Swiss luxury watch brand Concord confirms its expertise in terms of both creativity and technical mastery by introducing the C2 chronograph, a worthy heir to the emblematic C1 collection. The C2 chronograph adopts Concord’s signature features like sleek designs, sophisticated constructions and a cutting-edge movement
With its athletic build and determined expression, the C2 chronograph is part of a neo-black contemporary universe mingling mechanics and industrial design. Firmly anchored in the 21st century, when hours often flash by like seconds, this timepiece tames short times with unfailingly accuracy and a cool-headed approach. The strength of character it so boldly proclaims speaks volumes about its conception. The C2 chronograph clearly enjoys transforming the fundamental design codes of the C1 model in order to unequivocally assert its own vision of the brand DNA.
The 43 mm-diameter case in black PVD-coated stainless steel is distinguished by harmoniously balanced proportions. Its slimmer size accentuates the impression of finesse and highlights the combination of angles and curves. The innovative construction extrapolates on the concept of Concord’s lug-free attachments by further accentuating the smoothly integrated look and feel of the wristband: new horizontal tubular attachments enable it to literally embed itself in the case. Firmly secured inside the case, it thereby becomes an inseparable and essential part of the latter, thus ensuring an ideal flow, a perfect fit on the wrist, and a unique rendering.
The visible screws reinforce the industrial nature of the construction, confirmed by a black triple-blade butterfly clasp. The strongbox-shaped back of the case, which is water-resistant to 100 meters, protects a 37-jewel mechanical automatic movement beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Beneath the 2 mm thick sapphire crystal, time makes the most of its spacious surroundings. The three-part tone-on-tone dial features hands and hour-markers enhanced with a luminescent substance and ensuring optimal readability. Only the flamboyant red chronograph sweep seconds hand echoing the fiery shade of the rubber strap serves as a vivid reminder that time can sometimes be incisive. The inner bezel ring diverts the famous protective tabs straddling the bezel in order to use them as hour-markers. The chronograph counters at 6 and 9 o’clock are perfectly counter-balanced by the rotating small seconds disk at 3 o’clock, while the date window appears at 6 o’clock. The finely sandblasted and circular-brushed finishing gives the dial undeniable depth and intensity.
Behind the resolutely precision-oriented industrial-type design lies a strong personality. The sheer modernity and power of its aesthetic make it a compendium of Concord characteristics. The C2 chronograph is a watchmaking “Blade Runner” that is bound to appeal to all those who approach time with willful tenacity. Its particularly competitive positioning on the chronograph market gives high added value to the brand range.
The C2 chronograph comes in a range of versions including two (one of them gem-set) that are specially intended for women.
Mechanical, automatic, ETA Caliber 2894-2
42-hour power reserve
28,800 vibrations per hour
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph
Black PVD-treated stainless steel
Dimensions: 43 mm in diameter – 12.75 mm in depth
2.00 mm thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Black PVD-treated stainless steel crown
Water-resistant to 100 meters
Screw-in caseback with C2 logo
Superluminova-enhanced hour-markers and hour-minute hands, red seconds hand
Chronograph counters at 9 and 6 o’clock
Date window at 6 o’clock
Small seconds on rotating disk
Red-accented black vulcanized rubber strap and Concord folding clasp in black PVD-treated stainless steel