In 1977, La Chaux-de-Fonds-based watchmaker celebrated the most universal of precious metals by creating a gold ingot watch. This Autumn, prestigious Swiss watch manufacturer Corum pays homage to this iconic 1970s model via the model that features a dial graced with 15 grams ingot in 3N 24-karat yellow gold thus resembling a freshly poured ingot and suitably named Heritage Ingot.
Corum Heritage Ingot is composed of an authentic 15-gram ingot in 3N 24-karat yellow gold whose authenticity is confirmed by the official certificate. The dial of the new Corum is engraved with the inscription 999.9 – which stands for the highest degree of purity (also known as fineness) for this precious metal that has been a perpetual source of fascination since the dawn of time. The inscription 999.9 comes together with its weight and the Corum signature.
A hole in the center of the dial accommodates the blackened steel hands which are modeled after the original model from the ’70s. Its ingot-dial measures 27mm x 36mm and it is finely beaded, whilst discreet hour-markers stand out against the inner bezel ring in order to keep the pure aesthetics of the watch.
The rectangular case features delicately fluted 3N 18-karat yellow gold sides, while the crown on the right side of the case boasts the famous Corum key.
Concealed from sight by a finely striated solid case back also in 3N 18-karat yellow gold, there is the Swiss made caliber CO 082 which offers 42 hours of power reserve. The impeccable mechanism has the beating rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and guarantees Swiss-level accuracy.
This exceptional timepiece is secured to the wearer’s wrist with a black crocodile leather strap fitted with an engraved pin tongue buckle which gives a perfect finishing touch. The water resistance of the new Corum’s watch is assured down to 30 meters (about 100 feet).