The Heritage collection once again showcases the traditions, dedicating three new models united by as novel as an emblematic material. Craftsmanship and modernity are incarnated through a contemporary design. Tribute to a model of the 1970s, the contours of the Feather Watch are cut around a 39mm case finely executed. It is available in 18K red gold or in stainless steel when the peacock feather dresses it, and in stainless steel for a striking contrast with the blue jay – fire and ice for three models in a sublimated identity. The design and implementation of these models are distinguished by a combination of excellence and virtuosity. The bezel crimping framed with an elegant finesse the dial delicately decorated with feathers.
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 Feather Watch models reveal an exquisitely graceful dimension with three new dials made, two from peacock and one blue jay from feathers. The marquetry work of the latter offers both a graphic and captivating rendering. The natural symmetry of the feather is superimposed on the full linearity layout, tinged of a movement that seems to escape the dial.
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, 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.
Fruit from an artistic union brimming with vibrant colors, one of the models is an encounter between watchmaking, feather art and jewellery with its 126 diamonds totalling 0.71 carats framing the feathers on the dial. Beating at the heart of these exceptional timepieces, representing authentic works of art, is an automatic Corum CO 110 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 emblem 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 openworked dauphine-type hands, red gold plated or rhodium-plated, sweep gracefully around the dial, crossing paths with the Corum logo transferred onto the sapphire crystal. The case features a fluted crown engraved with the key symbol, discreetly echoing the Corum universe. These two new creations enable 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.