Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000

Introducing the C60 Elite 1000 by Christopher Ward

As of today, if you visit the Christopher Ward website, the homepage is taken over by a new model, the C60 Elite 1000. It is built on the success of the C60 Trident Elite 1000 — the fastest sold-out Christopher Ward model — water-resistant to 1,000 meters, 42 mm titanium 2 case, ceramic bezel, COSC-certified Swiss movement, helium release valve, etc. But the new, C60 Elite 1000 comes with several upgrades:

  • The movement is the Sellita SW220, bringing a day-date complication, instead of just the date that came with the SW200 of the previous model. As I mentioned earlier, it’s COSC certified.
  • For the first time, CW is offering a lightweight titanium bracelet option too.
  • This will be the first Trident with a grade 2 titanium case with exhibition case back and showcases a rotor engraved with Christopher Ward’s ‘twin flags’.
  • Besides the blue with orange accents, there is also a very nice black/red option.
  • Alongside the titanium bracelet, there’s also a hybrid rubber/ Cordura® strap option in black or navy, either with or without a bright underside in red or orange respectively. Thanks to the quick-release technology it’s easy to buy both and simply swap between them.
Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000
Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000

Despite all these improvements, it starts at the same price of £1,250 ($1,865 CAD) if you go with the hybrid rubber/ Cordura strap. But the titanium bracelet is worth the upgrade, at $2,195 you get a lightweight and elegant package.

We are promised a review sample in the near future, stay tuned for our detailed hands-on review.

Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000
Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 – the first Trident with exhibition case back

Technical Specs

  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Height: 15.4mm
  • Weight: 77g / 133g on full 21cm bracelet
  • Calibre: Sellita SW220 (COSC)
  • Case: Grade 2 titanium
  • Water resistance: 100 ATM (1000 metres)
  • Vibrations: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
  • Timing tolerance: -4/+6 seconds per day
  • Dial colour: Black
  • Lume: Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C1
  • Lug to Lug: 49.3mm
  • Bracelet width: 22mm

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