Replica Expensive Chronopassion & Corum – The Coins
They are like one of those elusive sea monsters that are whispered about, and glimpsed very occasionally. Rumours float around for years, and they may come to something, or they may not. Laurent Picciotto’s resurrection of the Corum Watches Jolly Roger Replica Coins is a bit like that. The result could be a wild success or a total flop.
“I started the conversation within Corum Watches Used Replica around two years ago,” he recalls. “There were changes in management, new plans and other priorities that got in the way, for Corum as a whole and for me. When Jérôme Biard arrived, we resumed the conversation. And our discussions have now concluded.”
Man to man
Jérôme Biard is Corum’s new CEO. He has come up through the ranks, having worked for Richemont, and he has extensive experience in international distribution. Not incidentally, he has known Laurent Picciotto for over a decade. His arrival at Corum in the summer of 2017 gave a focus to their relationship and their shared ideas, particularly given that the founder of Chronopassion had been instrumental behind the scenes in orchestrating the return of the Bubble, which has become a pillar of Corum’s identity once again.
One of the ideas that emerged was that of bringing the Coins collection into the 21st century. As matters stand, there are things that we know, and things that we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out. In the first category: yes, Chronopassion and Corum have entered into a concrete collaboration to create a new Coins collection, which will be unveiled in Basel. The series will be made up exclusively of unique pieces. Why? Well, not for marketing reasons, given that their design has been entrusted to an external artist – a talented, disruptive, independent engraver.
The word is that there will be no more than thirty pieces per year. Chronopassion has apparently reserved half of them already for its Paris shop. Laurent Picciotto leaves us with a final hint: “We will be in the same price range as the historic Coins collections.” Which means we can expect the new collection to come in at around €20,000 apiece.
Nothing regarding the motion or presentation particularly feels just like a logical expansion of the Admiral’s Cup DNA. Something like this could make much more sense being in a Romulus collection. It does not seem plausible the relative prevalence of the Admiral’s Cup line has made it that the breeding ground for virtually every new concept Corum Bubble Watch Joker Replica would like to discharge. If they want to examine their own past, Corum will find that they’re a new excellent design creativity and aesthetic creativity. I truly want them to return the Admiral’s Cup to some location of a authentic marine or yachting differentiation and make new visual references for bits it wants to include a tourbillon chronograph into.I’ve never really been a fan of watches with aluminum instances due to their fragility. Corum has claimed that the aluminum version of the watch has some kind “ceramisation” as a coat to offer the dark grey tone. Is that supposed to imply there’s some kind of ceramic coating in the case to make it strong? I am not sure and that is not precisely what they say. Though I can say I’m further not a massive lover of matte finished grey surfaces either for watch cases. In a nutshell I think Corum has been missing a layout opportunity with its high-complication piece like this. Save whatever personality the Admiral’s Cup collection has left and make it great collection again. If it has to do with tourbillons or use of novel materials and production practices, perhaps designing a new set is a much better idea than coming up with names like “Seafender” that I’m certain that most will argue don’t have any firm being paired with a tourbillon to start with.
Speculation and fantasy
What we do not yet know is the identity of the artist concerned, and consequently the flavour of the new Coins. “You’d probably be correct in thinking that we won’t be starting out with a limited series dedicated to mimosas,” confides Laurent Picciotto, “Although I have nothing against mimosas per se…”
So we should be prepared for rock-inspired pieces, maybe with a touch of the gothic, skulls perhaps, and possibly some unusual materials, or coins from a specific era or in a specific style. It would be unwise to rule anything out. But we’ll know for sure in Basel, where Corum will unveil the collection’s introductory pieces at its booth. For now, confidence is not in short supply. Laurent Picciotto says he has some clients who “could snap up some or all of them straight away.” And that would be a great shame for the curious bystanders waiting for a glimpse of them in Basel. So you’d better not hang around. Be prepared to pay a visit to the Corum booth on the opening day, and you might just catch a rare sighting.