Whenever a new iteration of the Christopher Ward C60 is introduced, I pay rather close attention. This is because the Trident was one of the first watches from the brand that really caught my eye, and when I went hands on with it the impressions were only reinforced. The recently announced chronograph, while interesting, is not quite my cup of tea. The newly-announced Christopher Ward C60 Trident Titanium editions, however? Â That is an entirely different story.
As you can easily guess, the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Titanium has it’s 43mm case made from titanium. What this means, of course, is that the watch will be might lighter (75g) – but still very tough – as compared to an equivalent case made out of steel. That in and of itself would make it for an interesting evolution to the lineup. When you add in a ceramic bezel, however, it gets more interesting. Pair that with two different (and darker) colorways, and now things just got pushed over the edge.
And that’s the funny thing, for me – I generally am not a fan of “stealth” watches, as they have a tendency to sacrifice legibility for looks. And, frankly, that may still be the case for the first variant of the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Titanium, which features an un-coated case and bracelet, but has the matte black ceramic bezel, inside of which you have a black dial and a very dark grey handset and indices. The photos there make it seem like legibility is still there, and perhaps it is. For someone such as myself, though, it is the second variant that grabs the eye.
On this version of the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Titanium, the case (and bracelet, if you opt for one) has a black DLC coating. The bigger difference is the luminant used. On the hands, indices, and the bezel, this is a bright white, which means things will be very easy to read, day or night (the v1 lume should provide some nighttime legibility, but those are generally a good bit dimmer). While I can appreciate the sharp looks of the stealthier version, for me day-to-day legibility wins out. And if you were even thinking of trying to test out some portion of the 600m WR rating, well, the brighter lume is definitely the route you would want to go.
Both versions of the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Titanium are currently up for pre-order, with delivery anticipated for mid-March. For the V1, pricing starts at $1,030 on a leather or rubber strap; the bracelet bringing the price to $1,370. For the V2 that I found much more preferable, that DLC coating brings the price up, but just a little. It starts at $1,065, with the matching DLC-coated bracelet topping the price out at $1,400. As with any of the previous three-hander C60 Tridents, I do not really thing you can go wrong. You’re getting a Swiss movement in a solid (and at this point, well-tested) design at, frankly, rather affordable prices for what is on offer. Getting titanium and ceramic into the mix just makes the lineup all the more compelling. christopherward.com
- Brand & Model: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Titanium
- Price: $1,030 – $1,400
- Who we think it might be for: You have liked the design of the C60 Trident, but hoped for something a bit lighter
- Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: It would certainly be tempting
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: Titanium and ceramic – what’s not to like?
Tech Specs from Christopher Ward
- Titanium Grade 2
- Ceramic uni-directional bezel
- Diameter: 43mm
- Height: 13.30mm
- Case weight: 75 g
- Crystal: 3.44mm sapphire with AR coating
- ETA 2824-2 / Sellita SW200-1
- Vibrations: 28.800 per hour
- 38 hour power reserve
- Water resistance: 600m / 2000 ft
- Dial colour: Matt black
- Lume: SuperLuminova
- Strap width: 22mm
- Screw-down crown