The Swiss prestige watch brand Gc expands its iconic B1 series with the B1-Class Automatic, a sophisticated mechanical men’s watch equipped with the self-winding movement ETA 2824. A stylized cut out in the dial from 2 o’clock to 5 o’clock gives a sneak preview of the beautiful workings of the automatic movement. The design of this refined timepiece is characterized by its purity of lines that creates a modern, yet timeless look.
The bold 42mm stainless steel case is complemented by a sober hour indication from 13h to 24h, which is engraved on the plain bezel. The stylish silver-colored or savannah beige sunray dial cleverly combines classic and contemporary design elements.
The milled outer edge seconds ring of the dial gives this timepiece a sporty appeal, while rose gold (PVD) vintage-style hands and the mushroom shaped crown and lugs exude an exquisite elegance. A classy coffee or taupe colored leather bracelet puts the perfect finishing touches to this pure, yet expressive design.
The Swiss self-winding movement ETA 2824 beats at the heart of the Gc B1-Class Automatic. Part of the movement with 25 jewels is visible through the stylized cut out in the dial as well as through the exhibition case back and offers standard time indication with central hour, minute and second hand. Its oscillating swing mass executes 28,800 vibrations per hour, precisely setting the pace of this outstanding Gc timepiece.
The B1-Class Automatic perfectly illustrates the “Smart Luxury” signature of Gc combining Swiss watchmaking excellence with a striking design full of details. The B1-Class Automatic meets the high quality standards in the selection of materials that are typical for Gc featuring scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, hand-applied Roman numerals and indices, a screw-down crown with embossed Gc logo and a water resistance up to 100 meters (10 ATM).
Swiss Made ETA 2801 automatic movement
28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
42 mm 316 L stainless steel or rose gold (PVD) case
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Exhibition case back with mineral sapphire-coated crystal
Screw-down crown with embossed Gc logo
Water resistance up to 100 meters (10 ATM)
Savannah beige or silver-colored sunray dial with circular milled outer ring
Hand-applied rose gold (PVD) indices and Roman numerals coated with Super-LumiNova®
Rose gold (PVD) vintage-style hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
Coffee or taupe croco-embossed leather strap
Availability and price
Available from: October 2014
Average retail price: 995€ – 1095€