Corum created a “Lab” collection where the mechanics take precedence. In their words, “a disruptive, contemporary approach”. At first glance looks like a skeletonized dial on a tonneau case. This was launched on 13 November in Beijing and two watches were released. Each limitedto 99 pieces. Details here.
Press release information
We look forward to examining and photographing the watches in person soon, and will report back.
The watches were unveiled at Macao Centre in Beijing, at the first dedicated Corum store in China.
Two limited series “Heritage Corum Lab 01” watches unveiled
The first two “Heritage Corum Lab 01” models feature a barrel-shaped case made entirely of black DLC. The watches feature a form movement, in other words the same shape as the case.
Corum has opted for an openworked dial which allows for the CO 410 skeleton calibre to be admired. The dial, reduced to its simplest expression, comes in grey anthracite enhanced with either red or white, depending on the version. The micro-rotor, visible from the dial side, featues a contemporary spiral finish to accentuate the “speed” effect when it begins to rotate.
“These are two models which embody our disruptive approach to watchmaking, as evidenced by the juxtaposition of ‘Heritage’ and ‘Lab’. In traditional Fine Watchmaking, the two concepts are never associated with one another. Heritage looks to the past, the lab to the future,” explains Jérôme Biard. “The underlying principle that we are establishing with the Heritage Corum Lab 01 is precisely to create a dialogue between these two. What would René Bannwart or Severin Wunderman have made of Corum heritage today? Progressives, even avant- gardists, certainly wouldn’t simply have just reissued pieces. The Heritage Corum Lab 01 is our response to this vision which drives us, today more than ever.”
Meanwhile, here are the specifications:
HERITAGE CORUM LAB 01
Z410/03860 – 410.100.95/F371 AR01 and Z410/03861 – 410.100.95/F371 AB01
Watch Name: HERITAGE CORUM LAB 01 Availibility: Limited Edition : 99 piece(s) each
Movement number: CO 410 Winding system: Automatic Functions: Hour & Minute Power reserve: 50 hours Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph Dimension: 38, 30 x 32mm Rubies: 27 Movement finishes: Cote de Genève decoration • Small
rotor (~ 36.42mm)
Colours: Charcoal grey & red or Charcoal grey & white
Distinctive features: CORUM logo transferred on the dial
Shape: Tonneau-shape Dimension: 39.89 x 55.00 mm Thickness: 11.75 mm Case material: Titanium grade 5 with black DLC
treatment • Case sides in rubber Crown material: Titanium grade 5 with black DLC
treatment Crown material: Red rubber Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment Back type: Open back cover in titanium grade 5
with black DLC treatment and with glare proof sapphire crystal Water-resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM
Hour and minute: Baton • Faceted • Grey-coloured •
Red superluminova or White superluminova
Material: Rubber Colours: Black Interhorn/Buckle: 18 mm Buckle type: Triple folding clasp Buckle material: Titanium grade 5 Buckle distinctive features:
Black DLC treatment