Up close (but not yet personal) with the Concord C1 QuantumGravity

April 03, 2009
Up close (but not yet personal) with the Concord C1 QuantumGravity

Not too long ago on this blog I put forth a healthy dose of skepticism (Feb 26:?Ǭ? New Detail Emerges on the Concord C1 QuantumGravity) as to the potential of the unconventional and nonconforming Concord C1 QuantumGravity watch.?Ǭ? I further questioned the QuantumGravity’s ability to live up to expectations that were being set by an effusive and over-the-top marketing campaign in the lead up to Baselworld 2009.

Now after seeing some live photos and now live video of this watch, I confess that I am even more intrigued by it, but in a good way.?Ǭ? The Concord C1 QuantumGravity is growing on me!?Ǭ? What can I say – it seems that my dismay was not with the watch itself but its verbose and uneccesarily elaborate “pre-Basel” marketing campaign!

On closer study and reflection, helped by superb videos like this and photos like this – I am of the opinion that the C1 QuantumGravity – and all its craftsmanship, creativity and sheer ingenuity – is worthy of praise.?Ǭ? As is the construction of?Ǭ? not 1 but 10 of these watches – I’m sure that stringing those cable-stayed bridges is no small feat!?Ǭ? On a technical level, the C1 QuantumGravity’s credentials speak for themself – the bi-axial tourbillon, the brilliant (day or night) vertical power reserve, and the cleverly constructed winding crown are just a few noteworthy features of this cutting-edge watch.

I dare say this watch has lived up to its mysterious and unconventional ways, and I hope to one day see it in person whereupon I can render final judgement!

Picture by Bernard Werk @ Watching

Kyle Stults is Founder & President of Perpetuelle.com, a new online community for watch owners, collectors & enthusiasts.


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