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Review | CW Trident Pro 600 Titanium

Design & Specification

It has been difficult to not jump straight in and talk about the dial and bezel of the Trident Pro, so unique is its appearance.

Firstly, it is important to note that the images you may see on this (or other, including Christopher Wards own) website do not truly reflect the darkness of the dial. In reality it is a shade darker than you would imagine, based on photos alone and therefore, in all but bright natural light or under the starkest of interior lights, it is not particularly legible at a quick glance. This is part of its unique charm, of course, as grey batons and hands meet black dial and black on dark grey bezel. However, the inky darkness of the dial is lifted by the lovely detailing of a red tip to the sweeping second hand and the water resistance highlighted in the same vibrant hue.

The 43mm dial wears smaller than one might expect on the titanium bracelet but stands out to a greater extent on the rubber strap. This is no bad thing and the black rubber, dial and bezel are impactful against the brushed titanium case and crown.

Christopher Ward Trident Pro Titanium Christopher Ward Trident Pro Titanium

The unidirectional bezel is ceramic and is treated with brushed dark grey DLC (diamond like coating). Ceramic is resistant to scratching and is shatterproof and it looks particularly striking, purely because it is the polar-opposite to the colour or glossy black surface of a traditional ceramic bezel. There is a pip of lume at 12 o'clock, the first 15 minutes counted down with black batons and thereafter, further numerical markers at 20, 30, 40 and 50 which are intersected with a singular baton between. It is neatly executed, if not difficult to read.

The dial is again brushed and plain matt black, forgoing the guilloche wave pattern which is found on the majority of Christopher Wards latest Trident Pro's. A process which apparently, was discovered by accident, when manufacturing their classic range of Tridents.

A double grey baton at the 12 o'clock potion on the dial, and then singular around the dial. These are neat, straightforward and evenly applied. A half baton sits at 3 o'clock because, at the same position, we find a small date window; a complication which I would personally have done without as it would have made the dial neater still and particularly as it is difficult to read in any event.

That sweeping second hand, as mentioned previously, is fine and impeccably detailed. A circle of lume sits just aft of its red tip and of course, a real highlight of the range is that trident fork which finishes it perfectly at its opposite end. A beautiful design element.

The sword minute hand is prominent, being both wide and long. It reaches out, almost to the outer edge of the dial at its pointed tip, skeletal at first and then deeply filed with dark grey and edged with the same pale grey which highlights the batons and hour hand.

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