Monday 21, January 2019
In the 1970s and 1980s, everyone knew Concord. Though the brand was founded in Switzerland at the turn of the 20th century, it was in these years that the brand thrived at the top of the heap. But after a rebranding, Concord disappeared off of shelves and left the minds of the watch collecting world, who at the time were less savvy and more obsessed with what is new than what is timeless.
The story does not end there, however. Concord in 2018 is making some of the best watches in its history of various styles. WEALTH Arabia got its hands on one of the latest models, one that is both subtle and sophisticated enough for your best suit, yet elegant and intriguing enough for any occasion.
It’s called the Impresario Gent Moonphase , a fascinating new model that speaks the same design language as its predecessors and features a stunning new function which, like the Impresario itself, represents a fascination with the history of timekeeping that is framed in a more contemporary context.
Though the Impresario collection’s trademark is its traditional style, it is the ways in which they have played with that form that caught our eye, and has kept this watch on our wrist since we first acquired one.
Let’s start where your eye will be most drawn towards: the 2018 addition, a complication to the Impresario Collection that unmistakably represents this blend of historical fascination and cutting-edge design: the moon phase display.
On the blue dial of the Impresario Gent Moonphase, the moon and stars are set against a midnight blue background in a moon phase display that is positioned between the center of the dial and six o’clock, while two counters at three and nine o’clock show the day of the week and the date and month respectively.
This model is housed in a 40 mm stainless steel case with a fluted bezel, the new signature feature of the Impresario Gent.
There are two variants: One worn on a stainless steel bracelet and another with a brown alligator leather strap. The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, while the watch is water-resistant to 50m.
The Impresario Gent Moonphase is our favorite Concord watch that we’ve tried, and has become a must add for our collection.MOVEMENT Calibre Quartz Ronda 10 1/2''' 706 (MGI Z9) FUNCTIONS Hours - Minutes - Seconds - day/date/month indicators Hands for Hours - Minutes and Seconds – Date & Day on counters / Moon phase CASE Specifics / Material: Stainless steel case Diameter: 40 mm Thickness: 8.87 mm Glass / Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment Crown: Stainless steel crown Case-Back: Stainless steel Water Resistance: 50 meters DIAL Specifics / Material: Blue Dial Indexes: Rhodium plated Arabic numerals & indexes Hands: Hour & Minute: Alpha, Rhodium plated / Second: Rhodium plated with gold tip BRACELET Specifics / Material: Stainless steel bracelet Buckle / Clasp: Stainless steel spring deployment buckle with pushers