04/07/2013 - 21:25
I would love to show you
04/05/2013 - 21:59
What I just bought, but damn iPad... Oh, and i didn't collect the watch yet! G
The Big Tease %-) nt
04/05/2013 - 22:05
oh hury up!
04/06/2013 - 00:16
Not on my wrist yet, but on the way!
04/05/2013 - 22:27
A special surprise on the back, will share after it is received. A nice watch for the free "Spirits" in the group. Hope you are all going to have a fun and sunny weekend. Best, Tim
my 1st independent! Love Peter's pieces (nt)
04/06/2013 - 00:07
Re: Ed's wrist shot....another beauty
04/06/2013 - 15:18
I apologise for my arrogance, but what is the name of this unique piece? Thnx
DeBethune DB28 (nt)
04/06/2013 - 18:49
Transarctic? Do you have the story behind this model?
04/07/2013 - 21:25
04/08/2013 - 04:09
I'm afraid that I can't shed much light on this model, as there is very little available material on the early Corums. The company is relatively young, having been founded in 1955, and this was one of their earlier models. It was produced in the late '50s through early '60s, and in rather small numbers. Some were cased in gold, and some also referenced the models Longchamp and/or Journal (denoting date) on the dials. My hypothesis is that they were produced to compete with the successful Omega Constellation and Longines Conquest models, as the similarities in both design and quality are striking. The "Transarctic" reference could have implied a cross-marketing campaign with some airline (à la the UG Polerouter), but I haven't found any hard evidence to support this. Corum soon went in a less traditional direction when they began to house their watches in gold coins, as well as developing sailing themed watches, leaving this model to be a distant reminder of the company's early, classical roots. Cheers, Tony C.
04/09/2013 - 13:39