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Introducing the Christopher Ward Trident 3 collection

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Ever since I reviewed my first Christopher Ward Trident review – 7 years ago – I’ve had a soft spot for the brand, and the collection in particular. While not everything in the collection has spoken to me, they’ve worked to change and update the watches in the collection, and recently, they just announced the latest versions, the Christopher Ward Trident 3 collection.

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The collection itself features three new pieces – the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600, C60 Trident Elite (featuring Victor’s favorite material, titanium), and my favorite of the three, the C60 Trident GMT. While there are different materials and complications in play, there are some overarching improvements done across the line:

  • Lume improvements: indices are deeper (to hold more luminous paint) and the bezels are fully luted
  • A new handset, including a triangular hour hand
  • New sizes: Along with the 38 and 42mm cases, there’s a new 40mm option (on the black dial/black bezel Trident Pro 600)
  • A more responsive “click” to the bezel
  • The dial is now a smooth polished surface, rather than the wave pattern of the prior collection
  • Case profile is adjusted some, with changes to how the alternating surface finishes are leveraged
  • The steel bracelet is of the quick-change variety, and there’s also a new strap made of waterproof cordura and rubber

All of these sound great to me, and the new strap option has me quite curious. I always advocate for picking up a stock bracelet when available, but the new strap seems like a great textile option that won’t be ruined by dips in the water.

In many ways, the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 and GMT 600 feel familiar to what er’ve seen before. And that’s fine, because it’s an evolution of the design. Those highlights listed above show how the brand is shifting things. All told, I’ve a feeling that these will be much glossier-looking watches in person, between the ceramic bezel, polished dial, and polished bits on the case and bracelet. So long as it’s not showing each and every fingerprint in stark detail, I’m ok with that. I also like how they’ve introduced a different handset into the mix, with the hour hand taking the shape of a broad arrow head. This at once keeps the hands instantly recognizable from each other, as well as making for a recognizable look to those familiar with the line.

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And then for those who may feel just “ho hum” about a 600m steel cased watch, the brand came up with a limited edition version as well – the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000. This subs in titanium for the steel, adds in a helium escape value, and takes the WR rating up (down?) to 1000m. This is all to protect the COSC-grade movement tucked into the case. Around front, you’ve got a slightly more colorful ceramic insert going on, further identifying the watch as different from its stablemates.

All in all, the Christopher Ward Trident 3 collection should have something for everyone. Pricing for the “simple” three-handed diver starts at £695, the GMT takes pricing up to £895 (worth it!), and the LE pops all the way up to £1250. We like what we’ve seen from the photos, and we’re working to get a loaner in for a hands on review, so we can see how that new dial looks under the light, as well as how well that new lume works out in the dark. /companyurl/

Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Christopher Ward Trident 3 collection
  • Price: £695 (steel 3-hander) / £895 (steel GMT) / £1250 (titanium three-hander COSC)
  • Who we think it might be for: You’ve liked the divers that CW have been producing, but textured dials just aren’t your thing. Or you’re Victor and love all things titanium.
  • Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen? Possibly – I’ll want to see just how shiny these new versions are
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch: * Alternating finishes on the case, solid movements, purportedly great lume, and a GMT – what’s not to like?

Tech Specs from Christopher Ward

C60 Trident Pro 600

  • Swiss made
  • Sellita SW200 Self-winding mechanical movement
    • 38-hour power reserve
    • Date calendar
    • Central hacking seconds
    • Anti-shock system
    • 28,800 VPH
  • SuperLumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1
  • 600m WR
  • Marine-grade, stainless steel case
  • Embossed screw-in crown
  • Unidirectional, polished ceramic bezel filled with SuperLumiNova®
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Black or blue polished dial
  • Diamond polished and SuperLumiNova® filled indexes and hands
  • Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand * Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
  • Unique engraved serial number
  • Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
  • Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet or hybrid rubber strap both with quick release mechanism
  • From £695

C60 Trident GMT 600

  • Swiss made
  • ETA 2893 Self-winding mechanical movement
    • 42-hour power reserve
    • Date calendar
    • Anti-shock system
    • 28,800 VPH
  • Marine-grade, stainless steel case
  • SuperLumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1
  • 600m WR
  • Embossed screw-in crown
  • Unidirectional, polished ceramic bezel filled with SuperLumiNova®
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Black or blue polished dial
  • Diamond polished and SuperLumiNova® filled indexes and hands
  • Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand * Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
  • Unique engraved serial number
  • Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
  • Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet or hybrid rubber strap both with quick release mechanism
  • From £895

C60 Trident Elite 1000 Limited Edition

  • Limited edition of 300 pieces
  • Swiss made
  • Sellita SW200 (COSC) Self-winding mechanical chronometer
    • 38-hour power reserve
    • Date calendar
    • Anti-shock system
    • 28,800 VPH
  • Titanium Grade 2 case
  • SuperLumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1
  • Helium-release valve
  • 1000m WR
  • Embossed screw-in crown
  • Unidirectional, polished ceramic bezel filled with
    SuperLumiNova®
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Blue polished dial
  • Diamond polished and SuperLumiNova® filled indexes
    and hands
  • Signature Trident counter-balance
  • Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
  • Unique engraved serial number
  • Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
  • Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet or hybrid rubber
    strap both with quick release mechanism
  • From £1250

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