Corum has created a Lab collection where mechanics take precedence, in a disruptive, contemporary approach. The first two barrel-shaped series, each limited to 99 pieces, were launched on 13 November in Beijing. Different, unique, off the beaten track – Corum’s conception of watchmaking today has no equal. The brand launched a new limited series that embodies this manifesto: the Heritage Corum Lab 01. The idea: Offer pieces with a racing, sculptural, technical, and modern spirit which will only be available as limited editions.
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. A rare occurrence in modern watchmaking: the calibre that drives these two Heritage Corum Lab 01 watches is a shape movement that has been made to measure for the case. This is in contrast to a round movement that is placed in a differently-shaped case which is how the majority of watches are made. Here, the calibre and the case are closely intertwined – one moulding to the contours of the other.
Corum has opted for an openworked dial which allows for the CO 410 skeleton calibre that fits snugly in the case to be admired. The dial, reduced to its simplest expression, comes in grey anthracite enhanced with either red or white, depending on the version. Enthusiasts will also note the micro-rotor, visible from the dial side, featuring a contemporary spiral finish to accentuate the speedy effect when it begins to rotate.