British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward presents a distinctive new timepiece to its iconic Bronze Collection: The C60 Trident Bronze Ombré COSC Limited Edition. The new watch, which is limited to just 300 pieces, features an artisan-finished brass dial that has been painted and then hand scratched – so no two are the same. The rough-hew finish fades into a black varnish around the dial’s exterior, linking smoothly with the colour and texture of the sandblasted ceramic bezel insert around it.
Bronze, once exposed to atmospheric moisture, develops a matte, corrosion-resistant patina and the patina of bronze is loved by watch collectors for its thrillingly personal visual effects, as the patination process gives each timepiece its own unique appearance.
The new C60 Trident Bronze Ombré COSC Limited Edition is available in two versions, one being ‘raw’, with the bronze unmarked and untouched, ready to develop its own unique patina on the owner’s wrist, and the other is pre-patinated, so the wearer won’t have to wait weeks or months to enjoy the full extent of bronze’s unique oxidising properties.
Powered by a chronometer-certified, Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, the C60 Trident Bronze Ombré COSC Limited Edition provides world-class accuracy and a 38-hour power reserve. Its 43mm case and unidirectional bezel are constructed from a premium bronze alloy, C5191, whose specific combination of copper, tin and phosphorous will begin life a brass-like colour before the patination process unveils an array of rich shades of brown.
As part of the Trident collection, the “Ombré” is also water-resistant to depths of 600m, with Christopher Ward’s signature trident motif present upon the second hand’s counterbalance and deep-stamped into its marine-grade stainless steel backplate.
Christopher Ward’s bronze collection includes the C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 (available in 38mm and 43mm), the C60 Trident Bronze GMT 600 Limited Edition, and the C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition.
One of only 300 pieces, the new C60 Trident Bronze Ombré COSC Limited Edition is priced at £995.
Raw bronze C5191 (CuSn6) case with screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate in 316L stainless steel
Lug to Lug: 51.5mm
Case weight: 107g
Embossed screw-down crown
Unidirectional raw bronze C5191 (CuSn6) bezel with sandblasted ceramic insert
3.4mm anti-reflective flat top sapphire crystal
Unique engraved serial number
Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)
Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 Swiss made
25 jewel self-winding chronometer-certified movement
38-hour power reserve
Central hacking seconds
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4Hz)
Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
Ombré-finish dial with black varnish exterior
Super-LumiNova® coated indexes and hands (TC-1 Super-LumiNova®)
Signature Trident counter-balance on second hand
Vintage Oak Leather – Tan
Canvas Webbing – Black
Rubber – Black
Strap width: 22mm
£995 / $1,135