Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 33

Ref. 163.150.20, quartz, centre-seconds, date, black dial; “Bubble”; stainless steel

CHF 800 - 1,200

EUR 750 - 1,100 / USD 900 - 1,300 / HKD 6,700 - 10,100

Stainless steel, quartz, tonneau-shaped, large lady’s wristwatch, water-resistant with snap-on case-back, ball-shaped crown, heavily domed anti-reflective sapphire-crystal creating a lens effect; polished bezel; black dial with applied suspended Arabic numerals and luminescent dots, centre-seconds and one horological complication:
· Instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 6 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Corum, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Model “Boutique” “Bubble”

Reference 163.150.20

Year circa 2000-2010

Movement No. 647 765

Material stainless steel

Bracelet black leather Corum strap

Buckle stainless steel Corum double folding deployant clasp

Caliber quartz standardization

Height 53.5 mm.

Width 45.3 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement



Founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1955, Corum has been from its conception associated with avant-garde design. What has separated Corum from other watch brands is their constant desire to produce extravagant watches which can’t be ignored. Their name is an excellent indicator of their ethos, taken from the Latin word “quorum”, a select group, their watches are not made with the mass market in mind.

Since the beginning Corum have created watches which have become part of the horological vernacular such as coin wristwatches, the “Admiral’s Cup”, the first of many watches aimed at the yacht owners of the world and the “Golden Bridge”, probably the greatest example of minimalism in the watch world.

In 2000, Severin Wunderman took over the company and almost overnight changed the fate of Corum with the launch of the “CORUM Bubble” watch. Seen as very large at the time with a diameter of 45 mm., this dimension is now much the standard for fashion watches.

The year 2005 marks the 50th anniversary of the brand and as such Corum are launching a series of limited editions watches with hand-made marquetry or hand painted dials as well of the reintroduction to the line of several of the Corum classics.

At sixty-five years old, the firm maintains a fresh and avant-garde outlook and will no doubt launch many new and conversation evoking watches in the coming years.


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.