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From http://watches.infoniac.com/concord-c1-tourbillon-gravity-era-innovation.html

The Concord C1 Tourbillon Gravity astonishes by the whole range of specific features. Just imagine - a tourbillon disconnected from the case, an unconventional seconds indication, a flyback chronograph, a trust index display - all these innovations are accumulated in a single timepiece.

The C1 Tourbillon Gravity has been developed in close cooperation with BNB Concept, a company specializing in watchmaking complications. The process of conceiving, elaborating and assembling the watch took them twelve months, with the BNB Concept teams having demonstrated genuine enthusiasm, dynamism and hard work.

The result is the creation of a provocative watch equipped with a complex mechanism, an amazing expression of an inventive spirit and an absolutely new watchmaking approach. The design of the C1 Tourbillon Gravity was created by Blade Design that managed to present the engineering of the watch in a totally unexpected and daring way.

Tourbillon
The first surprise is the independent tourbillon placed alongside the body of the watch. The tourbillon seems to be released from the mechanism. Fitted external to both the dial and the case, the tourbillon allows more free space inside the watch, so watchmakers are able to create other complications. The tourbillon is linked to the rest of the mechanism by a perpendicular pinion. The tourbillon carriage produces a powerful visual effect, being housed in a crankcase laterally screwed to the case.

The vertical device is instantly visible on the wrist. The upper and lower bridges of the tourbillon carriage are produced from aluminum-lithium, a unique high-tech material widely applied in the aerospace industry. Aluminum-lithium is characterized by remarkable resistance and exceptional longevity. The alloy is anti-corrosive and anti-magnetic. Moreover, it offers the best compromise between sturdiness and lightness.

Small Seconds
The rebellious seconds display is one more amazing feature of the new Concord watch, with its mechanism breaking out of the dial and the display transferring time into completely new dimension.

A slim black aluminum strip with the engraved seconds numerals is fixed to the lower bridge of the tourbillon, having thus acquired full interdependence with the carriage spinning on its axis once a minute. The luminescent seconds are perfectly visible through an open window on the side of the tourbillon carriage. The innovative mechanism is even more surprising than the small seconds display on the C1 Chronograph.

Read MUCH more at http://watches.infoniac.com/concord-c1-tourbillon-gravity-era-innovation.html
 

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This is one Bad Mother, thats for sure. It isnt worth the coin IMO but it is bad!
 

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Man this watch i INSANE...I was just looking at that bad boy tonight in that magazine from the pa ggt...thanks for posting it James..
 

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I am still trying to figure out how in the world this watch actually works. So many things going on at the same time.
 

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GREAT VIDEO - the watch is massive! look how tall it is!
 

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More videos

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. . . Been a number of write-ups on this marvel lately. To me, the most fascinating/incredible aspect to it is the "suspension cables" that anchor the turbillon. Patterned after bridge engineering, they are a work of art within a work of art . . .
 

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Wow! What a timepiece! An incredible engineering marvel. Thanks for the links and the videos on this watch. ....Bob
 

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What a freaking watch!
 

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This thing is beyond WOW.It never ceases to amaze what the human mind is capable of dreaming up and making that dream a reality.
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