corum
History of Corum
Founder: Rene Bannwart & Simone Ries

Founded only in 1955 yet has established a world-wide reputation for highly imaginative wristwatches.

Rene Bannwart and his cousin Simone Ries started the company with her father Gaston, who had been operating a small watch company in La Chaux-de-Fonds since 1924.

Now, more than 45 years after the founder's dream gave rise to the venerable Corum name, another watch industry visionary, Severin Wunderman, has taken the helm as the new owner of the company.

  • A notable dial is the Météorite range (1987-8) featuring slices of the largest meteorites ever to fall to earth. Corum bought the 34 ton "Cape York" (in Greenland) to make only 999 dials.