When setting out to make the next generation of C60 Trident Pro, Christopher Ward went to their forum and asked how the previous edition, the C60 Trident Pro 600, could be improved. The answers they received were that it needed to be thinner, more legible and have stronger aesthetic features. Taking all these elements into account, Christopher Ward made this, the new C60 Trident Pro 300.
In order to tackle the watch’s thickness, CW have reduced the water resistance of the watch from 600m to 300m, allowing them to shave 1.65mm from the thickness. A small change but one that counts. Plus, in daily wear you’re never going to trouble 300m water resistance, let alone 600m, so there’s no real loss there.
As for the legibility of the watch, that comes down to the date positioning. It’s been moved from 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock, meaning there are less truncated hour markers. Another small change but, again, an impactful one.
Then in order to producer a stronger, exciting aesthetic, two changes have been made. Firstly, the watch now has a sapphire crystal exhibition caseback so you can observe the Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement. Since the C60 Trident Pro 300 is designed to be an entry level watch, there’s a high likelihood that it will be new collectors’ first mechanical timepiece and so being able to display the movement is a nice touch.
Secondly, the bezel has been redesigned. Instead of a single piece, the bezel is now made up of two components: a rotating outer section in coloured ceramic and a fixed inner steel ring. The inner portion bears a minutes scale, allowing you to line up the rotating timer with more precision. It also makes the bezel look more pronounced and wider.
Beyond those changes, it’s business as usual for the C60 Trident Pro. By which I mean there are several size, colourway and strap options available. Specifically: 38mm, 40mm, 42mm – black, white, blue, green – #TIDE, rubber strap, steel bracelet. That’s a lot of versatility and a plethora of choices to make. Although that does mean the price varies depending on the combination you opt for with the more accessible versions like the 38mm on #TIDE strap at £695 and the higher end versions like the 42mm on steel bracelet at £850. Although each variant offers great value for money.
Price & Specs:
- Model: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 300
- Case/dial: 38mm diameter (45mm lug to lug) x 11mm thickness (38mm), 40mm diameter (47.46mm lug to lug) x 11.3 mm thickness (40mm) or 42mm diameter (49.32mm lug to lug) x 11.5mm thickness (42mm), stainless steel case, white, black, blue or green dial
- Water resistance: 300m (30 bar)
- Movement: Sellita calibre SW200-1, automatic
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Power reserve: 38h
- Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date
- Strap: #tide fabric, rubber, hybrid rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet
- Price/availability: £695 (blue dial with blue #tide strap or white dial with rubber strap), £705 (black dial with black/red hybrid rubber strap), £850 (green dial and bracelet)