The C1 Retrograde automatic watch from Concord features an extremely light Titanium shell, flanked by rubber features, combines technology and design whilst remaining faithful to the brand’s construction rules: sturdy enough to withstand the toughest conditions, a protection belt that is screwed laterally, antiglare-treated sapphire crystal fastened with bastions, a crown with a fortified design and a perfect fit on the wrist.
The temporal functions take their positions on a black texturized dial. The inspiration for its mat alveolar structure was drawn from the Ballston Metro station in Washington. The dark construction is in stark contrast to the sub-dials’ disks and expertly handles chiaroscuro. The athletic hours and minutes hands sweep out beveled luminescent markers. Blood-red indicators confidently point at temporal information.
And as the reliefs compete, indications size each other up. Located at 3 o’clock, the retrograde date indicator displayed on the disk makes its presence felt. The day is shown opposite, and the 42-hour power reserve is at 6 o’clock.
Each of the three sub-dials brings its own personality to the watch’s racy nature. The mechanism, oscillating at 28’800 vibrations per hour, can be seen from the sapphire back. Its streamlined design matches the dark silhouette of a black rotor. Its Côtes de Genève-style decor completes the piece’s architectonic nature.
Mechanical automatic movement
28’800 vibrations per hour
42-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds
Retrograde date disk
Power reserve indicator
Titanium – bezel with 8 black rubber protections
Dimensions: 44 mm in diameter – 13.15 mm in depth
Open back screwed with 8 screws
Complex multiple layers, black ribbed guilloché
Black vulcanized rubber fixed to the case with 4 screws