Concord C1 Tourbillon POP Gravity. Green phosphorescent nano-particles.

In 2008 Concord released its ground breaking, and breathtakingly stunning C1 Quantum Gravity, an imposing futuristic piece with a Tourbillon mounted outside the case of the watch and connected by cable-stayed bridges and featuring green phosphorescent nano-particles held in a vertical column used to indicate the battery’s power level!

Now they have just released a new edition called the C1 Tourbillon POP Gravity Collector’s edition.

For those who don’t recall the awesome C1 Quantum Gravity here’s a video refresher courtesy of Bruno Constans, Head of Design at Concord.

CONCORD – C1 Tourbillon POP Gravity Collector’s edition
2008 witnessed the launch of “watchmaking’s free spirit”, the C1 Tourbillon Gravity that propelled Concord into a whole new era of bold innovation through a resolutely futuristic approach.

2011 now brings the introduction of a new raft of unique and provocative new models from the explosive C LAB series: the C1 Tourbillon POP Gravity collector’s edition, issued in a titanium case measuring 48.5 in diameter and 18.5 mm thick. These eye-catching variations on a resolutely nonconformist theme feature skeletonized dials topped by perforated grids in four vivid shades of blue, pink yellow or green anodized aluminum straight from the psychedelic POP art color palette.

Concord C1 Tourbillon POP Gravity
Concord C1 Tourbillon POP Gravity in Green

These vibrant dials highlight the original aesthetics and breakthrough technology of the C1 Tourbillon Gravity and its range of unmistakable signature characteristics. The tourbillon uniquely disconnected from the case asserts the independent spirit of this resolutely unconventional model. The unusual and equally “rebellious” seconds indication also breaks out of the dial and appears fixed to the lower tourbillon bridge. The flyback chronograph function opts to ignore seconds and instead display hours and minutes for enhanced readability. And finally, the power reserve indication is complemented by a trust index display indicating the amplitude of the balance and thus enabling the user to maintain perfect accuracy through controlled winding.

Framing these decidedly iconoclastic displays is Concord’s trademark exceptionally sturdy and shock-resistant case with its protective ring and decorative elements straddling the bezel and protecting the ultra-thick sapphire crystal.

Through these eloquent tributes to POP art – the medium that challenged traditions and broke down barriers between fine art and mass culture by removing material from its context or combining it with other objects – Concord powerfully affirms its own commitment to pursuing a daring and experimental vision of watchmaking combining the finest advances in technology and engineering.

Concord C1 Tourbillon POP Gravity
Concord C1 Tourbillon POP Gravity

From the press release. For further information visit Concord

Technical characteristics – C1 Tourbillon POP Gravity Collector’s edition

Mechanical hand-wound movement, Concord Caliber C100 16th Chrono Flyback tourbillon
21,600 vibrations per hour
38 jewels
84-hour (3 1⁄2 day) power reserve

Hours – minutes
Seconds on the side of the tourbillon carriage
Power-reserve indicator
Trust index (indication of the balance amplitude)
Flyback chronograph (hours and minutes)

Titanium case, protective ring with 7 blocks in black rubber coated 18-K white gold, screwed in laterally
Dimensions: 48.5 mm x 18.5 mm
3.3 mm thick sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
External crankcase housing the tourbillon carriage
Water-resistant to a depth equivalent to 3 ATM
Open case back in titanium, secured with 8 screws and embossed with the
Inscription “Audace – Savoir-Faire – Avant-Garde”

Skeletal dial with 7 black-treated screws, black-treated base
Blue, pink, green or yellow anodized aluminum perforated grid
Power reserve and trust index: blue glossy lacquer

Black rubberized alligator with blue, pink, green or yellow stitching
18-carat white gold folding clasp with Concord cover

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