Inspired by the sleek and slim design of the iconic Concorde 101, which made its maiden voyage in December 1971, the STROND watch company would like to introduce the latest limited edition STROND SSC-101 watch. This new timepiece will be launched in December of this year to celebrate the 50th year of the Concorde 101, which was the fastest ever Concorde and holds the unbeaten world speed record of 1,450 mph. Just as the Concorde 101 has not been beaten on speed, the STROND SSC-101 cannot be beaten on quality.
After the successful release of the Strond DC3, inspired by the 1940s aviation, STROND has designed a limited-edition SSC-101 GMT 24-hour timepiece with a metal dial tag made with material reclaimed from an actual 1971 Concorde 101. This material was taken from the bottom panel of the air intake section of the aircraft, which houses the superb Rolls Royce jet engine. Each STROND SSC-101 comes in a beautiful presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. It also comes with a limited warranty of flaws in workmanship and materials for a period of 2 years after purchase.
The STROND SSC-101 has the gold-plated Swiss made Ronda GMT 24h movement and a power saving mechanism that guarantees a consumption reduction of approx. 70%. On the rotating bezel there are a total of 24 markers, which can be set to track a second time zone. The GMT 24-hour hand is shaped in the form of a Concorde. Made of an all stainless steel case and extremely scratch resistant sapphire glass with anti-reflection properties, only 1930 pieces will be manufactured in 4 different models. They come with a choice of a vintage Italian calfskin leather strap or a seat belt material strap reminiscent of Nato straps of the 1970s.
Passionate about fine mechanical watches, Terrence Ray is the CEO of STROND UK. He has been designing timepieces for a number of years, has previously worked within the Tourbillon watch design arena and was the main designer behind a one-off bespoke watch, designed to celebrate the release of the new Aston Martin Valkyrie super car. As a reward for their support of their Kickstarter campaign, all backers will become “founder members” of STROND and will gain exclusive access to the departure lounge on the company’s website, with many advantages and special deals. You can check the Kickstarter out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/astburyandkent/world-famous-concorde-inspired-strond-watch?ref=7mtxgp
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