Friday, March 18, 2016

CORUM - Heritage Minute Repeater & Heritage Minute Repeater Tourbillon

CORUM unveils two new Minute Repeaters from its Heritage collection. The first model plays a chord that chimes when four hammers hit the four gongs. The second one combines a minute repeater with a majestic tourbillon amid an abundance of baguette-cut diamonds. Without a dial, these high horology creations reveal their exclusive mechanism in a new rose gold case measuring 41 mm in diameter.

Inspired by the world-first "Acoustica" unveiled by Corum in 2012, the Heritage Minute Repeater model is a classic example of high end watch-making.
Its minute repeater mechanism, which is one of the most challenging complications, is also equipped with four gongs and four hammers, two of which strike simultaneously. This exceptional feature produces a melodious chord (do-mi-sol-do) instead of a single note. The two lowest gongs, do for the hours and mi for the minutes, are positioned at the back of the movement. The highest, sol for the hours and a higher-octave do for the minutes, on the top. Chiming together on the top and bottom of the watch. These gongs are as harmonious as they are perfectly audible. Working with the help of a trigger on the side of the case, the striking mechanism also features its own barrel in order to guarantee a constant supply of energy to the movement.

A fusion of watch-making craftsmanship and fine jewelery, the Heritage Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch is a sparkling demonstration of Corum's watch-making expertise and creativity. Its particularly challenging minute repeater mechanism is paired with a remarkable tourbillon, both of which are enhanced by thirty-six of the purest baguette-cut diamonds set in the bezel.
These rare and precious time-keepers are powered by two manually wound calibres, exclusive to Corum. Fitted with a power reserve of 100 hours, they beat at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. These movements are housed in a 41 mm 18 carat waterproof case.

Their exceptional mechanism is revealed on the display, where the absence of a dial highlights the sophisticated manual workmanship, beneath the delicate golden hands. This clarity is echoed in the sapphire depths of the case, revealing two of the Heritage Minute Repeater's four acoustic rings. This model is equipped with a CO102 calibre with functions for the hours, minutes, and a minute repeater with four hammers. As for the Heritage Minute Repeater Tourbillon model, it is equipped with a CO010 with features for the hours, minutes, small second hand, minute repeater with two gongs and tourbillon.

The new Minute Repeaters from the Heritage collection portray a classic elegance enhanced by a brown alligator leather strap with a rose gold tongue buckle.

Heritage Minute Repeater
Reference: Z102/02985 - 102.200.55/0002 0000

Movement
Caliber CO102 - Manual winding
Power reserve: 100 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz, 21,600 vph
Size: 14 ½"'
Jewels: 42
Distinctive feature: Four hammers, two of which strike at the same time

Functions
Hours, minutes, minute repeater

Case
Size: 41 mm
Thickness: 12.80 mm
Material; 5N 18K rose gold
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Caseback: Sapphire crystal back with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 10 m / 1 ATM

Dial
Material: Engraved gold inner bezel ring

Hands
Baton-type
Material: Brass
Distinctive feature: 5N gold-toned

Strap
Crocodile strap
Color: Brown
Lug width: 19/16 mm
Buckle: 5N 18K rose gold Pin buckle

Heritage Minute Repeater Tourbillon
Reference: Z010/02986 - 010.209.85/0002 SA01

Movement
Caliber CO010 - Manual winding
Power reserve: 100 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz, 21,600 vph
Dimension: 14 1/4’’’
Jewels: 29
Functions
Hours, minutes, minute repeater, tourbillon, small seconds

Case
Thickness: 41 mm
Material: 5N 18K rose gold
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and 5N metallized Corum logo
Caseback: Sapphire crystal back with anti-reflective treatment
Gemsetting: 36 baguette-cut VVS / F to G diamonds, 3.96 cts
Water resistance: 10 m / 1 ATM

Hands

Baton-type
Material: Brass
Distinctive feature: 5N gold-toned

Strap
Crocodile strap
Color: Brown
Lug width: 19/16 mm
Buckle: 5N 18K rose gold Pin buckle

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