Matt Barnes is a photographer based in Toronto. Fascinated by all pop culture influencers, vintage and modern alike, he has notably photographed Snoop Dogg, Bradley Cooper, Nick Wooster and Lexi Belle, among others.
Matt Barnes also produces films as part of his visual media activities. Coincidentally, he filmed a video starring Elisabetta Fantone, who is also a Corum ambassador.
In contrast to the gold model, the Silver Eagle variant employs blue varnished hands and comes with a blue alligator strap, fitted with a stainless steel tongue buckle. Lacking the interior bezel of the golden model, this model includes a floating Corum emblem transferred beneath the sapphire crystal close 12 o’clock. A 0.17 carat round blue sapphire set to the crown illuminates the blued hands and strap and gives this model a more youthful look.The final model in this collection is perhaps the most intriguing, a Corum Coin Special Edition mention C082/03152, which uses a 925 silver coin from Israel. This coin has been minted in 1973 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which was proclaimed by the first Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion on May 14, 1948. The Corum logo is moved beneath the sapphire crystal at 9 o’clock on this particular model, and a 0.17 carat diamond is placed inside the crown. The watch features black varnished baton hands along with a fitting alligator strap for a more sober aesthetic.Powering the three Corum Heritage Artisans Coin Watches is your CO 082 standard, which will be a Corum-decorated Soprod A10 motion. This is an automatic movement with bi-directional winding, hacking moments, hand-winding capability, and an Incabloc shock protection program. It oscillates at a contemporary 28,800vph or 4Hz, includes 21 rubies, and provides a 42-hour power book. This is a higher-end movement, designed as a replacement for the ETA 2892 and sharing many similarities with the Seiko 4L family of calibers. The Soprod A10 is also very slender at 3.6mm, that contributes to the general thinness and wearability of those watches.The Corum Heritage Artisans Coin Watches For 2017 offer three distinct styles for different clientele, from the lavish Gold Double Eagle into the youthful Silver Eagle and the somewhat austere Israel Special Edition. These watches should attract collectors of precious coins, in addition to people who would like to display patriotism within their respective states. Lovers of high-purity gold and sterling silver additionally have much to admire here, as these substances are otherwise very rare in the watch market. The Gold US Coin model ref. C082/03167 is the most expensive of the trio, being offered for a price of $23,000. Both the silver models (ref C082/03059 and ref C082/03152) are available for the price of $13,800 each.
Describing himself as a man with his head in the clouds but his feet on the ground, he joins Corum in a spirit of innovation that combines old and new.