This is one of the most beautiful and alluring homage Corum timepieces to come on the market in a while. The historical Grand Precis watch not only pays tribute to a timepiece from 1957, but also holds the historical movement in its wonderful reinterpreted case.
In 1957, two years after its 1955 founding, Corum presented a 100-piece limited-edition collection in 18-karat gold that was a superb hit. Recently the brand found several of those original movements – the CO 162 hand wound caliber – beating at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour – and put together two new limited-editions as celebration timepieces with a case similar to the original but with a diameter slightly larger at 38.5mm compared to the 1957 piece, which was 36mm.
The movements are decorated following the exact techniques that were used at the time of the original Grand Precis production. The watch offers hour, minute and small second, and 38 hours of power reserve. It is created in 18-karat rose gold or white gold with a sapphire crystal. The dial is champagne with a vertical brushed finish and applied indexes in either red gilded or white gold coating depending on the model. The Grand Precis logo has been transferred onto the dial of this fine vintage-inspired timepiece. For distinctive appeal, it is finished with a crocodile strap. Just 100 pieces will be made in 18-karat rose gold ($14,500), and 50 pieces will be made in white gold ($16,750) for worldwide distribution. This is one watch you want to get on the waiting list for now!