If you’re like me, you might think that Christopher Ward created one of the best professional dive watches under €2,000. The C60 Trident Pro 300, which Jorg covered almost a year ago, does come with many bells and whistles. Among many others are a comfortable case, great specs, and a distinct look that makes the C60 Trident Pro 300 unmistakably Christopher Ward. The British brand also has the habit of releasing bronze versions of its bestsellers, offering unique color combinations. In that spirit, Christopher Ward just announced a 42mm bronze ombré version of the C60 Trident Pro 300, a new edition that we’re going to talk about here.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 300 Bronze

The C60 Trident Pro 300 — the perfect platform for a bronze diver

Upon its release, the C60 Trident Pro 300 collection immediately became a favorite among the brand’s fans. It provides many color and diameter options as well as great specifications that could make many Swiss luxury divers question their value (at least in my opinion). Ranging between €950 and €1,165, the C60 Trident Pro 300 offers a Swiss-made caliber, insane lume, a proprietary case design, and better-than-average bezel action. In my experience, it isn’t easy to find better specs at this price from an established independent brand. 

Therefore, it makes sense to base a bronze edition on this popular collection. Those who liked the regular C60 Trident Pro 300 might feel like adding an atypical version of their favorite model to their collections. The key to making a noteworthy bronze watch, however, is to make it different enough from the regular model without making it too bizarre. Christopher Ward seems to have concocted the right balance with this C60 Trident Pro 300 Bronze Ombré. 

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 300 Bronze

The unique vibes of bronze cases and ombré dials 

The combination of the new bronze case and brown ombré dial makes me think of chocolate. True, chocolate won’t patina like this case will, but we can perhaps agree that this color combo is quite special. The effect is even more prominent with the lacquered finish on the dial and how the color gradually darkens towards the edges. That’s the ombré effect, which means “shaded” in French. To make reading the time easy, CW opted to make the multifaceted applied hour markers out of 18K rose gold. Along with a rose gold Twin Flags logo, this diver showcases many visually strong elements that pop. 

Although Christopher Ward doesn’t specify what the hands are made of, they have the same color as the hour markers. The hour and minute hands feature brushed upper surfaces and polished facets, while the seconds hand has a lumed arrow-shaped tip and the signature trident-shaped counterweight. We also find the case’s inviting, warm tone in the fully graduated ring surrounding the crystal and the bezel’s edge. The coin-edged bezel is bronze as well and displays a high-polished finish. CW also adorned the Lightcatcher case with high-polished chamfers and a brushed finish everywhere else. 

I don’t know how you feel about it, but I quite like it! 

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 300 Bronze

Final thoughts

Christopher Ward tends to put COSC-certified calibers into its bronze models, and the same is true here. The C60 Trident Pro 300 Bronze Ombré houses a chronometer-rated Sellita SW200-1, which beats at 28,800vph and has a 38-hour power reserve. One can admire the movement through a sapphire crystal on the case back, and the top crystal is sapphire as well. The hands, applied markers, and Arabic numerals are all filled with Super-LumiNova that glows blue (probably BGW9). Dimensions-wise, this Bronze Ombré measures 42mm in diameter, 49.3mm long, 11.5mm thick, and 22mm between the lugs. And you won’t be surprised to hear that the C60 Trident Pro 300 is also water resistant to 300 meters.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 300 Bronze

The C60 Trident Pro 300 model will start at €1,375 / US$1,275, and the price will increase a little bit depending on which strap option you go for. Note: there is no bracelet option for this one. The watch will be available through Christopher Ward’s website starting July 13th, 2023, at 3:00 PM BST (4:00 PM CEST). 

Watch specifications

C60 Trident Pro 300 Bronze Ombré
Lacquered brown gradient with 18K rose gold applied luminescent indices
Case Material
Case Dimensions
42mm (diameter) × 49.3mm (lug-to-lug) × 11.5mm (thickness)
Case Back
Stainless steel with sapphire window, screw-in
Sellita SW200-1 — automatic winding, 28,800vph frequency, 38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, COSC-certified chronometer
Water Resistance
300m (30 ATM)
Brown leather, black rubber, or black/gray two-piece nylon strap
Time (hours, minutes, central seconds), date, 60-minute dive bezel
Starting at €1,375 / US$1,275