Preview: Christopher Ward C60 Code BLUE

The new C60 BLUE from Christopher Ward is a collaboration with Blue Marine Foundation, in celebration of the charity’s 10th anniversary. While similar to the C60 Sapphire we just reviewed, the C60 Blue's translucent dial that carries Blue Marine Foundation’s wave symbol and a watch strap made from reclaimed and recycled ocean plastic sourced by #Tide Ocean Material. All profits from this limited-edition watch go to the charity. We'll have a hands-on review once our sample crosses the ocean, but in the meantime, here is a preview.

Christopher Ward C60 Code BLUE

Part of the Trident range of dive watches, the C60 BLUE is a limited edition watch of only 500 pieces. Unlike the Sapphire, the BLUE combines the brilliant sapphire dial with a ceramic bezel. The movement is a Swiss Sellita SW200-1. Fittingly, it is water resistant to a whopping 600m. 

The watch 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 C60 limited edition's sapphire dial carries a wave pattern inspired by BLUE’s logo, with a contrasting dark and light blue aesthetic symbolize 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 and 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” 
The eco-credentials of the NEW C60 BLUE are further enhanced not only by its packaging, which is made from 95 percent bio-degradable materials – a first in the luxury watch market – there’s also the eco-friendly strap option created in partnership with TIDE made from reclaimed ocean plastic. Mike adds, “It’s easy to say you’re ‘green’, but you have to put your money where your mouth is. That’s why we’ve created a high-end nylon strap for the watch entirely made from discarded and recycled sea plastic."

Charles Clover, executive director of BLUE says, “In the last ten years, BLUE has become a driving force in the mission to create a healthy ocean. As the world moves towards protecting 30 percent of the ocean by 2030, the decade ahead could not be more critical. We are deeply grateful to Christopher Ward for marking our 10th anniversary with this exquisite watch; donations from its sale will help us achieve our mission to restore the ocean to health, starting with a network of marine parks around the British Isles.”

The Christopher Ward C60 BLUE is available now from £895 at ChristopherWard.com. ⬩

Technical
  • Watch Model: C60
  • Size: 40mm
  • Dial Color: Blue
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Case Colour: Steel
  • Bezel Colour: Blue ceramic
  • Height: 12.95mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 47.46mm
  • Case Weight: 83g
  • Weight (including bracelet): 108g
  • Water Resistance: 60 ATM (600m)
  • Movement: Sellita SW200-1
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Complication Type: Date
  • Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
  • Timing Tolerance: - +/- 20 sec p/day
  • Lume: SLN X1 BL C1 

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