Corum watches, founded in 1955 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by watchmakers Gaston Ries and Renee Bannwart is renowned for its innovative design and impeccable craftsmanship. Although the brand is relatively young, compared to watch brands with greater longevity, Corum is one of the most highly regarded and respected Swiss watchmakers in the world today.
The brand immediately rose to fame and popularity with the introduction of the $20 Coin Watch in the early 1960’s, which featured a genuine $20 gold coin on the dial, encased in an 18K gold with a precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Newer models of the Coin Watch are still being produced today, however with silver dollar coin dials along with premium Swiss-made automatic or quartz movements.
In the early 1960’s, Corum became the official watchmaker of the Admiral’s Cup International Annual Yachting Regatta, an affiliation which still continues today. Although the original Corum Admiral’s Cup timepieces with square-shaped models have transformed through the years to rounded contoured cases with 12-sided, dodecagonal bezels, the timepiece’s stature and quality have remained the same.
The brand’s innovative, cutting-edge designs and superlative craftsmanship are also leading factors of its widespread appeal. The Bridge automatic complication introduced in 1980, featuring a linear baguette movement is still being featured today in the brand’s Gerard Sene and Bridge series.
Both the Corum Trapeze and Bubble watch collections introduced in the early 2000’s are highly regarded for their bold and captivating designs. Featuring a dramatic trapezoid shaped case in lustrous 18K gold or polished steel and presented on attractive multi-link bracelet of colorful exotic-skin leather strap, the Corum Trapeze watch was a popular choice for men and women.
With a dramatic bubble-shaped convex sapphire crystal, colorful dial and matching exotic-skin strap, the Corum Bubble Watch was the watch to wear and be seen in during the 2000’s. Impressive in size with a case measuring 45mm in diameter and 15mm, the Corum Bubble watch was a leader in today’s bold oversized watch movement and is expected to be making a return to the watch market this year.
You’ll find many Corum men’s and women’s watches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com including styles from both the Admiral’s Cup and Gerard Sene series. The Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One Automatic men’s watch is expertly crafted inside and out with a Tonneau shaped case in lightweight, yet durable titanium and handsome black alligator leather strap.
The twelve-sized 18K rose gold bezel surrounds the textured gunmetal dial with three subdials, rose gold-tone luminous hands and hour markers. An exhibition case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.
The Gerard Sene Limited Edition automatic men’s watch makes a statement with a bold 43mm wide Tonneau shaped case in durable, lightweight titanium and a genuine black alligator strap. The dark gray skeleton dial and semi exhibition case back lets you see the patented Corum bridge automatic movement inside.
Both watches have sapphire crystals above the dials and costly deployment clasps on the straps for added convenience.
Complimentary delivery and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at The Watchery.com.