Unveiled at Baselworld 2014, CORUM’s new Feather Watch collection pays tribute to a 1970s masterpiece model. The dials of two stunning 5N 18K red gold watches are decorated with colourful peacock feathers. Measuring 39 mm in diameters, these timepieces offer a blend of excellence and virtuosity.
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.
The magnificent and original result beautifully enhances the dials of these Feather Watch models. The first stems from an artistic union brimming with vibrant colours; while the second is an encounter between watchmaking, feather art and jewellery with its 120 diamonds totalling 0.71 carats framing the feathers on the dial. These models are supplied with an integrated black crocodile strap featuring a curved spring-bar.
The exceptional automatic CO 082 movement which 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 water resistant to 50 meters. The mechanism is a fine match for the refined and timeless aesthetic of this creation. The open worked 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.
Model: Heritage Artisans Feather Watch
Ref. C082/02316 – 082.601.55/0001 PL01
Ref. C082/02325 – 082.601.55/0001 PL91 (Gem set version)
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2”’
Movement finishes: Rotor with CORUM dedicated decoration
120 Round diamonds (~ 0.71 ct) in Gem set version
CORUM logo transferred under the sapphire glass
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 5N18kt red gold with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM
Hour and minute: Dauphine, 5N red gold-coated, Skeleton
Black Crocodile leather strap
Interhorn/Buckle: 19/16 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle: 5N 18kt red gold with Engraved CORUM logo