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A Closer Look at The Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT

Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT

From professional cavers to deep-sea divers, channel swimmers to rock climbers, explorers and adventurers have always searched for a cool timepiece that will endure even the harshest conditions. Furthermore, the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT is strategically built from durable, quality materials to overcome all conditions. The C63 Sealander GMT has the same durability and high performance as the 1970's classic GMT-explorer's watches. However, the new C63 comes with a fixed outer bezel, which is a new addition to the recently-released GMT timepieces.

As with a traditional GMT, the C63 Sealander has a moveable dial that can make it difficult to read the time accurately. This is compensation for the GMT function that allows you to read any time zone. Rounding off the Christopher C63 GMT stunning design is a 39mm Light-catcher caseback, well-polished stainless steel case, luminous dial hands, and a leather bracelet. Here, we will take a closer look at the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT watch.

Overview

The most notable feature of the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT is its jungle-green dial that has been finished off with an "ombre" finish. Green has become one of the primary colors in the watchmaking industry. It is often hard to find a watch that has all your preferred watch features while at the same time offering a stunning, cohesive design adorned with an excellent finish. Finally, he new Christopher Ward ticks all these boxes and provides you with a versatile, attractive, and easy-to-wear GMT watch.

The C63 Sealander GMT is also the perfect explorer watch thanks to its high water resistance, sapphire crystal, toll-free micro-adjustment, and reliable movement. When launching the C63 Sealander GMT, the iconic brand Christopher Brand did showcase not only its mechanical prowess but also its ability to create a watch that blends well with everyday wear. The branding in this watch is kept to a minimum, with only the brand name perfectly displayed at the 12 o'clock mark and some basic information at the 6 o'clock mark. Powering the C63 Sealander GMT watch is the Sellita SW330-2 GMT, a caliber that allows for accurate movement and has a minimum power reserve of 50 hours. Additionally, the Christopher Ward C63 provides for comfortable wrist wear with the option of a bracelet and a camel-leather strap that is easy to wear and has a perfect fit.

Specs

According to Christopherward, below are some of the notable features of the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT watch:

  • Brand: Christopher Ward
  • Reference No: C63-39AGM3
  • Year of Production: 2021
  • Case material: Steel
  • Case diameter: 39mm
  • Case thickness: 1,185mm
  • Dial Color: Black, White, and Textured-Green
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Caliber: Sellita SW330
  • Power reserve: 56 hours
  • Frequency: 4Hz
  • Functions: GMT, date
  • Bezel: Stainless steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Bracelet material: Leather
  • Water resistance: 15 ATM
  • Clasp: Buckle
  • Price: $1,030

Dial

The Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT watch is presented in three dial colors: textured green, white, and black. Each of the dial colors has its unique feel and look with an "ombre" finish. The C63 dial colors are also fitted with X0 Super-LumiNova coated baton markers to allow for time visibility in poorly lit conditions. Similarly, the watch hour, minute, and arrowhead of the GMT hand are coated with the same X1 Super-LumiNova coating.

This is an essential feature, especially when exploring darker areas. As mentioned earlier, branding in the C63 GMT watch is kept to a minimum with some basic details at the 6 o'clock mark and the signature Christopher Ward logo at 12 o'clock. Additionally, since the C63 Sealander GMT watch design is inspired by exploring the sea and land, it has a water resistance of 150m. Moreover, the Super-Luminova coated handset in the C63 blends well with the dial colors and is only available across the C63 series.

Movement

Powering the C63 Sealander GMT is the Sellita SW330 GMT, a clone of the ETA 2893 caliber. According to Beansandbezels, the Sellita SW 330-2 beats at a rate of 28,800 per hour, adorned with 25 jewels and has an impressive power reserve of 56 hours, making it the ideal "office" GMT watch. This watch has an automatic movement that allows you to adjust the fourth GMT hand separately from the hour and second hand; thus, best suited for your different adventures. The Sellita SW330-2 also allows for superb accuracy and GMT timing.

The GMT hand is controlled by the hour hand. This implies that if you travel to a new destination, the hour hand moves forward. The GMT hand automatically moves right along with the hour hand. The Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT is also an office GMT watch that accurately keeps track of different time zones in other locations. Finally, unlike the traditional GMT watches, the C63 GMT watch allows you to quickly adjust the GMT hand instead of rotating the local hour hand frequently.

Case and Bezel

The Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT perfectly represents a classic Explorer watch with its orange-colored GMT hand and 24-hour stainless steel fixed bezel. Additionally, Christopher Ward GMT watches have the most design elements compared to the other watch manufacturing brands. In addition to this, the C63 Sealander watch comes with a 39mm case. It's contains a short 45.8mm sloping lugs that make the watch comfortable on the wrist. The case dimensions fit comfortably on different wrist sizes, ensuring all-day wear comfort. Besides its modest dimensions, the C63 case is perfect with sharp champers, and cleaning. These other well-polished elements to make the watch more appealing. Moreover, the C63 Sealander watch has a fixed stainless steel bezel that allows for water resistance of about 150m (15ATM).

Price and Availability

The C63 Sealander GMT watch comes fitted with a three-link bracelet. It wears comfortably on the wrist and has an excellent aesthetic feel. The center links are broad and use a pin-and-collar system that perfectly secures the links. Finally, the watch also has two half-links that allow you to easily center the clasp. According to Chrono24, the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT watch is sold at an average price of $1,030.

Lily Wordsmith

Written by Lily Wordsmith

Lily Wordsmith is a freelance writer who has had a love affair with the written word for decades. You can find her writing blog posts and articles while sitting under a tree at the local park watching her kids play, or typing away on her tablet in line at the DMV. In addition to her freelance career, she is pursuing ebook writing with an ever-growing repertoire of witty ebooks to her name. Her diversity is boundless, and she has written about everything from astrobotany to zookeepers. Her real passions are her family, baking desserts and all things luxe.

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