Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Filter PR by
  
'A Contemporary Ode to Ancient Metallurgy'
'A Contemporary Ode to Ancient Metallurgy'

Corum unveils new models for its futuristic Lab 01 collection made in Damascus steel.

June 27, 2019 - Dubai, UAE

One may not associate the concepts of ‘heritage’ and ‘lab’ with each other. However, it is this juxtaposition that inspires Corum to embody a disruptive and contemporary approach towards watchmaking. First created in late 2018, the Corum Lab collection focuses on establishing a dialogue between the past and the future, and two limited-edition creations were debuted then. This year, Corum unveils another two new additions to the Heritage Corum Lab 01 family, each limited to 99 pieces. 

The latest Lab 01 models retain their distinctive barrel-shaped cases like their predecessors, but Corum has chosen to produce the cases for these new timepieces in Damascus steel- a first for the brand. Instantly recognizable by its wavy pattern, Damascus steel is a type of alloy well known to knife and sword makers. The history of ancient Damascus steel dates back to as early as the 4th century A.D., where the ancient city of Damascus was then well known for its weapon-makers and metallurgical prowess. Weapons made with this historical alloy were used by some of the most well known warriors in the past, including the Crusaders. 

Damascus steel is known for its exceptional hardness and resistance to shatter. Blades made from this material are sharper, stronger and more flexible than others. In ancient times, one was said to be able to slice through a strand of hair with a Damascus steel-sword in mid-air, and still have it remain extraordinarily sharp throughout the next few battles. However, the ancient art of producing this legendary alloy was a secret closely guarded by its makers, has been shrouded in mystery over the years. It is said that to date, no one has actually succeeded in uncovering the actual know-how behind ancient Damascus steel.

However, technological advancements have enabled metallurgists to reproduce modern-day Damascus steel that have characteristics very similar to its ancestors. The usage of Damascus steel serves as a nod to history, while the futuristic design of the Lab 01 embraces the experimental and modernistic approach to watchmaking that Corum stands for. 

The Heritage Corum Lab 01 Damascus timepieces are driven by the caliber CO 410, a curved, barrel-shaped skeleton movement that has been designed specifically to fit the case. The dial is accented with blue or green details; and on both sides of the case, are rubber inserts in the same color. The signature Corum micro-rotor visible beneath the sapphire crystal has been finished with a contemporary spiral effect, which in itself is visually stunning when it begins to rotate.

The Damascus steel case is given black DLC-treatment, while the movement is also given Cotes de Genève finishing and offers a 50-hour power reserve. The hour and minute hands are filled with Superluminova in the same color as the rubber inserts to enhance their legibility against the dark-colored background. The fact one is unable to predict how the wavy patterns on Damascus steel will turn out during the forging process also means that every watch case will have a unique pattern like no other.

Posted by : BIZ COM - For Proactive Communications,
Viewed 15329 times
PR Category : Lifestyle
Posted on : Thursday, June 27, 2019  9:27:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to

Related Stories

 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Boss Bottled Infinite: Express Your Inner Self [24193-Views]
Chronoswiss adds beauty in blue to Sirius Chronograph Moon Phase collection [15140-Views]
Mouawad Announces New Partnership With the Miss Universe Organization [12450-Views]
Ncef-reverse Eyes – Filorga's New Ground Breaking Eye Care! [8918-Views]
A touch of elegance with Al Asel [8802-Views]
Roberto Cavalli's exclusive new duo of fragrances [8619-Views]
Ferrari 812 GTS: the V12 spider returns [8436-Views]
La Roche-posay Presents an Incomparable Skincare Experience With ‘My Skin Track UV;' the W... [8180-Views]
Tag Heuer Launches First Ever Emerald Green Dial Aquaracer (for Men & Women) in the UAE [7753-Views]
World's First Cartridge-Free Laser Printer Now Available in the UAE [7753-Views]
Tabreed demonstrates commitment to enhancing energy efficiency with ISO 50001 certificatio... [7302-Views]
Sony Middle East and Africa launches the new king of full frame mirrorless cameras – Alpha... [7131-Views]
A Journey of Belief: Caroline Leon goes the extra mile with DHL as she attempts to climb h... [7125-Views]
Corum Golden Bridge Round 39 for elegant lady [7046-Views]
The Ferrari F8 Spider: the evolution of the species [6594-Views]
Introducing Pestle & Mortar [6399-Views]
Introducing the Dyson V11TM Absolute cord-free vacuum [6368-Views]
Tissot Carson Automatic Urban vitality [6185-Views]
Energy Transition is Accelerating Across Countries Worldwide According to 2019 World Energ... [5917-Views]
Glamorous Gilda for elegant lady' [5838-Views]
Pan Emirates Home Furnishing welcomes Autumn with its new collection [5758-Views]
Trade Up Your Old Device For the Next Level Power Galaxy Note10 [5405-Views]
The art of knurling [5130-Views]
Breitling Announces Partnership With Etihad Airways [4990-Views]
Union Coop constructs two commercial centers in Al Badaa (Jumeirah) and Barsha 3 [4850-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories