Established in 1955 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by uncle and nephew duo Gaston Ries and Renee Bannwart, Corum is known for its high-quality watches that shine a light on its aesthetic appeal as well as its technical performance and perfections.
The Corum Way
Holding true to the traditions of fine Swiss watchmaking, Corum’s watches are recognized for the seamless blending of age-old practices with modern cutting-edge technologies. Making use of the flexibility that design software and matching technologies offer, the brand ensures that each watch meets the highest standards of appearance, precision and performance. Since its beginning, with the designs and approach, Corum has displayed a forward-thinking approach that has kept them at the forefront of the horological world.
The brand’s watches offer a timeless continuity which is evidenced in the fact that the demand for these pieces is as strong today as it was the 30-50 years in the past when the collections first debuted. Producing in the vicinity of 16,000 watches a year, Corum offers three iconic collections powered by mechanical movements – Corum Bridges, Admiral’s Cup, and the Heritage collection.
Their flagship complication model, the Golden Bridge was launched in 1980 and 35 years later, it is still considered an unmatched creation in haute horlogerie. With its distinct 12-sided case (a 1983 reinterpretation of the original 1960 design) and iconic associations with the world of sailing, the Admiral’s Cup collection is Corum’s sport avatar; the collection that paved the way for the brand’s immense success. The Heritage collection is a line that draws attention to Corum’s traditions and unbridled creativity; a truly eternal collection of timepieces.
A Pre-Owned Corum
The estate watch market gives established and budding watch enthusiasts the chance to get their hands on iconic watches at a very reasonable price; with the simple, interesting and really out there designs, Corum watches are a great conversation starter! Hunting for a pre-owned Corum watch is not only an exciting experience, but one guaranteed to end with a treasure. One such treasure that can be found is the Corum gold coin watch – made using the US $20 gold pieces, discontinued in the early 30s, these watches are scarce and more likely to be found in the pre-owned watches market. Then consider their limited edition pieces…so dive in and who knows what you’ll find!