Published on January 10th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Concord Shows Us Its C1 Chronograph Gold
Inspired from the awesome designs and fascinating engines that distinguish iconic luxury cars, Concord launches a magnificent new iteration of its powerfully masculine 47mm diameter C1 Chronograph in luxurious and rare rose gold with racy black ceramic details.
Drawing a proud parallel with the aesthetics and high-tech design of the supreme automobiles from which it takes its inspiration, the C1 Chronograph Gold’s trademark octagonal counters gleam richly from the depths of a dial made of deep black carbon fiber – a material prized in car construction for its lightweight, strong and resilient characteristics.
The association is further extended by the black ceramic octagonal sub bezel, dial accents and chronograph pushers which evoke the ceramic brakes on racing cars. A durable, rubberized black alligator strap adds a signature nod to tough rubber tires and the historic circuits on which they perform.
Water resistant to 200 meters for those more inclined to aquatic adventures, the new Concord C1 Chronograph Gold guarantees absolute accuracy with three chronograph sub-dials: 60-seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour counters. Hour, minute and sweep seconds functions and date window at 3 o’clock complete a display evocative of gleaming mag wheels and flawless ergonomics. An automatic movement with a 48-hour power reserve in a precious 18K 5N rose gold case powers this dynamic machine that incorporates fine mechanical precision with high-end materials, strong, aggressive design and cutting edge technology.
Concord C1 Chronograph Gold
18K Rose gold / Ceramic / titanium, 47mm (SKU 0320287)
Mechanical self-winding, Calibre A07.211 (Valgranges), 16 1/2 ”’
48 hours power reserve
28,800 vibrations/hour (4Hz)
Snailed bevel (biseau colimaçonné), vertical côtes de genève & “C1” engraved in the center, black PVD treated
Hours – Minutes – sweep seconds
Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, Central chronograph sweep seconds hand
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Date window at 3 o’clock
18K 5N rose gold with black ceramic sub-bezel and decors
47 mm diameter
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
18K 5N rose gold screw-down crown with engraved C logo with black ceramic decor
Black ceramic pushers
Black PVD-treated titanium open case-back, secured with 8 screws, engraved “Audace -Savoir-Faire – Avant-Garde”
Water resistant to 200 meters
Black carbon fiber dial
18K 5N rose gold plated polished hour-markers with Super-LumiNova
Hour & Minute hands: asymmetrically hollowed out, rose gold plated & SuperLumiNova
Second hands: 18K 5N rose gold plated
“C” logo around date window
Black rubberized alligator sewn onto rubber strap
Black PVD-treated Titanium deployment buckle with 18K 5N rose gold embossed CONCORD cover