The C63 Sealander Collection, unveiled in May 2022, is Christopher Ward’s take on the do-anything, go-anywhere watch. In its marketing materials, Christopher Ward calls it a watch that “can go from the beach to the office to a soiree.” Now, the new limited-edition version is smaller and comes in four bright colors. This is the new C63 Sealander Automatic 36mm Limited Edition.
First, let’s review a bit. The C63 Sealander collection actually consists of three watches. There are C63 Sealander Automatic, C63 Sealander GMT and C63 Sealander Elite. The Elite comes in a titanium case and is chronometer-certified by COSC. The GMT, as its name suggests, has a GMT complication. The Automatic is the entry-level model of the collection, and comes in a 39mm stainless steel case. It also has the very standard Sellita SW200-1 movement.
Essentially, the watches launched today by Christopher Ward are smaller and more colorful versions of the entry-level C63 Sealander Automatic. They feature 36mm-wide stainless steel cases designed in a “light-catcher” style, designed to capture and reflect light. Despite the more compact size, the water resistance remains unchanged at 150 meters. This is a key detail, as you can use this watch swimming and diving as well.
The four dial colors that customers can choose from are Lucerne Blue, Jura Green, New Forest Yellow and Acer Red. Dials are polished lacquer. It’s hard to judge the colors without seeing the watches in the flesh, but based on press photos, they look pretty vibrant. The watches also come with a free color-matched leather strap. If I had to choose, I think Jura Green would be the best.
The dial elements and layout are largely the same. This is not a bad thing because the C63 Sealander automatic is very clear and has a clean aesthetic. There are prominent baton-style hour markers, a date window at 6 o’clock and Christopher Ward’s new stylized twin flag logo at 12 o’clock.
Powering these new watches is the reliable Sellita SW200-1 movement. This self-winding movement beats at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 38 hours. The movement is visible through the sapphire display caseback. Admirably lacking in decoration, the movement at least has a custom rotor.
When Christopher Ward first unveiled the C63 Sealander automatic, there were calls for a 36mm version, despite its already modest 39mm size. Christopher Ward certainly listened to these fans. Certainly, many would prefer it to be a regular production model and perhaps in more stoic colors.
And surprisingly, Christopher Ward thought about it too. So along with these four limited-edition colors, the brand is also introducing more black and white versions. C63 Sealander Automatic 36mm Limited Edition Prices Start Here $765 dollars, Prices for the black and white versions of the C63 Sealander Automatic 36mm start here $925 USD. Christopher Ward owns this premium, as the black and white versions come with stainless steel bracelets. For more information, visit Brand’s website.