Corum Heritage Corum Lab 01: Malaysia Price and Review

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Here’s one for the future.

Corum Heritage Corum Lab 01

At first, the words ‘Heritage’ and ‘Lab’ look rather incongruous together in this collection’s name. But they make sense soon enough. Having recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, Corum wants to make it clear that it is not one to rest on its laurels, not even when the brand boasts iconic collections like the Golden Bridges and Admiral in its stable.

Corum manifests its forward-thinking ethos with the appropriately monikered Heritage Corum Lab 01. And you are correct if you think that the ‘Lab 01’ part of the name suggests a progressive spirit. While the watch flaunts a familiar profile with its tonneau-shaped case, used on the Golden Bridges models, the Heritage Corum Lab 01 is quite unlike anything that the brand has done.

Corum Heritage Corum Lab 01

Anchoring the watch is an open-worked movement, the CO 410, distinguished by its barrel shape. Unusually shaped movements are rare, simply because they are made exclusively for a particular case shape and hence have tightly defined manufacturing and production scope.

Though it only displays the hours and minutes, the movement is presented in a manner that channels the collection’s high-tech attitude. The partially openworked and layered anthracite dial is decorated with what seems like patterns on an electronic circuit board. Visible through the various windows are key components like the winding barrel and micro-rotor. It is a look that is abashedly modern with hints of race car inspired design.

Corum Heritage Corum Lab 01

Launched in Beijing in November to commemorate the opening of Corum’s first store in China, the Heritage Corum Lab 01 is housed in a DLC-treated titanium case, and is available in two versions limited to 99 piece each – one with red accents on the dial, and the other with white.

Case

38.5mm x 55mm titanium with DLC treatment

Dial

Anthracite with SuperLuminova

Movement

Automatic Calibre CO 410

Bracelet/Strap

Rubber

Functions

Hours and minutes

Power reserve

50 hours

Price

RM 69,000

Leong Wong

Editor, CROWN Malaysia

A familiar face in Malaysia's horological publishing scene, Leong has been involved in lifestyle journalism since the mid-1990s. Besides watches, he takes a keen interest in cars and men's fashion.



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