GOLDEN BRIDGE TITANE DLC
TIME AND GEOMETRY
Corum’s Golden Bridge is famous for its visible baguette movement, like a skyscraper at the centre of the dial. The watch boasts a striking design and a round titanium case coated in black DLC
In 1980, almost 40 years ago, the Golden Bridge was launched. The “baguette” movement, created by the watchmaker Vincent Calabrese, caught the attention with its linear cogwheels and an arrangement that literally hung in the air inside a rectangular case. The angular watch produced by Corum has always been a source of visual, but also of technical magic. Today the collection is joined by two new circular versions. Far from being a sacrilege, they show an architectural development involving a geometry of shapes with a rectangle set inside the circle.
Of the two Golden Bridge Titane DLC versions joining this wonderful watch family, one has golden touches and is limited to 68 pieces, while the other sets up contrasting colours with its silver effects. Naturally, the first thing you notice is the famous baguette movement, with its long, slender outline like a New York skyscraper. The gearwheels in the hand-wound calibre CO113, running at a standard frequency of 28,800 vibrations an hour and providing 40 hours of power reserve, are held in place by a white or engraved red bridge featuring scrolls and arabesques, as well as the word Corum. Using the golden or silver crown at 6 o’clock, depending on the version, you can wind the watch or move the two central baton-style hour and minute hands to set the time. There are also two parallel structures made up of black branches and evoking the road bridges linking Manhattan with the rest of New York State.
The titanium DLC case on the two Golden Bridge watches is 43mm wide and 8.80mm thick. The timepieces are worn with a black textured rubber strap, rounded off by a folding clasp.
Price: 23,800 CHF (titanium and rose gold) – 23,500 CHF (titanium and white gold)
By Sharmila Bertin
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