Christopher Ward is no secret amongst watch enthusiasts, but casual watch wearers looking for their next purchase should pay attention.  While not quite in the luxury watch market, Christopher Ward is a London-based timepiece maker that is making some of the best quality watches in their price range.  Although truthfully, they’re punching above their weight.  If you’re looking for a premium dive watch that is affordable, look no further than the C60 Trident Titanium Pro 600.

I acquired the Titanium Pro 600 variation #1 for review after initially being drawn to the price point of $945 (US) for the titanium case, Swiss Sellita movement (automatic), and 600m water-resistance.  That is 2,000 feet for those who want to know the conversion.  It’s an incredible value if you intend to spend any time in the ocean or just like the idea for that matter.  For less than $1,000 I can think of few options that are comparable.

Upon receiving the shipment, my initial experience opening the box was an indicator that I had an exceptional product.  Easily one of the most fun presentations that I’ve experienced.  The box unfolds with a magnetic tab and padded drawers to present the timepiece.

The watch uses a self-winding Swiss Sellita SW200-1 movement which is based on the widely known ETA 2824-2.  The difference being an additional jewel below the ratchet wheel for a total of 26 jewels.  It features a 38-hour power reserve.  The 43mm titanium case (Grade II) is incredibly well-crafted and light.  It weighs in at 76 grams with a height of 13.30mm.  The case colors feature a two-tone brushed grey with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) finish.  The embossed screw-in crown features the Christopher Ward logo and has excellent grip and function when setting the date, time, or manually winding.  The watch also features a very well-done 3D stamped back plate with a trident prominently displayed.