Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage Watch Releases
The standard Trident dial of Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage watch is clearly reminiscent of the old Omega Seamaster wave design. This was seriously popular over the last two decades, but has now been dropped in favour of a clean gloss look, which references the plainness of Omega’s vintage dials. Chr. Ward has followed suit with a black/brown theme, plain black dial and bezel, and vintage lume.
Cleverly, Chr. Ward has timed the release of the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage to hit the market concurrently with Omega’s new vintage bond watch designed especially for the release of the 007 Spectre film. Clinging to the coattails of the Zeitgeist as it flutters by, subconsciously pervading the minds of watch lovers the world over is a recipe for success. To maintain this level of popularity, Christopher Ward need only keep his finger on the pulse and continue to react quickly to shifts in fashion.
The Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage watch case is made of 316L stainless steel, is available in two widths of either 38mm or 42mm, and is water resistant to 600m. It comes in a PVD-coated option too. The watch is available on an Italian leather strap or a bracelet. The dial is matte black with applied vintage lume markers with chromed borders. The case is polished and grained 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 watch features the classic Chr. Ward Trident second hand, which is truly awesome.
Technically speaking, the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 Vintage watch is reliable, but unremarkable. It features either a Selita 200-1 or an ETA 2824. Although the Selita movement is supposed to be a clone of the 2824, I would always take the ETA if given a choice. Despite the possibility of future parts supply issues, the ETA 2824 is a solid movement capable of timekeeping performance comparable to COSC certificated watches.
I particularly like the screw-down crown featuring the CW logo. It’s a small touch, but a nice bit of branding and a well-executed design. It is crisp and clear and looks like an old ebauche logo, which makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. The dial is protected by a 3.4mm thick anti-reflective sapphire crystal, while the movement is kept safe from the elements by a very deeply stamped, screw-down case back of which I am a huge fan.