Corum Catastrophes Explained

Corum Big Bubble 52 Magical Matt Barnes

Born in 1955, Corum was one of the few small Swiss watch brands that managed to survive the quartz crisis as an independent. It did so largely on the back of its Double eagle and Walking Liberty coin watches, and its flag-strewn Admiral’s Cup. In 2000, Holocaust survivor and Gucci watch license holder Severin Wunderman bought Corum and launched expensive limited edition “artisan” pieces like the Big Bubble 52 Magical Matt Barnes above. Wrong answer . . .

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New Watch Alert: 4/3/2020

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On Monday, Patek Philippe canceled its 2020 new product launches. There’s no point generating sales buzz for new watches the shuttered company can’t make. Does this mark the beginning of the end for our New Watch Alert? Maybe. Anyway, we’re not there yet. We’re here, with this week’s cream of the crop . . .

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Gold Rolex Day-Date 40 – Hot or Not?

Welcome to a new feature at The Truth About Watches where highly opinionated horophiles engage in a mostly pointless debate about desirability of various watches, both iconic and obscure. First up, Luke likes the looks of the all gold Rolex Day-Date 40 with a President bracelet. Hot or not?

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Patek Philippe Dealers Online Sales Start

Patek Philippe dealers online sales start

Responding to Coronageddon, Patek Philippe dealers worldwide have launched “Temporary E-Shops.” Housebound customers can now order their five-figure-and-up timepieces online from an authorized dealer and have their treasured timepiece shipped straight to their door. Not all dealers are in, but most are. And all of them . . .

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Apple Watch -> Traditional Watches?

One the greatest traditional watches: the Lange 1 in all its glory New York Times writer flags the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1, Vianney Halter Antiqua, F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance, Richard Mille RM 001, Ulysse Nardin Freak, Urwerk UR-103, MB&F HM4, Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon and the Apple Watch. As they say on Sesame Street . . .

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