Corum Adds A Rare Coin Watch To Its Museum CollectionWritten by Alvin Wong
This is quite a coup for Corum. A rare Coin Watch worn by six US Presidents – George Bush, Ronald Regan, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter – has finally made it way home to the brand that conceived it.
A distinctive Corum creation, the Coin Watch features a case made from a US$20 gold coin, which is hollowed-out to house a thin mechanical movement inside. This particular piece belonged to the Warhol collection, until a private collector acquired in it the early 1990s.
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