Corum Lab Collection – Heritage Corum Lab 01 Damascus Watches

First created in late 2018, the Corum Lab collection focuses on establishing a dialogue between the past and the future, and two limited edition creations were debuted then.

The latest Lab 01 models retain their distinctive barrel-shaped cases like their predecessors, but Corum has chosen to produce the cases for these new timepieces in Damascus steel- a first for the brand.

Instantly recognizable by its wavy pattern, Damascus steel is a type of alloy well-known to knife and sword makers. The history of ancient Damascus steel dates back to as early as the 4th century A.D., where the ancient city of Damascus was then well known for its weapon-makers and metallurgical prowess.

 

Damascus steel is known for its exceptional hardness and resistance to shatter. Blades made from this material are sharper, stronger and more flexible than others. The usage of Damascus steel serves as a nod to history, while the futuristic design of the Lab 01 embraces the experimental and modernistic approach to watchmaking that Corum stands for.

The Heritage Corum Lab 01 Damascus timepieces are driven by the caliber CO 410, a curved, barrel-shaped skeleton movement that has been designed specifically to fit the case. The dial is accented with blue or green details; and on both sides of the case, are rubber inserts in the same color. The signature Corum micro-rotor visible beneath the sapphire crystal has been finished with a contemporary spiral effect, which in itself is visually stunning when it begins to rotate.

The Damascus steel case is given black DLC-treatment, while the movement is also given Cotes de Genève finishing and offers a 50-hour power reserve. The hour and minute hands are filled with Superluminova in the same color as the rubber inserts to enhance their legibility against the dark-colored background. The fact one is unable to predict how the wavy patterns on Damascus steel will turn out during the forging process also means that every watch case will have a unique pattern like no other.

Technical details

Movement
Movement number: CO 410
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute
Power reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
Dimension: 38, 30 x 32mm
Rubies: 27
Movement finishes: Côtes de Genève finishing • Micro rotor

Models

Model: Heritage Corum Lab 01
Z410/03862 – 410.100.43/F371 BL01

Case
Shape: Tonneau-shape
Dimension: 39.89 x 55.00 mm
Thickness: 11.75 mm
Case material: Damascus steel with black DLC treatment, anti fingerprint • Case sides in rubber
Crown material: Damascus steel with black DLC treatment, anti fingerprint
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Open back cover in Damascus steel with black DLC treatment, anti fingerprint with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM

Dial
Colours: Charcoal grey & blue
Distinctive features: CORUM logo transferred on the dial

Hands
Hour and minute: Baton • Rhodium-coated • Faceted • Blue Superluminova

Bracelet
Material: Rubber
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 18 mm
Buckle type: Triple folding clasp
Buckle material: Titanium grade 5
Buckle distinctive features: Black DLC treatment

Availability
Limited edition of 100 pieces

Model: Heritage Corum Lab 01
Z410/03954 – 410.100.43/F371 AV01

Dial
Colours: Charcoal grey & green
Distinctive features: CORUM logo transferred on the dial

Case
Shape: Tonneau-shape
Dimension: 39.89 x 55.00 mm
Thickness: 11.75 mm
Case material: Damascus steel with black DLC treatment, anti fingerprint • Case sides in rubber
Crown material: Damascus steel with black DLC treatment, anti fingerprint
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Open back cover in Damascus steel with black DLC treatment, anti fingerprint with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Baton • Rhodium-coated • Faceted •
Green superluminova

Bracelet
Material: Rubber
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 18 mm
Buckle type: Triple folding clasp
Buckle material: Titanium grade 5
Buckle distinctive features: Black DLC treatment

Availability
Limited edition of 100 pieces