Today's offering showcases this exclusive, extremely fine and classic mens Corum dress watch. With its champagne dial, timeless round case, and signature Corum cabochon topped crown, it is one of Corum's more understated watches and possesses a classic and elegant luxury presentation.
This very fine and rare version features an ultra thin handwound movement, a much higher grade mechanism that what's found in most other similar vintage Corums and similar watches.
It is the same movement at times labeled as a Cartier caliber 21. We first encountered the caliber 21 in a higher-end then usual Cartier Tank - it would be similar to the more recent Collection Privee or Cartier Fine Watchmaking specialized elite level watches with higher grade movements than their traditional line.
It has six adjustments and was made by specialist firm Frederic Piguet. It is an ultra-thin movement measuring only approximately 1.73mm thick, at the time close to the record for the thinnest normal movement and in the same ballpark as the famous ultra-thins like the AP / V & C 1000/2000 movements, and even thinner than the Piaget 9p. This complete watch measures a mere 5mm thick.
We really like it - it is very elegant and extremely well-executed. It's design is very suggestive of the 60's Audemars Piguet ultra thins. It is fully Corum down to the original dial, hands, and crown.
Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Founded in 1955 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the epicentre of watchmaking, Corum is a maker of high precision, ornamental watches known by many collectors for their famous coin watches. The company's offerings, generally regarded as creative and luxurious, at times have tended toward the extravagant.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Functions: Hour and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Near mint with light signs of polishing and one light crease in the case back. Presents very nicely on the wrist.
Dimensions: 32mm diameter (without crown) by 36mm
Dial: Champagne, signed Corum, black painted baton indices, original, just short of perfect mint condition
Hands: Original, blackened gold 'batons'
Movement type: Corum handwound movement, same as Cartier caliber 21, mechanical, manually wound, ultra thin, Frederic Piguet caliber made for Corum, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, shock resistant, 17 jewels, adjusted to 6 positions
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Crystal: Acrylic, original, very good condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled by our watchmaker.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.