Named after Aquitaine’s Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe, the new Christopher Ward Dune Watch series spotlights CW’s elegant Light-catcher™ case. It retains the box crystal of 2022’s Aquitaine range, but loses its rotating bezel, delivering a case width of 38mm.
The watches are: the C65 Dune Automatic (available in four colours), C65 Dune GMT (a limited edition of 200) and the C65 Dune Bronze – two colours, and the only chronometer of the trio.
Christopher Ward Dune watches share elegance and simplicity with the ruggedness and precision of outdoor field timepieces. They are capable for performing reliably in the toughest of conditions.
Made of sapphire, the box-crystal provides a vintage look that recalls sports watches of the 1960s and ’70s. The exhibition case back offers the view of the self-winding movement fitted with elaboré-finished rotor embellished with the twin-flags pattern.
The new C65 Dune Automatic watch boasts a lume-heavy dial. Water-resistant to 150m, the 38mm case in stainless steel houses the Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement.
The dial comes in four colours: Black Sand, Marine Blue, Beach grass and White Sand. The first three have a polished ‘sunray’ texture, while the White Sand dial boasts a subtle matte finish.
The 200-piece limited edition C65 Dune GMT in Black Sand is a field watch designed for travellers and explorers alike.
The C65 Dune GMT watch offers two time zones at once. But instead of the traditional outer bezel, it has a raised interior bezel printed with 24-hour numerals.
By lining it up the fourth ‘GMT’ hand, you can align your watch to your chosen international location. The watch uses Sellita’s SW330-2 GMT movement, which delivers an extended 56-hour power reserve.
The C65 Dune Bronze, the only chronometer in the Dune series, is powered by the Sellita SW200 COSC calibre.
The C65 Dune Bronze is available with a Marine Blue or Beach grass dial and there’s a new bronze bracelet to go with it, too. Only previously offered with the Sandhurst Series 2, this is CW’s first-ever bronze bracelet, complete with micro-adjustable clasp and increased taper.
All three watches in the C65 Dune collection are water-resistant to 150m.
The Christopher Ward Dune Watch series was released on 26th January 2023, with prices starting from:
Automatic – £695 | $850 | €895
Bronze – £885 | $1,065 | €1,140
GMT – £995 | $1,195 | €1,295