Going back in time, the first model of Corum’s Coin collection was created in 1964 with a historic American Coin, the famous 20$ Double Eagle, stamped with the seal of liberty. The latter was launched in 1849 and remained in use until 1933, a perfect symbol of the construction and growth of the American nation.
In the early seventies, Corum was one of the first watch brands to find the perfect solution preserving these collector’s items in a watch, by making the face of the coin a true dial and protecting it with sapphire crystal. These history-loaded timepieces instantly became an icon of Corum’s collection and were quickly seen on famous wrists, starting with those of the American presidents themselves.
The two exclusive limited edition revealed today incorporate coins that embody the American 50$ Gold Eagle and 1$ Silver Eagle minted in 2014.
True to Corum’s tradition, the gold version measures 36mm and is water-resistant to 30 m while the 43mm silver version is water-resistant to 10m. They are fitted with a black leather strap.
Beating at the heart of these timepieces, representing historical roots and modern technical flawlessness, is an automatic CO 082 movement. It oscillates at 28,800 vphour, drives hour and minute hands and has a 42-hour power reserve. The oscillating weight engraved with the Corum coat-of-arms is beating invisibly under the back cover of the watch, representing the rear side of the coin depicting the minting year 2014.
The timepieces create a limited edition of 100 in each of the two metals, which will be sold as either a set or separately.