A trio of new Christopher Ward Tridents adds a few splashes of color and a whole new metal to the British diver lineup. These are all classic dive watches, with 43 mm cases good for 600m of emersion and 120-click unidirectional bezels with minute tracks to keep an eye on your time in the upside down. The workhorse Sellita SW200 powers most everything in the Trident range, including these, with the signature Trident counterbalance and water droplet hour hand attached to the Swiss movement’s cannon pinion.
The big news in this trifecta is the new bronze Trident—a first for Christopher Ward. We’ve already seen bronze divers from the big luxury brands and the small independents, but the C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 ($910) still manages to bring a little bit of innovation to the space with a bold bezel and a blue face to compliment the golden metal.
Christopher Ward chose a Japanese-made multi-alloy bronze of copper and tin, which they claim will age to a “discreet and distinguished copper brown with delicate textured hues.” Time will tell, but this watch will start to become unique the moment you first handle it. Every bit of the watch is bronze except the stainless case back (a welcome nod to the hypoallergenic qualities of corrosion resistant metal; patina is fine for a watch, not so much for your wrist). The stand-out feature is the all-bronze Yacht-Master style bezel. Love it or hate it, the polished and raised register sits on a rough field. With no bezel insert, the all-bronze construction should age with the case, creating a more cohesive look than would a bezel insert.
Next up, a new limited edition C60 Trident 316L ($810–$910) uses a blue dial similar to the Bronze Pro 600. This blue-faced version joins the existing orange-faced limited edition. Both sport all-stainless bezels and bodies with a matching bracelet or leather strap. The new blue model is visually linked to the previous by an orange Trident second hand. I prefer an all-steel handset, but the orange and blue work together.
Rounding out the threesome is a new orange monster, this one a non-limited C60 Trident Pro 600 ($730–$910) sporting the brand’s usual black ceramic bezel insert against the bright orange face we first saw on the C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition. I’m not sure a bezel change warrants a limited/non-limited distinction, but I can’t fault Christopher Ward’s range of Trident options. If you have a certain dial/bezel combo in mind, chances are you can find it among the Trident range. christopherward.com