Thursday, October 15, 2015

CORUM Coin Watch 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

The famous Coin watch from CORUM celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and to mark this occasion the luxury watch maker is unveiling two exclusive limited editions with original US$ coins minted in 2014 .

This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first coin watch, Corum has chosen 22kt gold and 925 silver American Liberty Coins. They create a limited edition of 100 in each of the two metals, which will be sold as either a set or separately.
The first model of CORUM’s Coin collection was created in 1964 with a historic American Coin, the famous 20$ Double Eagle, stamped with the seal of liberty. The latter was launched in 1849 and remained in use until 1933, a perfect symbol of the construction and growth of the American nation. When it was withdrawn from circulation this coin discreetly became a collector’s item.

In the early seventies, CORUM was one of the first watch brands to find the perfect solution preserving these collector’s items in a watch, by making the face of the coin a true dial and protecting it with sapphire crystal. Only perfectly preserved specimens were to be used to create extraordinary timepieces. The process involved in making these particularly original watches has not changed much in half a century. It begins with a delicate horizontal cut along the side of a coin carrying a pleasing hint of historical nostalgia, and ends with setting the time on a wristwatch driven by a resolutely contemporary mechanical movement. These history loaded timepieces instantly became an icon of CORUM’s collection and were quickly seen on famous wrists, starting with those of the American presidents themselves.
The coins selected in 2014 embody the American 50$ Gold Eagle and 1$ Silver Eagle minted in 2014. Both these coins were never circulated and grace with their appearance the old 20$Double Eagle, bearing the famous American bird, emblem of freedom and Lady Liberty, adorned with an olive branch, the symbol of peace. True to CORUM’s tradition, the gold version with a diameter of slim 36mm and the silver version in an ever so bold 43mm case carry a diamond on their crowns.
Inside of these timepieces beats is an automatic CO 082 movement that oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, drives hour and minute hands and has a 42-hour power reserve. The oscillating weight engraved with the Corum coat-of-arms is beating invisibly under the back cover of the watch, representing the rear side of the coin depicting the minting year 2014. Both models are water- resistant to 30 meters for the gold version, and to 10 meters for the silver one.


Technical details
Model: Heritage Artisans Coin Watch, Gold Edition
Reference: C082/02481 - 082.645.56/0001 MU52
Limited Edition: 100 piece(s)

Movement
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21
Movement finishes: Rotor with CORUM dedicated decoration

Dial
Material: 22kt 3N yellow gold coin
Distinctive features: US50$ coin, minted in 2014
Hands: Hour and minute: Baton • Black-coloured

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 36 mm
Thickness: 7.10 mm
Case material: 3N 18kt yellow gold
Crown material: 3N 18kt yellow gold • 1 Rounddiamonds • ~ 0.17 ct
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflectivetreatment
Back type: 22kt 3N yellow gold coin
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM

Bracelet
Material: Alligator leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 19/16 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: 18kt 3N yellow gold
Buckle distinctive features:Engraved CORUM logo

Model: Heritage Artisans Coin Watch Silver Edition
Reference: C082/02495 - 082.645.01/0001 MU53
Limited Edition: 100 piece(s)

Movement
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21
Movement finishes: Rotor with CORUM dedicated decoration

Dial
Material: 925 silver coin
Distinctive features: US1$ coin, minted in 2014
Hands: Hour and minute: Baton • Black-coloured

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 43 mm
Thickness: 7.60 mm
Case material: Silver 925
Crown material: Silver 925 • 1 Round diamonds • ~ 0.17ct
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: 925 silver coin
Water-resistance: 10 meters / 1ATM

Bracelet
Material: Alligator leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 22/18 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo

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