these watches have a lot of texture as well. The Blue Marine calls to mind waves, while the Snow Leopard is, well, a snow-covered field. It’s an interesting approach, something we’re more used to see from Japanese brands, and we like seeing this approach spread. Depending on what dial you select, you’ll be supporting one of two different endeavors:
The C63 SH21 Blue Marine has been made in collaboration with Blue Marine Foundation (BMF), who Christopher Ward have previously worked with on many occasions – most notably on the C60 BLUE, which raised over £200,000 for the charity. 5% of the sale price of each Blue Marine will go to the BMF to help them tackle the rising levels of plastics found in the ocean. The watch features a spectacular wave like dial with a matching teal date calendar.
The C63 SH21 Snow Leopard is a watch made in partnership with Christopher Ward’s long-standing charity partner, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF). 5% of the sale price of each Snow Leopard piece will go directly to DSWF to help fund their mission to fight, protect, and preserve snow leopard populations across Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan. The watch boasts a stunning white, textured leopard-print dial, power reserve indicator and subtle ice-blue detailing.
Both versions are coming in at $1,925 directly from christopherward.com