Corum Rolls-Royce Grill Vintage Watch
The Corum Rolls-Royce received an unprecedented demand, but never enjoyed wide scale production, though examples still loom in the collector's world. The 18k white or yellow gold case was modeled after the trademark Roman temple styled Rolls-Royce automobile radiator grill, complete with the flying lady hood ornament. The watch face itself was placed inside the grill visible though the vertical column bars. Powering the watch was a skeletonized mechanical movement. With Corum making a market comeback, I wouldn't be surprised if they struck up a new deal with Rolls-Royce for licensed watches as no one else has been seemingly been able to do so yet.
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