The Corum Golden Bridge gets a musical composition
Joachim Horsley is a renowned composer, who has created a name for himself writing film scores for Dreamworks productions and arranging songs for the likes of Michael Bublé and John Legend. One look at his YouTube channel and you'll come across many of his own arrangements including Beethoven In Havana—a performance of the 2nd Movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony in a Cuban Rumba style. All accompanying instrument sounds were created on the piano itself. This particular video has been viewed over 10 million times in the first six months of its release.
His talent in combining classic and modern sounds to reinvent tradition resonate strongly with Corum, who sought the composer for a special collaboration. The Corum Golden Bridge Joachim Horsley marks the first time that the luxury watchmaker is embarking on a long-term musical partnership, which is set to go beyond the realm of pure watchmaking over the coming years.
The limited edition piece plays on symmetry and transparency where the iconic in-line movement is framed by a silver micro-structure with a black finish . The timepiece will feature a metallic decoration on its sapphire case back and the original score of Beethoven's 7th Symphony metalised on its surface.
To mark this unique watchmaking composition, Corum has also teamed up with Reuge to give the Golden Bridge Joachim Horsley a special presentation case with a miniature piano and a music box. It can play three melodies arranged by Joachim Horsley—compositions by Bach, Mahler and Beethoven reinterpreted as rumbas with Cuban-inspired beats.
On top of this co-creation, there is also the art of personalisation. Whether you're a music lover or not, collectors will get the chance to create their own Golden Bridge based on the same model. Its metallic sapphire case back decoration can feature a different score, and even a range of motif, letters or a coat of arms.