Free, disruptive. The latest Concord specimen grants time a space that is commensurate with its personality; that of freedom from constraints or ties. With an aerial bi-axial Tourbillon mechanism, a structure that makes emptiness its core material, a skeletized dial, functional elements fitted to the side of the carriage and an industrial and minimalist spirit, the C1 QuantumGravity timepiece defies all laws, including that of logic and most of all, of gravity.
The Tourbillon cage, which is fitted outside the movement and case where it is suspended, literally, rotates in a multi-dimensional manner on two axes, the main one being vertical. The structure of this disconcerting timepiece gives the cable-stayed bridges their rigid and light connection; an extended arm of cables fastened to the plate holds the cage in a vertical position, thus highlighting the sensation of autonomy.
Beneath the impressive sapphire crystal lies a panorama at its most extensive, giving shape to time, which becomes almost immaterial. While the dial strives to display the passing of time, it above all highlights empty space. The depth of its field of vision is dizzying and the feeling of levitation exhilarating. The officer-style hinged back excels in revealing the geometric circuit of the right-angled skeletized bridges in a titanic case measuring 47.5 mm in diameter and 22 mm in depth. Its infinite preciousness holds many more temporal surprises...
The C1 QuantumGravity timepiece, designed by the "C Lab Series" team in conjunction with BNB Concept, takes watchmaking experimentation even further. It follows the impulse of a brand that defends its conviction of time inevitably linked to space. In this parallel and unconventional world, infatuation with non-conformity underscores Concord's creative spirit. C1 QuantumGravity is the latest living proof.
Discover it in Basel, from March 26, 2009.