Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica (Video)
by Kyle Stults on November 28, 2012
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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.

Video

46mm titanium case

On the Admiral’s Cup Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica, each note is hand adjusted, a process calling for a very sensitive musical ear no doubt.   The two lowest-pitched gongs are on the back of the movement – C (‘do’) for the hours and E (‘mi’) for the minutes – while the highest-pitched ones – G (‘so’) for the hours and C (‘do’) one octave up from middle C for the minutes – appear on the front side.  As one could surmise, having four hammers/gongs which resonate simultaneously makes the watch distinctly more audible than that of an ordinary minute repeater!  Bezel operated.

The hand-wound CO 102 caliber is exceptionally finished and provides a 100 hour power reserve.

46mm red gold case