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