Christopher Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition

An innovator in the Swiss watch industry, Christopher Ward continues to delight and inspire with the launch of its 100-piece C60 Apex Limited Edition dive watch. Five years on from the initial release of Calibre SH21, CW’s in-house movement complete with 120-hour power reserve, the intricate craftsmanship and engineering revealed through the C60 Apex Limited Edition’s skeletonized front and back represents the pinnacle of the brand’s horological prowess today.

Christopher Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition

The first and only commercially viable movement created by a British watch brand in 50 years, Calibre SH21’s twin-barrel construction providing 120 hours of timekeeping when fully wound. Every SH21 has also been certified by COSC, meaning not only a timing tolerance of just -4/+6 seconds per day, but each sits within the top 6% of all Swiss-made watches for accuracy.

Mike France, CEO and Co-founder of Christopher Ward, comments, “With the first of the Apex series, the C7, we introduced a semi-skeletonized architecture to expose the beauty and technical expertise of Calibre SH21. The C60 Apex continues and expands this approach and is the first Christopher Ward dive watch with an exhibition caseback.”

Christopher Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition case back

Water-resistant to 300m even with the presence of an exhibition caseback, Christopher Ward teamed up with Swiss skeleton watch specialists Armin Strom to help showcase as much of Calibre SH21 as possible. Most prominent is a hollowed-out aluminum and tungsten rotor, finished in orange, along with a skeletonized bridge that reveals the engineering at work inside. The same approach has been applied to the C60 Apex’s front: SH21’s exposed hour wheel has received a circular brushed finish, with other sections cutaway for optimum effect. But it’s the power reserve indicator residing at nine o’clock that will grab the wearer’s attention most; an orange indicator hand rests upon a 3D bridge, with polished screws securing it against a ring around the edge of the dial. Sporting a powerful navy blue, orange and steel color palette, the C60 Apex is a blend of color, texture, and depth.

Christopher Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition macro

Located on the side of its sleek and sophisticated ‘light-catcher’ case, a helium release valve reinforces the C60 Apex as a diving tool to be relied upon. X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® – the best possible lume Christopher Ward could source – has then been applied to the C60 Apex’s multi-faceted hands and indexes, along with the markings and numerals found on its unidirectional ZrO² ceramic countdown bezel, allowing it to be read in the darkest of seas.

Christopher Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition side

Reflecting the power of the Anglo-Swiss partnership that now sits at the heart of Christopher Ward, the C60 Apex Limited Edition is a technical colossus, representing the art of horology in its purest form.

Price: £3,495 ($3,990)

Technical
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Height: 16.35mm
  • Weight: 99gr
  • Calibre: Calibre SH21 - automatic with power reserve complication and date
  • Case: 316L stainless steel
  • Water resistance: 30 ATM (300 meters)
  • Frequency: 28,800 per hour
  • Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
  • Dial color: Blue
  • Lume: Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1
  • Strap width: 22mm
  • Lug to Lug: 54mm
Features
  • Limited Edition of 100 pieces
  • Swiss made
  • 35 jewel self-winding chronometer with power reserve complication
  • 120-hour power reserve
  • Hour, minute, central seconds, date
  • Skeletonised bridge and decorated barrels, with anodized aluminum and tungsten rotor
  • Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
  • Unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel
  • Integrated automatic helium release valve
  • Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
  • Semi-open dial with circular brushed Ruthenium ring, engraved Ruthenium plate and orange anodized aluminum bridge
  • Beveled blue outer ring with white minute markers
  • Blue power reserve indicator ring with orange numerals and circular brushed rhodium outer ring
  • Altimeter-inspired date wheel
  • Super-LumiNova Grade® X1 GL C1 hands, indexes and bezel
  • Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
  • Sandblasted and polished hands
  • Signature Trident counterbalance on the second hand
  • Exhibition backplate with unique engraved serial number. 
Christopher Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition wrist shot
Christopher Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition lume

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