Model: Mens Dress Corum 18kt yellow Manual Wind Movement, Ultra Thin
Movement Serial: 42562
Case Serial: 579130
Production Date: 1960’s
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Corum is a Swiss watch manufacturer, which ranks amongst the most prestigious in the world. Their philosophy is simple, “superb craftsmanship combined with the endless search for beauty and innovation" and is still in effect. In my opinion they succeeded in upholding their beliefs when this antique men's dress watch was designed. This is an ultra thin man's dress Corum in an 18kt yellow gold case with attached leather strap. I have done some research online and cannot find any information on a model name for the watch, so I have nicknamed it a ‘micro-thin’ , since it is so slim, measuring less than 6mm thick including the crystal. It measures 33mm from outside the crown to the 9 o’clock position. The dial is refinished in gloss black and without numerals; instead it has simple hash markers, stick hands and the Corum name and logo at the 12 o’clock position. The band is non-original in gloss black, genuine crocodile, lightly padded and stitched in 16mm. The crystal is genuine manufactured in synthetic sapphire, with a slight dome. The crown is most likely original, genuine Corum, gold with a blue cabochon. There is no engraving, or stamp on the case back and inside is stamped the case serial number 579130 and hallmarked Corum. This piece is considered triple signed in that the case back, dial and movement are all signed Corum.
The movement is manual wind, and as before mentioned, extremely high quality and exceptionally thin, containing 18 jewels, with movement serial number 42562. This movement has a Swiss bridge code stamped on it of TYD, which seems to be un-documented as to who produced it; could be Corum, but without a factory stamp, it's difficult to say. The only thing I can say, without a doubt is it is extremely high grade. I have recently serviced it and it is in excellent working condition. There is no serial number runs available for Corum, so I based my estimated manufacture date on the movement and case styling. I am estimating production as sometime in the 1960’s.
I have always loved this watch, from the stand point of appearance as well as the marvel of its extreme thinness. The engineering of this movement is something to behold, and is of the highest quality. Right up with Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, and Piaget. I love the slim line, which would make this an ultimate dress watch, as well as perfect for the professional. The black dial is extremely clean and versatile, going well with pretty much any other colors. From an engineering aspect, this watch belongs in any collection.