Now, I know what you’re thinking – that photo up there looks an awful lot like the Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire (which we wrote about here). And you’re not wrong. That is precisely what we have here with the Christopher Ward C60 Blue, albeit with a few alterations.
The first alteration? That’s there on the dial – it’s still sapphire, but you’ve got a wave pattern printed on it, sort of like an aquatic camouflage. Secondly, the strap is made of plastic that has been reclaimed and recycled from plastic collected from the ocean. It’s something we’ve seen more and more brands doing as of late, and I’d say it’s a great thing to see happening, cleaning that stuff from the ocean.
Along with doing this for the goodwill of it all, Christopher Ward is also partnering up with Blue Marine Foundation on this limited-edition watch. As far as the partnership goes, they’re saying all profits from the watch are going to the charity, so there’s a feel good bit in there for you as well. Here’s what the brand has to say about it:
Inspired entirely by the sea, the NEW C60 BLUE is the result of Christopher Ward?s affinity and appreciation for Blue Marine Foundation?s work. The charity, (also known as BLUE), is dedicated to restoring the health of the ocean by addressing over-fishing. In recognition of this, the NEW C60 BLUE?S sapphire dial carries a wave pattern inspired by BLUE?s logo, with a contrasting dark and light blue aesthetic symbolizing the clean water the charity is working to preserve.
Christopher Ward?s support for BLUE began last year when the brand donated five percent of proceeds from the sale of a best-selling watch collection. Now, with the C60 BLUE, Christopher Ward aims to donate more than ?200,000 towards its mission to see 30 percent of the world?s ocean under effective protection by 2030.
Mike France, CEO & co-founder at Christopher Ward says,??I live part of the year in a house quite literally by the sea, so I have an affinity with and understanding of what BLUE is trying to achieve. Dedicated to restoring the health of the ocean by addressing overfishing, BLUE works tirelessly to ensure the future of our seas. So, when the idea of a watch designed with BLUE was suggested, we jumped at the chance.?It?s so important for the future of the planet ? and everyone at Christopher Ward feels privileged to be able to help in this way?
If you want to order your own (well, pre-order) just head on over to CW and bring along ?895 to seal the deal. christopherward.com
Tech Specs from Christopher Ward
- Diameter: 40mm
- Height: 12.95mm
- Weight: 83g
- Calibre: Sellita SW200
- Case: 316L stainless steel
- Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)
- Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
- Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
- Dial colour: Blue
- Lume: Super-LumiNova? Grade X1 GL C1
- Lug to lug: 47.46mm
- Strap width: 20mm
- Swiss made
- 26 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
- 38 hour power reserve
- Date calendar
- Central hacking seconds
- Anti-shock system
- Christopher Ward ?Colimacone? finish on rotor
- Brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel case
- Unidirectional stainless steel bezel with countdown hour markers
- Screw-down crown stamped with twin-flag motif
- Sapphire crystal dial with wave pattern and twin-flag matte motif at 12 o’clock?
- Super-LumiNova? Grade X1 GL C1-filled hands and indexes
- Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
- Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
- Screw-down exhibition caseback with blue crystal
- Super-LumiNova? Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes
- Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook