Corum: Celebrating heritage
Swiss watchmaker Corum releases two limited-edition timepieces to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Corum Coin Watch.
The brand unveiled two models based on American coins, minted in 2014 and carrying the emblem of the American eagle – the symbol of freedom. Each model is produced in a unique series of 100 copies. The 22k gold version has a 36mm dial, while the silver one boasts a 43mm dial. Each piece, nonetheless, has a diamond on the crown. The collection boasts more than 150 references divided into four collections: Admiral’s Cup, Romvlvs, Golden Bridge and Artisans.
The watches are equipped with automatic CO082 movement. They beat at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and have a power reserve of 42 hours. These two models are water-resistant up to 30 metres for the gold version and ten for the silver.
René Bannwart and his uncle, Gaston Ries, founded Corum in 1955. The brand has since witnessed tremendous success; the Coin Watch model has been worn by many US presidents and celebrities. The first model Corum Coin was created in 1964 with the historic $20 Double Eagle; it remains a coveted collector’s item. The house has always showcased creativity, technique but also an immense respect for fine watchmaking.