Corum's iconic Golden Bridge explores precious stones with five new pieces
A sparkling spectacle
Corum's iconic baguette-shaped Golden Bridge movement is regarded for its avant-garde technical expertise since its debut 36 years ago, having undergone a transformation recently with transparent sapphire in a tonneaushaped case. But for the first time in its history, the model now combines its vertical movement with a round shape, bridging the fields of watchmaking and architecture seamlessly.
The Golden Bridge Round also traverses the universe of high jewellery in the form of five unique pieces made from white gold or rose gold, and decked with almost seven carats of jewels including diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and a plethora of baguette-cut precious stones. Its 43mm-diameter round case encapsulates the beauty and structure of the monumental Californian suspension bridge with 108 gemstones embellished on it. Housed in a water-resistant round case up to 30 metres, the baguette-shaped tourbillon movement features a manually wound CO213 calibre with a variable inertia balance wheel that beats at the frequency of 19,200 vibrations an hour to allow for 40 hours of autonomy. An outstanding feature is the sapphire crystal bridge and gold mainplate engraved with fern motifs, showcasing its technical features indicated by fine appliqué indexes and faceted hands.