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Corum fine 18ct gold twenty dollar coin watch, circa 1980

Estimate $2,000 – $3,000

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Dial: concealed, gilt
Calibre: cal. manual winding, 18 jewels
Movement number: 24412
Case: U.S. twenty dollar coin of 1904, hinged and sprung, glass deficient
Case number: 59-82
Dimensions: 34mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: none
Versions of this ingenious watch were introduced in the 1930s and set a precedent for similar time pieces by master watch makers, particularly so for Corum as the coin watch became a signature marque for the brand. The masterful concealment of a watch in a hollowed-out 90% gold American U.S. twenty dollar coin is a display of inventive horological craftsmanship at its creative and whimsical best.

  • Lot Sold $3,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $3,660 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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AU0834  |  15 May 2019  |  Sydney
6PM


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