Christopher Ward’s new Dune assortment is a chic tackle the sphere watch

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2023 has been a superb yr for watch followers to this point, with a variety of sizzling launches from LVMH Watch Week and now a surprising new assortment from Christopher Ward.

The brand new three-watch vary is named Dune – named, not after the Frank Herbert e book sequence, however after the Aquitaine’s Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe. The watches pair Christoper Ward’s elegant ‘light-catcher’ case with the rugged do-anything skill of a discipline watch.

The watches retain the field crystal of 2022’s Aquitaine vary, however lose its rotating bezel, delivering a case width of 38mm (which is the present development in watch design).

The gathering consists of the C65 Dune Computerized (obtainable in 4 colors), C65 Dune GMT (a restricted version of 200) and the attractive C65 Dune Bronze – two colors, and the one chronometer of the trio.

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It’s straightforward to identify the field-watch DNA right here, with Christopher Ward taking inspiration from rugged out of doors timepieces designed with one function: to reliably inform the time in powerful situations.

All three watches within the assortment are water resistant to 150m.

Christopher Ward is eager to level out that whereas the Dune sequence speaks of outside journey, it’s a civilian piece. There’s no navy matte-black or khaki right here, as an alternative, there are delicate glittering particulars and extra polished metallic than you may shake a stick at.

One key factor is the box-crystal, including a classic look that has develop into so in style lately.

I need to say it is a very elegant mixture of design codes and brings to thoughts watches just like the Tudor Black Bay 36, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, and Omega Seamaster Aquaterra.

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Flip the watch over and you will find an exhibition case again showcasing the elaboré-finished rotor embellished with the twin-flags sample. This units it other than different discipline watches in Christopher Ward’s vary, which characteristic much less ornament and have a extra utilitarian design.

Okay, so let us take a look at the watches in additional element, beginning with the entry-level C65 Dune Computerized.

This 38mm three-hand mannequin boasts a lume-heavy dial obtainable in 4 colors, Black Sand, Marine Blue, Beachgrass and White Sand. The primary three (all with a ‘sunray’ texture) are polished so that they shimmer within the gentle, whereas the White Sand dial boasts a delicate matte end.

I feel the White Sand dial actually stands out right here.

Regardless of being probably the most inexpensive watch within the assortment, it nonetheless options the box-sapphire crystal, exhibition caseback, and water-resistance to 150m. It is powered by a Sellita SW200-1 motion.

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The one chronometer within the Dune sequence, the C65 Dune Bronze, powered by the Sellita SW200 COSC, is especially suited to this in style alloys. Famously, bronze adjustments as you put on it, creating a singular protecting patina via its publicity to the air.

The C65 Dune Bronze is out there with a Marine Blue or Beachgrass dial and there’s a brand new bronze bracelet to go along with it, too.

Solely beforehand supplied with the Sandhurst Sequence 2, that is Christoper Ward’s first-ever bronze bracelet, full with a micro-adjustable clasp and elevated taper.

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Lastly, you have got the C65 Dune GMT LE. This 200-piece restricted version is a discipline watch designed for travellers and explorers alike.

As a GMT, the Dune allows you to monitor two time zones directly, however as an alternative of the standard outer bezel, it has a raised inside bezel printed with 24-hour numerals.

By lining up the fourth ‘GMT’ hand, you may align your watch to your chosen worldwide location.

When it comes to energy, the watch makes use of Sellita’s SW330-2 GMT motion, which delivers an prolonged 56-hour energy reserve.

All watches can be found now from Christopher Ward’s web site (opens in new tab).