Sunday, March 22, 2015

CORUM - Golden Bridge Ceramic& Miss Golden Bridge Ceramic (35th Anniversary Edition, Corum Bridges Collection)

In 2015, Corum celebrates the 35 years of its mythical movement Golden Bridge. An anniversary conjugated to the feminine and to the masculine and expressed by two new models which found the values of the brand: legitimacy and pioneering spirit.

Launched in 1980, the remarkable design of this timepiece all in transparency was certainly in line with the philosophy of a brand which wished from its creation to take place in the avant-garde of the watchmaking industry. The model completed an already very creative collection alongside with the very sporty Admiral's Cup watch. It also reached a branch of the watchmaking industry where no other watchmaking manufacturers had chosen to venture: the one of the "baguette en ligne" movement.
Thirty years later, this movement, which meanwhile became mythical, remains an exceptional achievement and a unique watchmaking expression. Composed of 140 components arranged in a parallelepiped rectangle of 33 mm in length, 3 mm in width and less than 5 mm in thickness, it is a masterpiece of micromechanics offering a balance wheel with variable inertia, a barrel with slipping spring, a power reserve of 40 hours, a 4 hertz frequency ensuring reliability and precision, and hand-engraved bridges and plate made of fine gold.

Golden Bridge Ceramic
For men’s Golden Bridge model, always true to its avant-garde reputation, Corum chose the compromise between a traditional dial and a simple sapphire crystal. The new Golden Bridge model introduced in 2015 is indeed equipped with a metallic glass background. This treatment applied directly on the sapphire crystal allows a clever play of transparency - sometimes opaque on the wrist, sometimes translucent to light. The lines enshrined by the metallization movement make echo to the gold baguette. Devoid of any index, only faceted hands break this verticality.
Following the example of all the details which make of this timepiece a masterpiece, the calibre CO113 is also visible from the back of the watch, through the sapphire crystal caseback.

Technical details
Corum Bridges - Golden Bridge Ceramic
B113/02213 - 113.261.15/0001 0000R

Movement
Movement number: CO 113
Winding system: Manual
Functions: Hour & Minute
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 14 3/4''' x 5'''
Rubies: 19
Movement finishes: Bridges and plate in 18kt gold; CORUM logo engraved on the bridge

Case
Shape: Tonneau-shape
Dimension: 34.00 x 51.00 mm
Thickness: 11.35 mm
Case material: Ceramic
Crown material: 5N 18kt red gold; Engraved CORUM key
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in titanium grade 5 with black PVD treatment and with glare proof sapphire crystal
Back finishes: Linear rhodium stripes metalized under the sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM

Dial
Material: No dial
Hands: Hour and minute: Baton; 5N red gold-coated; Skeleton

Bracelet
Material: Crocodile leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 19/18 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo; Black PVD treatment

Miss Golden Bridge Ceramic
The Miss Golden Bridge proposes a feminine expression of a design which has made his mark on the watchmaking history. It's in a whole new ceramic case that the coveted movement is staged. The technical challenge that confronts this material is high because the fineness of the ceramic case is against a large proportion of sapphire crystal. The slim black case just supervises the movement of gold, marking a break between colors and shapes.
The faceted hands overlap with lightness the CO113 caliber. The middle opened above, below but also on its sides, still plays many effects of transparency and allows the movement to be admired from all parts, through its sapphire glasses. However, it comes rethought in a very feminine spirit, in a thin, slender and curved tonneau shape. Its horns were removed so that the hand-stitched crocodile bracelet perfectly integrates the case, setting itself in its continuity, in the style of a cuff watch. The crown located at 6 o’clock emphasizes the refined character of this contemporary and elegant case.

Technical details
Corum Bridges - Miss Golden Bridge Ceramic
B113/02624 - 113.110.15/0001 0000J

Movement
Movement number: CO 113
Winding system: Manual
Functions: Hour & Minute
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 14 3/4''' x 5'''
Rubies: 19
Movement finishes: Bridges and plate in 18kt gold; CORUM logo engraved on the bridge

Case
Shape: Tonneau-shape
Dimension: 21.00 x 43.00 mm
Thickness: 11.19 mm
Case material: Ceramic
Crown material: 3N 18kt yellow gold; Engraved CORUM key
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in ceramic with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM

Dial
Material: No dial
Hands: Hour and minute: Leaf; Skeleton; Black-coloured

Bracelet
Material: Crocodile leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 15/12 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Black ceramic with 3N 18kt yellow gold
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo

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