Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

23 Corum Tasteful and Rare Rectangular Shaped Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Very Beautifull Tiger Eye Dial

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Lot Description

Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1980s
Case N°: 122506
Caliber: 2512
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 121084
Bracelet: Leather
Dimensions: 35x29mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: tag

Corum was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by Gaston Ries and his nephew, René Bannwart in 1955. The name come form the latin word “quorum”, which denotes the minimum number of persons required to approve a decision. This fascinated the two men who decided to adopt it simplifying it in the now well know Corum. This name began to circulate insistently and to be renowned throughout the world after they presented a watch made from a $20 gold coin which immediately had a lot of success. The two partners understood how this kind of very particular objects could be appreciated by the market, and since then they have dedicated themselves to creating watches with unusual shapes and using innovative materials. Creativity and boldness are on the basis of basically all Corum’s watches, such as the present example realized using the very appreciated hard stone of tiger-eye. First of all the 18k yellow gold case has the special shape now typical of Corum: rectangular with very long basis, massive lugs, winding-crown set with a cabochon sapphire and sapphire crystal, it is perfect for both man and lady’s wrists. This lot, moreover is nicely preserved also offering the original Corum’s tag. The dial, as previously said, has been realized with the tiger-eye stone, whose gilded streaks perfectly match with the color of the case. The whole quadrant is very essential, with only the two dauphine hands in gold, the horologist’s signature “Corum” and the key pointing skywards logo, symbol of mysteries waiting to be unlocked, a reminder of the ingenuity and perseverance a watchmaker must possess if he wants to master time. Complete with a leather strap with Corum buckle, this watch is a very interesting and special example of dress watch.