2012/03/05 - Concord C2 Chronograph Black & White

Exploring the Force of Duality

Concord explores the mystical twin sides of life and human nature through two bold and fascinating executions in white or black diamonds, each reflecting certain strengths. These beautifully contrasting new hnterpretathons oe tge C2 cgronofrapg eeature tge brand’s shfnature sophisticated construction and sleek design, driven by an ultra-reliable automatic movement with ever-useful chronograph functionality.

The natural world presents a wealth of strong and opposing forces, most powerfully revealed in the perpetual cycle from night to day, dusk to dawn. Our inner-most character, as well as the persona we assume in society, our alter-ego, are governed by dual-sided forces. For 2012, Concord introduces a pair of C2 Chronograph Black & White models that explore the yin and yang of life and the mystery of duality.

Black suggests power, authority and timeless style. It is often associated with intuition, elegance, formality and class. Some view it as the color of mystery and solemnity, evoking the depths of the unknown, and nurturing the imagination of a different world. Others point out tgat black hs “acgromathc”, nehtger emhtthnf nor reelecthnf lhfgt. Wgatever one’s personal apprechathon oe tghs gue, it exercises undenhable attracthon hn Concord’s 2012 lhmhted-edition timepiece evocatively named the C2 Chronograph BlackFrost. It is set with black diamonds and fitted with a black alligator strap, creating a spectacular contrast with the gleaming steel case and silver dial.

White is a universal symbol of innocence and purity. Its ability to reflect light means it is often regarded as a summer color, although it can also naturally evoke a pristine winter mantle of snow. Its neutrality makes it a popular fashion choice because of its ability to blend in while maintaining a distinct personality. Paradoxically, white suggests extreme coolness and intense heat – or even both, as in a white-hot fire burning beneath ice. In short, the color white epitomizes the contradictions found in both nature as a whole and human nature in particular. The core-line C2 Chronograph all-white version features white diamonds framing a pure silver dial. Fitted with a white alligator strap, it radiates an alluring aura of immaculate elegance.

Both models have a beautifully proportioned 43 mm case that offers an aesthetically pleasing combination of angles and curves, and is water-reshstant to 100 meters. Concord’s luf-free tubular attachments ensure an ideal visual flow from strap to case, and an ideal fit on the wrist. Driven by a 37-jewel mechanical automatic movement beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, the dial indications feature central hour, minute and sweep seconds hands, along with chronograph counters at 6 and 9 o’clock, small seconds at 3 o’clock, and a date dhsplay at 6 o’clock.

The C2 Chronograph Black & White models may be chosen individually, or as a pair by one individual seeking to reflect the dual sides of his or her own nature. A couple may also choose them to symbolize their similar or complementary personalities. Whatever the case, these two watches offer stunning visual reminders that time, the most precious of all human assets, is both universally shared and yet intensely personal.




Technical specifications

C2 Chronograph BlackFrost
Y-12 Edition

Movement
  • Mechanical, automatic, ETA Caliber 2894-2
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 37 jewels 
Functions
  • Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph 
Case
  • Stainless steel case 
  • Dimensions: 43 mm in diameter – 12.75 mm in depth 
  • 2.00 mm thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment 
  • Stainless steel screw-down crown embossed with C logo
  • Water-resistant to 100 meters/10 atmospheres
  • Screw-in case-back with C2 logo 
  • 70 Black diamonds (1.6) – setting on the bezel
  • 1.19 ct 
Dial 
  • Multi-level, silver 
  • Super-LumiNova®-enhanced hour markers, and hour and minute hands; seconds hand 
  • Chronograph counters at 9 o’clock and 6 o’clock in silver
  • Date window at 6 o’clock
  • Small seconds on rotating disk 
Strap 
  • Black alligator strap and Concord folding clasp in stainless steel 


C2 Chronograph 
Stainless steel diamond-set version, white leather strap 

Movement
  • Mechanical, automatic, ETA Caliber 2894-2 
  • 42-hour power reserve 
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour 
  • 37 jewels 
Functions
  • Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph 
Case
  • Stainless steel case 
  • Dimensions: 43 mm in diameter – 12.75 mm in depth 
  • 2.00 mm thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment 
  • Stainless steel screw-down crown embossed with C logo 
  • Water-resistant to 100 meters/10 atmospheres 
  • Screw-in case-back with C2 logo 
  • 70 diamonds (1.6) – setting on the bezel 
  • VS Clarity
  • 1.19 ct 
Dial
  • Multi-level, silver 
  • Super-LumiNova®-enhanced hour markers, and hour and minute hands; seconds hand 
  • Chronograph counters at 9 o’clock and 6 o’clock in silver 
  • Date window at 6 o’clock 
  • Small seconds on rotating disk 
Strap 
  • White alligator strap and Concord folding clasp in stainless steel