CONCORD C1 COSC-Certified Chronograph

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    CONCORD C1 COSC-Certified Chronograph
    The Time. Reconstructed.

    The COSC-certified Concord C1 Chronograph marks the launch of
    a truly new construction born of an unusually sophisticated
    concept drawn from advanced technological research and
    innovation. This powerful timepiece asserts its exceptional
    personality through an ambitious watch case 44 mm in diameter and
    16.7 mm from front to back – a study in sturdiness at its best.
    Assembled to absorb and dampen blows and jarring, 53
    components make up a case water-resistant to a pressure of 20
    ATM. A rubber-coated protective metal ring featuring eight
    decorative tabs that extend over the bezel, is fitted over the middle
    case and secured by seven self-blocking side screws. The system
    protects an impressive, 3.3. mm-thick anti-reflective sapphire
    crystal that seems to emerge from the case. The setting crown is
    composed of steel, rubber and composite materials, enduringly
    interlocked for greater compactness and resistance. A raised C1
    logo on the rubber end-piece adds a final touch to the design.
    The case’s open case back reveals the watch’s self-winding
    movement, which runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers 48
    hours of power reserve. Finished in black rhodium for dramatic
    contrast, the oscillating weight achieves an assertive elegance
    with its cut-out of the C1 logo silhouetted through a ribbed Côtes
    de Genève decorative pattern executed in the finest horological

    Made of carbon fiber and finely milled metal, the dial is a complex
    multilevel creation designed to accentuate visual depth and
    perspective. Enhanced with black trim and luminescent material,
    the hour and minute hands sweep over a dial rimmed with hollowedout
    markers filled with a luminescent compound. As the hands’
    asymmetrical cut-outs create a play of forces on the center axis,
    fitting and poising them requires exceptionally deft hands. At 9
    o’clock, the ingeniously engineered running seconds subdial
    features a rotating disk barely 0.1 mm thick. At 3 o’clock, the date
    seems to fade in and out of the dial aperture. The 30-minute and 12-
    hour counters are positioned at 12 and at 6 o’clock respectively.
    Finally, the first quarter of the minute circle is color-matched to
    the sweep seconds hand’s vibrant Concord blue color.
    With its velvety matte finish, the C1’s vulcanized rubber strap
    features titanium end-pieces that secure it to the case by two pairs
    of self-blocking screws. Devoid of case horns, a world-first in
    chronograph design, the C1’s strap-to-case attachments ensure a
    comfortable wrist-hugging fit. Custom-made for Concord, the
    strap’s double deployment clasp features the brand’s engraved
    logo. The C1 chronograph is alternately offered equipped with a
    stainless steel bracelet connected to the case by an original
    articulated link system.

    The C1 owes its instant visual appeal to the play of light on its
    volumes and textures. Brush- or satin-finished and gloss-polished
    surfaces along with chamfered angles and edges demonstrate the
    designers’ inspired sense of style. Each and every element is
    finished and decorated as part of a harmoniously balanced
    composition : brush-finished flange and bezel, vertically satinfinished
    middle case, shot-blasted case-back and hands, snail
    pattern and Côtes de Genève ribbing on the rotor, mirror-polished
    screw heads and clasp — each a unique styling touch, collectively
    giving an outstanding timepiece its exceptional character.

    General information
    MGI Luxury Group S.A.
    Rue de Nidau 35
    CH – 2501 Bienne
    Tel. : +41 32 329 34 00
    Fax : +41 32 329 34 01
    International Communication Manager: Anne-Valérie Compain
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    Last edited by Ernie Romers; March 16th, 2008 at 13:39.
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