Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels July 2019 | Monaco LOT 207

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.