Since its introduction in 1966, when it was bold enough to break free of the dial and to display hour numerals on its bezel, Romvlvs has become a classic in fine traditional watchmaking. It currently represents one of the four main pillars of the CORUM collection.
Romvlvs Large Date continues the development of the Romvlvs line with a new movement, featuring a large date function, and a design that plays on the aesthetic of materials to soften the shapes and further enhance their timeless elegance. It delicately marries the satin-brushed finish of a stainless steel case with the brilliance of a polished 18kt red gold bezel, distinguished by a cambered profile (the signature feature of the new Romvlvs models) engraved with 12 Roman numerals.
The process of stamping this bezel involves 50 separate operations in order to achieve the perfect relief, shape and finish of the Roman numerals. The characteristic curve of the bezel is enhanced by the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that is convex on top and concave below. A special tool has been developed to individually hand-fit each crystal into its bezel while guaranteeing a perfectly watertight seal. This finish features an additional touch of refinement in the shape of the mirror-polish on the bezel surface, creating a striking contrast with the satin-brushed Roman numerals.
The red gold of the bezel stands out beautifully against the 42 mm polished and satin-brushed steel case. The screw-down back is engraved with the CORUM logo, the name ROMVLVS and the crown of laurels worn by the Caesars of Ancient Rome. It ensures water resistance to 5 atmospheres (50 meters, 165 feet) and protects a self-winding movement powering a large date displayed by two disks at 12 o’clock, as well as small seconds at 6 o’clock. The finish of this movement meets the demands of the high-end watchmaking segment where CORUM is established. The movement bears the signature CORUM key engraved on the oscillating weight. The hour, minute, date and small seconds functions are displayed on a vertical guilloché-patterned dial. The hour, minute and seconds hands are the same color as the bezel, the hour-markers and the double date window. The generous size of the attractive screw-lock fluted crown in stainless steel facilitates winding and function-setting operations. It underscores the specific nature of its design by sporting a metallic CORUM key against a white background, protected by a mini sapphire crystal.
The refined elegance of this model is expressed in full through a magnificent white satin strap which, due to a special treatment, is as resistant to wear and tear as a traditional leather strap. But Romvlvs Large Date can also be worn on a polished and satin-brushed steel bracelet featuring alternating red gold and steel central links. Meanwhile, the black dial version is teamed with a black crocodile leather strap. The personalized CORUM triple folding clasp is in stainless steel.
Reference : 812.515.24/OF49 EB76
Self-winding with large date, CO-812
Frequency: 4Hz, 28,800 vibrations/hour 26 jewels
Special CORUM finish, including the oscillating weight engraved with the brand name
Hours, minutes, date
Seconds counter at 6 o’clock
42-hour power reserve
18kt red gold 5N “wave-profile” bezel engraved with 12 Roman numerals Screw-lock fluted crown with metallized CORUM key on white background protected by a mini sapphire crystal
Screw-down back engraved with CORUM logo, Romvlvs name and a crown of laurels
Glass:Cut, shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance:5 atmospheres (165 feet / 50 meters)
1 white counter
Applique for the date double window at 12 o’clock
11 indexes in 18kt red gold 5N
Outer flange carrying the minute circle
18kt red gold 5N coated hours, minutes and seconds hand
White satin, width 23/20 mm
Buckle:Stainless steel triple folding clasp, cover with CORUM logo