Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

207 Corum A tasteful and uncommon Corum gentleman's wristwatch in white gold with feather's bird dial

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: Bird's Feather
Material: white gold
Reference N°: 57183
Year: circa 1970
Case N°: 124104
Movement N°: 135666
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 41 mm x 35 mm

Corum was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by Gaston Ries and his nephew, René Bannwart in 1955. Its name began to circulate insistently and to be known throughout the world after they presented a watch made from a $20 gold coin which immediately had a lot of success. From that moment on, Corum devoted himself to creating very special watches, with unusual shapes and using innovative materials. One of the most interesting results was the watch offered here. It appears difficult to create a man’s watch using diamonds and bird feathers but Corum succeed in this: the cushion-shaped case in 18k white gold is well preserved and embellished with an elegant sapphire cabochon. The use of two colored feathers in red and blue is totally innovative and subdivides the dial into two while to further make the watch precious there are diamond indexes at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. To complete everything there’s the original buckel with Corum logo.