Movado Group's Concord is really starting to gain ground since its complete collection overhaul a couple years back. Originally, I had a few misgivings about the new collection wanting desperately for the company to hold onto their Delirium's. Saratoga's and La Scala's, but time is a changing and die hard Concord fans are automatically associating Concord with their C1 collection - launched in 2007. Thus with the C1 collection firmly cemented in the horological world, and a stamp of approval for the new C2 Collection - unveiled in September - Concord is full steam ahead adding 2 new chronograph models to its latest collection.
The newest all-white model has crisp clean lines and a cutting edge 43mm stainless steel case. The multi-layered silver and white dial is accentuated with gray directing the gaze to hand indicators and sub dials. The date aperture at the 6 'o'clock is nestled at the bottom of the 12 hour chronograph counter. At the 9'o'clock ,demanding attention by its much darker hue, is the 30 minute chronograph counter. Concord's signature seconds disc takes residence and recognition at the 3'o'clock position. Tubular attachments on the case attach directly to the strap without the need for lugs -creating a more streamlines look. Truthfully I would purchase this watch in an instant because it makes sense. The sub dials are large enough to be read, but small enough so as not to crowd the dial.. The strap is vulcanized rubber, which is very comfortable and easy to clean. Partially skeletonized hands sweep across the dial without concealing the smaller sub dial hands. A 2mm scratch resistant sapphire crystal ensures optimum protection to the dial and extra dial clarity. The 43mm case is large but not over bearing. Noticed for its perfection.
The C2 is also available in black with electric blue accents adding a techno iridescent charm to the dial. Contrasting white dial hands, Concord's white signature seconds disc and hour markers ensure nothing will go unnoticed.
Both models are automatic with a 42 hour power reserve run by a highly efficient ETA movement.
A stainless steel folding clasp ensures the watch will remain securely on the wrist.