Corum’s heritage is that of a watch maker with a maritime tradition. And the all new limited edition Admiral’s Cup 45 Minute Repeater Tourbillon is a grand celebration of that history and draws much of its inspiration and function from the history of seafarers.
Minute repeaters are not often found on watches meant for the sea, but Corum added it as a way to celebrate maritime history. Traditionally life aboard a ship was governed by the ringing of bells, and thus Corum pays homage to this tradition through the deliberate use of materials and components to create resonance by the striking mechanism of the repeater.
For this purpose Corum utilizes a titanium case in the Admiral’s Cup 45 Minute Repeater Tourbillon for both its resistance to corrosion and exceptional acoustic qualities. Ten of Corum’s finest watch making craftsmen spent approximately two years developing the mechanism to ensure accuracy of movement and tone emitted. The heart of the striking system, the minutes rack, is inverted compared to most repeaters and thus adds volume and the correct pitch Corum desired for their new wristwatch. Additional changes were made to the mechanics to control the time between notes and fine tune the cadence. The gongs themselves have been adjusted to sequence the cheerful harmony of an A note for hours and C sharp for the minutes.
In keeping with the astonishing amount of attention given to the function and sound of this device, all surfaces receive hand finished details inside and out of beautifully complimenting polished, circularly brushed, grained, and decorated. A smoked sapphire crystal replaces the dial and highlights the watch’s intricate movement. And as with all Corum Admiral Cup models the 45mm case receives the recognizable 12-sided bezel in satin finish, which also includes an ingenious hidden winding function that allows it to wind the minute repeater as well.
Corum is limiting its production of the Admiral’s Cup 45 Minute Repeater Tourbillon model to only one run of 15.
For more information about this beautifully crafted watch, visit the Corum website.