Concord might have dubbed this unique piece the Time Warp. Just looking at it transports me back a few years to those giddy days of carefree spending. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the $1.2 million C1 Eternal Gravity was not created with the U.S. market in mind. As we all know, the watch words here (pun intended) are sensible, rational, and reasonably priced.
Whereever you live, the one-of-a-kind C1 Eternal Gravity lays down some serious numbers. The case measures 48.5 mm in diameter and 18.5mm thick. The sapphire crystal is 3.3mm thick. Then there are the gemstones. The 18K white gold case is set with 227 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 20.17 carats. The dial adds a further 100 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 1.40 carats and 34 carnelians totaling 1.88 carats. The crown alone sports 26 baguette-cut diamonds weighing 1.30 carats. All together, the C1 Eternal Gravity puts an impressive 403 stones totaling 25.31 carats on your wrist.
Inside the ice palace resides the hand-wound Caliber C100, originally presented in the C1 Tourbillon Gravity in early 2008. On board are a tourbillion, flyback chronograph, power reserve, and a trust index which, perhaps fortunately, has nothing to do with credit default swaps. Rather, it reports on the status of the balance wheel’s amplitude. The big show of course is the outboard-mounted vertical tourbillion, visible through a small picture window in the side of the case.
The C1 Eternal Gravity is a unique piece, so if it tickles your fancy, move quickly.
Technical specifications appear below the images, which can be enlarged with a click.
Mechanical hand-wound, tourbillon, flyback chronograph, Caliber C100
84-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds on the tourbillon carriage, power-reserve indicator, trust index, flyback chronograph (hours and minutes), tourbillon
18-carat white gold set with 227 baguette-cut diamonds, 20.17 cts
Dimensions: 48.5 mm in diameter – 18.50 mm thick
3.3 mm thick sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
18-carat white gold crown set with 26 baguette-cut diamonds, 1.30 cts
18-carat white gold pusher set with 4 baguette-cut diamonds, 0.33 cts
Water-resistant to 30 metres
Complex, multi-layered, set with 100 baguette-cut diamonds totalling 1.40 cts and 34 carnelians totalling 1.88 cts
Hour-markers: 12 baguette-cut black diamonds, 0.23 cts
Orange Superluminova-lacquered hour, minute and flyback chronograph hands
Rubber-coated black alligator leather and 18-carat white gold Concord folding clasp
403 gems totalling 25.31 carats