By Carl Scutt

For a genuine Christopher Ward fan, the release of the new Trident 316 Limited Edition in yellow is another welcome development.

Although the UK based Christopher Ward may not be one of the best-known brands on the planet, they are still a respected watchmaker known for developing and building luxury timepiece at an affordable price point under $1000.

It’s been said Christopher Ward has a habit of releasing limited editions based on existing pieces in which case they have done it again. Notwithstanding, the Trident 316 Limited Edition in yellow based on their diver C60 Trident Pro 600, is something to behold.

With its loud yellow tones, Christopher Ward have added to their previous limited edition runs in blue and orange, to at least add an additional option to the collection. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea it certainly catches the eye and sets a confident tone.

Looking at the Trident 316 Limited Edition there appears to be something of a similarity to one of my favourite pieces, and I am of course talking of the Breitling Avenger. For my money, this is a positive thing because I will never be able to afford the Breitling but the CW is a thing of beauty in a realistic price range.

For your money, you’re getting the same specs as any other 43mm Trident which means you are getting a tried and tested timepiece built in 316L stainless steel housing the Sellita SW200-1 with date complication and 38-hour power reserve and running at 28,800 vph. The shock-resistant case sports a unidirectional bezel and offers a superb water-resistance to 600m.

Options when ordering your 316 Limited Edition in yellow, which by the way is limited to 316 pieces, are simple. It comes to you on NATO strap for $810, or $835 with leather or rubber strap, or $910 on a steel bracelet.

If you like good quality at affordable prices without looking for a discounted product there are a few options and Christopher is one of those options. They are designed and built in-house together with their Swiss partners, to bring genuine value for money with a product that’s second to none in this space. Their pieces are sophisticated and classy and at 43mm a perfect size for most wrists and certainly what you might describe as zeitgeist. For more info, visit Christopher Ward online.