Iconic baguette movement returns in 2010 collection of fine watches.
30 years after Corum created the first Golden Bridge movements and watches, the iconic brand is back with anniversary editions for both ladies and men.
The baguette movement became an horological icon in the 1980 and makes a fresh appearance today with 140 elements arranged in a rectangle 33mm in length, 3mm in width and less than 5mm thick.
The 2010 Miss Golden Bridge is the first time the watch has been presented specifically for ladies.
The movement is housed in a unique new case that allows the wearer to look into the mechanics of the watch through sapphire glass windows on four sides. The case is slender and curved in order to hug the wrist like a cuff.
Looking closely at the dial and movement, you see the gears working between two slender gold bridges, hand-decorated by Corum’s master engravers with etchings of tree ferns from the Jura region.
The hands are made of the same gold as the case: 18 carat white gold or red gold.
The Miss Golden Bridge is a limited edition with no more than 333 pieces being manufactured per year. The timepieces will be available in 18 carat white or red gold, in non set and set versions with 90 full-cut size diamonds.
The men’s Golden Bridge immediately strikes the wearer with a highly unusual innovation: the dial is set behind the movement, with the hour and minute hands in front.
It places the baguette movement centre stage and creates an emotional depth to the time piece with the precision of time and mechanical engineering juxtaposed with the naturally radiant scenery of the dial.
Black, dark gray, light gray or golden dials are available; all decorated with a vertical or sunburst guilloché, and with faceted appliques for the index.
Movement bridges are presented in 18 carat yellow gold, red gold or white gold. The Golden Bridge 2010 is offered in six references, all produced in Limited Editions, between 33 and 133 pieces.