Redesigned and upgraded, the new Trident 3 collection celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the brand’s iconic Trident dive watch series.
“Trident is more than a best-seller for us, it epitomises the progress of Christopher Ward. The design and technical advancements that we have made in the new Trident 3 are symbolic of the strides we have taken as a business since then. We have made the best watches we possibly could have done”. Mike France CEO and Co-Founder of Christopher Ward.
Christopher Ward has launched three all-new Trident 3s: the C60 Trident Pro 600, the C60 Trident GMT 600 and the C60 Trident Titanium Elite 1000. The new Trident 3 collection elevates the series through distinctive design, exceptional quality materials and keen detailing. The evolution from Mk 2 to Mk 3 is demonstrated in every detail of the new collection.
C60 TRIDENT PRO 600
The new C60 Trident Pro 600 is a direct update of Christopher Ward’s long-time bestselling watch. Combining modern looks with the robust levels of build quality that’ll see it water resistant to depths of 600m, the new Pro 600 builds upon an already classic foundation by introducing a host of new features.
Now utilising the series’ new design, the Pro 600’s marine-grade stainless steel case protects a Swiss-made Sellita SW200 movement. As well as technical upgrades, the Pro 600’s dial has also undergone a facelift, with Christopher Ward’s twin flag logo at 12 o’clock. To increase legibility, the guilloche dial of old has been replaced by a polished finish, while its indexes now use faceted and polished detailing.
The new C60 Trident Pro 600 will be available in 38mm and 42mm and will also debut a new 40mm size in its black dial, black bezel configuration. Price From £695.
C60 TRIDENT GMT 600
A watch for divers and travellers alike, the new GMT shares many of the same features as the C60 Trident Pro 600, such as its water resistance to depths of 600m, and the ETA 2893-2 automatic movement allows its wearer to monitor the time in up to three zones at once when used in combination with the strikingly coloured GMT hand and 24-hour unidirectional full-lume bezel.
The predecessor to the new C60 Trident GMT 600 featured a hybrid bezel that incorporated both a countdown track for its first 15 minutes and 24-hour numerals for the remainder. The new Trident 3 version dispenses with the countdown track, instead offering a full 24-hour GMT bezel, with numerals filled with Grade X1 GL C1 SuperLumiNova®.
Like the other timepieces in the Trident 3 series, the GMT also comes complete with Christopher Ward’s signature twin flag logo stamped onto the crown. Price From £895.
C60 TRIDENT ELITE 1000 LIMITED EDITION
By their nature, Tridents are engineered to withstand conditions few of us will ever encounter. But if there’s one that pushes the boundaries of the Trident collection further than ever before, it’s the C60 Trident Elite 1000.
Launching with a 300-piece limited edition of blue with orange, the C60 Trident Elite 1000’s case design has been crafted from type 2 titanium and features a helium release valve. Famed for its anti-corrosive qualities and possessing the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element, it’s the perfect fit for a dive watch – in this case, one that despite its slender weight remains water-resistant down to an impressive depth of 1000m.
Inside, a chronometer-certified Sellita SW200 movement supplies world-class levels of timekeeping, ensuring the C60 Trident Elite 1000 is a dive watch as aesthetically stunning as it is technically brilliant. Price From £1250.
More detailed overview of the improvements to Trident 3:
Double the Lume
“We listen to our customers,” says Adrian Buchmann, Head of Product Design at Christopher Ward, “and they wanted serious improvements in Trident 2’s luminosity. This meant using top grade SuperLumiNova® X1-GL-C1 throughout Trident 3, redesigning the depth of the indexes to hold a greater volume of lume paint, and adding a full-lume bezel for the first time. The result of all this is a more than 100% improvement in the luminosity of the watch.“
Detailed and Distinctive Hands
The new Trident 3 collection features a bold and directional triangular hour hand, with hand-brushed and polished facets, created to within extremely small tolerances, to increase legibility in low light conditions.
The new C60 Trident Pro 600 will be available in 38mm and 42mm (slightly reduced in diameter from the Mk 2’s 43mm width) and will also debut a new 40mm size in its black dial, black bezel configuration. “Our customers were crying out for a 40mm C60 Trident Pro 600 – so we were happy to oblige,” says Mike France.
Trident 3’s enhanced quality can be felt and heard as well as seen. The CW Product Design team checked the action and ‘click’ of every dive watch bezel on the market and used their insights to work closely with the brand’s engineers and case manufacturer, ensuring that the Mk 3’s bezel would have a more satisfying, responsive click.
Trident 3 uses a high contrast, smooth polished dial in place of the guilloche wave patterned dial of the Trident 2 series. A small but clever tweak, this improvement significantly enhances legibility.
The case for the Trident 3 collection has been completely transformed using Christopher Ward’s signature ‘light-catcher’ lines with multiple brushed and polished facets, creating a slimmer profile with clean sides that play on light.
The internal threading of the crown has been enhanced so that winding and engaging Trident 3’s functions is delightfully smooth.
Quick-Release Steel Bracelet
Trident 3 will be available on a redesigned fully-brushed stainless steel bracelet, which for the very first time features a quick-release mechanism first introduced on the brand’s range of leather straps.
Trident 3 also sees the launch of a new Hybrid sport strap, crafted from fully waterproof Cordura® and premium FKM rubber.
The signature trident counterbalance and deep-stamped backplate have been updated with a newly-designed trident emblem. “It’s masculine and more aggressive looking than before,” says Head of Product Design Adrian Buchmann. The Mk 3’s backplate has also been redesigned with a diving regulator-inspired opening mechanism.
The new C60 Trident 3 Range is available to purchase now via www.christopherward.co.uk