Christopher Ward C63 Colchester

Christopher Ward presents the most recent addition to the brand’s Military Collection – the C63 Colchester. This distinctive self-winding wristwatch is a worthy tribute to the Parachute Regiment of the British Army.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester watch

The C63 Colchester joins the C60 Lympstone, C65 Dartmouth, C65 Sandhurst and C65 Cranwell to make up Christopher Ward’s licensed Military Collection. Each watch from this series represents a different strand of the UK Armed Forces with the C65 Dartmouth, C65 Sandhurst and C65 Cranwell flying the flag for the military academies for the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force respectively and the C60 Lympstone honouring the Royal Marines and their training centre at Lympstone in Devon.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester

The C63 Colchester is the latest addition to the brand’s licensed Military Collection with the ministry of defence (MOD) – Christopher Ward being one of only 5 of their official license partners. Inspired by the specific demands of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment and named after its iconic HQ, this lightweight sports watch takes after the regiment’s motto and truly is Utrinque Paratus – ‘Ready for anything’.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester

Weighing just 38g this is the lightest sports watch Christopher Ward has ever made. Its case and dial are made from carbon, the material known for its super-light and ultra-tough properties.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester watch retractable crown

The C63 Colchester features a retractable crown – a first in Christopher Ward’s Military Collection. Positioned at 3 o’clock, the crown offers extra comfort and won’t interrupt the graceful lines of the 41mm case. The watch has a water resistance of 150 meters.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester

Like other watches in the Christopher Ward Military Collection, the C63 Colchester comes with the regiment’s badge on the caseback.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester

Each timepiece is equipped with a COSC-certified version of the Sellita SW200 self-winding movement. Rated for 38-hour power reserve, it displays the hour, minute and centre seconds.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester

The hands and indices are provided with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1. This luminescent coating offers an attractive green glow and ensures enhanced visibility.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester

A further tribute to the Paras comes in the shape of #tide strap. Not only is it the same shade of maroon you’ll find on the famous beret, but its design is inspired by the Paras’ belt. Made from recycled ocean plastic, it’s tougher yet more lustrous than a regular NATO.

Christopher Ward C63 Colchester

Fusing Swiss engineering, extensive material experimentation and sensitive military styling, the Christopher Ward C63 Colchester watch comes fitted on a hybrid rubber or #tide strap. Its retail price is £995.

Technical details

Model: Christopher Ward C63 Colchester
Collection: Military

Movement
Sellita SW200 COSC
26 jewel self-winding chronometer mechanical movement
38-hour power reserve
Vibrations: 28,800 p/hr (4Hz)
Timing Tolerance: -4/+6 sec p/day
Twin-flag engraving over ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the rotor
Elaboré ‘Colimaçoné’ finish on the movement
Anti-shock system

Case
Injected carbon case
Diameter: 41mm
Height: 12.6mm
Lug-to-Lug: 47.5mm
Embossed retractable titanium crown
Screw-down exhibition caseback with ‘coin’ featuring the Parachute Regiment’s heraldic badge
Unique engraved serial number
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 15 ATM (150m)

Functions
Central hacking seconds
Date calendar

Dial
Matte, semi skeletonised forged carbon dial with ‘landing’ crosshairs
Brushed and polished hands and indexes
Bespoke colour-matched maroon seconds hand
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL C1-filled hands and indexes

Strap
Eco-friendly #tide ocean material® strap with quick release pins
Strap width: 22mm

Packaging
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook