The British-designed, Swiss-made brand has updated its iconic diver’s watch with two sleek designs.
by Sarah Jordan
It has been just over two years since Christopher Ward took the leap into a full-blown rebrand and it seems the British bunch has hardly had time for a cup of tea since. With a flurry of new releases, the brand is finally settling into a recognisable aesthetic groove. Its new, limited edition Trident models, the C60 Trident Pro COSC Limited Edition and the C60 Trident Day Date COSC Limited Edition, are hot on the heels of the C60 Trident 316L – a bright orange limited edition launched earlier this year.
Anyone who wants a diver’s watch to actually dive will be pleased to discover that Christopher Ward’s latest designs are true to function dive watches, instead of the far dressier Trident C65 Vintage and Trident C65 Classic Mk II, which weren’t really diver’s watches at all.
Both the C60 Trident Pro and the C60 Trident Day Date are firmly in the monochrome arena, with splashes of red that work well against the white guilloche wave-effect dial. Both timepieces offer lume-filled hands and indexes, the signature Trident counterbalance on the second hand, and a full-detail minute marker ring for extra precision (the latter appears on these editions only).
In terms of movements, the C60 Trident Pro has an integrated chronometer-certified Swiss-made Sellita SW200 COSC movement, while the C60 Trident Day Date COSC Limited Edition has a chronometer-certified Swiss-made ETA 2836 COSC. Both have a 43mm marine-grade stainless steel case, embossed screw-down crown and promise accurate timekeeping to 600m.
The C60 Trident Pro is limited to 100 pieces, with leather, rubber and nylon strap options at £860 and a bracelet strap at £925. Similarly, the C60 Day Date is available with a white or black dial, with four strap options and prices starting at £895 and rising to £960. Just 200 pieces in each dial colour will be up for grabs.
Overall the look is practical and presentable, especially without the love-it-or-loathe-it vibrancy of the orange C60 Trident 316L. When considered alongside the C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve and the C8 UTC World Timer, launched in 2016, it’s suggestive that Christopher Ward’s ‘new look’ – its third in just over a decade – could finally be a keeper.
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