Here at Watchisthis, we love Christopher Ward. Last time we wrote about them when Christopher Ward and Morgan Motor Company teamed up. They are a young brand with a good value for money. In 2005, Christopher Ward launched their first watch and by 2014 they have their own in-house movement.
The Trident COSC certified collection is an example of the brand’s dedication to offer the best possible solutions at an affordable price. Being a diver watches collection they use marine grade stainless steel for the 43mm diameter case. The case has a pleasant combination of polished and brushed finishes. Due to its dimensions, reasonable for a diver watch, not too big, not too small, the Trident sits well on the wrist and can be a good choice for any wrist size. As a true diver, the bezel is unidirectional with ratcheting system and has a gorgeous zirconia ceramic insertion. The black bezel has a minutes’ scale with marker for each minute and a red triangle around the luminescent pip at 12 o’clock. To have an increased water resistance, the watches use a screw in crown decorated with the brand’s logo. The case uses a solid case back adorned with the deep-stamped signature Trident motif.
The most powerful feature of this limited collection is the water resistance up to 600m/2000ft. The C60 Trident Pro COSC Limited Edition is limited to 100 pieces. It comes with a white wave-pattern dial and date bevelled window at 3 o’clock. The dial is decorated with black minutes/seconds printed indexes. As hours markers, the C60 Trident Pro COSC uses Luminova filled baton indexes. The minutes and hours hands are filled with the same colour Superluminova. A nice touch is represented by the red seconds hand which uses a trident symbol as counterbalance. The trident is Christopher Ward’s signature for the Trident diver collection.
Powering the mighty diver is the COSC chronometer certified version of the Swiss-made Sellita SW200 movement. The automatic date movement uses 26 jewels, a 4Hz balance wheel and has 38 hours of power reserve.
C60 Trident Pro COSC comes with leather, rubber or NATO strap and a price tag of €1,075/SD985. There is available a steel strap version priced at €1,155/USD1,060.
C60 Trident Day Date COSC Limited Edition comes with two dial variants: black or white. Only 200 pieces for each dial colour will be available. The watch has the same decorations as the C60 Trident Pro. The difference lies in the existence of a day bevelled window and the white printed markings on the black dial version.
The C60 Trident Day Date COSC Limited Edition uses the chronometer-certified Swiss-made ETA 2836. The calibre ETA2836 is a sweep second self-winding mechanism with 25 jewels and day/date indication. The movement features a stop seconds device that makes possible a precise time correction. The 4Hz heart of the movement offers up to 38 hours of power reserve from the single barrel system.
The C60 Trident Day Date COSC can be ordered for €1,200/USD1,100 with the steel bracelet or €1,120/USD1,025 with leather, rubber or NATO strap.
For more information please visit the Christopher Ward Website.