Review about Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Watch

Review about Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Watch

Introduction

If there’s one watch that sums the Christopher Ward story, it’s this. With influences from the great dive watches of the past, it’s now become an icon in its own right. Christopher Ward has released a new version of the C60 Pro with some significant upgrades. These upgrades have been part of the general changes in quality going on over at CWL towers. For starters, CWL has been bringing out some very high-end watches of late after teaming up with another horologist Johannes Janhnke. At least 4 watches were priced at, or around, 1500 GBP and one reached higher still into the 2k plus territory. This was a remarkable move for the brand.

The Trident Pro 600 is a bestseller for a reason. With a stainless steel case and scratch-resistant bezel, it’s a classic diving watch with ground-breaking technical capabilities.

Description

The Trident Pro 600 combines modern dive watch looks with the robust build quality you’d expect of a Trident.

The re-engineered 316L marine-grade stainless steel case now incorporates a zirconia (ZrO2) ceramic unidirectional bezel for scratch resistance, while the watch is watertight at depths of up to 600 meters (2,000ft) – twice that of its predecessor. The case is polished and grained an aesthetic quirk Chr. Ward freely admit to being a happy accident and features curved lugs, which keep the watch in line with the wrist. The zirconia dioxide ceramic bezel insert is also matte as opposed to the high-gloss seen in the past. The ceramic is also slightly textured, which is as useful for grip as it is pleasing to the eye.

The dial retains the guilloche wave pattern of the first Tridents but the new indexes are now deep-filled with SuperLuminova SLN T C1 for additional luminosity. Our new logo sits at 9 o’clock.

The crown – embossed with our twin flag motif – is easier to use, while the backplate has the Trident motif deep-stamped and prominent. And if the self-winding movement is the same it’s only because there’s no better available mechanism for this watch.

King of the Sea

The Trident Pro 600 is called ‘pro’ for a reason: namely its ability to function perfectly in some of the most inhospitable environments on Earth.

  • Marine-grade stainless steel case
  • Water-resistant up to 600m/2000ft
  • Unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel
  • Screw-in crown

 

Swiss Movement, World Travel

A watch this unique deserves a movement to match, hence we chose the ETA 2893, which adds GMT functionality to its robust and accurate timekeeping.

  • Self-winding mechanical movement
  • Dual-time functionality
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • Central hacking seconds
  • Anti-shock system

Changes in the industry, and the expiry of IP rights associated with the 2824, led to Sellita developing its own virtually identical version, the SW200-1. The only real difference is the addition of a 26th jewel which sits just below the ratchet wheel and reduces friction associated with automatic winding.

Other Features of Trident Pro 600

  • Date calendar
  • Central hacking seconds
  • Unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel
  • 4mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Guilloche wave pattern dial
  • Super-Luminova indexes and hands
  • Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
  • Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
  • Unique engraved serial number
  • Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp
  • Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook

Price of Trident Pro 600

The Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Vintage comes in eight variations: 38mm and 42mm steel case with leather straps versions have a price of £599; the 38mm and 42mm steel case on steel bracelet have a price of £660; the 38mm and 42mm PVD case with leather strap have a price of £650; and the 38mm and 42mm PVD case with PVD bracelet have a price of £725. These reasonable prices mean the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage is likely to find a home on the wrist of many a watch aficionado who appreciates quality and being on the front line of fashion.