A relatively young brand based in France (founded in 2014), Charlie Paris now offers a wide range of accessible watches, from elegant models to sports watches. Among those, the Concordia collection has recently caught our attention. Classically styled, it blends a robust case with diving specs and a reliable Swiss movement for a fair price. Following the blackened Kraken edition we’ve covered here, the collection now expands with a new complication, launched within the Concordia GMT Automatic… and the result is a great go-anywhere, do-anything model!
As indicated by its name, the new Charlie Paris Concordia GMT is built upon the specifications of the classic time-and-date diver’s edition, adding to it a traveller’s complication. However, the transformation has been done cleverly as none of the diving capacities have been compromised, yet the GMT hand adds excellent practicality. In short, the best of both worlds with an adventure-themed watch that can do it all. And this is also reflected in two of the four editions, using pretty cool colour themes.
The Concordia GMT is an excellent yet accessible tool watch. The case, made of 316L stainless steel, measures 40mm in diameter and 12.5mm in thickness. The length of the case, at 47.5mm, is also relatively contained and promises good comfort on the wrist. The shape and design are classic, with a combination of brushed surfaces and polished accents on the sides of the lugs. And then there are the specs; 300m water resistance, screw-down crown with guards, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, see-through screwed back and unidirectional bezel with 60-minute scale, aluminium insert and luminous pearl. As for the external side, the Concordia GMT is still, first and foremost, a dive-oriented watch.
Moving to the dial, the traveller’s side of this watch appears with a classic combination of a central 24-hour hand (independent office-like GMT) and a 24-hour, two-tone inner flange to read the second time zone and differentiate day from night. Large applied markers and hands, all generously filled with SLN, as well as a date at 6 o’clock, complete this classic display. As said, four editions of the Concordia GMT are available: sandblasted blue with white accents, sandblasted black with white accents, Dune with matte brown gradient dial with cream-toned lume and Latitude 0, probably the coolest of the lot, with a smoked green dial with bark texture and cream-toned lume.
Powering this new watch by Charlie Paris is a reliable Swiss movement supplied by Soprod. Running at a 4Hz frequency and delivering a 40h power reserve, it is mostly notable for the additional caller/office GMT indication with the central 24h hand independently adjusted. It is visible under a see-through back. All four versions come on a choice of a nylon strap (in blue, black or beige) or a 3-link brushed steel bracelet.
Now available for pre-order, the Charlie Paris Concordia GMT Automatic is priced at EUR 1,195 on a nylon strap and EUR 1,245 on a steel bracelet. Deliveries are expected in late November 2023. For more details or to place an order, please visit charlie-paris.com.
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