The Romulus is one of the more symbolic timepieces in Corum's history. The collection launched in 1966 with numerals on the bezel instead of the dial, a design that was then ahead of its time. That particular design was born out of a crisis that had happened a few years earlier. Prior to a BaselWorld fair, a delivery of hour-markers was delayed and Corum decided to embellish the watches with 'bare' gold dials. A few years later the Romulus was born. The Romulus 2007 has evolved from its classical origins to become the contemporary line within a brand that already has an established sport series (the Admiral's Cup) and a luxury line (the Golden Bridge). The new Romulus has been updated with a modern look. One version is made of steel, the other from gold. 'They are casual and elegant - I call them the jacket and jeans and the tuxedo watches,' said president Michael Wunderman, adding that Corum is trying to regain its crown as the king of bezels. Both models feature a round bezel with a 'wave-profile' which creates the illusion of an oval shape. Roman numerals are engraved on the bezel. The circumference of the bezel on the gold version is engraved with a polished longitudinal groove. The steel and the gold watches come with either a grey or black dial with a guilloche motif, and with a date window. The steel version has a case-back engraved with a crown in a tribute to the founder of ancient Rome, Romulus.