Monday, January 31, 2011

Wyler Geneve Official Timekeeper of the Toughest Race on Earth

The Official Watch of the Dakar Rally is Wyler Geneve Dakar Rally limited edition, a watch capable of withstanding the toughest car race on earth. The 2011 Dakar Rally ran from January 1st to January 16th covering 5976 miles of rough terrain, sand dunes, steep jaw dropping inclines, sharp turns on steep mountain passes, mud, camel grass and harsh unforgiving environments of Argentina and Chile (from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, Chile and the return via the Andes and through the Atacama Desert. There are no pits stops, no smooth race tracks. Too tough to be called a conventional rally, this race is known as a rally rade. 407 teams in cars, trucks and motorbikes revved engines and traversed harsh terrains. These cars are real off-road vehicles, not some souped up pretty car used in rallies. They are built to withstand the sudden jarring of a rocky outcrop or thick gooey mud.
Thus it stands to reason why a watch company such as Wyler Geneve should be the Official Timekeeper of the Dakar Rally. Wyler wristwatches are built with iconic shock absorbing capabilities to withstand the sudden jolting and jarring endured by the Dakar Rally Drivers.

The Wyler Dakar Rally 2011 timepiece is marked with the color of Desert Sand. Wyler is known for its regular use of titanium -a highly resilient and lightweight metal. In fact the entire movement is encased in a titanium holder. But for Wyler that is not enough. The titanium is covered with ultra hardy carbon fiber resin. Titanium screws locks the entire board down to the middle ensuring maximised protection for the movement. Limited to 182 pieces to commemorate the 182 pioneers who were the first to tun the 1979 race from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal. Due to security concerns and potential terrorism threats on the race, which even called teh unprecedented cancellation of the 2008 race. In 2009 the race was moved to South America.
The band is fashioned from non-slip rubber imprinted with the likeness of tire treads.

Wyler Geneve Watches glean watch making inspiration from the suspension system of cars, and judging from the rugged terrains endured by these vehicles, Wyler Watches have learned from the best. Wyler watches are built to achieve maximum time telling performance and to withstand the jarring of high impact sports.

Highly resiliant Wyler Geneve Watches NOW at THE WATCHERY at 70% off.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weirdest Watch Straps Ever by Artya

Artya watches are always quite creative. This time it seems as though Artya went rummaging through the long forgotten basement of a Museum of Natural History and upended jars of butterfly wings and something else to create its new "Farfalla" collection. "Farfalla, of course, is butterfly in Italian. But it is not the butterfly wings situated on the dials that got my attention. What caught my attention is the watches obviously bumpy straps. Recognize the material. No its not a galuchat strap fashioned from stingray skin -the like of which is used by De Grisogono. This strap is fashioned from something quite different. Something which may very well be cast into a witches brew.
The strap is made from toad skin. Just the thought sends shivers down my spine, but I am sure some people may like the idea. Like the idea very much.
And what of the dial? The dial, as I mentioned before, harbors genuine butterfly wings - hand plucked from the finest butterflies. And the bezel? The one bezel has been subjected to electric shocks giving the watch an eery discolored look. The other bezel bares multiple lacerations - looking very much like a crime of passion.
Artya watches are sculptures; artfully capturing human emotions with unique materials.
Powering these watch specimens are high quality Swiss Automatic Mechanical Movements

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Frédéric Jouvenot Helios Timepiece Wins GTE First Super Watch Award

I recently blogged about Geneva Time Exhibition First Ever Super Watch Award - An Award given to an independent watch company, which displays extreme technical innovation and craftsmanship, a time telling application quite unique to the watch making world, and supreme creativity.

So... here it is... Frédéric Jouvenot wins for his Helios timepiece featuring an intriguing time display without the use of hands, numbers or discs.
It surely is a marvel in time telling, but how does it work? The dial of the watch is fashioned like a sun with 12 sunbeams or moonbeams fanning out from the center and meeting the bezel in the 12 hour markers of classic analogue display. Hence the name , Helios, who in Greek Mythology personified the sun. As for the minutes, they are displayed in a central moon, and make one revolution per hour.

The dial follows the passage of the sun, and at noon all the rays are ablaze, then as the sun moves lower in the sky, sunbeams are replaced by moonbeams. By midnight the dial is dark, as all 12 segments are moonbeams. It is at that moment of midnight when a small opening appears in the center of the dial displaying a moon.

Dawn arrives as the rays of light begin to replace the rays of the moon. (see video below)

It is not surprising this variation of time display Wins the GTE Super Watch Award. The idea is unique; the final product displaying the three dimensional dial is exquisitely crafted with PVD color black, rhodium plated or pink. The bold yet enigmatic case is crafted in either white or pink gold or highly resilient TITANIUM DLC. The balance is crafted from black gold.

This watch seems like a mechanical sun dial without the need for sun. A brilliant idea conceptualizing the very passage of the sun.

Frédéric Jouvenot wins a free spot at GTE 2012 plus media coverage in Plaza Watch Magazines.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Actress Diane Kruger Reveals Jaeger-LeCoultre Ultra Thin Lady

At this years SIHH, German Actress and Ambassador of Jaeger- LeCoultre, Diane Kruger, together with the company's CEO, unveiled the new feminine Jaeger-LeCoultre Ultra Thin Reverso. Diane Kruger was quite pleased to be unveiling a watch collection so close to her heart. On her 18th birthday, her mother had offered Diane Kruger, a Reverso of her very own.

The introduction of the elegant timepiece is in commemoration of the Reverso's 80th birthday

In 1931, British Officers stationed in Colonial India would play polo in their spare time. More often then not the crystal of the wrist watches would get damaged during the game.
Cesar de Trey, an influential businessman, who was a close associate of Jacques-David LeCoultre visited friends in India.
A polo player approached him, "Sir, I challenge you to create a timepiece that can survive a game of polo with its crystal intact."

This challenge founded the legend of the Reverso. A Patent for Reverso was filed on March 4, 1931: A watch capable of sliding in its base and of turning completely on its axis to turn the crystal inward.

Over the past 80 years, the Reverso Collection has caught the attention of many watch wearers attracted by the watches elegant charm and aesthetic versatility both for men and women.

The new Ultra Thin Reverso exudes a sensual elegance and quiet seduction.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2 Quadruple Tourbillon

And the success of Greubel Forsey continues with the heart stopping Quadruple Tourbillon P2. This horological machine took center stage at this years SIHH 2011 commanding attention by its powerful presence.
The P2 has four asynchronous tourbillons, comprised of two double tourbillons systems presented head to tail and joined by a spherical differential. The time display is located at the 5'o'clock position. Hours are indicated by a red arrow originating from the Greubel Forsey signature logo. Minutes are marked by a rotating disc. Beneath this display is triple mainspring barrels which allows for a 56 hour power reserve in addition to sustaining the tourbillons. Seconds are discretely displayed at the 10 'o'clock and power reserve at the 11 'o'clock. The tourbillons hold the prominent position on the dials bulging out into the bezel as if the case alone cannot contain their memorizing rotations.
Tourbillons were originally invented in 1795 by Abraham-Louis Breguet to eradicate the effect gravity had on the functioning of the pocket watch. Greubel Forsey has decided to focus on Tourbillons - an extremely complicated function. In a Tourbillon the entire escapement assembly ,comprising of the balance wheel, the escape wheel, hairspring and pallet fork, rotates within a cage.
As Steven Forsey Said, " We chose to concentrate initially on tourbillons as we felt that as there had been relatively little experimentation and innovation in that field in relation to wristwatches, we had a good chance of discovering and contributing something new."
Greubel Forsey has achieved greatness in the horological world by pursuing the science of invention just as the great thinkers of the past centuries.
As a result of the intricate craftsmanship required to create a masterpiece of this calibre, only 11 pieces in platinum and 11 pieces in red gold will be available,


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 IWC Portofino Unveiled at IWC Gala Event

In an exclusive SIHH Gala event entitled "A Night in Portofino"(see video below), IWC unveiled the latest edition to its Portofino Collection. The affair was attended by high profile stars such as Australian Actress and Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett; American Actor, Director, Screenwriter and Producer, Kevin Spacey: Lost Actor Mathew Fox; French Actor Jean Reno and James Bond Director Marc Foster as well as sporting greats including Zinédine Zidane, and tennis star Boris Becker; supermodel Elle Macpherson; and singer Ronan Keating.

A captivating exhibition by renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh transported 900 guests to Portofino , a small Italian fishing village on the Italian Riviera. The entire evening was basked in the allure of Portofino in the 1950's and 1960's and serves as the perfect environment to unveil IWC Portofino's latest addition.
Introduced in 1984, the Portofino collection embodies sophisticated elegance and exceptional craftsmanship. The Portofino 2011 timepieces vary in functions depending on the model. Available in Automatic, Chronograph, Dual Time and a Hand-Wound model with an 8 day power reserve indicated at the 3 'o'clock position on the dial. A slim 18k gold or steel 40mm case exudes a distinguished air reminiscent of the pocket watch.

Presenting Video Footage from "A Night in Portofino"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Must see! Great Footage from SIHH 2011

Hublot Masterpiece MP-01 Brings on a New Look

Tonneau and all Hublot. For all seasoned watch addicts as myself it seems Hublot's 4th collection takes some getting used to. In my mind, Hublot's watches are round, as in Big Bang Round, King Power Round and Classic Fusion Round; however, the new Masterpiece collection is very tonneau. Actually very much like a Richard Mille timepiece.

It seems Hublot is working on attracting those potential customers who really don't like round watches, and who really like grand complications.
The very first piece in Hublot's new "not-round" collection, is the MP-01 (MasterPiece No.1). The Mp-01 barrel shaped case is crafted from extremely lightweight resilient titanium, housing a barrel shaped column wheel chronograph movement, which also is curved to follow the contours of the watch. The movement is crafted "in-house" from inception to completion. This is one of the goals of Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot, who wants more Hublot "in-house" production with superior quality and efficient production.

Comprising of 384 parts and 43 jewels, the HUB5100 is a harmonious configuration of three barrels functioning in series allowing for a ten day power reserve indicated on the case back. The HUB5100 must be admired and so the dial is open worked revealing the curvaceous chronograph. Situated on the dial is three counters; chronograph seconds at the 3 'o'clock; chronograph minutes at the 9 'o'clock and small seconds counter at the 6 'o'clock.

The metal work is absolutely powerful making the watch seem larger than life like the steel joists of a skyscraper construction towering over the city.

Although the shape is quite different from other Hublot timepieces, there are quite a few distinctly Hublot aspects to this watch. The shape of the lugs have a distinct Hublot look, as does the skeleletonized hand indicators, and the overall power of presence which always seems to surround a Hublot timepiece.

Hublot is treading with caution and only releasing 100 pieces at the moment, and as a result of the extremely complex craftsmanship only one or two Masterpiece Models will be unleashed each year.

Still, Hublot is still all round in my mind and if you would like to purchase a Hublot timepiece, visit us at THE WATCHERY.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tag Heuer Carrera Mikrograph 1/100 Second Chronograph

Tag Heuer has unveiled the first ever fully integrated, COSC certified mechanical chronograph baring a column wheel system, which indicates 1/100th of a second via a sweeping second hand. This milestone in mechanical horological craftsmanship is a "in house" Tag Heuer accomplishment.

With this design Tag Heuer pays tribute to its very first sports stopwatch - the Carrera Mikrograph. Unveiled in 1916, the Carrera Mikrograph turned competition ties into split second winnings by measuring in 1/50th and 1/100th of a second . Prior to this timekeeping milestone , stop watches could only measure time in 1/5th of a second. Tag Heuer has proved itself with its extreme timekeeping precision and through the years has became the official timekeeper of three Summer Olympic Games of the 1920s, the Skiing World Championships, Indy 500 Race, Formula 1 and many more.

The new Carrera Mikrograph has two distinct balance wheels, one for the watch itself, and one exclusively for the chronograph. This distinction allows for greater precision in the chronograph function as the chronograph does not depend on the watch for the time base (as with other chronograph models), but allows for exclusive chronograph function without the interference of the watch function. The chronograph balance wheel oscillates at 360,000 beats per hour, whereas the watch balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 beats per hour. In addition, the power reserve of the watch function and the chronograph function are distinct so the high frequency chronograph function does not deplete the power reserve of the watch function. The watch has a power reserve of 42 hours and a 90 minute power reserve for the chronograph. Both balance wheels are visible via a scratch resistant sapphire crystal case back.

The warm brown and cream hues of the dial surrounded by rich rose gold bezel, case and hands give an impression of complete external calm control with a subtle undercurrent of extreme efficiency. A vivid blue central 1/100th second chronograph hand commands the dial. Three counters are set in the rich brown hue of the dial; a chronograph minute counter at the 3 'o'clock; a chronograph seconds counter at the 6 'o'clock and the watches second hand display at the 9 'o'clock. Indicated at the 12 o;o'clock is the chronograph 90 minute power reserve.
A hand-sown, brown alligator strap and rose gold pin buckle completes the look.

In October, only 150 Carrera Mikrograph 1/100 second chronograph's will be released at about $50,000 per piece.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Is My Zodiac Wrist Watch Missing a Sign?

It all depends who you ask, and the debate is rife, but will Girard-Perregaux have to do a little tweaking to its Womens Cat's Eye Movement Zodiac Watch? Will it have to squeeze a new sign between its Capricorn and Sagittarius depiction? Blame this astrological debate and horoscope catastrophe on the the astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society. They have discovered ,as a result of a an earth "wobble" or the moon's gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars were pushed by about a month. So what does this mean?

It means your zodiac sign may have changed. Mine has.

I am (was) a Sagittarius. I have always been a Sagittarius and have identified with my sign, but now I am an ancient sign "Ophiuchus, the snake holder".

So if you are opening up the morning paper to scan your weekend horoscope, keep in mind you may not be who you think you are.

Check out the newly revised dates below:

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
Feb. 16-March 11.
March 11-April 18.
April 18-May 13.
May 13-June 21.
June 21-July 20.
July 20-Aug. 10.
Aug. 10-Sept. 16.
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.
Oct. 30-Nov. 23.
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.
Nov. 29-Dec. 17.
Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Movement watches are powered by either the automatic mechanical GP033 L0 or the GP 033 R0 movement, which beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and has 32 rubies as well as 48 hours power reserve. In Cat's Eye Watches diamonds encircle the bezel proclaiming that although this watch has a complication it is still very much feminine. These watches are available with a gorgeous moon phase version with a smoky mother of pearl dial, and a date version with a power-reserve arc as well as a small seconds sub dial. A Tourbillon version is also available suspended beneath one gold bridge nestled in soft pink with a matching satin strap. This version has a 20 jeweled movements which beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers 75 hours of power reserve.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow Named Baume & Mercier Newest Ambassador

Baume & Mercier has chosen Academy Award Winning Actress Gwyneth Paltrow to represent the brand. Named, "friend of the brand", Gwyneth Paltrow will be involved in "communicating projects". Next week, Gwyneth will represent Baume & Mercier at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) ,where the company will unveil the latest addition to its most popular collection: The Classima Red Gold Dual Time-Zone and Power Reserve.

The elegant timepiece exudes a subtle grace. Its 18k rose gold 39mm case holds an automatic Soprad 9035 movement. Rose gold hands sweep across a sleek black dial decorated with a straight-line guilloche pattern broken by a power reserve at the 6 'o'clock position and a dual time zone hour indicator at the 12 'o'clock position. A small but distinct date window is set at the 3'o'clcok marker. Beautifully attached to a black alligator strap and secured with a rose gold pin buckle.

Baume & Mercier is revamping their entire collection, by concentrating on its popular Classima collection and re-launching the Linea and Capeland lines. October 2011 will see the premier of Baume & Mercier's Hampton collection.

Baume & Mercier timepieces are available at THE WATCHERY.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What does Romain Jerome & Steampunk have in Common?

A watch of course? A Steampunk watch. "Perfect" I say, "Just perfect" Romain Jerome has surfaced from the deepest darkest ocean where the titanic rests in gloomy solitude; sank back to earth from its space voyages; leaped from lava spewing mountains and come to rest in the crevices of our imagination by adding its latest timepiece to its Titanic DNA collection. Steam Punk ,as you know, is an antique sort of science fiction, where strange gadgets churn in steamy hisses and rusted metals rear ugly heads between flickering gas lamps and swirling fog... and gears, lots and lots of grinding gears. So ,of course, it is not the first time a watchmaker has associated steam punk with watches. The genre almost demands it, being mechanical and all that, but one thing is certain, Romaine Jerome has indeed perfected the look.
The Romain Jerome Steam Punk watch is rugged to the core. Aggressive raw Roman Numerals spread across the dial as shard like hands indicate the time (ooh they have done such a good job with this watch). There is no dial to hide the inner mechanical workings and the four polished screwed down pistons secure the movement in a vice like grip. A whirl of a propeller marks the seconds like a tiny air vent in a steel facade.
The 50mm timepiece is an imposing raw piece of work meant to intimidate the opposition. Limited to just 2012 pieces, collectors will probably rush for this mechanical marvel crafted with incredible horological expertise and a whole lot of creativity.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Borgeaud's Septagraph. A Reflection on a Complication

I had never heard of a Septagraph before, and the mere word sent tingles up and down my tongue like tasting something for the very first time. "A Septagraph is a brand new complication!" I rubbed my hands in anticipation opening my mind to a new concept in watch making and time telling. Little did I know that opening my mind is exactly what I had to do, since a Septagraph is an indicator of daily time allotment for personal inner reflection, contemplation and introspection. The Septagraph stems from the ancient Indian 'Panchang' (calendar) which displays the 'Rahu Kaal' or daily strategic period for personal reflection based on the traditions of ancient India's astrological recordings. Between the 3 and 4 'o'clock position, a curved arrow originates from a "Strategic Period Capsule". The Function of the Septagraph is to indicate the time of daily 90 minute period of complete solitary reflection. When the period of reflection commences, the arrow fills with red and precisely drains over the course of that time. A sub dial indicates the days of the week as well as the time to begin the reflection period comprised of 90-minute divisions between sunrise to sunset. This watch is incredibly useful to busy people who need to plan there day according to this reflection period.
The large 46mm watch case is crafted from a single piece of 18-carat rose or white gold, and is quite light and thin at only 12.4mm thick. The dial is a serene combination of Roman and Arabic Numeral crafted from 18k gold and hand applied to the dial.
Convex sapphire crystal adorn and protect the 6 piece multi-level dial. A wide transparent case back enables a view of the exquisitely self-winding Calibre 11501 beating at a rate of 28,000 vph with a 42 hour power reserve.
Exceptional finishing,circular-graining, chamfered bridges deserve the distinction of the Geneva Seal.
This watch is also available in 18k white gold with blue accents.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Influence of Harry Winston Project Z1 on the Latest Ocean Chronograph Models.

Harry Winston's latest addition to its vastly popular Ocean Collection, adds an underlying ruggedness to a sleek elegance. One only has to have a quick look from Harry Winston's Ocean Chronograph Watch (left) to Harry Winston's Project Z1 (see below) to see an unmistakable likeness. Unveiled in 2004, the Project Z1 hailed in three groundbreaking firsts:

1)The Watch Material: Zalium, previously used exclusively in aerospace technology, has become a trademark of Harry Winstons for its use in jewelry and luxury watches. Zalium ,an alloy of aluminium and zirconium, is hypo-allergenic, resilient, corrosive resistant and harder than titanium and has a gun metal type finish.

2) Automatic chronograph movement with off-centered triple retrograde display is a prominent feature in the latest addition of the Ocean Chronograph Watch.

3)In Project Z1 model Harry Winston's signature arcs were moved to the 3 'o'clock position serving as a protection to the crown. This new arc position became highly popular and is widely used by Harry Winston.
In both the Project Z1 model and the brand new Ocean Chronograph Watch (available in 18k white gold), there is a tiny "porthole" at the very top of the minute retrograde arc, where one can perceive a seconds hand.

The newest addition adds a darkened streak across the watch like a band of freshly plowed snow (yes, I admit, the image of plowed snow is on my mind, as I do live on the East Coast), and exudes a sense of adventure. For a quieter elegance, the Ocean Chronograph crafted in 18k rose gold is an exquisite alternative. Poignant blue sub dial outlines add unmistakable distinction to a watch well worthy of recognition.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Geneva Time Exhibition 2011

Starting a day earlier then the SIHH is the Geneva Time Exhibition catering to mostly smaller innovative watch companies.

60 watch brands will be displaying their newest designs including technological advancements, unique creations and exceptional craftsmanship. Watch lovers, private collectors, and watch dealers will head to the Geneva Time Exhibition.

In addition, there will be quite a competition in place, the GTE SUPERWATCH 2011 Award. The award will be bestowed on an independent watch which displays a extreme technical innovation and craftsmanship, a time telling application quite unique to the watch making world, and supreme creativity. I am sure a intriguing take on a complication may be a plus. Six independent judges will award a single watch, and the prize... a free spot at GTE 2012 plus media coverage in Plaza Watch Magazines. A number of my favorite brands are exhibitors:

Alain Silberstein, the creator of fun colorful watches with iconic bold colored hands , will be displaying his latest works of art.

Some of the other participating brands include, Artya, Clerc, Delance, HD3, RGM Watch Company, Catena, Drakkar, Catorex, Bulova, B.R.M and Quinting - the makers of the first and unique transparent watch in the world (its components crafted from finely cut sapphire crystal).

The exhibition will last only a couple of days, but the lingering effects on all participating watch brands will last much much longer.

Gearing up For SIHH 2011

The beginning of the New Year hails in one of the most exclusive watch shows, the 21st SIHH. Commencing on January 17th and running until January 21st, the SIHH will be exhibiting 19 brands participating in 30,000 sq miles of tastefully decorated exhibition space. Attendance is by invitation only granted to 12,500 guests such as international retailers, journalists and brand representatives.

SIHH promotes luxury timepieces with exceptional craftsmanship,cutting edge technologically, aesthetic brilliance and the quest for perfection while nurturing the deep tradition of watch making.

Last year, the show was slightly muted due to the global recession; however, this year the atmosphere will be far more positive as spending in the watch industry is picking up.

This year participating brands are Baume & Mercier, Greubel Forsey, Piaget, JeanRichard, Panerai, Van Cleef &Arpels, Audemars Piguet, Roger Dubuis, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, IWC, Vacheron Constantin, Panerai, A. Lange & Söhne, Dunhill, Montblanc, Ralph Lauren & Richard Mille.

Piaget has allowed the watch world a glimpse of one of its stars of the show. The Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra Thin (46.5mm to be exact), which is equipped with a micro rotor and an incredibly streamlined new manufacture Caliber 1270p. Available in white or pink gold.

Another masterpiece is the Girard Perregaux 1966 small seconds watch. Featuring a new GP03300-50 automatic movement powered by a gold rotor and housed in either a 18k rose gold or white gold case. The Distinctive features are the blued steel hands and sub dial with a red 60 on a pure white enamel dial face. The look is sealed with an alligator strap and matching buckle.

These luxury watches are just a taste of what will be on display at the Salon Internationale de la Haute Horlogerie 2011 in Geneva Switzerland.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Concord C1 Watches

Give your 2011 a powerful start by purchasing a Concord C1 timepiece. The Concord C1 exhibits a strength of character which cannot be missed.

At 44mm in diameter and 16.7 mm from front to back, this watch can hold its ground. Wear this beauty on your arm and add a whole lot of determination to your image. The combination of black rubber on bezel and silver tone stainless steel case and bracelet works perfectly to create the ultimate time telling machine. A scratch resistant Sapphire crystal protects the dial. A multi-leveled dial creates the impression of depth, and results is an easy to read display. The clear date cut-out at the 3-o-clock position frames the day of the month for quick reference.
A unique aspect of this watch, culminating from years of intense cutting-edge research, is the running seconds sub-dial at the 9 o'clock position, whereby the hand is stationary and the disc rotates.

In addition, this watch is specially designed with exceptional resilience to withstand sudden jarring movements. Certified as a chronometer by the COSC, the movement of this watch had to undergo rigorous testing to prove its worthiness.
In addition, the C1 has a transparent case back completely viewable via a sapphire crystal, thereby enabling one the opportunity to see the inner mechanical self-winding movement, pulsating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and providing 48-hour power reserve. The oscillating weight of the mechanism is finished in black rhodium for creating a dramatic contrast. It features a cut-out of the C1 logo silhouetted through a fine ribbed decorative pattern.

The Concord C1 depicted in this blog is a chronograph, which makes this watch ideal for sports.
A "Chronograph" is a timepiece fitted with an additional mechanism that may be set in motion by knobs to enable the measurement of the duration of an event. For track and field or car racing, this watch is a perfect companion, for after all, all races are a race against time in one way or another. Also water resistant to 200 meters, this watch makes the perfect sporting companion, and a fine everyday addition to ones wardrobe.

With the introduction of the C1 Watch Collection, Concord phased out its old timers like the popular Delirium and La Scala. I viewed this move with much trepidation, as I had grown accustomed to the well known Concord collections. However, since the introduction of the bold Concord C1 collections, I have seen the power of Concord's vision. A power that infiltrates into the very movement of each and every Concord C1 timepiece.

Concord C1 are available in many colors and material compositions.