Saturday, December 10, 2016

Concord True Delirium Lady: A New Take on the World’s Thinnest Watch

Concord presents a special edition Delirium Lady in tribute to the legendary collection that established the brand in the Swiss Watchmaking Industry with the creation of the thinnest watch in the world.

Founded over a century ago, Concord has a proud history of ground-breaking innovations in watchmaking. This has included the supply of high quality watch movements to prestigious jewelry manufacturers as well as a reputation as an archetypal innovator in Clock design. Not the least of these achievements was the famous Concord Ring Clock presented by President Truman to the heads of state at the Potsdam Peace Conference, while, anticipating fashion becoming as important as function, the company designed the covered bracelet for women in the 1950s.
In 1979, when slimness became an important criterion, Concord introduced the world’s thinnest watch, evocatively named the Delirium. Measuring less than 2 mm thick in all, the slim quartz calendar timepiece with a center seconds hand went on sale immediately at Tiffany’s & Co in New York. This revolutionary model made news all over the world. That year’s Basel Fair showcased an entire Delirium collection encrusted with some 1,500 diamonds, followed some months later by an even thinner model of less than 1.50 mm. In 1980, the Concord Delirium IV created the next sensation by being the first wristwatch in history to break the 1 mm barrier, becoming a collector’s item of unique value.
A decade after the production of its most recent sibling, the 2016 Delirium Lady comes in glowing 18K rose gold, with or without 36 magnificent diamonds surrounding its classic rectangular case for a burst of additional sophistication.

A silver–toned dial with a choice of elegant painted Roman and contrasting gold baton hands is perfectly offset by a stylish black alligator strap. This iconic timepiece is powered by an ETA quartz caliber and is water-resistant to 30 m. And as an undisputed plus, the 2016 Concord Delirium Lady appears in still dainty yet subtly sturdier 3.3 mm iteration.

Technical details
Movement       
Calibre Quartz ETA 5 ½ x 6 ¾ E003.001 (MGI 90)
Jewels: 6
Thickness: 1.35 mm
Diameter: 13.00 mm x 15.15 mm

Functions
Hours - Minutes

Case
18K 3N rose gold case
Total Gold weight 11.93 gr
Shape: Rectangular
Diameter: 19.10 mm x 27.10 mm
Thickness: 3.25 mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: 18K 3N rose gold crown
Case Back: 18K 3N rose gold
Water Resistance:  30 meters
Also available in a diamond studded version, 36 diamonds (ø 1.00)

Dial
Silver dial
Indexes: Painted Roman numerals

Hands       
Hour & Minute: facetted baton, 3N rose gold plated
Second: 3N rose gold plated

Bracelet
Black alligator strap with 18K 3N rose gold standard buckle
Total Gold Weight: 2.32 gr

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