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Just spotted this on the FB. Wow!

Limited edition of 200.


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Really good looking.

Puzzling to me though why they wouldn’t use the newer Sellita GMT movement (55 hrs / used in Anthropocene) versus the one used here (42 hrs).
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blowfish89 wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:46 pm Really good looking.

Puzzling to me though why they wouldn’t use the newer Sellita GMT movement (55 hrs / used in Anthropocene) versus the one used here (42 hrs).
Maybe sellita is running a clearance sale on these chronometer movements and CW picked them up at a steal? :lol:
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You laugh, but given how many of their watches seem to go back for movement issues, it would not surprise me if they took this approach with the movements they use.

The sapphire stuff is cool, but I really wish they'd move on from putting it in so many of the LEs. I like this one with the DLC coated bezel, blue accents and COSC movement, but just can't get on with the sapphire dials. It looks dated to me. I dunno, I am probably in the minority.
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All kinda wow!!!!!

If only it was available in larger case sizes. Im wounded its not.

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Wow it's stunning!
Already got four C63, is this my fifth?
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Rice & Gravy wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:58 pm You laugh, but given how many of their watches seem to go back for movement issues, it would not surprise me if they took this approach with the movements they use.

The sapphire stuff is cool, but I really wish they'd move on from putting it in so many of the LEs. I like this one with the DLC coated bezel, blue accents and COSC movement, but just can't get on with the sapphire dials. It looks dated to me. I dunno, I am probably in the minority.
I agree. My eyes aren't the best, but from a distance, it looks similar to the carbon fibre on the Colchester to me. I think the idea of small runs is a good one though. (assuming it is a small run) They are all based on the same case, but they don't perhaps end up with a lot of something that turns out to be unpopular. So next time they can change the bezel, or the dial colour, etc, or the hands, and they get a new "special edition".
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Got the email this morning. Have to say I really like this one. Looks particularly sharp on the black rubber strap.
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JAFO wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 3:15 pm
Rice & Gravy wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:58 pm You laugh, but given how many of their watches seem to go back for movement issues, it would not surprise me if they took this approach with the movements they use.

The sapphire stuff is cool, but I really wish they'd move on from putting it in so many of the LEs. I like this one with the DLC coated bezel, blue accents and COSC movement, but just can't get on with the sapphire dials. It looks dated to me. I dunno, I am probably in the minority.
I agree. My eyes aren't the best, but from a distance, it looks similar to the carbon fibre on the Colchester to me. I think the idea of small runs is a good one though. (assuming it is a small run) They are all based on the same case, but they don't perhaps end up with a lot of something that turns out to be unpopular. So next time they can change the bezel, or the dial colour, etc, or the hands, and they get a new "special edition".
This is something CW are able to do well with all their case designs. Test the waters so to speak. That being said...

A grey sunburst dial in this configuration would be amazing and I'd buy it. CW need to try some sunburst or gradient dials IMO.
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That all seems to work very well in a stealthy, kinda techy way. Like the blue accents, too. There seems to have been a lot of orange in the past. The slimline DLC bezel is great also.

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Only thing I dislike with current c63 gmt, is no lume on 24h markers and seconds hand.
Halfway there, but damn this is juicy looking combination


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Dickchins wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:59 pm All kinda wow!!!!!

If only it was available in larger case sizes. Im wounded its not.


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Nobody wants larger cases. Apparently. :lol:

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still a swing and a miss for me.
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Well, my wallet was about to come out until I saw the case size. :thumbdown: