Swiss watchmaker Montres Corum is responsible for creating the finest limited edition watches in the world. Montres Corum raises the bar and sets high standards for every watch design this innovative company creates. The bold, striking watches such as the Admiral's Cup collection and the Golden Bridge collection are sophisticated and highly sought after. These rare, distinct, and unique watches are well known and finely crafted.
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland was the Montres Corum birthplace. An uncle, Gaston Ries, and his nephew, Renee Bannwart, set out on a splendid watch-making journey over sixty years ago, in 1955. The very first best-seller the growing company had was a beautiful, hand-crafted watch made out of a $20 gold piece. The $20 gold piece was actually set into the dial of the watch. After that, it was smooth sailing for Montres Corum, better known as Corum.
The "World Premiers" collection was a big hit, the Golden Bridge Collection is well-known and highly sought after. Several watches have been created in commemoration of certain presidents, as well as other historical figures. As recently as 2007, Montres Corum took on a new project and created the World Series of Poker watches. The imaginative, creative, and glamorous watches Montres Corum created led to this leading watch-making company becoming the exclusive watch maker of the World Series of Poker.
Owning a Montres Corum watch is a privilege, a sign of impeccable taste, and will make you the envy of all around you. Here are 10 of their finest timepieces.
1. Corum Admiral's Cup Tides 48 - $32,700
This elegant mens watch is made of fine 18K rose gold, has a solid back, creamy brown dial color, and is automatic. Along with an hours, minutes, and seconds function, this elegant, multi-functional watch has more to offer. Additional functions include tide coefficients, daily indication of tide times, the date, and tide progress. It is also water resistant and can be sued for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The Admiral's Cup collection has a unique feature of brightly colored pennants with the numbers.
2. Corum Golden Bridge - $34,249
One of Montres Corum's finest men's watch collections is the Corum Golden Bridge. This elegant watch is made of a lustrous 18K rose gold, has a black alligator leather band, a transparent skeleton dial, is automatic, and has a transparent casing back. This rare and unique watch is water resistant up to 30 meters and has four tiny sapphires formed in the frame.
3. Corum Heritage Vintage Ingot - $18,950
This visually appealing gold watch displays vintage accents reminiscent of the 1970's. The unique characteristics of this elegant watch is the dial. The unique dial is composed of a genuine 15 gram 24K yellow gold ingot. Engraved on the dial are the numbers 999.9, which stand for the finest, most pure degree to which this precious metal is available. The casing is composed of 18K yellow gold in a rectangular shape. The famous Corum key is proudly displayed, along with a delicate black crocodile leather strap to hold the watch in place.
4. Corum Men's Tourbillon - $505,500
This finely crafted men's watch is a limited edition piece with only 25 ever made. Made of 18K white gold and sapphire scratch resistant crystal, with a black alligator leather strap this is an exquisitely beautiful watch. This is a large size watch with a round casing, silver skeleton dial, and 18K white gold bezel.
5. Corum Ti-Bridge Tourbillon - $67,300
This is a limited edition modern, charcoal grey watch with only 50 pieces made. The square casing, elegant bezel, and case back are all made of smooth black PVD titanium. This hand wound handsome watch is made with anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The crown is engraved with the well-known Corum key displayed, and the wrist strap is a gorgeous black crocodile leather.
6. Corum Israel Quartz - $2,000 and Up
This delicate men's watch was made in the 1970's. Made of 18K yellow gold, this fine watch is a rare treasure. The uniqueness of this rare watch is that the dial is embossed with an Israeli Jewish State Coin. The 12 Stars of David, the 12 Tribes of Israel, and an inscription reading "Long Live the People of Israel" are included on the dial. The band is made of Corum leather and due to its age is now considered a vintage piece.
7. Corum Lyndon Johnson Inauguration Watch - $5,000 to $8,000
Owning this unique, vintage watch is like wearing a chunk of history on your wrist. To commemorate President Lyndon Johnson, the 36th president, only two pieces of this unique watch were ever created. One was given to the president himself. Made of fine 18K yellow gold, this delicate, thin watch was created in the 1960's. The dial of the watch features a map of the United States of America along with engraving. The snap-on case back feautures a bas-relief of President Lyndon Johnson's head.
8. Corum Tourbillon - $90,272 to $128,960
This fine watch is a rare limited edition with manual winding. This elegant watch is composed of a gorgeous 18K white gold case and a dazzling bezel made of fine diamonds. The Corum key is prominently shown and this rare watch dazzles and sparkles with a flick of the wrist.
9. Corum Golden Tourbillon Panoramique Platinum - $293,400
With a transparent dial made of sapphire crystal and a black crocodile leather strap, this unique Coram watch is a delightful find. This fine watch is made of 18K white gold, has a manual wind, and is water resistant up to 50 meters or 165 feet.
10. Corum 18K and Diamond Boutique Watch - $14,375
This classic, limited edition watch is very rare. The elegant rectangular case is made of Lucite. The beautiful bezel is made of 18K yellow gold with fine diamonds. The Sapphire crystal is scratch resistant, the wind is manual, and the strap is made of gorgeous black leather. Even the little hour and minute hands are made with diamonds. This rare find looks glamorous, dazzling, and stunning on your wrist.
Montres Corum is an innovative and unique company that creates limited edition watches like no other. They strive to create high-quality watches that inspire and awe those that wear them. Whether you prefer a rare, vintage watch, a newer, modern watch, or one of the beautiful collections Montres Corum has to offer, you will fall in love with the fine craftsmanship put into each and every watch they make.
Written by Garrett Parker
Read more posts by Garrett Parker