This really does qualify as a historic creation – for Corum Watches 18k-yellow-gold and for watchmaking as a whole. First dreamed up in 1964, the design is so singular that it has had a lasting impact on two consecutive generations of collectors – and presidents! George Bush Sr, Ronald Reagan, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton have all worn the Coin, as have a number of leading figures in art and design, including Andy Warhol.
And now, no fewer than three new models have been unveiled, two of them of American inspiration and powered by a Corum Watches Ranking CO 082 automatic caliber, boasting a guaranteed 42-hour power reserve. The first has a sapphire set in its crown; the second, a diamond.
The dial of the first is an authentic dollar coin, made from sterling silver. Two blue-tinted steel hands glide over the emblematic eagle of the United States of America, their hue exactly matching that of the Corum Watches For Sale Uk name, stencilled on the underside of the crystal, and the colour of the alligator strap. The second uses a genuine “Double Eagle” coin, made from 22-carat yellow gold. Black hands and a black strap add a touch of contrast. To ensure the beauty of this rare timepiece shines out unimpeded, Corum has chosen to not feature its name on the dial – thus making this Coin even more of a rarity.
Heritage Artisans Coin Watch made with a double eagle gold coin © Corum
A 43-millimetre case houses a coin commemorating the anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel – minted in 1973 for the 25th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion on May 14, 1948. The commemorative Coin is intentionally sober, featuring a silver case encircling the coin – over which two slim, black hands sweep. The same colour has been used for the alligator strap. This piece is also powered by a Corum CO 082 automatic caliber, with a guaranteed 42-hour power reserve.
Heritage Artisans Coin Watch celebrating the anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel © Corum
“This case structure allows us to use coins from currencies the world over – and makes all sorts of custom options possible,” concludes Corum’s CEO Jérôme Biard. “The three new Coin Watches also demonstrate that our Heritage collection is very much alive. Our heritage is not immutable; rather, it is living, creative, and constantly changing. First designed in 1964, these watches remain very much up-to-date – and continue to fuel the enthusiasm of our designers and collectors alike.”
In 2015, Corum revived its favorite Bubble watch with three brand new models. One of them was that the Corum Bubble Skeleton. The Bubble watch has become something of an icon for Corum and it is not tough to see why – particularly with this domed sapphire crystal. For 2017, Corum is updating the Bubble Skeleton, also called the Corum Bubble 47 Squelette view, by providing it in 3 brand new glowing colorways and at a lower cost compared to 2015 Bubble Skeleton.Corum, in case you’ve forgotten, was acquired by China Haidian Holdings (currently called Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited) in 2013. Following the purchase, the brand set about consolidating its set and trying to construct a more concentrated portfolio of products. The Bubble view was revived as a part of that. The decision to generate the Bubble watch a priority is a pretty astute one, in my estimation. A strong, different look is just one of the hallmarks of a thriving watch and also the Bubble watch surely fulfills this requirement thanks to its impressive domed sapphire crystal.Therefore, the new Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches for 2017 don’t stray far from this formulation. These new watches come in the same 47mm situation as the Bubble watches from 2015. Made from stainless steel, it’s a fairly generic looking round case, and the only really noteworthy thing about it is the big bubble-shaped crown.The dial is where the majority of the modifications are found. While the older Bubble Skeleton had a rather plain skeletonized grey dial, the newest Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches will probably include brightly colored dials. There are three colorways, however, the differences between both are rather minor. If you look closely, you can see that the main skeletonized plate is gloomy, but the bigger plates and bridges have been painted in blue, black, green, or purple, depending upon the reference.The other main difference is in the palms. The Bubble Skeleton view from 2015 had skeletonized hands, but the newest Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches have solid hands painted with Super-Luminova in precisely the exact same color as the watch’s movement plates. Another fun detail about the new Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches would be the lollipop-style moments hand, which likewise has Super-Luminova painted at the same color as the movement plates. The hands are also incredibly big, presumably to increase legibility against the skeletonized dial.