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Corum Bubble Tourbillon

Corum’s Bubble is a super-ironic piece, with its domed watchglass and large size. Corum shows that there is lots of room for developing Bubble even further with two five-piece limited editions, the Bubble Tourbillon Chronograph, and the Bubble Tourbillon GMT. The Bubble Tourbillon Chronograph has a large well on the dial for the tourbillon at…

Corum Golden Bridge Round

Corum Golden Bridge Round

The Corum Golden Bridge Round is the brand’s latest version of its famous baguette movement. For the first time, it has a round case, in which the space on either side of the linear movement is filled by a lattice structure directly inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It is made in…

Corum Bubble Dani Olivier

At Baselworld 2016, Corum’s COO Davide Traxler was notably upbeat about the company’s situation, with 10,700 watches made in 2015, 8,000 sold, and three new in-house movements. His objective for 2016 is 30% growth. The new movements are made by Eterna, another brand which, like Corum itself, belongs to the Chinese holding company Citychamp Watch…

Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer

Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer

The Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer by Corum is made in two versions, one in titanium, and one in titanium with a rose gold bezel. It’s a large piece at 47 mm diameter, 17.2 mm thickness, and it is hallmarked by Corum’s characteristic nautical flags in the place of numbers, and the 12-sided bezel. It…

Davide Traxler COO of Corum

On 14 September 2015, Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Ltd., owners of Montres Corum, announced the appointment of Davide Traxler as Chief Operating Officer. He replaces Jacques-Alain Vuille, who will remain at the company. Overr the last 12 years, Traxler had previously covered several key roles at Chopard: he was CEO of Chopard Italy and of…

Corum Golden Bridge Ceramic

The Golden Bridge is one of the most famous models by Corum, and this year, 2015, marks the 35th anniversary. Back in 1980 it was the first in-line or baguette movement, based on a design developed from 1975 to 1977 by Vincent Calabrese, young watchmaker from Naples, who had patented it as Horlogerie Spatiale, but,…

Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chrono

This chronograph version of the 12-sided Admiral’s Cup was already part of the Corum collection, introduced in 2012, but this year it has seen the reintroduction of the nautical pennant hour markers that the brand are now reaffirming as an important part of their identity. Case and dial The watch is a midsize piece, with…

Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend Lady

With this collection, Corum demonstrated their desire to move into a price area different to that of most of their history: from 1,800 to 3,000 Swiss francs. These women’s watches also mark the return of the nautical pennants that have been so important for the brand. The Admiral’s Cup Legend Lady is made in two…

Corum Heritage Bubble

This is a deliciously quirky watch that was invented by Severin Wunderman in 2000, the same year that he purchased the brand Corum. He had probably seen the Rolex Deesea Special, an experimental watch with a thick domed watchglass to resist the pressure at the bottom of the Marianas Trench, about 11,000 metres down, and…

Corum

Company profile: Corum was founded in 1955 by René Bannwart, who had already acquired experience working at a number of Swiss manufacturers. His uncle Gaston Ries had owned a watchmaking workshop in the Swiss town of La Chaux-de-Fonds since 1924, and together they decided to transform this business into a watch brand. The name they…

Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Bois

The AC-One 45 Bois is a new development of the Admiral’s Cup collection by Corum, and its distinctive feature is the teak used for the dial, with the vertical joint lines reminiscent of classic yachts. The large 45mm case has the twelve-sided Admiral’s Cup shape, but overall it has a tougher look created by rugged…

Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 60th Anniversary

In its 60th anniversary year, Corum caused quite a surprise at Baselworld 2015 by introducing a series of quartz watches, vastly extending the price range of its watches. Another significant move was the return to the nautical pennant hour markers that have become one of the brand’s distinctive characteristics. This tourbillon watch, made to celebrate…

Golden dragon for the golden bridge

No prizes for guessing which market Corum was thinking of with the Golden Bridge Dragon. The watch is based on the manually-wound linear movement CO 113, an arrangement which has been a Corum speciality since 1980. It is built along a vertical axis, and this linear design is enhanced by the position of the crown at…