Both the dial and the case are embellished with no less than 403 scintillating precious stones. This intriguing watch is encrusted with invisible-set baguette-cut diamonds, which lay emphasis on its shapely curves. In some magic way the underlying material is completely submerged beneath the carpet of jewels. The case middle, the bezel, the renowned “fortifications” protecting the 3.3mm-thick sapphire crystal, as well as the push-button and the crown guard are illuminated by the play of dazzling baguette-cut diamonds.
The dial of the new Concord C1 watch blends a functional layout with an eye-catching color to produce a bold statement. The foreground of the watch face displays an hour-counter bathed in light. It features black diamonds, which substitute conventional applied hour-markers. The progression of hours and minutes is marked by taut, high-tech Concord hands, which provide a stunning contrast with a jewelry background.
The power reserve indicator is positioned at 7.30. It is visually balanced by the trust index display at 2.30. Both of them are equipped with orange-lacquered hands. They harmonize perfectly with irresistible gleam of baguette-cut carnelians, which surround the indications and adorn the flyback chronograph counter.
The most striking thing about the C1 EternalGravity watch is the tourbillon and the small seconds. Located alongside the watch face and body, the tourbillon carriage is connected to the movement by a perpendicular pinion. This device demands an extremely thorough adjustment. The slightest misalignment between the carriage and case or the tiniest flaw in regulating the depth of the pinion can be detrimental to the performance of the mechanism.
The luminous seconds are engraved on an aluminium ribbon, fixed to the lower tourbillon bridge. Thus, the small seconds counter is totally interdependent with the carriage, rotating on its axis once per minute. The seconds scroll through an open window, placed on the side of the tourbillon carriage. The vertical position of the last-mentioned element assures their unequalled visibility on the watch face.
This fascinating novel Concord wath is powered by a manually-wound movement, which incorporates 38 jewels and operates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The mechanism can be admired through the transparent case-back. The finishing and decoration of the bridges add the final touch of perfection to this remarkable timepiece.
The Concord C1 EternalGravity watch comes with a rubber-coated black alligator leather strap, distinguished by its velvety texture. It is affixed to the case by four self-locking screws.
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