Baselworld 2013 … The Corum novelties

Corum focused on its proper DNA and showed me several new Admiral´s Cup Chronographs, a new Golden Bridge Automatic and an Alarm.

As you all remember I informed you in time that Corum recently was sold to the China Haidian Group. If you are interested in further details, please listen to my interview with Antonio Calce, the CEO of Corum. You find it HERE

Besides all the rumors Corum caused before Baselworld and all the headlines Corum generated in Switzerland after it was officially confirmed that the brand was sold to Chinese I also saw some nice watches.

Once again I posted many, many photos I took at the booth of Corum. Some look similar at a first view, but as always they are of course different. To discover all the details please enlarge my photos by clicking on them once and then once again … I am sure you will be able to discover a lot of interesting details …

 

Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph

With the launch of the AC-One line, Corum is writing a new chapter in the history of its iconic Admiral’s Cup born in 1960. While its lines have been redesigned, the identity codes that have forged the legend of this horological icon have been jealously safeguarded. The bezel of the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph takes the original twelve-sided shape, while the 45 mm-diameter case is more strongly rounded than ever, within an integrated structure combining polished and satin-brushed finishes. Sporty, powerful and water-resistant to 300 meters, the Chronograph offers an appealing set of performances. Fitted with an crocodile leather strap or a grade 5 titanium bracelet fastened by a triple folding clasp, this model is interpreted in different versions. It comes in a two-tone interpretation when its titanium case – whether black PVD-coated or not – is topped by an 18 carat red gold bezel, or else opts for an all-titanium construction.

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For the ladies …

Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 Chronograph

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Corum Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder

To enrich the Ti-Bridge line with its first automatic caliber, the Corum movement constructors chose to develop an inline winding system. The patented Dual Winder system features two inline-mounted circular oscillating weights, interconnected via a transmission arbor that makes them move in parallel, as if performing a perfectly choreographed ballet, whatever the rotation direction. Thanks to 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.

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Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta

Before the first regatta sound signal, the countdown is programmed via the crown to the number of minutes set by the regatta criteria at between 0 and 10 minutes, and then starts running at a press on the pushbutton. The countdown function of the Admiral’s Cup AC- One 45 Regatta begins counting off the minutes until the race start. If it is set to 10 minutes, the transition to 9 in the aperture pointed to by the red arrow at 3 o’clock takes the form of a jump after 60 seconds, after which the other minutes are marked off down to 0, when the final gun marking the race start is fired. This regatta movement enables the competitor to set its countdown function incrementally to any given minute between the first and last sound signal prior to a race.

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Corum Golden Bridge Automatic

Exploring the mysteries of transparency, the watch reinvents design codes to reveal a 360° translucent architecture when it is not worn, while becoming opaque when attached to the wrist – which is thus hidden from sight so as to highlight the magic of the exclusive linear mechanism. The secret of this fascinating orchestration lies in a two-part sapphire dial featuring a metallic striped motif. This ingenious element is placed behind the caliber at the heart of a tonneau-shaped 18K red or white gold case fitted with four sapphire crystal faces forming the watch glass, the back and the sides. This stunningly transparent architecture creates a fascinating play on perspective, in turn concealing or revealing elements exterior to the watch itself. The hour-markers applied to the sapphire dial catch and hold the light, accentuating the overall depth effect, while the openworked hand add an airy touch. At the heart of this fascinating world of optical effects lies the Corum Caliber CO 313, an automatic baguette movement with linear winding. Equipped with a platinum linear oscillating weight and a slipping spring mechanism, this mechanical masterpiece beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and is endowed with a 40-hour power reserve.

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Just because the watch is so beautiful some pictures of the classical Corum Golden Bridge that was introduced in 1980.

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And last but not least some live taken pictures of a watch I already introduced you the 30th January this year:

The alarm wristwatch Corum Chargé d’Affaires …  please discover more details HERE

 

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2 Comments

  • Always loved Corum Golden Bridge Automatic and thank you for the great pictures!

    But as Corum is in the hands of the Chinese, so won’t be able to look at Corum the same way as before!

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