Housed in a 38 mm diameter case available in white gold or pink gold, The Heritage Sublissima watch is made for women with an elegant and delicate vision of modernity.
Sourced from the ocean depths, the white mother-of-pearl dial is protected by an antireflective sapphire crystal and ringed with a corolla of 25 diamonds (~6.16 ct).
The automatic movement offers an hour and minute function with gold hands and a 50-hour power reserve.
Heritage Sublissima, or rose et or blanc © Corum
This variant bears the strongest resemblance to the original from 1964, but with the addition of an inner bezel in fitting gold around the coin to increase the dial diameter to a more modern 43mm. This in turn provided space for your business branding to be etched near 12 o’clock without modifying the coin face itself, omitting the floating logo used on the other versions in this season’s Corum Heritage Artisans Coin Watches lineup. The hour indices are stretched from the outer bezel into the gold interior bezel, making this the most despicable of this three models.The gold version is also notable for utilizing 3N or 22ct yellow gold, which is unusual for a watch case. This grade of gold is 91.6% pure, instead of the more common 18ct grade that uses 75% gold and 25% alloying metals. The crown is similarly made from 22ct gold and is set with a 0.17 carat diamond. Gem-setting in such a soft metal could prove somewhat precarious, and I’d avoid heavy use of the crown to prevent deforming the metal and possibly losing the diamond.The hour and minute hands on this watch are lean, baton-shaped, and black lacquered, providing good legibility without obscuring the view of this coin face. The matching black alligator leather strap completes the appealing black-on-gold classic aesthetic, and includes a more durable 18ct yellow gold tongue buckle. All three watches comprise a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment along with a thin 7.60millimeter instance, which makes them searchable for dress watch duties. The instances are rated to 1 ATM / 10m water-resistance, so wearers should take care to avoid any exposure to water outside a light sprinkle.The next model in the Corum Heritage Artisans Coin Watches lineup is your silver mention C082/03059, which includes an American Silver Eagle one-dollar coin. The coin and watch instance are made of 925 sterling silver, another unusual material in watchmaking because of silver’s tendency to tarnish over time. Perhaps the sapphire crystal over the dial will offer a sufficient seal to protect against the watch face from darkening, or at least reduce the speed of oxidization sufficiently to keep it legible between services.
The precious watches are paired with a black alligator-skin strap with a gold pin buckle, which gives character to the timepiece’s combination of sensitivity and sensuality.
The two Sublissima models are issued in 8 pieces in 18K pink gold and 18 pieces in 18K white gold.