Dive Watch Classics—Christopher Ward Trident 600
Earlier this year, British watch brand Christopher Ward introduced several changes to the Trident collection, varying from elevated water proofing, enhanced dial designs and lume to new ceramic bezel card inserts for that mechanical versions. When requested when we were thinking about looking at one, we at DiveIntoWatches.com immediately selected the 42-mm GMT version, with racing-eco-friendly bezel place, because we felt this is the most distinctive (and also the most “British”) choice the company needs to offer.
Lots of people think about a dive watch having a GMT function is the ultimate all-purpose watch, so at least we won’t criticize the option of a leather strap, because we deliberately made the decision against the rest of the options more appropriate to be used in water. Rather, let’s just benefit from the casual-searching mixture of black, dark eco-friendly, steel, brown, and a little yellow that will look perfectly in your own home inside a Land Rover Defender.
Incidentally, this alternative also meant not receiving our hands (a minimum of at the moment) on Christopher Ward’s lately introduced in-house Quality SH21, having a five-day energy reserve, as it is presently only accessible like a special edition exhibiting just the current starting time and date.
Talking about availability: the Trident is available in two dimensions (42-mm and 38-mm diameters), and it is offered with whether quarta movement or perhaps a mechanical movement (SH21, ETA 2893-2, 2824-2, or SW200). Dials can be found in whitened, black or blue bezel inlays in red-colored, blue, black, orange or eco-friendly.
You may also choose from a bracelet and various strap options (leather, rubber or NATO), which leaves you using more than 100 different designs. Prices start at ￡299.00 for that littlest quarta movement models and finish at ￡1,599 for that limited, COSC-licensed model within-house movement, bracelet and 42-mm situation. The timepiece proven here has a listing cost of ￡799.00 within the EC(and ￡665.83 outdoors the EC) and it is offered directly via Christopher Ward’s website having a 60-day free return period.
The C60 Trident GMT is operated by the well-known ETA 2983-2, also is accountable for the spade-formed yellow hands that contributes another timezone towards the watch, getting by using it a fascinating contrast towards the black dial. Talking about hands, during this model, the perimeters of both minute and hour-hands appear to become a little rough, but (because of the greater than 3-mm thick azure very) this really is hardly visible in the human eye alone.
You’ll, however, observe that Christopher Ward opted for a bezel inlay that mixes the standard first-fifteen minutes-scale on the dive-watch bezel using the 24-hour scale sign of a GMT watch (the bezel can also be unidirectional). This can ultimately affect both functions, so we believe that within this situation a couple-to-22 scale could have been better, even when we generally like the dive-watch go over what GMT watch.
Despite the fact that, there’s not really anything else we found to criticize: The Trident could be regarded as being an interesting option on many levels, no matter regardless of whether you intend to dive or travel by using it. Personally, we’d most likely have lots of difficulties in determining which version to choose: the brand new in-house movement ought to be the logical choice from the horological perspective however, the GMT version however is much more affordable and, within our opinion, also more completely different from a design perspective. Fortunately, we’d a minimum of come with an easy decision between your 38-mm and 42-mm version.