Corum (company)

Corum is a Swiss watch company based in La Chaux-de-Fonds .


In 1955 , Gaston Ries and René Bannwart decided to transform their small private label watch factory into a watchmaking company.

A year later, the first watches entered the market. The “Corum key” is the brand 1 logo , which appears for example as a counterweight on the second hand of the Admiral’s Cup 2 model .

In January 2000, the arrival of a new owner and president – Severin Wunderman, icon of the watch industry to the international reputation – gives a new impulse to Corum.

On June 25, 2008, Severin Wunderman died at the age of 69. Man of art and culture, with a strong philanthropic sense, Severin Wunderman has marked the history of watchmaking with the seal of his audacious creations. Her memory continues to be honored by her family and her mission relayed within the Corum House.

In January 2010, on the eve of the jubilee year of Corum, its founding father René Bannwart, died in his 95 th year.

In April 2013, Maison Corum announced the resumption of its shareholding by China Haidian Holdings Limited, now named Citychamp Watch & Jewelery Ltd. At the end of this agreement, the group became the owner of the watch house, established in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

September 14, 2015 – Citychamp Watch & Jewelery Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Davide Traxler as COO of Montres Corum.


  • Admiral’s Cup 3
  • Golden Bridge 3
  • Romulus 3
  • Craftsmen 3
  • Coin Watch



  1. ↑ ” History of the timepiece Corum [ archive ] , on (accessed January 17, 2010 ) .
  2. ↑ ” Admiral’s Cup Black Hull 48 [ archive ] , on (accessed January 17, 2010 ) .
  3. a , b , c and d Watch News CORUM: glittering Year End [ archive ] , on (accessed17 January 2010 )

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