Corum Automatic Cal.37 18ct White Gold c1978

£7,250

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Inspected, Serviced & Guaranteed

A Beautifully Well Cared For and Completely Original Example

Ultra-Fine Corum 18ct White Gold Watch, 37mm Diameter & 5mm Thin

High Grade Corum Calibre 37, 35 Jewels Movement in Sparkling Condition

Superb, Original, Unrestored and Untouched Silver Dial in Tip-Top Condition

Oversized 18ct White Gold Watch Case, 37mm Diameter, Excluding the Cabochon Crown

High-Quality New Black Alligator Strap with Corum White Gold Plated Buckle

All in Absolutely Tip-Top and Beautifully Unrestored, Stunning Condition

New High Quality Hardwood Presentation Box Included, as Shown

VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*

VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee

Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery

Free UK Special Delivery

VGW Reference: CO1348
Price £7,250

£7,250

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Corum

Since 1955, CORUM has adopted creativity and boldness as its guiding principles. It is pursuing the path traced by the founders, more loyal than ever to the iconic collections, while enriching them with a powerful modern touch bearing the hallmark of innovation and technical breakthroughs. The continuity and the longevity of its collections are not mere words at Corum: the Admiral has been sailing the oceans for 60 years, while the Bridges collection has been making its mark on watchmaking history for over 40 years. History is definitely in the making at Corum.

Description

A rare, elegant gentleman’s automatic watch in 18ct white gold in outstanding conidition.  This is an oversized watch at 37mm, excluding the Cabochon crown. This Corum watch is a slim watch at 5mm with wonderful roman numerals and thin ‘Index’ hands. This watch has a particularly interesting case having 12 sides.

The Dial

The original, unrestored and untouched silver linen dial carries roman numerals, matched with silver ‘Index’ hands. Very clean, simple and elegant. The classical, timeless design.

This dial has no seconds hand, following Patek Philippe’s signature Calatrava style. Simple, beautifully symmetrical and beautifully balanced and proportioned.

The dial carries a light linen grain which catches the light beautifully, as we have tried to demonstrate in the photographs.

This is the original dial which is unrestored and untouched yet in immaculate condition. It is as fine an example of an original as you are likely to see.

The Movement

The Corum Calibre 37 movement has just completed a full restoration by our vintage specialist watchmaker. The movement is in sparkling clean condition and working perfectly following a thorough overhaul and service. This involves dismantling the watch to all its component parts, careful inspection under high magnification, replacement where necessary with only genuine Corum parts, then careful reassembly and adjustment before final testing and calibration in 5 positions.

The watch winds, sets and runs accurately and reliably and is now running strongly and accurately within +4 seconds/day. This is outstanding for a watch movement of this age and has been confirmed on our electronic timegrapher. The watch also has a power reserve of 42 hours.  We therefore have no hesitation in offering this watch with our 12 months warranty*.

The movement is signed ‘CORUM’, ‘Swiss’, and ’Thirty Five Jewels’ with the Calibre number 37 along with serial number 129531 which dates this watch to c1978.

*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.

The Case

The totally immaculate 12 sided, deagon case in 18ct white gold is simply beautiful. The case is of an elegant two-piece design and only 5mm in depth, including the lens, making this a very slim and elegant watch.

The case measures 37mm in diameter, excluding the Cabochon crown. The case is in immaculate ‘as new’ condition leading us to believe this watch has very possibly never been worn.

Inside the case-back, the markings are all correct and signed ‘CORUM’ along with the case serial number 182826 and Swiss 18ct hallmarks. The case serial number dates the watch to c1978.

Please note, as ever our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.

The Strap & Buckle

This watch has a black alligaot strap fitted, along with a white gold-plated Corum buckle. Please note, we feel this strap matches the watch nicely, however, if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige, free of charge. We carry tan, conker, dark brown and black in stock in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin, and we can obtain most other types and colours at short notice.

The Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with this watch, all the numbers and markings on the watch are correct, dating the watch to c1978.

A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of this watch will also be provided at the time of sale, along with our unique ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If at any time, this watch proves to be anything less than totally authentic, or not as described, Vintage Gold Watches of London will offer you a full refund at any time”.

The high quality hardwood presentation box shown in the photographs is included with this watch.

In Conclusion

A wonderful vintage gold dress watch from Corum, a brand with a fine watchmaking heritage and tradition. An excellent investment as well as something to wear, use treasure and enjoy. It will make an excellent evening wear dress watch, as well as a practical, accurate and reliable timepiece to use on a day to day basis if you wish.

This will make an excellent investment and family heirloom piece. As each year passes and the world market for vintage watches expands, availability will become more limited so prices are surely destined to climb ever higher!

A word about our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very best quality watches we can find before restoring these to the highest possible standards. We then offer these at the fairest prices we can, taking into account our pre and post-sales care and service. This approach inevitably means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are a number of well known stores in West London which are very successful, charging between two to three times the price you see here. We therefore consider our prices to be fair, given the quality of watches we have to offer.

We are happy to accept PayPal as this is the quickest method of payment. However, if you wish to pay by bank transfer, we will be pleased to pass on a 3% transaction saving to you. Paying by bank transfer for a 3% saving will not affect your 12 months warranty. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or International Bank Wire Transfer, we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.

Please note, we welcome part exchanges and if you have a watch or small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.

We will be happy to service, repair or restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.

If you have any questions we will be delighted to receive your call at 020 7727 7095. If calling from overseas +44 207 727 7095.

We will be happy to answer any questions and offer advice about this or any of our watches listed for sale. If you would like some general advice regarding any aspect of vintage watches including buying, selling, or collecting, we will also be very happy to hear from you. We await your call!

Finally, please enjoy some time spent viewing our other fine vintage gold watches.

Thank you.