To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its popular Saratoga watch collection, Concord has recently reintroduced the line. The twenty new models from Concord were premiered in the capital city of Doha, Qatar. The Swiss company describes the new Saratoga line as a fusion of past and present, incorporating their traditional designs and elegance with modern fashions.
The new timepieces all include a stainless case, a Swiss quartz movement, and the faces are made of sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. The main models come in at 9.15 millimeters tall with 40 millimeter diameter cases. The designs are offered in the style of silver or black mosaic grains d’orge guilloche patterned dial. There is also the choice of dark blue or white mother of pearl dial sets. The deployment clasp is also stainless steel to match the case, and each Saratoga is water-resistance to 50 meters (3ATM). The Concord Saratoga traps are generally platinum.
The women’s Saratoga model is similar, but is offered in a white or pink mother of pearl dial setting. Slightly smaller than the men’s model, the women’s models all range in the 31 millimeter diameter range for the watch face, and include the offer of six diamonds set on alternating hour markers, which have a total weight of 0.9 kt.
The Concord Saratoga collection also offers models with an 18k white or rose gold chain and diamond inlay. The reference price for these models is around $933,000 for the platinum models and $1,023,000 for the white/rose gold models. The Saratoga series includes with each purchase a patented crown protection device, and every timepiece is delivered in handmade wooden boxes with full certificates.
From its introduction in 1986, the Concord Saratoga has been designed to be sporty and trendy. The series is named after the thoroughbred horse racing track in New York called Saratoga Springs, where the elite gather to place bets, often sporting Concord watches. This particular track was selected for its history, as it is the oldest official organized sporting venue in America. Concord is also heavily allied with horse racing in the Middle East, hence the Qatar opening. Through both of these associations, the Concord Saratoga has made a name for itself in horse racing circles as a high-class luxury sports watch. Internationally recognized, the Concord Saratoga series blows away competition due to the high-quality work and traditional design work put into each individual timepiece. The high profile clientele in the Middle East have been very loyal to the Concord brand, as horse racing is a passion among many there.