Watch Fan Discovers Forgotten Moonwatch In A Box Of His Grandfather
The front sapphire crystal of the watch is no longer smoked and offers a clearer view of the gears, that have now been "circus colored" in blue and orange. Cheeky! Also, the Only Watch auction is about supporting children, which ties into the fun gaming theme of the piece. Children who love 0,000 watches that is. On the sides of the watch are two metal cages with a ball that moves up and down (magnetically) along a lume painted strip to indicate the hours (on the left) and the minutes (on the right). The balls can be jerked free, only to reattach to their magnetic points. The original X-Trem-1 watches contained the balls in small sapphire tubes. Creating a magnetic environment that did not affect the movement itself was challenging for sure.
"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning — So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
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If you only casually glanced at the photos, would you have guessed Concord? Me neither, as the overall design is distinctively that of an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. While I would agree with Concord that this new C1 is more attractive than the previous generation, that is because it looks like an arguably more attractive (and more famous) family of watches. From the large case size, to the octagonal bezel and textured dial design, the similarities are definitely noteworthy. Concord has yet to announce a price for the new C1 but plans on an official launch at BaselWorld this April.
We knew it was only a matter of time before some of the big names in the electronics industry dove into the burgeoning smartwatch category, and Samsung is the second of the big guys to announce, after Sony's SmartWatch 2, with their recently introduced Galaxy Gear smartwatch that debuted today.