Corum just sent me shout-out on this new Tourbillon watch that will be released a few days at Basel 2010. Thus, there will be at least two new tourbillon watches from Corum Watches 1358 Replica this year – this Ti-Bridge Tourbillon, and the Admiral’s Cup Minute Repeater Tourbillon. While I have really only noticed that “Corum key” logo on the Admiral’s Cup models, now it shows up on this new Ti-Bridge, as the top of the cage over what appears to be a flying tourbillon. I must admit that it looks pretty cool. The in-house made movement is very thin in the standard horizontal fashion of the timepiece line. The movement should be made of mostly titanium, and looks to have double barrels (for at least 50-60 hours of power reserve), and of course is manually wound.
We actually debuted the Seafender variations of this Admiral’s Cup watches when the Seafender 47 Tourbillon GMT was released in 2011. In 47mm wide, Corum Watch Battery Replacement Replica determined it was fitting in the yacht watch collection to produce an aluminum-cased tourbillon. There was also an 18k red gold variant. While these Seafender Tourbillons are admittedly intriguing, I just find no company putting them inside of Admiral’s Cup-style instances. The above mentioned model with diamonds has one of the strangest personalities I’ve seen all year. It is not an issue of good or poor though it is not for me, it is more a matter than it spins the DNA of the Admiral’s Cup set so much it’s all but lost any meaning.On paper, the Corum Admiral’s Cup Chronograph Tourbillon 47 Seafender seems like a worthy thought. It has a bunch of interesting features and slick materials like the sum of its parts could actually be highly provocative. Rather, we’ve got a watch constructed like a Cadillac that contrasts using an Abrams tanks. These worlds of aggressive luxury boating and luxury complications just don’t meld together properly in my eyes.Rather than mate a tourbillon with a GMT complication, this Seafender marries a tourbillon and a chronograph – back with a dial for the date. Powering the watch is the grade CO 398 automatic that’s fairly nice. If you remember what I said about the first Corum Seafender view it was that the movement perspective looked better than the dial. The grade CO 398 is rare, having an automatic for a tourbillon, also in addition to that, it’s a tourbillon that operates in 4 Hz. The 60 second chronograph is column-wheel established, and the dial includes a nice window to the tourbillon (with a Corum key logo on it). This dial is much more written than the Seafender GMT, but that version with the small round-cut diamonds actually in the sub dials just does not do it for me. Let me ask you, although I do feel that there’s a location for diamonds within an Admiral’s Cup case (particularly baguette-cut ones)… are they really helping anybody by being on the dial just like that?
Like all Ti-Bridge watches the case is going to be beautifully finished. It is really a piece of art and feels so smooth in the hands. You can see all the different forms of titanium in various polishes. The dial looks like it is a screen being framed by the case. A nice “Corum” logo is engraved into bridge on the movement – I like the slightly restyled logo. Looks pretty sharp next to the key emblem.
It is hard to convey just how cool a design the Corum Ti-Bridge watches are. They are fashioney watches, but nice ones at that. What I mean is that they aren’t function first designs. You have the hands on the dial but no scales for them. This is a watch that is all about how it looks on the wrist and the beauty of the very small movement.
Corum is being intentionally scant about the details. Not sure about the dimensions or price, or other special features. But here is the sneak peek and the goodness that is coming up. I look forward to checking it out in a few days.