Posted at 1:27:54 PM in Corum (5)
The emblem of Corum watch, a key pointing skywards, is a symbol of adventurous curiosity, tenacity, exploration, inventiveness, and the boldness that is required to gain mastery over time. This is the insignia that stands for the watchmaking brand founded by Rene Bannwart and Gaston Ries at La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1955. Innovative and daring, the company is recognized even among its peers as one of the most creative in the industry. The Admiral’s Cup, the brand’s trademark model, was launched in 1966 by the second generation of Bannwart watchmakers. Over the fruitful years of Corum, this model has grown into a flagship collection of classic and elegant timepieces that endure tough conditions and are mainstays in the international sports scene. This year, Corum welcomes the newest addition to the set – the Admiral’s Cup AC One 45 Chronograph, which comes with an innovative case but still inspired by the nautical, twelve-sided bezel of the original 1966 design.
Next time you need a trustworthy timepiece, check out the Corum key emblem at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Posted at 5:45:47 AM in Corum (5)
Since its foundation in 1955, Corum has populated the horologie world with its high-quality watch collections containing distinct and innovative designs, and equipped with urbane and unique mechanical movements housed in a rectangular parallelepiped section called Bridge Movement. Being the earliest movement, the Golden Bridge Movement is composed of 140 components, with bridges and plates of fine gold, carefully assembled under the nine-step construction process. This legendary bridge movement gave way to the development of the Ti-Bridge Movement launched in 2009. Mainly centered on titanium, it is composed of 137 components assembled in the 10 steps of production. Formally termed as “Caliber CO 007”, the bridge takes advantage of the lightness of titanium metal and the exceptional technical characteristics of the design. These bridges give unmatched quality and performance to your watch. Embedded in every Corum watch, which is carefully checked both in the technical and esthetic aspects, are the bran's characteristic high-end technology and superior design quality. Get one at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – authorized dealer for Corum watches.
Posted at 11:33:41 PM in Corum (5)
Corum is known for coming up with oddly fresh concepts for its luxury timepieces. Miss Golden Bridge is one of its stunningly peculiar creations. Inspired by the aesthetic characteristics of the golden bridge, this ladies’ wrist watch carries a dial on a thin strip of semi-exposed movement encased in diamond-studded white or red gold case held in place by black, crocodile leather straps. The narrow strip of precious metal that supports the hands of the watch and the movement mechanism itself resembles a stretch of bridge made of gold. The crystal that protects this delicate contraption is sapphire with anti-reflective treatment. The case is mounted with as many as 90 pieces of fine diamond and engraved by the Corum key logo. With Miss Golden Bridge, Corum wants to prove that there are no limits to what the mind’s eye can conceive even in an exacting craft like watchmaking. To view more of Corum’s runaway watches, visit Shreve & Co. Post Street, San Francisco – authorized dealer of Corum timepieces.
Posted at 12:00:00 AM in Corum (5)
In 2007, Champions raise and fold on the table of the World Series of Poker on TV. But the true connoisseur would not only notice the brilliant plays in the game but also the bracelets the winners get to keep. The coveted Main Event bracelet has 120 diamonds on 136 grams of 18 carat white gold. The Ladies World Champion gets one that is fitted with four black diamonds, two rubies, and 87 blue sapphires. These spectacles wouldn’t be possible without the masters behind these pieces: Corum. Corum is exclusive. It aligns only to brands and people that deserve the high quality standard craftsmanship and art that only Corum can provide. This is apparent upon the release of a £998,000 watch deemed the Corum Classical Billionaire Tourbillion. This is only one of the many high quality and expensively priced watches in their collection. From the Artisan Timepieces with dials depicting wild animals to the Admiral’s Cup which continues to be the benchmark of sheer brilliance, Corum continues to wow collectors with amazing engineering, creativity and durability through the years. To be part of the select few, visit Shreve & Co. - authorized dealer for Corum watches.
Posted at 12:00:00 AM in Corum (5)
If price is a mark of quality and stature, Corum got it nailed down. The brand stands for high-value and quality timepieces that are often released in limited editions. If you own a Corum, you are the lucky few who enjoy the premium reputation the brand exudes. One masterpiece, the Corum Classical Billionaire Tourbillon, fetches nearly a million pounds, with some Tourbillion versions starting at 325,000 pounds. The expensive but stylish brand was started in 1955 by founders Gaston Ries and Renee Bannwart, which, a classic story goes: they created a gold wristwatch out of a $20-dollar coin and it became a hit among watch lovers. Corum furthered its world reputation when it released its Admiral’s Cup chronograph line that today is available in myriad manufacture of stainless steel, titanium, rose and yellow gold. Likewise, Corum is known for its “World Premiers” collection released on limited supply each year. Its other limited editions, prized for their fine workmanship and elegant style, include the Golden Bridge with its sapphire sides; the Coin Watch with a diamond bezel; and Artisan Timepieces, with its beautifully crafted dials of wild animals, exotic places, and historic scenes among others.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Corum.
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