Swiss luxury watch brand Concord launches Saratoga Chronograph in Black PVD to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Saratoga Race Course.
This year, Saratoga Race Course is celebrating its 150th birthday. August 1863 saw the opening of Saratoga Race Course and simultaneously witnessed the official “inauguration” of thorough bred racing. The two have become inseparable and together now embody America’s oldest continuous racing tradition at the nation’s oldest sporting venue.
In celebration of this monumental event, Concord is launching Saratoga’s timeless original design in full PVD in the 2013 version of its 2004 Concord Saratoga SR. The Concord Saratoga Chronograph 2013 is the ultimate in sleek sports luxury, a contemporary watch in which its predecessor’s classic features are subtly metamorphosed into ergonomic perfection.
The thunder of a hooves of the purest thoroughbred horses on a legendary track … immortalized on the case-back of every Concord Saratoga watch case – a symbol of the progression over a quarter century of signature features moving with the times to produce perfect reinterpretations of the original design.
Casual and versatile, the all-new full PVD Concord Saratoga Chronograph is an intricately crafted timepiece whose black PVD finish stainless steel case is firmly anchored on its distinctive mesh-look black PVD-treated stainless steel bracelet with gleaming stainless steel links throughout, resulting in greater suppleness and thus enhanced comfort. This is a shining demonstration of technological advances in action.
Maintaining the integrity of the original Saratoga Chronograph design, the new Concord Saratoga Chronograph houses larger counters, big date and crystal clear Roman numerals in its 42 mm diameter case, providing an ideal complement for its easily recognizable eight-sided signature bezel.
Once again, the Concord Saratoga Chronograph provides a true reflection of the spirit of its namesake – a distinguished race track located in Saratoga Springs, New York. In tribute to its thoroughbred origins, the Saratoga horses embossed on the case-back of the new full PVD Concord Saratoga Chronograph provide a proud tribute to Saratoga’s uniquely prestigious pedigree associating an enduring love of aristocratic horses and equally noble watch-making aesthetics.
Concord Saratoga chronograph, black PVD stainless steel, 42mm
Chronograph quartz, calibre ronda 5130.b with alarm
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph and alarm
Date windows at 12 o’clock
Black PVD-treated Stainless steel case with stainless steel decors
Dimensions: 42 mm in diameter – 10.9 mm in depth
1.5 mm thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Stainless steel crown
Stainless steel pushers
Stainless steel case-back embossed with horses, secured with 4 screws
Water-resistant to 50 meters/5 atmospheres
Silver indexes and silver Roman indexes at 2,4,8, 10 O’clock
Black PVD-treated stainless steel bracelet decors
Stainless steel spring deployment buckle with pushers