Swiss luxury watch brand CONCORD presents C1 BlackSpider Brilliant, a dramatic new addition to its C1 BlackSpider, a timepiece inspired from the mysterious creeping creature of eight legs. Launched in 2011, C1 BlackSpider family now gets a new diamond version set with 224 diamonds.
The fascinating arthropod appears to be suspended in mid-air, with eight legs firmly embedded in the generous 47 mm-diameter, 13.55 mm deep ultra-light titanium case – while the movement plate, symbolizing its abdomen and also serving as the watch dial, lies at the bottom of the empty space created by the remarkable depth. The watch movement elements aligned down the middle reveal the nerve center of this mesmerizingly disturbing creature. The rhythmical oscillations of the tourbillon mechanism occupy a space of their own, entirely in tune with the gravity-defying nature of this emblematic beast.
The cut-outs admirably highlight Concord’s fundamental construction principles – including its sturdy design, side-screwed protective ring, “ramparts” protecting the anti-reflective sapphire crystal and fortified crown – while accentuating the “camouflage” effect that helps it merge smoothly into its natural metropolitan environment.
This is a creature that deserves to be viewed from both sides, and the exhibition case-back reveals the handsomely decorated 19-jewel hand-wound C105 movement, with its sandblasted and polished bridges, steadily beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour. C1 BlackSpider Brilliant comes with a black rubberized alligator strap held by four self-locking screws and a smoothly flowing lug-free attachment construction.
Model: C1 BlackSpider Brilliant
Mechanical, hand-wound Concord Caliber C105
72-hour power reserve
21,600 vibrations per hour
Hours, minutes, tourbillon
Dimensions: 47 mm in diameter – 13.55 mm in depth
3.30 mm thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Stainless steel crown
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Open case back secured by 8 screws
224 total no. of diamonds
Black rubberized alligator strap with black PVD-treated stainless steel Concord deployment buckle