Van Halen was the catalyst kicking off Elizabeth Doerr’s lifelong passion for rock music as the first band she stumbled across in this genre (but most certainly not the last). One cursory listen to “Eruption” and she was hooked on rock for life. With the sad news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing on October 6, 2020, she therefore takes a look at three tasteful and fun watches the guitar god owned and wore.
Martin Green likes the new Admiral 42 Automatic Bronze models because Corum presents the bronze of the case in a rawer form. If he owned one, he would be excited about seeing the hues of the case change along with his voyage through life. What about you, do you agree?
Watch spotting on celebrity wrists can be a lot of fun if you’re watching a movie or TV show. Oh, who is Elizabeth kidding? It’s always a lot of fun. Here she shares five watches that caught her eye on the wrists of celebrities over the last couple of weeks.
To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Corum invited a few people to its manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds to look at some lovely vintage pieces and talk about what the brand has meant to the history of watchmaking. Elizabeth Doerr shares her visit, and visuals, here.
When writing ‘Bridging Art and Mechanics: The Unabridged Story of the Corum Golden Bridge,’ Elizabeth Doerr discovered much more about Corum’s artistic co-founder, René Bannwart, including the fact that he was the creator of Omega’s flagship Constellation and Seamaster lines.
Now, please don’t take this title the wrong way: this list is not definitive. Which is why it is not entitled “The 5 Most Innovative Wristwatches Ever Made.” This list could have encompassed 15 or even 20 innovative wristwatches! And there are surely differing opinions. However, for Elizabeth Doerr, these five timepieces encompass comprehensive parts of what is great about the modern world of wristwatches.
Ian has a fairly narrow frame of reference when it comes to buying watches for himself: his taste runs to independents, in-house movements, and superlative hand-finishing. So why on earth is he typing about the Corum Bubble, which is from a big (for him) brand and outfitted with an ETA 2892 movement with an industrial finish? Here he explains why.
Since the model’s launch earlier in 2018, Sabine has a new favorite Bubble: the Bubble 47 Central Tourbillon, also christened the Bubble Swoosh. As the name implies, it is the first Bubble to feature a centrally placed tourbillon.
Corum re-introduces its classic Coin Watch with a twist: the Hobo Coin comprises the concept of vintage hobo coins and unique engraving to resurrect a nineteenth-century art form and bring it forward to the twenty-first century.
The pounding of the drum backbeat and tick-tick-ticking of the mechanical watch form the background of my life, day in and day out. But what do these two fields concretely have in common?