Corum Presents The Admiral 45 Tourbillon Celebrating Cortina’s Golden Jubilee

The anniversary-exclusive timepiece features the avant-garde fusion material
By: Aqilah Najwa Jamaluddin
October 7, 2022

In honour of its golden jubilee in 2022, Cortina Watch, one of Singapore’s leading brands in the watch retail industry, will launch a series of limited-edition commemorative watches in collaboration with some of the industry’s most esteemed watchmakers. 

This October, Corum presents the Admiral 45 Tourbillon, a 45mm timepiece specially created for Cortina Watch’s 50th Anniversary.

Limited to 10-pieces globally, no two pieces of the emblematic dodecagonal-shaped Admiral case in this collection are the same due to the random results of combining fluctuating layers of carbon composite with 18K gold inclusions. Each watch is therefore unique, and the use of cutting-edge material further enhances the already striking gold elements, the purity of the stark black sunray-finished dial, and the impressive tourbillon.

The partnership between Cortina Watch and Corum began in the 1980s, when the independent Swiss watchmaker’s creations were being retailed at the Cortina Watch boutique at Lucky Plaza. Mr Jeremy Lim, CEO of Cortina Watch, says, “In 1992, Cortina Watch and Corum first got together to launch a special edition timepiece to celebrate our 20th anniversary, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be able to collaborate again for our golden jubilee. This extraordinary creation is a wonderful testament to our treasured relationship, which has withstood the test of time.”

Mr. Soon Boon Chong, Vice President of Corum said, “The design of the Admiral 45 Tourbillon came about from Corum’s strive towards being true to its company motto, which is being an avant-gardist brand, while remaining true to its roots.’’

Admiral 45 Tourbillon Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary Special Edition

The dark carbon case infused with 18K gold inclusions evokes the wonder and mystery of the starry sky over the horizon – a magical sight to behold while sailing at night. Creating a watch case like this one is a testament to Corum’s commitment to innovation and constantly stepping up their game. 

To ensure that the gold inclusions are evenly dispersed throughout the carbon composite, the brand had to develop and construct a unique tool specifically for the case’s construction. Carbon is incredibly light yet durable, therefore the choice of material for the big casing increases wearers’ degree of comfort. This revolutionary fusion material is proprietary to Corum, making it currently the only watch brand to use it in its creations.

The watch also features a sunray-finished anthracite dial with an aperture at 6 o’clock for the tourbillon. Not commonly seen on Corum watches, the sunray-finished dial has a subtle iridescence that radiates a magnetic aura.

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