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What Is It
Christopher Ward makes it their business to harness the potential of what’s cool in the watchmaking industry. A brand for the watch enthusiasts, it’s offerings are always in sync with market trends and offer an exceptional bang for your buck.
The new Christopher Ward C60 Bronze Ombré Green COSC LE is no different. It takes the hot-ish material of bronze, adds an in-trend green dial, ensures there is plenty of water-resistance, throws in a COSC-certified movement, and makes it rather uncommon with a 500-piece limited edition run.
What’s even more impressive is that the wearer gets to own a timepiece whose case will develop a patina as unique as the wearer, and each dial itself features a unique hand distressed ombré dial.
With the new Christopher Ward C60 Bronze, individuality is key.
Basic Specs of The Christopher Ward C60 Bronze
The new Christopher Ward C60 Bronze comes packaged as a 42mm diameter and 13.4mm thick timepiece with a 49.3mm lug-to-lug spacing.
We have gone hands-on with the regular production CW C60 Trident Pro 600 before, and on my ~16cm wrists, they fit almost right. Frankly, for those with 17cm and higher wrists, this would be excellent.
There is also a C60 Trident Bronze version in blue with a lug-to-lug spacing of 47.46mm that on slimmer wrists should find perfect home. Below is a photo of the regular production C60 40mm on ~16cm wrist for your reference.
Inside this 120g (with strap) Christopher Ward C60 Bronze with the stylish Light-catcher™ case ticks their bread-’n-butter automatic winding Sellita SW200-1 movement.
The SW200-1 measures 25.60mm in diameter and is 4.6mm in thickness. This self-winding movement features 26 jewels, beats at the frequency of 4Hz (28’800 A/h), offers an okay 38-hour power reserve. The version used in the new Christopher Ward C60 Bronze is COSC-certified and features a timing tolerance of -4/+6 sec p/day.
“Bronze initially gained traction in the watch world because it offered a different look to other metals: equal parts rugged and retro. Everyone got excited about the way it develops a distinct patina as you wear it, the metal oxidising through exposure to moisture and air to develop a thin, mottled protective layer. And people liked its history, the feeling of rediscovering a forgotten, ancient technology. But there’s more to bronze than this, and it’s now starting to be appreciated as a thing of beauty in its own right. As bronze becomes less of a novelty, we’re starting to see a wider range of watches employing it, too”.Christopher Ward co-founder and CEO, Mike France
How Does The Christopher Ward C60 Bronze Do
Eye catching from a distance, the combination of green with bronze works like a charm.
As always an exceptional value offering, this handsome timepiece features a mixture of greta features: a hand-finished matte green ombré dial; a patinated case with a deep-stamped marine-grade stainless steel case-back for those with allergies; exceptional legibility thanks to the brushed and diamond polished hands and indexes; good night time readability courtesy Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands, indexes and bezel triangle; more than enough 600m of water-resistance; and Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap with Christopher Ward buckle and quick-release pins for easy changing.
What’s more, they have also opted for changing the 9’o clock logo location and instead unlike most CW Tridents, this features a more classic 6’o clock date window location with symmetric branding at 12.
The new Christopher Ward C60 Bronze Ombré Green COSC LE is surely a great way for the brand to usher in 2022.
Go green and chart you own watch journey.
To find out more about the new Christopher Ward C60 Bronze and other CW watches, please head to their website here. All images unless otherwise stated are courtesy are © 2016 Christopher Ward (London) Ltd.