FLIP A COIN

Co­rum brings back its Coin watch but with a new twist.

The Peak (Singapore) - - The Brief -

Amid the snazzy-look­ing watches from the Ad­mi­ral, Golden Bridge or Bub­ble col­lec­tions, it's easy to for­get that, within Co­rum, there ex­ists a line of sim­ple and clas­sic watches. This is where its Coin watches are po­si­tioned within the Co­rum port­fo­lio. This year, how­ever, the brand is tak­ing its phi­los­o­phy of bring­ing in­no­va­tion while pre­serv­ing tra­di­tion to watch­mak­ing, and giv­ing the Coin watches a whole new di­men­sion.

Where the pre­vi­ous ver­sions were built upon largely un­mod­i­fied one- or 20-dol­lar coins, the hobo coins used in the new Co­rum Hobo Coin watch have been metic­u­lously en­graved by free­lance artist Alek­sey Saburov. The hobo coin finds its roots in Amer­i­can cul­ture, in the era of World War I. Tra­di­tion­ally, these five-cent coins made of nickel fea­tured en­grav­ings done by trav­el­ling work­ers who crossed the con­ti­nent in freight trains, sol­diers bound for the front dur­ing World War I, or pen­ni­less artists seek­ing a fleet­ing Amer­i­can dream. Done well, these en­grav­ings marginally in­creased the value of these low-de­nom­i­na­tion coins.

Each coin dial by Saburov will come housed in a 43mm case pow­ered by an au­to­matic me­chan­i­cal move­ment. As ev­ery dial will be en­graved by hand, each will be a unique piece.

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