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 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 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
The Fake Corum Watches Uk Replica Bubble view was initially released at Baselworld, way back at the year 2000. The original Bubble was 44mm wide, which made it an outlier in those days. Along with this, the design was fairly uncommon. Watch collectors were not quite so accustomed to dangers as they are today, but nevertheless, the Corum Bubble found favour amongst a committed demographic. It’ll be interesting to understand how the re-release of the Corum Bubble is composed by a consumer base that’s much savvier than it had been at the turn of the century. The profile of this watch remains unusually towering, with one of those highest-domed crystals I’ve ever seen. The effect this has on the dial is not possible to ignore. That is appropriate in terms of style fidelity, as it completely adheres to the use of spheres throughout the watch — most obviously about the rubber-ringed crown at 3 o’clock. Furthermore, it manages to remain true to Wunderman’s unique vision, which has been inspired by a 1960s dive watch that comprised a massive crystal to withstand the pressure of deep seated exploration. But is this view just an homage, or possess Corum upgraded it considerably to appeal to a modern audience?
“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.”