ICON: CONCORD C1 CHRONOGRAPH
When the C1 Chronograph was launched six years ago, it was immediately propelled to iconic status by its technical excellence in construction and rugged good looks. Today, Concord has outdone itself with the latest incarnation of its C1 Chronograph, which is sexier, leaner and more ergonomic than before, but still retains the DNA and spirit of its heritage.
The new C1 is a slimmer 15.1mm in depth than the original 16.7mm, while the diameter of its frame has increased from 44mm to 47mm to make a bolder statement. Made of ultra-light Grade 5 titanium, the C1 sports an ergonomic curved base that follows the contour of the wrist for increased ease of wearing.
What it retains in its DNA is its iconic eight-block bezel – now in either titanium or ceramic – the A07 movement, sophisticated dial design with rich detailing and an artful blend of high-tech materials including sturdy ceramic, lightweight titanium and rubberised alligator leather. These elements blend together fl awlessly to showcase the unstinting eye for perfection that has become synonymous with the name Concord.
Named after the Saratoga Race Course, the oldest racetrack in the United States, the Saratoga watch collection encapsulates the strength and glamour of thoroughbred horses at the races. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Saratoga Race Course this year, Concord is re-releasing the timeless original design in an array of materials, ranging from black PVD to supple alligator skin, making it the ultimate choice in sleek sports luxury.
The contemporary version of the Saratoga Chronograph houses larger counters, crystal- clear Roman numerals and a bigger date display in its 42mm case, complementing its signature eight-sided bezel. With a whimsical touch that is a secret to all but the wearer, the caseback is embossed with an image of the Saratoga horses, a subtle reminder of the timepiece’s origins.
Elegant women will love the Saratoga Lady Black, whose 31mm curved stainless steel case is set with 32 sparkling diamonds. Another six fi ne diamonds alternate with Roman numerals on the white mother-of-pearl dial. This classic number comes with a versatile black alligator strap, making it an accessory that will effortlessly dress up even the simplest of outfits.