Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

19 Corum Rare and elegant, Buckingham wristwatch, in yellow gold, with feather bird dial, reference 57 183

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 10,400

Model: Buckingham
Reference: 57183
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 124081
Movement N°: 103210
Dimensions: 42 × 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Corum was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by Gaston Ries and his nephew, René Bannwart in 1955. The name comes from 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-known Corum. The two partners understood how 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 bird’s feather. First of all, the 18k yellow-gold case has the special shape now typical of Corum: rectangular with a very long basis, small lugs, winding crown at 3 o’clock and sapphire crystal, it is perfect for both man and lady’s wrists. The dial, as previously said, uses the vertical zebra texture of the bird’s feather to contrast with the horizontal striped structure of the edges. Completed with a leather strap, this watch is a very interesting and special example of dress watch.