We’ve reviewed many Christopher Ward watches since we started worn&wound, but somehow we’ve never reviewed one of their most popular models; the C60 Trident Pro (please note this model is no longer in production). Well, it’s time to correct that. This watch is not just exceedingly popular because of its classic diver looks, it’s also because it offers a tremendous value that few other watches can compete with. Swiss made, Selitta SW200 movement, 4mm thick sapphire crystal make this $535-$635, strap option depending, a great deal.
Christopher Ward doesn’t dance around the inspiration of the Trident line with language like “based on a certain famous watch” they go straight for it, saying that the watch takes its cues from the 1954 Rolex GMT Master. This is clearer in the C60 Trident GMT models, as they have GMT hands and a similar bezel (though the iconic “pepsi” version seems to have been discontinued). The 3-hand model we are looking at today has more similarities to the Submariner, but in both cases C Ward has done a great job of taking elements of those watches, mixing them with new and different ideas, to create a unique line. These aren’t homage watches in the traditional sense, just historically inspired.
The C60 has been around for a while and now comes in many different styles and colors, from hot orange to COSC certified to a newly released 38mm version. Though perhaps the most classic version would be that with a black bezel, for the sake of looking at something different, we went with the khaki version on NATO…and boy are we glad we did. Subtle details tend to be the most important, and the perfectly tuned olive green used in the bezel really took the style of this watch someplace unique.