We have featured all sorts of state of the art timepieces with ultimate levels of technology and a plethora of methods to display time, but we haven’t focused too much on the way they announce it. The amazing Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica is one hell of timepiece, the first to mark off time through an intricate mechanism with four hammers and four gong, singing in pairs, at the same time.
The limited edition was introduced earlier in 2012 at Baselworld and will comprise a total of 10 units – a Titanium version in 6 units, a Red Gold version in 3 units and, the cherry on the cake, a unique white gold version embellished with 650 diamonds.
The most interesting feature of the Admiral’s Cup Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica is that each of the notes is adjusted by hand, which definitely proves the wearer’s musical year.
Technically, the two lowest pitched gongs are located at the back of the movement – C (do) for the hours and E (mi) for the minutes, while the highest pitched ones, the G (so) for the hours and the C (do) an octave up from middle C for the minutes, are located on the front side of the movement.
The 46 millimeter cases of the wristwatches in the Acoustica series include the superbly finished hand-wound CO 102 calibers. All timepieces in the series come with power reserves of 100 hours.