C60 Anthropocene GMT – Christopher Ward

A frosted sapphire dial treated to look like polar ice. A new GMT movement with a 56-hour power reserve. And dive-watch construction that delivers 600m of water-resistance. Designed in collaboration with CW Challenger (and adventurer) Tom Hicks, the 42mm C60 Anthropocene GMT – our first sapphire GMT – is a watch made to withstand Earth’s most extreme conditions. And with 5 percent from every purchase going to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Registered Charity No. 1106893 (which Tom supports), it plays its own small part in the battle against climate change.

Brighter. Whiter. Greener

Arctic pack ice acts like a mirror. It reflects 80 per cent of the sun’s rays into space – helping to keep the earth cool. But as the planet warms up, it’s shrinking.

It’s another sign of the ‘Anthropocene’ – the age in which humans impact the earth’s environment. And one we’re marking with a watch that will accompany explorer/conservationist – and Christopher Ward Challenger – Tom Hicks as he travels to the North Pole to measure snow depths and melt rates for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (Charity No. 1106893).

The Foundation runs wildlife preservation schemes in Asia and Africa, and while far from the Arctic, flooding caused by polar meltwater will disrupt and destroy the habitat of the animals it’s trying to save.

Step forward the C60 Anthropocene GMT – a watch built for the challenges of polar exploration, and one that also happens to be ruggedly handsome. Five percent from the sale of each one will be donated to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

The watch boasts our first ever frosted sapphire dial which carries a varnish that recalls the appearance of polar ice. For those who like to see watchmaking up close, the Sellita SW330-2 GMT movement is faintly visible under the white ‘pack ice’ of the dial.

The dial hosts a stand-out orange GMT hand, which lets you monitor a second time zone with the 24-hour bezel – something that brings to mind the North Pole’s status as the meeting point for the world’s time zones. Meanwhile, the indexes, ‘Trident’ hands and date window contrast perfectly with the ‘iced’ sapphire.

In a watch built for hostile conditions, you need a movement you can rely on. That’s why the C60 Anthropocene GMT is powered by the new SW330-2, which delivers a 56-hour power reserve, improved functionality and enough shock absorption to combat inevitable knocks.

At 42mm, the Light-catcher™ case is big enough to make its presence felt, and thanks to its robust, intelligent design (which brings it closer to the wrist), can withstand the worst of the Arctic weather and temperatures as low as minus 50°C.

Discover more about the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (Charity No. 1106893) – www.davidshepherd.org

Sellita SW330-2 GMT

The new Sellita SW330-2 is the upgrade to the ETA 2893, and a movement that provides both superb accuracy and GMT timing.

Just 4.1mm thick, the SW330-2 has 25 jewels and beats at a rate of 28,000 per hour with a power reserve of up to 56 hours. The central GMT hand can be set independently from the hour and seconds hands.

Technical

SKU: C60-42AGM3-S0KW1-B0
Watch Model: C60
Size: 42mm
Dial Colour: Polar White
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Colour: Silver
Bezel Colour: Black
Height: 14.30mm
Lug-to-Lug: 49.3mm
Case Weight: 95 gr
Weight inc. Strap: 190 gr
Water Resistance: 60ATM (600M)
Movement: Sellita SW330-2
Power Reserve: 56 hours
No of Jewels: 25
Complication Type: GMT
Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing Tolerance: +/- 20 sec p/day
Lume: SLN X1 BL C1
Strap Size: 22mm
Strap Material: Steel
Strap Colour: Silver

Features

  • Swiss made
  • 25 jewel self-winding mechanical movement
  • Up to 56-hour power reserve
  • Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
  • Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
  • Brushed and polished Light-catcher™ stainless steel case
  • Bi-directional ceramic bezel
  • Anti-shock system
  • GMT complication
  • Embossed screw-down crown
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Central hacking seconds
  • Date calendar
  • Frosted sapphire crystal dial with Christopher Ward at 12 o’clock
  • Top-brushed gunmetal indexes with diamond polished facets
  • Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes
  • Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp, pin & collar links
  • and quick-release system for easy changing
  • Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
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