Friday, July 04, 2014
The Corum Admiral’s Cup Tourbillion 48 Red Gold may be taken as a little over the top. Not if you’re into ultimate luxury. The watch (or is it jewelry?) features a 48-mm 18k red gold casing paved with diamonds and that’s just for starters. It has white and black diamond paved open dial and a sapphire crystal back plus a bezel encrusted with baguette-cut diamonds. The timepiece houses a manual winding CO 372 movements mounted on a tourbillion cage. A tourbillion is that extra watch feature that ensures the escapement wheel, balance wheel, and pallet fork stay in tune against the pull of gravity for precision timing. No matter how this Corum watch is positioned, the movement maintains its cadence. Capping this lavish watch is the 18k red gold triple-folding buckle.
Corum is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.