Corum Unveils Exclusive Collection of Re-Invented Vintage Watches

Sep 08, 2010
Since 1955, Corum has created some amazing timepieces that highlighted the history of watchmaking, including such horological classics as the Romvlvs and the Admiral’s Cup, and a true icon - the Golden Bridge. The brand has also introduced some exclusive feminine models.

This year, Corum re-issues three remarkable watches in a limited series.

The first timepiece is the Corum Golden Tube watch, dating back to 1957. It is a perfect embodiment of the distinctive style of the 1950s. The simple and geometrical design of the watch makes one feel its supremely graceful elegance.

The Golden Tube watch actually represents a 31 mm-long, 14.5 mm-in-diameter tube to be worn like a cuff-watch. It freely slides along the strap and can be wrapped around the lady’s wrist like a lucky charm.

The polished gold case of the watch demonstrates gem-set lines that make up diamond gadroons. The sides of the case are also embellished with concentric lines of gems. The lady’s watch sparkles with a total of 342 diamonds (3.58 carats). At 12 o’clock, the case features a fluted crown with a white mother-of-pearl cabochon.

The dial has been created in a few variations - decorated with diamonds or in white mother-of-pearl with diamonds at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.

The Golden Tube watch has the case crafted in white or red gold, coupled with an alligator leather strap or a gem-paved gold bracelet. It will be limited to just 30 pieces.

The second re-edition model is the Corum Chinese Hat watch. It was initially unveiled in 1958. The shape of the timepiece will actually remind you the hat of peasants you would see in the rice fields of the Middle Kingdom.

The round 33 mm-in-diameter case of the watch and its sapphire crystal are domed along the 6-12 o’clock axis, with the curves highlighted by the diamond-paved lines around the bezel. The case sparkles with 142 full-cut diamonds (2.44 carats).

The dial is created in white mother-of-pearl with three diamonds or completely paved with diamonds. Accommodating a miniature quartz movement, the case has a special time-setting corrector hidden beneath it.

The Chinese Hat watch, sculptured in red or white gold, is presented on a leather strap or gem-paved gold bracelet, and available in a limited number of 30 pieces.

The third model in the new collection is the Corum Round Golden Bridge watch.

The heart of the timepiece is the legendary C0113 baguette movement, a true micromechanical masterpiece developed by the brand 30 years ago. The mechanical hand-wound caliber is built from 140 components accommodated within a space just 33 mm long, 3 mm high and less than 5 mm thick.

The remarkable mechanism incorporates a variable-inertia balance operating at a frequency of 4 Hertz and guarantees supreme reliability and precision, as well as a 40-hour power reserve. The movement has a barrel fitted with slip-springs and a solid gold hand-engraved mainplate and bridges.

The exclusive finishing of the movement may be admired from any angle due to the unique construction of the guilloche-work dial with openworked hands and is also visible via the transparent case-back.

The Round Golden Bridge watch will be available in a limited number of 75 pieces.

The exclusive Corum watches will be available starting with the end of October in the brand’s boutiques located in Geneva, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and via ten selected retailers worldwide.

Enjoy a fine selection of majestic Corum watches:

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