Didn’t get your daily dose of vitamin C, this morning?
Here it is, the new Limited Edition, C60 Trident 316L from Christopher Ward with its juicy, vivid orange dial and a 316L Stainless steel case.
This is the first time I’ve heard of a half decent watch company boasting the use of the 316L Stainless steel – I mean to the point of using it (316L) for its name.
I thought 316L was a given on a good quality dive watch, unless stated otherwise so what have Christopher Ward been using up until now – something different?
Marine Grade 316L is an obvious choice for a divers watch and while it does have some anti-corrosive qualities and performs pretty well in a saltwater environment –
it isn’t necessarily the last word in top quality steel; 904L which is used by Rolex is a lot better as are other grades.
Actually 904L isn't any harder than 316L however it does resist seawater corrosion a lot better, so I am really not sure what CW are on about in their blurb regarding 316L – what’s the big deal?
Limited to an apt 316 pieces, the C60 Trident 316L LE has a case measuring 43mm in diameter by 13.3mm thick.
It is of course constructed from said grade of steel, as are all of its components such as: the bezel, case-back and crown (I think) which contrast beautifully against the bright matte orange dial.
Divers features of the watch include: a 3.4mm-thick anti-reflective treated Sapphire crystal, a screwdown case-back and crown and 600 meters of water-resistance.
Like all CW Trident models, the watch bares all the typical hallmarks of the family such as the Trident on the seconds hand counterbalance, and the one deeply stamped into its case-back.
The new C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition is powered by a Swiss made Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement with 26 jewels, an anti-shock system and 38hrs of power-reserve.
It is presented on beautiful black leather band with contrasting orange stitching, an orange underside and – you guessed it a 316L Stainless steel buckle.
The C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition is available for pre-order HERE, priced £750. It comes with 4 different strap options.
So what do you think – a sterling job me thinks (get it?) if not slightly unnecessarily named ;)