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Christopher Ward creates skeletonized dive watch to mark anniversary of its first in-house movement

Christopher Ward Apex C60 4

Five years after introducing its in-house movement, the Calibre SH21, Christopher Ward has produced a limited edition C60 Apex dive watch to mark the anniversary.

There will be 100 numbered watches made.

Christopher Ward acquired its own watchmaking manufacture in Switzerland, Synergies Horlogères, in 2014, which allowed the company to launch one of the first British-owned commercial scale movements in decades.

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The COSC-certified Calibre SH21’s twin barrel construction provides 120 hours of run time between winds.

It is used in the C60 Apex Limited Edition, which has a partly-skeletonized face — designed in conjunction with Armin Strom — and clear case back giving a glimpse at the movement.

“With the first of the Apex series, the C7, we introduced a semi-skeletonised 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,” says Mike France, CEO and Co-founder of Christopher Ward.

Crystal glass case backs are unusual in dive watches, but does not compromise its performance underwater, according to Mr France, who says it will keep running at 300m below sea.

The 42mm steel watch, priced at $3,990 – $4,105 is available for pre-order now with deliveries expected at the end of September.

 

 

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