C65 Anthropocene GMT – Christopher Ward

Whilst part of a range that has become a true bestseller in the Christopher Ward Collection, the new C65 Anthropocene is a release whose inspiration carries a distinctively personal touch.

Its roots can be traced back to when Jennifer France, daughter of CW co-founder Mike, starred in ‘Anthropocene’, a 2019 production by Scottish Opera. For those unaware of the word, its etymology derives from Greek: ‘anthropo’ for ‘man’ and ‘cene’ for ‘new’, referring to a scientific theory that suggests we’ve entered a new era – one where mankind has had an irreversible impact upon this planet. Grim in sentiment, undoubtedly, but its message wasn’t the influence behind the wintry new C65: it was the ethereal visuals found amongst the opera’s frozen landscapes that spurred Mike’s mind into action for this 300-piece limited edition.

Reflecting a narrative that sees a ship and its scientist crew become stranded in the middle of polar ice, the Anthropocene juxtaposes an orange GMT hand against a far greater matte white dial. Yet this is a dive watch after all, with legibility a crucial factor; as a result, its indexes, hands and 24-hour aluminium bezel are finished in black.

Limited to 300 pieces, the C65 Anthropocene is a watch born for adventure – just steer clear of any particularly treacherous polar expeditions for now…

Features

• 300-piece limited edition
• Swiss made
• 25 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
• 42 hour power reserve
• Dual-time GMT function
• Date calendar
• Central hacking seconds
• Anti-shock system
• Twin flags debossed at 12 o’clock
• Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
• Push-in crown stamped with twin flag motif
• Unidirectional stainless steel 24hr bezel with black anodised aluminium insert
• “Glass box” sapphire crystal
• Matte finish dial
• Black PVD-coated hands with orange GMT hand
• White Super-LumiNova® filled indexes and hands
• Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
• High Definition “Trident” motif screw-down backplate
• Unique engraved serial number
• Luxurious presentation case and owner’s handbook

Technical Information

Calibre: Sellita SW330
Case: 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 12.05mm
Weight: 71g
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
Lug to lug: 47.1mm
Strap width: 22mm

 

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Shaun Thompson
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Shaun Thompson
4 months ago

I need to get me one of these. I know I have the C65 Super Compressor, but a 65 with the external bezel has so far escaped my wallet. Come on, Thompson: pull your finger out!