Risk is the reward

  • 1958

    1958

    Chinese hat

    CORUM launched the first of their eye-catching and unique designs, the Chinese Hat, inspired by the conical hat made of straw, bamboo or leaves, which originated in East, South and Southeast Asia.
  • 1960

    Admiral

    In 1960, the first interpretation of the Admiral model was developed with a square case. On the back of the case, a sailboat was engraved by hand with the name: Admiral.
  • 1964

    Coin Watch

    The Coin Watch was created with an ultra-thin movement that is set between the front and back of an authentic gold coin, a $20 Double Eagle Coin. This model has been worn by numerous U.S. Presidents and prominent personalities including artists and Nobel Prize laureates.
  • 1966

    Romvlvs

    In 1966, the Romvlvs watch was unveiled, featuring the hour numerals engraved not on the dial, but on the bezel.
  • 1970

    Feather

    CORUM introduced the Feather watch composed of genuine bird feathers. This artistic and technical feat called for infinite patience, meticulous care, and dexterity.
  • 1976

    Rolls-Royce

    The Rolls-Royce watch once again underscored the 1976 avant-garde nature of the brand, since it represented the first ever partnership of this kind with a prestigious automobile manufacturer.
  • 1980

    Golden Bridge

    Launch of a world first: the introduction of the first Golden Bridge with its delicately hand-engraved baguette movement. A genius watchmaker, Mr Vincent Calabrese conceived the idea of creating a movement with linear gear trains, mounted within a transparent exterior and isolated in space without any visible connection. This impressively slender world- famous revolution was an immediate hit with connoisseurs and collectors of fine watches and earned CORUM the title of authentic watch manufacture. Thirty years later, this now legendary movement remains a distinctive blend of Fine Watchmaking, technical expertise, and a unique expression of the art of horology.
  • 1983

    Admiral Design Reinterpreted

    The famous Admiral design was reinterpreted with nautical pennants corresponding to the international maritime code and serving as hour-markers on a twelve-sided bezel.
  • 1993

    Admiral Tides

    The Admiral Tides watch was launched. Fitted with an exclusive CORUM movement CO277, it indicates vital information such as the lunar cycle and the time of the tides, as well as the strength of the tide, an estimation of water levels and the strength of the currents.
  • 1997

    Tabogan

    CORUM filed a patent for a new invention showcased in the Tabogan watch. Equipped with an ingenious mechanism, it allowed , the watch case to be placed in an upright position, thus transforming the wristwatch into a table clock.
  • 2001

    Trapèze

    With the launch of the Trapèze watch in 2001, CORUM created a 2001 new style evoking subtle grace. Its name evocative of its shape and large size giving it a truly timeless design.
  • 2005

    Classical Vanitas

    The Classical Vanitas marked the world premiere of marquetry-work as applied to watch dials. The stone and marble parts were meticulously cut to fit together like a mosaic.
  • 2005

    Golden Bridge Reinterpreted

    In celebration of CORUM’s 50th Anniversary, the Golden Bridge was reinterpreted in a contemporary vein, imbuing the original 1980s model with the spirit of the 21st century.
  • 2006

    Renewal of the Admiral's Cup Model

    While offering a more contemporary, boldly designed collection, CORUM maintained its essential aesthetic characteristics: the famous twelve-sided case and the nautical pennants.
  • 2007

    The Legendary Romvlvs was reborn

    In 2007, the legendary Romvlvs was reborn with an elegant and contemporary spirit, interpreting the classical codes of the brand. Its new design perpetuates the distinctive nature of its Roman numerals engraved on the bezel and is distinguished both by its double-curving case creating an elliptical effect on the bezel, and by its domed sapphire crystal.
  • 2009

    The Ti-Bridge and the new co 2007 caliber

    2009 once again revealed CORUM’s apparently inexhaustible creativity. CORUM wrote a major new chapter in its history by presenting its second in-house movement. Designed, developed and assembled within the brand’s workshops, the Ti-Bridge is the first model to house the new CO 007 caliber.
  • 2010

    CORUM Celebrated its 55th anniversary

    In 2010, CORUM celebrated its 55th anniversary, a half century of the Admiral and 30 years of the Golden Bridge. Legitimacy and a pioneering spirit are rewarded.
  • 2011

    The Baguette movement in an automatic version

    In 2011, CORUM launched its exceptional baguette movement in an automatic version – with linear winding. It heralded a new era in the legend of this unique movement.
  • 2012

    Admiral Legend 46 minute repeater acoustica

    In 2012, CORUM presented the Admiral Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica, never before had a minute repeater marked the time by chords. Dressed in the timeless features of the Legend line, this timepiece is the perfect balance between elegance and technical expertise.
  • 2013

    Ti-Bridge automatic dual winder

    In 2013 the launch of the Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder brings the first self-winding movement to the Ti-Bridge line. This new winding system –designed, developed and patented by CORUM – derives its energy from two interconnected in-line oscillating weights
  • 2014

    Admiral Acone 45 tides

    In 2014, CORUM marked the evolution of an icon among sea-lovers in a reworked design: the Admiral AC-One 45 Tides watch. Twenty one years after its launch, this model with its mechanical movement , remains a truly unique complication in the Fine Watchmaking world. Its exclusive nature forcefully reaffirms CORUM’s longstanding, solid nautical anchorage.
  • 2015

    Admiral Legend 45 flying tourbillon

    In 2015, CORUM celebrates its 60th anniversary by creating the Admiral Legend 42 Flying Tourbillon – a timepiece that reimagines the iconic haute horlogerie complication in a profound yet practical manner. Transparency plays a key role in this timepiece featuring a sapphire dial offering full view on the mechanism.
  • 2016

    Bubble relaunched

    In 2016, the Bubble watch was relaunched. Fitted with a domed double antireflective sapphire, It create a magnifying-glass effect, which is the symbol of this collection.
  • 2016

    Golden Bridge Round

    In 2016, a new round case of 43mm was introduced with the Golden Bridge line. The emblematic baguette movement was created with bridges, baseplate and decorative elements in 18K gold, for this collection.
  • 2017

    Golden Bridge Stream

    2017 showcased the launch of the Golden Bridge Stream combining cutting-edge micromechanics and monumental architecture with bridges and plate in 18kt gold and powered by an automatic movement.

Risk is the reward

Since 1955, CORUM has adopted creativity and boldness as its guiding principles

Acknowledged both for the aesthetic appeal of its models and for its technical excellence, CORUM is proud to contribute to perpetuating the time-honored values and expertise of Fine Watchmaking.

Since 1955, CORUM has adopted creativity and boldness as its guiding principles. It is pursuing the path traced by the founders, more loyal than ever to the iconic collections, while enriching them with a powerful modern touch bearing the hallmark of innovation and technical breakthroughs. The continuity and the longevity of its collections are not mere words at Corum: the Admiral has been sailing the oceans for 60 years, while the Bridges collection has been making its mark on watchmaking history for over 40 years. History is definitely in the making at Corum.

La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss town located in the Jura mountains a few kilometers from the French border. Founded in 1656, it owes its growth and renown to watchmaking. The architect, Le Corbusier, writer Blaise Cendrars and automobile maker Louis Chevrolet were born here.

It is a renowned centre of Art Nouveau and since 2009 has been classified a UNESCO World Heritage site for its typical urban landscape of the watchmaking industry. Today, it remains a very significant watchmaking center and is home to some of the most famous watchmaking manufacturers. In 1955, the year it was founded, the House of CORUM was established at La Chaux-de-Fonds.

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