Large Corum Rolls Royce 18K White Gold & Diamond
Corum Rolls Royce in 18K solid white gold with original set diamonds from the 1970s. This being the rarer large size model with a case width of 40mm and manual wind movement. This eccentric timepiece in the design of the Rolls Royce grill with finely crafted Spirit of Ecstasy is much admired and sought after by collectors. It comes with its original Corum black leather strap and Corum stainless steel pin buckle.
Corum, Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce Grill
Production of these wristwatches first began in June 1976 and they were sold at the well established London jewellers Garrard under high-demand. This was the first collaboration between a high-end watchmaker and luxury automobile manufacturer, making this wristwatch a piece of horological history.
Corum took the challenge of developing an avant-garde timepiece for motoring icon Rolls-Royce and later obtained a license to use their name, the radiator design and the mascot “Spirit of Ecstasy”. The case resembling the intricate design of the famous British car’s radiator grille including the badge formed the dial of the watch. In pursuit of technical and aesthetic perfection, Corum designers achieved the three-dimensional effect of the watch case by the most delicate of work and closest attention to detail. As with Rolls-Royce cars, the bonnet ornament “Spirit of Ecstasy” crowns the radiator and links the watch case with the top bracelet attachment.
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