Watch of the Year 2019 - C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk III

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Watch of the Year 2019 - C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk III

Post by Kip » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:05 pm

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Features
Swiss made
Self-winding mechanical movement
38 hour power reserve
Date calendar
Central hacking seconds
Anti-shock system
Twin-flag engraving over 'Colimaçoné' finish on the rotor
Brushed and polished marine-grade stainless steel case
Embossed screw-in crown with improved internal threading
Unidirectional zirconia ceramic bezel
3.4mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Polished dial with 'twin flags' matte finished at 12 o'clock
Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1 hands, indexes and bezel
Top-brushed indexes with diamond polished facets
Sandblasted and polished hands
Signature Trident counter-balance on seconds hand
Screw-down deep-stamped 3D backplate
Unique engraved serial number
Marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with micro-adjustable ratchet clasp and quick-release system for easy changing
Eco-friendly luxury presentation case and owner's handbook

Technical
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 13.4mm
Weight: 95g
Weight with 21cm bracelet: 194g
Calibre: Sellita SW200
Case: 316L Stainless Steel
Water resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Timing tolerance: -20/+20 seconds per day
Dial colour: Black
Lume: Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1
Lug to Lug: 49.3mm
Bracelet width: 22mm

Description
If there's a watch that epitomises the progress of Christopher Ward, it's the C60 Trident. And in this Mk 3 edition, released to celebrate a decade of our bestselling dive range, everything we've learned in those ten years has been harnessed into making this Trident our very best yet.

Attention has been paid to every detail of the Mk 3, no matter how small. Its glossy lacquered dial is accentuated with newly brushed and polished indexes for optimum legibility; Grade X1 GL C1 Super-LumiNova® has been liberally applied throughout, including on the Mk 3's fully tracked zirconia ceramic bezel. Appropriately for a range named after the three-pronged fork of Poseidon, the Mk 3's new hour hand is a bold triangular design that offers excellent contrast against its baton-shaped minute partner. Yet the biggest addition is the inclusion of our signature case design complete with flowing 'light-catcher' lines. It's both graceful and reassuringly substantial - crucial for a dive watch water-resistant to depths of 600m.

The Pro 600 Mk 3 is a premium dive watch; not only in its looks, but its feel too. Every tactile element has been focussed on - for example, the internal threading of the crown has been improved so that winding and engaging Trident Mk 3's functions are delightfully smooth; another upgrade is its unidirectional bezel, which now boasts a more satisfying action and responsive click. It's this commitment to detail - inside and out - that makes the C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 a momentous addition to the Trident family on its tenth birthday.

Movement
One of the main continuities between C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk 3 and its predecessors is the Sellita SW200-1 movement that provides its ever-dependable heart. A Swiss-made automatic calibre widely used throughout the horological industry, the SW200-1 is a byword for robustness and reliability. Its anti-shock system will protect its inner workings during all manner of activities and impacts - think entering the water before a dive and more - while its 4Hz frequency also ensures a smooth 8 ticks per second, above the water and below.

A 38 hour power reserve means a fully wound Pro 600 will last for well over a day off the wrist, while its rotor has also received a Colimaçoné finish before being engraved with our twin flags pattern. Although few will see it behind the Pro 600's backplate, it's indicative of the level of detail present throughout this watch. And if you're wondering why, amongst the other changes and upgrades made, the Sellita SW200-1 remains such an integral part of Trident 3: it's because it's the best possible movement for this watch, right here, right now.

The C60 Trident Pro 600 MkIII is also available in GMT models as well as 38mm, 40mm, and 42mm sizes.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2019 - C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk III

Post by Viognier » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:02 pm

Well Earned Recognition!
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Re: Watch of the Year 2019 - C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk III

Post by MiniMpi » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:33 pm

Couldn't agree more.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2019 - C60 Trident Pro 600 Mk III

Post by gaf1958 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:09 am

From the outset, it seemed inevitable. However it’s a result I heartily agree with - without the C60, CW would not be the company it is today; in fact without the C60, it may not still be here. I own two of the MkIII C60s, a black three handed and a blue GMT, both in 40mm and I can vouch for the latest iterations of their mainstay line. They are great watches, well deserving of the accolade.

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