The tourbillon regulator, a great accomplishment in the field of mechanical watchmaking, was invented back in 1801. The revolutionary invention was meant to reduce the effects of gravity on the running of the movement.
The Concord Tourbillon Gravity, the development of which is currently in progress, seems to deliberately ignore watchmaking classicism, while glorifying the tourbillon regulator as the symbol of the age-old know-how. The timepiece is to feature a vertically set tourbillon that is visible from the side of the timepiece itself. With its novelty watch, having taken a sharp turn in both technical and aesthetic terms, Concord is joining the top echelons of engineering expertise.
The world-first Concord C1 Tourbillon Gravity is being created according the strictest criteria of the modern age of innovation and reflects the brand's firmly futuristic approach. Concord equips its new amazing watch with a unique and sophisticated movement based on an orthogonal mechanical concept.
The vertical position of the tourbillon allows it to serve its initial and primary purpose - to compensate for the effects of gravity when the watch is found in a vertical position. Inspired by the stream of creativity, Concord specialists have applied the unprecedented construction principle, having displayed the tourbillon carriage on the fringes of the actual body of the timepiece.
The tourbillon of the Concord C1 Tourbillon Gravity watch is totally independent and apparently detached from the mechanism, being housed outside of both the watch's dial and the case. Having performed such a noteworthy feat, watchmakers will have at their disposal more space to come up with other complications 'inside' the timepiece itself.
To develop the remarkable complication, Concord has partnered with BNB Concept specializing in high-end niche watch creations. The Concord C1 Tourbillon Gravity is another clear proof of the brand's boldness and creative energy. The amazing watch is expected to be revealed by Concord in April at Baselworld 2008.
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