To commemorate the 7th running of the only Grand Prix night race in the world, the Swiss watchmaking brand Concord introduces an exceptional C1 timepiece named Concord C1 NightRacer. This newcomer is issued in a limited series of only 25 pieces which will be sold exclusively by Cortina Watch Singapore.
The Grand Prix Race in Singapore which will be held on September 19 in Singapore is an annual international event which is attended by celebrities from all over the world. This exciting race has the added drama of taking place in the heart of Singapore’s steamy, densely built city center.
The latest Concord C1 model is housed in a robust 47mm black PVD-finished Grade 5 titanium case detailed by black PVD-treated titanium and black ceramic decors, with black ceramic push-pieces, an octagonal black carbon fiber subsidiary-bezel and screw-down crown. The case is 15.10mm thick and shielded with 2mm thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides.
Underneath the front glass lies a sleek black carbon fiber dial with red highlights. Black symbolizes the night which was the inspiration for the watch’s name, while the striking red color is associated with the Grand Prix and represents a nod to the importance of this international event in Singapore today.
The sporty dial features gunmetal gray-plated polished hour-markers filed with Superluminova, and hour, minute and seconds hands also treated with luminous substance. The dial comprises three sub-dials; the 30-minute chrono counter at the 12 o’clock position, the 12-hour chrono counter at the 6 o’clock position, and the small seconds sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position. There is also the brand’s trademark “C” logo which is artfully curled around the date window which is situated at the 3 o’clock position.
When you turn the case upside down, there is a black PVD-treated titanium open case back secured by 8 screws. The reverse side of the watch also reveals the commemorative inscription: “Audace-Savoir-Faire-Avant-Garde”. The special case construction of the watch allows it to be water resistant up to amazing 200 meters (about 660 feet).
To ensure perfect comfort for its future wearer, Concord teamed its new C1 NightRacer with a strap of black rubberized calf-sewn onto rubber with red topstitching. There is also an alternative, the second strap in red color with black stitching. A black PVD-treated titanium deployment buckle with embossed Concord cover will keep the watch secured to the wearer’s wrist.
The beating heart of the C1 NightRacer is the caliber A07.211 mechanical movement that is capable to store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for at least 48 hours. The self-winding movement has the beating rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).