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Lot 16 (Watches, 30th July 2020)

CORUM.
5 DOLLAR RED INDIAN HEAD

CORUM.
A RARE MEN'S 18K YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMONDS QUARTZ WRISTWATCH

Model: 5 Dollar Red Indian Head
Date: Circa 1990's
Movement: Signed, 215796
Dial: Signed, US$5 coin with a coloured embossed American Indian enhanced by diamond-set stars, black sword hands
Case: 18K yellow gold coin case, snap on back engraved "United States of America ", Five Dollars", "E pluridus Unum", "In good we trust" with and embossed eagle, diamond set crown
Strap: Signed, black, signed, plated buckle
Size: 31mm
Accompaniments: Grey travel pouch

This beautiful and colourful watch is part of the modern version of Corum's Coin Watches. It mostly kept elements of the orignal and vintage versions, such as the coined edges, the hands and crown, the straight lugs, and the reliable movement, but it also implemented some innovations, such as the "split coin method", dividing the coin down its middle, using its front for the dial and the back as the caseback for the watch; not to mention the beautiful black-varnished hands to match the black alligator strap. Overall the modern version is more refined in its finishing; the quality of the polishing is better and it can be appreciated in the edges of the case and bezel, resulting into a cleaner appearance. Contributing to the history of horology, the Corum Coin Watch remained since its launch in 1964 an unusual and whimsical dress watch, unlike any other and faithful to the original styling, entering important collections of American presidents and famed artists like Andy Warhol.

31mm.

Sold for £1,375

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