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Corum Only Watch 2013

Corum confirms its commitment to research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy by creating a one-of-a-kind version of the Ti-Bridge with linear 3-Days Power Reserve indicator.

This unique piece offered in a two-tone titanium and red gold case features an engraving of Asclepius and his snake-entwined staff, the symbol of medicine – an allegory celebrating the work of the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy.

This timepiece, combining appealing aesthetics and a top-flight mechanism, beats to the rhythm of a horizontal inline baguette movement, patented by Corum and held by four cross-bars. The model features a play on materials expressed in two-tone gold and titanium. While the upper surface of the case is made of grade 5 titanium, the sides are made from 5N 18K red gold, adorned with modeled engraving. The applied logo and hour-markers are gilded, as are the hours and minutes hands and the power-reserve indicator, thereby creating a contrast with the anthracite grey dial.
 

Only Watch 2013


The engravings on the side of the case depict Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, and the serpent twined around his staff that has become the symbol of medicine – a fine allegory and a paean of praise to the Only Watch initiative. The engravings are entirely handcrafted. The process involves an extremely accurate set of gestures that begins with working on the reliefs so as to define the contours of the motifs. This operation is followed by high-precision line engraving performed using an instrument known as a scorper and serving to mark out the details of the motif, such as the veins of the leaves or the scales of the serpent. It is the latter operation that truly gives life to Asclepius’ face and makes this one-of-a-kind model a genuine work of art. The background is then reworked by hand using a chasing tool and a punch to achieve a regular matt effect, a texture that makes a delightful contrast with the shiny décor and thereby sets it off to full advantage.

Corum is associating with the 5th edition of the “Only Watch” charity auction scheduled for September 28th 2013 in Monaco. Organized by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, the auction will bring together around 40 watch brands and all profits will serve to fund research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


 

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Corum takes aesthetic daring to the heights of technical perfection. Through a number of collections, drawing on the fundamentals of traditional watchmaking, the manufacture continues to pursue its path free from the influence of passing trends.

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