Concord C2 Chronograph
by Kyle Stults on April 07, 2011

Without much fanfare, Concord introduced this new C2 Chronograph last week at Baselworld.  The C2 is an entirely new collection for Concord, and I am very excited and glad to see Concord moving more towards the mainstream watch consumer with this new series.  I’ve always found the Concord C1 watches to be a bit too brash and bulky, and so while the new C2 maintains some of the C1 DNA, it is sleeker and more appealing.  Price-wise, the new Concord C2 is also more accessible than its C1 brothers, but at $6,500 in black PVD (show below) and just under six-thousand in stainless steel, the price is a bit  way too  proud.  Overall, though, a nice new offering from Concord, and I look forward to seeing more watches in its new C2 Collection.

Concord C2 Chronograph

43mm black PVD-treated stainless steel, ETA 2894-2 automatic mechanical movement, red-accented black vulcanized rubber strap with folding clasp in black PVD-treated stainless steel

From a more nuanced perspective, really like the lug-free/pin-free design — by screwing the strap directly on to the case you have a much more secure system that with traditional watch pins.