News March 2008

C1 Tourbillon Gravity

A tourbillon housed outside of both the dial and the case

The Watch Quote™ - April 2nd, 2008



1801: the invention of the tourbillon, a solution to the challenges of gravity.
2008: Concord pays tribute to this horological tradition with a stunning new interpretation.



An astounding time-measuring instrument, the C1 Tourbillon Gravity features a tourbillon housed outside the dial and outside the case in a revolutionary perpendicular mechanical concept.
The position of the tourbillon enables it to serve its initial function: to negate the effects of gravity in a vertical position.



Developed with the custom tourbillon masterminds of BNB Concept, the brand Concord will be unveiling their C1 Gravity Tourbillon this April. Featuring a vertically set tourbillon visible from the side of the watch as shown here. More to come soon...

In April 2008, Concord is renewing ties with this legacy and these origins, while remaining true to its own identity by taking a sharp new turn in both technical and aesthetic terms. The world-first C1 Tourbillon Gravity will be an invitation to ponder the history of time, while simultaneously propelling Concord into the modern age of innovation and a firmly futuristic approach. This stupefying timepiece will be equipped with a unique and complex movement based on an orthogonal mechanical concept.



The vertical position of the tourbillon – the only justifiable one for a wristwatch – enables it to serve its initial and primary function: namely to compensate for the effects of gravity in a vertical position. But Concord’s creativity does not stop there. An unprecedented construction principle enables it to display a tourbillon carriage on the fringes of the actual body of the watch. Independent and apparently detached from the mechanism, it is housed outside of both the dial and the case. This feat will give watchmakers more space to create other complications “inside” the watch itself…

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Movement:Hand-wound, Concord C100 calibre, 16 lignes
Functions:Hours, minutes, seconds on part of the tourbillon, hours and minutes flyback chronograph, power reserve, trust index
Case:18K white gold, 48.5 mm
Rubber-sheathed 18K white gold protection ring, screwed laterally, enhanced with eight elements on the bezel
Sapphire crystal 3.30 mm thick, screw-down transparent back, anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Dial:Skeleton, comprising 12 screwed pieces, including a DLC-treated perforated grid and four sapphire crystals
Strap:Black vulcarbonised rubber affixed to the case with 4 screws, 18K white gold clasp

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