Bronze and beautiful
Bronze and beautiful
There’s a warmth to a bronze that’s difficult to resist.
Especially when it’s used as the base metal for a chronometer like the C65 Dune Bronze.
A timepiece that combines the aesthetic of the 20th century field watches with the engineering and finishing of today.
The 38mm bronze Light-catcher™ case has been designed to sit snugly on your wrist so it’ll slide under a cuff easily, yet also look slender when you’re wearing short sleeves. And because it’s forged from bronze – an alloy of copper and tin – it will patinate over time as it reacts to the oxygen in the atmosphere. This will make your C65 Dune Bronze a true one-off.
Available in Marine Blue or Beachgrass, the dial is accentuated by the applied twin-flags logo at 12 o’clock and a date window at 6. Both the hour markers and handset are deep-filled with Super-LumiNova® Light Old Radium BL Grade X1 – delivering readability when lights are low.
Named after Aquitaine’s Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe, the watch retains the retro-style box crystal of CW’S 2022 Aquitaine range, but loses its rotating bezel. And when you turn the piece over, you can see the elaboré-finished rotor of the COSC-certified Sellita SW200 movement working away inside.
In terms of how you attach it to your wrist, the C65 Dune Bronze is available on our first ever all-bronze bracelet, which boasts a micro-adjustable clasp for adjustments on the go (ie, when your wrist swells in the heat). There are also webbing, leather or #tide strap options. And don’t forget, swapping between them is easy thanks to our quick-release system.
Sellita SW200-1 Automatic
Sellita SW200 COSC Automatic
An update on the classic Sellita SW200, this Swiss-made self-winding movement is known for its accuracy and reliability.
Designed for those who demand the highest standards of timekeeping, this Swiss-made automatic movement has been officially designated as a ‘chronometer’ by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres.
This means it has a certified timing tolerance of just -4/+6 seconds per day in a variety of temperatures and positions, putting it in the top six per cent of Swiss-made watches for accuracy.
The movement boasts a date wheel, a 4Hz frequency (equating to a smooth eight ticks per second) and a 38-hour power reserve. It also has an in-built anti-shock system to maintain accuracy when faced with any sudden jolts.
What the press say
about the C65 Dune
“The use of Christopher Ward’s excellent Light-catcherTM case finishing, which highlights unexpected bevels and undercuts in the complex case geometry adds a touch of elegance to each watch.”
– Zach Kazan
A case for everyone
The new 38mm Light-catcher™ case is perfect for any size wrist, while the fixed bezel adds a utilitarian feel – beloved of classic tool- or sports watches.
Lume and legibility
Love lume? Us too. That’s why the handset – including the ‘lollipop’ seconds hand – and hour markers have been deep-filled with Super-LumiNova® Old Radium BL Grade X1.
See more movement
Turn the watch over and you can see the elaboré-finished rotor of the Sellita SW200 COSC movement – as viewed through the exhibition case back.
A bracelet of bronze
Behold: CW’s first-ever bronze bracelet, complete with micro-adjustable clasp and increased taper. Now the entire watch will patinate as you wear it, not just the watch-head.
If you want to replicate the look of a 1960s sports watch, a glass box crystal is essential. Here, it delivers that telltale ‘wobble’ when viewed from the side.
Introducing the C65 Dune, the tough-yet-elegant fusion between a field watch and a dressier piece – and one of Christopher Ward's most versatile daily wearers to date.
- Watch Model C65
- Size 38mm
- Dial Colour Marine Blue
- Case Material Bronze
- Case Colour Bronze
- Bezel Colour Bronze
- Height 11.9mm
- Lug-to-Lug 43.6mm
- Case Weight 57g
- Weight inc. Strap 82g
- Water Resistance 15 ATM (150m)
- Movement Sellita SW200 COSC
- Power Reserve 38 hours
- No of Jewels 26
- Complication Type Date
- Vibrations 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
- Timing Tolerance -4/+6 sec p/day
- Lume SLN Grade X1
- Strap SKU false
- Strap Size 20mm
- Strap Material Canvas webbing
- Strap Colour Blue
- Swiss made
- 26 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
- 38-hour power reserve
- Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on rotor
- Brushed and polished Light-catcher™ bronze case with steel caseback
- Anti-shock system
- Date calendar
- Central hacking seconds hand
- Screw-down crown stamped with twin-flags motif
- Screw-down display caseback
- Unique engraved serial number
- Applied twin-flags motif at 12 o’clock
- Glass box sapphire crystal
- Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
- Sunray dial with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 filled hands and indexes
- Canvas webbing strap with dress clasp and 'Christopher Ward' engraving
- Eco-friendly premium presentation case and owner’s handbook
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