Review: Corum Heritage Diphylleia
Corum expands its Heritage collection with a timepiece that blooms on the wrist.
Corum’s creations for women span a wide range and appeal to an equally diverse group of female watch lovers. From the display of feather marquetry in the Heritage Artisans Feather watch to the play of D color diamonds on the high jewelry version of the Golden Bridge, there’s something for everyone whatever her preferences.
The brand explored the feminine side of watchmaking earlier this year with the Heritage Diphylleia, where a flower has been sculpted out of a watch. The diphylleia that inspired the timepiece is also known as the skeleton flower, and has a unique property – its petals acquire a lace-like translucency when they are wet. The Heritage Diphylleia alludes to this effect with a bezel that’s set with 22 diamonds totalling 5.3 carats, and an inner flange of mother-of-pearl. Together, these two elements sparkle and shimmer, not unlike a dew covered diphylleia in the early morning.
On the watchmaking front, the Heritage Diphylleia features a skeletonised movement, which has its plates and bridges engraved with a floral motif. Besides keeping the theme consistent, the openworked movement also offers views through the timepiece to enhance the perception of lightness and airiness. This watch is available in both rose gold and white gold, but in extremely limited runs of just eight and 18 pieces respectively.
This article was first published in World of Watches: Jewellery.