It’s been a little less than two years since Christopher Ward introduced the C60 Trident Pro 300 series. From the moment it debuted, the line became a success with the brand’s fans. A year after the introduction, Christopher Ward released the first bronze version of the C60 Trident Pro 300. Another year on, a second bronze model sees the light of day. After the first classically styled brown and bronze model, the new model combines a bronze case with a blue bezel and a beautiful blue gradient dial. The C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré is a fresh take on a familiar model that will surely find its way to fans.

Christopher Ward is a go-to name if you’re looking to spend around €1,000 on a dive watch. The brand offers several options at that price point. Some belong to the C65 Aquitaine collection, which has a more traditional design. Others are part of the C60 Trident Pro 300 series, which offers a sleeker, more modern design. With the introduction of the C60 Trident Pro 300 Bronze Ombré last year, we were introduced to a warmer aesthetic. The combination of a bronze case and a brown gradient dial fit the design of the C60 Trident Pro 300 very well. It made Vincent think of chocolate, as he explained in his introduction article. It makes me wonder what a good association for the new Bronze Blue Ombré would be.

The details of the Christopher Ward C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré

Let’s start with some specs to get an idea of the new model. The C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré has a bronze case that measures 42mm in diameter, 49.3mm long, and 11.5mm thick with a 22mm lug spacing. For the stainless steel models, Christopher Ward gives you the choice of a 38mm, 40mm, or 42mm case. For its bronze versions, the largest 42mm case size is the only option. The case is certainly substantial in size, but the slim profile makes it easy to wear. With a 300m depth rating, the specs align with the other models in the range.

To be more specific about the case, it is made of CuSn6 bronze, which is 6% tin. This specific alloy is resistant to wear and corrosion, the latter of which is a must for a dive watch. The case boasts beautiful brushed surfaces and gorgeous polished chamfers that give the watch extra visual brilliance.

The blue ombré dial

The bronze case is matched with a bronze coin-edged bezel with a blue ceramic insert. Working inward, you will see a fully graduated bronze ring encircling the crystal. I love this combination of a slim insert and the bezel material that has more than decorative purposes. The unidirectional bezel is paired with a blue ombré dial. As Vincent explained, the word ombré means “shaded” in French. The beautiful blue color slowly becomes darker towards the edges, creating a pleasing gradient effect. Sitting atop the dial are rose-gold-tone applied hour markers and hands filled with white Super-LumiNova.

Lume-filled hands and hour markers make reading the time in the dark easy. On top of that, the numerals on the bezel insert glow blue. This way, you can also determine the remaining diving time in the dark. The applied Christopher Ward logo is also executed in rose gold color, while the bottom half of the dial features two lines of text and a date window. The latter sits right on top of the 6 o’clock marker and has a thin white outline. I love that the date disc matches the color of the dial and features white printing. This ensures that the date blends in nicely most of the time but stands out just enough when needed.

The movement and straps

Inside the case, you will find a COSC-certified version of the Sellita SW200-1. This chronometer-rated automatic movement is accurate to +6/-4 seconds per day, operates at 28,800vph, and has a 38-hour power reserve. You can also see the movement in action through the stainless steel and sapphire display case back. As shown above, the movement’s finishing is pretty straightforward but executed with nice attention to detail. Both the Christopher Ward name and the pattern based on the brand’s logo on the oscillating weight are great examples of that.

Finally, the watch comes with the choice of a blue rubber strap or a brown vintage leather strap. Both are easy to swap for a different strap thanks to the quick-release spring bars. At first, the rubber strap seems like the most practical option if you want to take your watch out for a dive. But if you are not planning on doing that, the leather strap adds a ton of extra vintage appeal.

The bronze case with patina on the right side

Final thoughts on the new Christopher Ward C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré

This new Bronze Blue Ombré version of the C60 Pro 300 is a nice addition to the lineup. While it is anything but revolutionary, the combination of the bronze case and the nice deep blue dial and bezel color makes for a super classy watch. Additionally, the rose-gold-colored details, the color-matched date disc, and the applied logo prove Christopher Ward’s great attention to detail. To top it off, you get a chronometer-rated movement, making it very hard to fault this release.

The bronze case without patina

The watch costs €1,400 on the leather strap and €1,385 on the rubber strap. Those prices are more than reasonable if you ask me. Granted, you have to be a fan of bronze watches. As most of you will know, bronze watches develop a patina that is an acquired taste (see the difference in the pictures above). If you do like that specific look, this new Christopher Ward C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré is a brilliant new option.

For more information on the C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré, visit the official Christopher Ward website. In the comments section, let us know your thoughts on this new bronze addition to the Christopher Ward collection.

Watch specifications

C60 Pro 300 Bronze Blue Ombré
Lacquered blue gradient with rose-gold-plated applied luminous indices
Case Material
CuSn6 bronze
Case Dimensions
42mm (diameter) × 49.3mm (lug-to-lug) × 11.5mm (thickness)
Case Back
Stainless steel and sapphire crystal, screw-in
Sellita SW200-1: automatic with manual winding, 28,800vph frequency, 38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, COSC-certified chronometer
Water Resistance
300m (30 ATM)
Brown leather or blue rubber (22mm width) with quick-release pins
Time (hours, minutes, seconds), date, 60-minute dive bezel
€1,385 (on rubber) / €1,400 (on leather)