Young Swiss designer Adrian Buchmann takes Christopher Ward Trident collection to a new level with a stunning new interpretation of the C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600.
The design clearly shares the instantly recognisable Trident DNA, but Adrian’s creative new influence is apparent right from first sight of the dial. Aesthetically speaking, there are two highly engaging design elements. The most prominent feature is the boldness of the deep navy and metallic yellow dial that invites closer inspection of what is probably Christopher Ward’s most detailed dial to date. Another highlight is the intriguing and mesmerising 60 seconds sub-dial at the 9-o’clock position – a design inspired by a diver’s breathing regulator – which ‘breathes’ via a rotating disc behind a cut-out display, injecting life into this deep-sea machine.
This dynamic feature blends design with inherent practicality, offering ease of reading for the diver and instant reassurance at depth; while the more casual, land-based user will simply delight in the vivacity of the display. Finally, the deep (sea) blue colour of the dial adds an atmospheric backdrop to the drama of the vivid yellow sub-dials.
Beyond aesthetics, the C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 also provides technical advances too. With the needs of the professional diver in mind, the uni-directional ceramic bezel has been enhanced by the addition of a full minute-track and a more robustly defined font for the numerals, which are filled with high-grade SuperLuminova™ for outstanding luminosity.
Engineered to resist water at up to depths of 600 metres (2000 feet) the fluid contours of the Trident’s 43mm case, which also incorporates an automatic helium release valve, surround one of the most reliable and robust of chronograph movements, the self-winding ETA Valjoux7750. Further incremental enhancements include the ergonomically elegant case-back, with the edges of its fluid contours now chamfered and softened, blending elegantly with the redesigned rotating ceramic bezel.
The C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 is offered with the option of a stainless steel bracelet (£1455) or a newly-designed, colour-matched rubber strap (£1395) with embossed wave pattern and is available on Pre-order for delivery in early March, exclusively from Christopher ward website.
Model: C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600, Swiss Made
Calibre: ETA 7750, 25 jewel self-winding mechanical chronograph with column wheel
Vibrations: 28.800 per hour
48-hour power reserve
Elaboré finish with Côtes de Genève
Hour, minute, second and date calendar with 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours chronograph indication
Central hacking seconds
316L Stainless steel case
Case weight: 131g
Water resistant to 600m/2000ft
Screw-in deep-stamped 3D back plate
Screw-in crown and chronograph pushers
Integrated automatic helium release valve
Unique engraved serial number
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Deep blue and yellow guilloche wave pattern dial
SuperLuminova indices and diamond faceted hands
Breathing regulator inspired small second disk
Signature Trident counter-balance
Colour matched high-density rubber strap with embossed wave pattern; marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with 5 x 2.1mm micro adjustment
Strap width: 22mm
Presentation case and owner’s handbook
Steel bracelet: £1, 455 / US $1,920
Rubber: £1,395 / US $1,920