The Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds, which comes a few months after the presentation of the original model at Baselworld 2017, offers several artistic crafts at the service of its Art Deco design.
First, the art of setting. Corum has chosen different diamond shapes that each moulds and enhances the piece’s Art Deco design: 69 baguette-cut diamonds are set on the bezel of the Golden Bridge Rectangle and 118 round cut diamonds adorn the arches on both sides of the movement, as well as the horns with their subtly curved profile. The white gold dial is also set with 42 baguette diamonds and 59 round diamonds. Here and there, the diamonds are sculpted to individually highlight each line of the Golden Bridge Rectangle.
Next, the skeletonised details grace the piece with luminosity. The artistic craft applied to each component allows the brilliance of the surrounding diamonds to pass through.
Golden Bridge Rectangle Sertie © Corum
It is then the sculpture that gives depth to the Golden Bridge Rectangle thanks to the Roman numerals which are individually carved into a mass of gold and are present along the dial-side of the piece. This body detaches with the natural intensity of a movement which, on the other hand, unfolds along the length and stands out for its delicacy.
And lastly, the engraving gives the Golden Bridge Rectangle an exceptional splendour. For Corum, it was a clear choice to feature a single bridge crossing the Golden Bridge; true to the brand’s signature style and a unique Fine Watchmaking creation. By applying a discreet floral engraving enriched with the name of the brand, Corum 666 Watch signs a prestigious composition whose consistency highlights the power of the Art Deco style from every angle and each reflection.
Back in 2016, we had an opportunity to go hands-on together with the Corum Golden Bridge Round that was a departure from previous Golden Bridge watches by employing a round event rather than the angular scenarios the group was famous for. To get Baselworld 2017, designer Dino Modolo helps return the Golden Bridge into its ancestral roots with the Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle. Since its first release in 1980, the Corum Golden Bridge has seen over a few variants, and this version keeps the collection’s hallmark feature – a movement that shows the entire transfer of electricity from its own spring barrel at 6 o’clock into the escapement in 12 o’clock. The grade CO113 is what Corum describes as an “in-line baguette” movement, which has all of its parts stacked up in a column-like form. Such as the numerals, the bridge structure that supports the movement is made from 18k gold and decorated with an assortment of engravings together with the brand name. This unique movement design permits the wearer to view every part in motion as electricity is moved from one end of the case to another. The movement itself operates at 4Hz using a power reserve of 40 hours.The Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle case steps 29.5mm wide by 42.2mm tall and a mere 9.3mm thick. The detailed execution of this 18-karat gold Roman numeral structures and rivets that encircle the motion are extremely cool to check at it – it feels as though something King Midas would approve of.The grade CO113 is exactly what Corum refers to as an “in-line baguette” movement, which has all of its components stacked up in an column-like form. Such as the numerals, the bridge structure that supports the motion is made of 18k gold and decorated with an assortment of engravings alongside the brand name. This exceptional movement layout permits the wearer to view every component in motion 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 Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds is a 10-piece limited-edition. It is worn on a black alligator leather strap, equipped with a 18kt white gold triple folding clasp.