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.

Corum Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique

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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Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica (Video)

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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