The companies rely on shared values which are creativity, luxe and above all a profound taste for technological innovation. The first achievements of this partnership formalized during a cocktail party at the Majestic Hotel in Cannes, will be announced starting now until the end of the year 2017.
Partnership Corum & Iguana Yachts © Corum
If the maritime world is ingrained in the DNA of Corum, it is above all this mindset that connects it to Iguana Yachts. This need to go beyond the limits and show that nothing is impossible, to be intuitive and inventive enough to give life to a boat on land, to become master of one’s time.
This collaboration between two innovative manufacturers supported by their visionary directors is the reflection of a common enterprise culture, as confirmed by Jérôme Biard, CEO of Corum. “Iguana Yachts and Corum are driven by their creativity, the need to break free from the rules to fulfil dreams that seemed unrealisable to their peers.” He is joined by Antoine Brugidou, CEO, of the French shipyard, who added that “the combination of our images, because they convey similar values, opens perspectives that will be self-evident in time.”
Back in 2016, we had a chance to go hands-on together with all the Corum Golden Bridge Round that was a departure from previous Golden Bridge watches by using a round event rather than the angular cases the group had been famous for. To get Baselworld 2017, designer Dino Modolo helps reunite the Golden Bridge to its angular roots together with the Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle. Since its initial release in 1980, the Corum Golden Bridge has seen over a few variations, and this version retains the collection’s trademark feature – a motion that displays the entire transfer of electricity from its own spring barrel in 6 o’clock into the escapement in 12 o’clock. The caliber CO113 is what Corum refers to as a “in-line baguette” movement, which has all of its components piled up in a column-like form. Such as the numerals, the bridge structure that supports the movement is constructed of 18k gold and decorated with a variety of engravings alongside the brand name. This exceptional movement design allows the wearer to view every component in movement as power is transferred from 1 end of the case to another. The movement itself operates at 4Hz with a power reserve of 40 hours.The Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle case measures 29.5mm wide by 42.2mm tall and a mere 9.3mm thick. The comprehensive execution of this 18-karat gold Roman numeral structures and rivets that encircle the motion are very cool to look at it – it seems as though something King Midas would approve of.The grade CO113 is what Corum refers to as an “in-line baguette” movement, which has all its parts piled up in a column-like shape. Like the numerals, the bridge structure that supports the motion is constructed of 18k gold and decorated with an assortment of engravings together with the brand name. This unique movement layout allows the wearer to look at every part in movement as power is moved from one end of this case to the other. The movement itself operates at 4Hz with a power reserve of 40 hours.