Corum - Corum Feather Watch
Luc Virginius / Chronopassion
Corum - Corum Feather Watch

Corum Feather Watch

Corum
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Corum Feather Watch

Time for subtle refinement
Preserving traditions while remaining resolutely contemporary is an art that is perfectly illustrated in the pair of Feather Watch models by Corum. The design is a tribute to a 1970s timepieces and the 5N 18K red gold case comes in a finely wrought 39 mm diameter. The dials are preciously set with peacock feathers and on one model the feathers are framed by 120 round-cut diamonds (approx. 0.71 cts). The design and execution of these models are distinguished by a blend of excellence and virtuosity.
 
The story begins with the full force of Corum’s expertise and passionate dedication. The brand has drawn on its history in conceiving a unique line that pursues watchmaking’s perpetual quest to explore the ties between classicism and modernity, between fine mechanics and age-old arts. The two Feather Watch models reveal an exquisitely graceful dimension with two dials made from peacock feathers. Much in vogue during the 19th century, plumasserie, or feather art, remains an enduring symbol of elegance. Displaying infinite patience, meticulous care and dexterity, the feather artist expresses whimsical poetry, raising this precious handcraft to the ultimate level of perfection.
 
The feathers are rigorously sorted and chosen for their stability, their density and their finesse, before being cleaned, steam-stabilized and re-cut by hand. This art then rejoins that of marquetry, as the feathers are individually positioned in order to reproduce the desired motif before being glued flat. Mechanics and handcrafts
 
The magnificent and original result beautifully enhances the dials of these Feather Watch models. The first stems from an artistic union brimming with vibrant colors; while the second is an encounter between watchmaking, feather art and jewelry with its 120 diamonds totaling 0.71 carats framing the feathers on the dial. Adding the final touch of refinement, these models are secured to the wrist with an integrated black crocodile strap featuring a curved spring-bar.
 
Beating at the heart of these exceptional timepieces, representing authentic works of art, is an automatic CO 082 movement that is bound to delight devotees of subtle mechanics. It oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, drives the hour and minute hands and has a 42-hour power reserve. The gilded oscillating weight engraved with the Corum coat-of-arms is visible through the transparent case-back of this model waterresistant to 50 meters. The mechanism is a fine match for the refined and timeless aesthetic of this creation. The openworked dauphine-type hands sweep gracefully around the dial, crossing paths with the Corum logo transferred onto the sapphire crystal. The 39 mm case in 18K red gold features a fluted bezel engraved with the key symbol, discreetly echoing the Corum universe.
 
These two new creations will dazzle collectors of rare pieces, enabling them to admire in one sweeping gaze both the steady flow of time and the beauty of a dial resembling an ornate painting and dedicated to an ancestral ornamental technique.

Technical specifications

HERITAGE ARTISANS FEATHER WATCH
C082/02325 - 082.601.55/0001 PL91
WATCH
Watch Name: HERITAGE ARTISANS FEATHER WATCH
MOVEMENT
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21
Movement finishes: Rotor with CORUM dedicated
decoration
DIAL
Material: Brass
120 Round diamonds • ~ 0.71 ct
Distinctive features: CORUM logo transferred under the
sapphire glass • No flange • Peacock
feather
CASE
Shape: Round
Dimension: 39 mm
Thickness: 10.30 mm
Case material: 5N 18kt red gold
Crown material: 5N 18kt red gold • Engraved CORUM
key
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective
treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in 5N
18kt red gold with glare proof sapphire
crystal
Water-resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM
HANDS
Hour and minute: Dauphine • 5N red gold-coated •
Skeleton
BRACELET
Material: Crocodile leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 19/16 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: 5N 18kt red gold
Buckle distinctive
features:
Engraved CORUM logo
 

Who's who

Corum has a certain degree of unpredictability that many watch lovers find attractive. Present-day Corums are nothing like those that have gone before, and it’s impossible to predict what Corum’s effervescent CEO Antonio Calce has in mind for the years to come. The brand is independent in many ways – something that has not escaped Laurent Picciotto’s attention. “Thirty years ago, Corum was the brand that produced timepieces featuring peacock feathers, Rolls Royce badges and dollar bills. That wasn’t necessarily to everybody’s taste – but it showed that it was a brand with an independent mindset and culture, unafraid to go its own way and unfazed by prevailing design codes.” One of the items developed by Corum was more of an entry-level timepiece, but one connoisseurs will still remember – the Bubble. This item made a watchmaking brand accessible for a number of watch lovers – but in doing so, torpedoed the prestige positioning Corum had established for itself. Over the next twenty years, Corum concentrated on recovering its credibility on the haute horlogerie market. It was during this comeback that Chronopassion wagered on the brand’s success, notably when Corum offered such daring models as the Golden Bridge and the Ti-Bridge. “The Golden Bridge Lady was a model that went down really well with our female clientele,” recalls Laurent Picciotto. “The brand is now developing very fine complicated timepieces, including tourbillons and minute repeaters. We have high hopes of the brand for the future.” Corum has been in Chronopassion showcases since 2009 – and is not about to be ousted.
 
Journalist : Olivier Müller
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