Baselworld 2013 preview…
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.
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.
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.
360° visibility, flying tourbillon…
Here’s a first look at Corum’s new Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique. Featuring 360° visibility, as if suspended weightless at the center of the case by a sapphire mainplate and bridges, this openworked, translucent movement is further accentuated with a “flying” tourbillon: freed from an upper bridge, it appears to be levitating above the movement.
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Never before has a minute repeater marked off time by chords and not merely single notes. Such is the feat achieved by the splendid Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica, a world premiere equipped with four gongs and four hammers, simultaneously striking in pairs. First introduced at Baselworld earlier this year, this splendid object will be issued in a ten-piece limited edition, including a white gold version entirely set with 650 diamonds. Priced well in to the six figures. Lots of looks — and video — below.
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Corum recently unveiled these new limited edition Admiral’s Cup Legend 42′s, adorned with the same metallic blue color that graced the modern version as adopted in the early 1980′s. Offered in red gold or steel, this tribute to the historical model will be limited to 300 pieces in two-tone steel and 100 pieces in steel/red gold.
Click through for a look back at the history of the Corum Admiral’s Cup collection and of course a closer look at these homages to 1983