This really does qualify as a historic creation – for Corum 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 Prices Malaysia Replica 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 2010 Replica 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.
Although legibility may be somewhat affected by the distortions brought about by the heavily domed crystal, Corum addresses that by giving the Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon large leaf-shaped hands adorned with white Super-LumiNova. The movement powering the Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon watch is your CO 016. It’s an automated movement that is based on a micro-rotor for winding. The micro-rotor features the Corum key in 18k red gold. Power book is a really respectable 72 hours, and also the motion beats in 3Hz. However, Corum’s boldness to go against the grain and its almost reckless attitude toward design makes it rather cool, especially for watch fans who appreciate a few quirkiness and individualism. The simple fact it is a exceptional piece is just the cherry on the cake. The Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon watch is priced at 103,000 Swiss francs (approximately US $100,500). Though Corum has done some interesting work with their Bridge collection throughout time, it’s the Admiral’s Cup that marks the newest strongest and most recognizable design language. For 2016, Corum has released the Corum Admiral Legend 42 Automobile and Admiral Legend 42 Chronograph watches which serve as a great counterpart to some of the more unusual pieces like the Bubble watch that has been reintroduced annually. We have got four fascinating watches to pay here, so let’s get started.
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 Watches Watch Snob Replica 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.”