Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time

Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time Angleview

Carved out of Gibeon meteorite aged by radiometric dating at around four billion years, the dials of this 75-piece limited edition make each watch truly unique, with each cut revealing a different aspect of the meteorite’s crystalline structure.  The Gibeon meteorite was named after the nearest town to where it landed, Gibeon, Namibia (more on this below).  Though Corum is not the first to use meteorite for its dials, this particular watch is very nicely done and has a great look to it.
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Corum Golden Bridge with Black Ceramic Case

Corum Golden Bridge Black Ceramic Case

One of high watchmaking’s most iconic and recognizable watches is now available in a black ceramic case.  The manual wind “golden bridge” caliber is perfectly staged within its black ceramic case framed by four sapphire crystals forming the upper glass, back and sides.  The golden bridge mechanism with its linear construction was first introduced in 1980 and quickly became a Swiss watch industry icon.  This version bears the hand-engraved Corum signature, surrounded by a slender scrolling motif depicting the three types of fern that grown in the forests of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the region where the Golden Bridge sprang to life. The red gold mainplate is also adorned with delicate hand engravings.  Great piece.

Corum Golden Bridge with Black Ceramic Case

34mm x 51mm black ceramic case; back cover and strap pin bucle in black PVD titanium, manual wind Corum CO 113 caliber (40 hour power reserve, 4Hz/28,800vph)

Corum Golden Bridge Ceramic Case

Corum Ceramic Case Golden Bridge

More at Corum Website – Golden Bridge Collection

Corum Ti Bridge Power Reserve for Only Watch 2013

Corum Ti Bridge for Only Watch 2013

Corum Ti Bridge Case Engraving for Only Watch 2013

This unique piece by Corum has a titanium case with red gold inserts on the side which are hand engraved to depict Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, and the serpent twined around his staff that has become the symbol of medicine and thus an appropriate choice for the cause of Only Watch.   The engravings are of course done by hand.  The applied Corum logo and hour-markers are gilded, as are the hours and minutes hands and the power-reserve indicator, thereby creating a contrast with the anthracite grey dial.  The watch is powered by Corum’s famous (and patented)  horizontal inline baguette movement which is held in place by four cross-bars (the angled pieces you see on the dial-side).  The Corum Caliber CO107 displays the hours and minutes as well as a linear-type power-reserve indication (3 days, noted vertically on the right side of the case as “high” to “low”).

Corum Ti Bridge for Only Watch 2013 - Case Engraving

Corum Ti Bridge Caseback for Only Watch 2013

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Corum Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder

Baselworld 2013 preview…

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Corum Ti Bridge Dual Winder

Next month at Baselworld Corum will officially unveil the Ti Bridge Automatic, shown here.  The watch is in tune with the Corum Bridge collection‘s linear architecture (barrel, gear train and escapement) as well as its tonneau-shaped case.  The new Dual Winder system of the automatic CO 207 caliber, held in place by four titanium cross-bars (as you can see above), is designed, developed and patented by Corum.  It derives its energy from two interconnected inline oscillating weights.

Corum Ti Bridge Dual Winder Closeup

The case is titanium, 42mm x 52mm, though Corum indicates that it is slimmer than predecessors.  The Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder will also be issued in a red gold, 25-piece limited series.

Corum Ti Bridge Dual Winder Caseback

A bit more on the movement, according to Corum.

The Dual Winder system features two in-line mounted circular oscillating weights, interconnected via a transmission arbor that makes them move in parallel, whatever the rotation direction.  There are three integrated stacked mechanisms at 9 o’clock – a ball bearing device and two unidirectional ball bearings clutches – made in ceramics and thus requiring no lubrication – the winding is efficient in both directions of the oscillating weights’ rotations.  Two steel disks top each of the oscillating weights, while two 1.32-gram tungsten semi-cylinders ensure smooth winding. A single barrel placed at 3 o’clock stores up the CO 207 caliber’s 72-hour power reserve.

More details to come.