Christopher Ward Mixes Blue and Bronze in their Latest C60 Pro 300

Christopher Ward is introducing a new variant in their popular Trident Bronze collection — this time with a deep blue ombré dial. The C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré builds on the long evolution of the Trident collection, and serves as an excellent reminder both of Christopher Ward’s mastery over bronze, and comes just in time for the height of summer. 

The new C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré reinvents last year’s C60 Pro 300 Bronze, replacing that model’s brown ombré dial and bezel with a mesmerizing deep blue, while otherwise retaining all the signature details that have helped set Christopher Ward apart from the pack. We’ve been talking a lot about what makes for a good summer watch recently, and there is no denying that this latest release from Christopher Ward throws a mighty wrench in that conversation, offering a tempting and handsome new entry into this year’s summer watch race.


Christopher Ward has long been known for their dive watches, and — over the years — bronze has increasingly become a core material for the British brand. The C60 Pro 300 combines the two in a 42mm light-catcher case, here produced in CuSn6 bronze, a super-strong, copper-heavy bronze alloy that is well known for its deep color and ability to take a patina. If you love a deep patina with plenty of greens and an intense color, CuSn6 is the way to go. Bronze has long been a core material over at Christopher Ward, and this watch is an excellent reminder as to why.

The Blue Ombré dial is produced by spinning the dials at a high rate when applying the blue paint. The high rotational speed of the dials creates a centrifugal force on the paint, pushing it evenly away from the center of the dial and leaving an even color gradient in its place. Once the gradient is achieved, the dial is sealed with clear lacquer. The dial is finished off with bronze-tone dial furniture matching the case and plenty of lume. A deep blue matte ceramic 120-click bezel matches the colors of the dial, and is fully graduated.

The C60 Pro 300 measures 42mm across, 11.5mm thick, and is 49.3mm lug-to-lug. The robust case is, as the name implies, water resistant to 300m. Inside the bronze case, you’ll find a Sellita SW200-1, which is COSC-certified (+4/-6 seconds a day) and visible through a display caseback. The 4Hz movement also offers a 38-hour power reserve. The movement is decorated with a Colimaçoné finish, and the rotor is engraved with Christopher Ward’s twin-flag logo.

The C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré is available on a distressed leather strap for $1,300, or on a blue hybrid rubber strap for $1,290 directly from Christopher Ward. Christopher Ward

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A native New Englander now based in Philadelphia, Griffin has been a passionate watch enthusiast since the age of 13, when he was given a 1947 Hamilton Norman as a birthday gift by his godfather. Well over a decade later, Griffin continues to marvel and obsess about all things watches, while also cultivating lifelong love affairs with music, film, photography, cooking, and making.