Christopher Ward’s best-selling C60 Trident line welcomes C60 #tide, a new timepiece created in partnership with the brand’s newest Swiss-based supply partner – #tide ocean material®. This is an important step from Christopher Ward to tackle the rising levels of ocean plastic.
#tide upcycle ocean-bound plastic waste and convert it into a premium raw material produced as yarn which Christopher Ward have harnessed for a new #tide strap collection showcased on the impressive new C60 #tide. This #tide ocean raw material is also produced as granules (for plastic injection) which features on the C60 #tide’s deep-stamped, screw down caseback and the #tide symbol features on the crown.
By training and paying fishermen to collect, sort, process and transport ocean-bound plastic, #tide’s work makes both ecological and social sense – helping to quell the rising tide of plastic waste entering our oceans and protecting the livelihoods of local fishermen and communities at threat from overfishing.
Furthermore, Christopher Ward and #tide will together donate £5 from every #tide strap that’s sold – either on a watch, or individually – to the Blue Marine Foundation, to support their vital work in marine conservation.
Following the success of last year’s limited edition C60 BLUE, the C60 #tide and #tide strap collection were the next logical steps for the brand. In keeping with the rest of the C60 Trident range, the C60 #tide’s rugged good looks also have a distinctive elegance – its C60 316L steel case with flowing Light- catcherTM lines looks just as good under a shirt cuff as it does with a rash vest – and it’s watertight to 600m.
There are however some discreet but notable differences from the rest of the range; the organic wave pattern and use of Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1 gives the new C60 #tide’s sapphire dial a 3D look which glows in darkness but maintains a cool and discreet look in daylight – reminiscent of bio-luminescent algae. Like other Tridents it also has a fully-lumed ceramic bezel, which adds to the coruscating effect.
The NEW C60 #tide houses the chronometer certified Sellita SW200 COSC, a self-winding movement known for its accuracy and reliability. The deep-stamped 3D trident on the caseback – typical of the range – is also replaced here with a deep-stamped #tide mark and a second blue ring of #tide recycled ocean-bound plastic.
The C60 #tide is available from £895 on a #tide strap or £1,000 on a bracelet. The #tide straps (in blue, black and orange) are available across the Christopher Ward collection.
A first in the luxury watch industry, Christopher Ward’s sustainable packaging, constructed from 95% bio-degradable materials and the brand’s commitment to environmentally responsible shipping, helps to reduce the carbon footprint of every single watch sold.
Calibre Sellita SW200 COSC
Self-winding 26 jewel mechanical chronometer movement
38-hour power reserve
Central hacking seconds
Christopher Ward ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Brushed and polished Light-catcherä stainless steel case
Lug to lug: 49.32mm
Lug width: 22mm
Unidirectional zirconia (ZrO2) ceramic bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate with #tide ocean material ring insert
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 60ATM (600 meters)
Sapphire crystal dial twin-flag matte motif at 12 o’clock
Wave pattern on dial printed in Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes
Blue, black or orange #tide strap
Also available with stainless steel bracelet
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
From £895/ $1,095/ €1,150