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Corum “Hobo Coin”: Turning art on its head(s)

Corum “Hobo Coin”: Turning art on its head(s)

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Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2018:  Corum is unveiling a new limited edition of its Coin collection: the Hobo Coins. Originally a popular art form developed by vagrants, now the hobo coin is being revived by the exceptional and talented artist Aleksey Saburov. Although normally based in New York, he will be in attendance at Baselworld, where he will be producing one of these unique pieces live for all to see.

It once was the poor man's coin. Five cents, made from nickel, issued shortly before the Great Depression. They were worth so little that even vagrants would rework them to earn a miserly profit. This earned them the name “hobo coins”, created from small change minted by the United States from 1913 onwards, serving as witness to a past of hope and roaming, creativity and popular crafts. They were the creation of travelling workers who crossed the continent in freight trains, soldiers bound for the front during the First World War, or penniless artists seeking a fleeting American dream.

Today, genuine hobo coins have become extremely scarce. Since 1992, an independent organization, the Original Hobo Nickel Society has steadfastly preserved this heritage, determined to prevent this popular art form from falling into obscurity, given its involvement in a critical period of US and world history on the eve of the great crash of 1929.

Freelance artist Aleksey Saburov is helping to promote its historic revival. A Russian engraver living in New York, he produces 21st-century hobo coins, subverting popular imagery and its legends, demons and beliefs to create genuine unique works of art, micro-engraved on authentic early 20th-century five-cent pieces.

Corum gave the artist the chance to showcase his work in its well-known Coin collection, reviving the forgotten art of hobo coins especially for a very limited edition of unique pieces. “Popular art never dies; it changes over the centuries,” explains Jérôme Biard, CEO of Corum. “Our role is to be its witnesses, its conveyors. Creativity lies in transposing this art into the modern age. The Hobo Coin embodies this desire. It captures a fragment of forgotten history and revives it through unique contemporary talent.”

Each entirely hand-engraved Hobo Coin will be a unique piece by definition. Aleksey Saburov has produced a number of original motifs for Corum, each of which will become the dial of a 43 mm timepiece powered by an in-house automatic mechanical movement. For the first time, this new “Coin” collection of unique pieces will be available on a denim strap. Its blue-grey tones are judiciously paired with the piece's silver case and its blue sapphire crown.
Almost 50 years after being the first brand in the world to turn the famous $20 US double eagle into a cult timepiece, Corum is boldly and unabashedly reviving the art of monetary watchmaking – impertinent, creative and unique.

Specifications
Heritage Artisans Coin Watch
C082/03599 - 082.646.01/0251 HO01

BRACELET
Material: Jeans
Colors: Blue
Interhorn/Buckle: 22/18 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo


WATCH
Watch Name: HERITAGE ARTISANS COIN WATCH
Availability: Unique Piece

MOVEMENT
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21

DIAL
Material: 925 silver coin
Distinctive features: CORUM logo transferred under the sapphire glass • US1$ coin • Hand decorated surfaces

CASE
Shape: Round
Dimension: 43 mm
Thickness: 7.60 mm
Case material: Silver 925
Crown material: Silver 925 • 1 Round blue sapphires • ~ 0.17 ct
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: 925 silver coin
Water-resistance: 10 meters / 1 ATM

HANDS
Hour and minute: Baton • Black varnish


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