Concord C1 MecaTech Technology

The armature of time by Concord watch manufacturer

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Published by 571 on May 21th, 2010 at 04:58 p.m..
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An uncompromising construction teamed with a meticulously conceived design. With the C1 MecaTech chronograph, Concord showcases new structures, offers a shift of perspective and confirms its determination to express a powerful, sophisticated vision of time.

This two-tone timepiece immediately catches and holds the gaze with its grid-work pattern overlapping the chronograph counters at 12 and 6 o'clock and forming an additional protective rampart for its mechanical heart. While accentuating the sense of visual depth, the open-worked lattice-work motif echoes the graphic design of the honeycombed dial.

The design organizes the wheels of time into a rigorously balanced geometrical order. The implacable formal logic of this construction features indications appearing in face-to-face pairs: 30-minute and 12-hour counters, date and small seconds disks. Like glowing rays of light, the applied hour-markers enhanced with Superluminova punctuate the dial swept over by the taut, vigorous lines of the Concord hands, while subtle blue accents further enhance the legibility of the information provided.

Surrounding these displays sheltered beneath a thick glare-proofed sapphire crystal, the PVD-treated stainless steel and 18-carat rose gold case forms a high-security framework. The rugged sturdiness of this watch is entirely in tune with Concord's stringent demands. Gold subtly softens its appearance and highlights some of the signature construction features, such as the protective elements on the glass, chronograph pushers and crown.

The COSC-certified chronograph movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back. Its pure design is enhanced by the shadowy form of the black rotor, while a Côtes de Genève decorative motif sets the finishing touch to the contemporary armature of this short-time measuring machine.

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