Thursday, December 10, 2015

CORUM Golden Bridge Dragon & Phoenix

In this brand new Golden Bridge creation, Corum orchestrates an encounter between two of the most fascinating figures from Chinese mythology: the dragon, a mythical creature symbolizing life and power; and the phoenix, legendary bird, symbol of good omen.

Gathered around the famous hand-wound CO 113 movement, the duo embraces the “baguette” movement in an exciting body-to-body. A worthy descendant of the first ever model, introduced by Corum in 1980, this mechanical masterpiece embodies both the impressive expertise of the brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds and its insatiable quest for linearity. Built along a vertical axis, it is extended by the crown at 6 o’clock, which is perfectly aligned in order to accentuate this exceptional construction.
Inside this horology masterpiece, the highly accurate Caliber CO 113 beats at the frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour) and is equipped with a variable-inertia balance ensuring impressive long -term regularity. Visually stunning in each and every detail, it features a red gold mainplate and bridges, including an upper bridge bearing the hand-engraved Corum signature.
To breathe life into the dragon and phoenix, red gold was first poured into a mold to form an initial rough outline. The fascinating engraving work then began. Playing with the irregular thickness of the gold plate, the craftsman patiently sculpted the material by meticulously and accurately plying the burin in order to create striking three-dimensional effects. After more than two weeks of this extraordinary task performed entirely by hand, the magic conveyed through countless details.
The tiny scales in relief covering the dragon are reflected in the delicate contour of the feathers phoenix. It's all in motion as mythical creatures unfold in turn. The harmony exulting from this duo provides a rendering of the most striking - the face-to-face embodying the dial with nobility.

The tonneau-shaped case is made of 5N 18K red gold and fitted with four sapphire crystals on the front, back and both sides, thus creating a mesmerizing transparency that further enhances the dragon’s three-dimensional perspective effects. The precious and refined Corum Golden Bridge Dragon & Phœnix is also interpreted in a jewelry version, where the red gold case is adorned by 396 round-cut diamonds (approx. 4.15 carats). The hands are colored in anthracite.

Golden Bridge Dragon & Phoenix (Reference: B113/02615)
Case
Solid 18k rose gold case with sapphire case back and sides
Sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment
Water-resistance: 30 m / 3 atm
Diameter: 34 mm x 51 mm
Height: 10.90 mm

Dial
Solid 18k rose gold dragon and phoenix figurines
Hand-carved dragon and phoenix figurines

Movement
CO113 – Manual Winding
Solid 18k Rose Gold Plate and Bridges
40 Hours Power Reserve
4 HZ, 28’800 VPH

Functions
Hour, Minute

Strap
Alligator strap
Solid 18k rose gold tongue buckle
Strap width: 19 mm / 18 mm

Golden Bridge Dragon & Phoenix (Reference: B113/02617)
Case
Solid 18k rose gold case with sapphire case back and sides
Total 396 diamonds – 4.15 ct . / vvs / d to g / full cut
Sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment
Water-resistance: 30 m / 3 atm
Diameter: 34 mm x 51 mm
Height: 10.90 mm

Dial
Solid 18k rose gold dragon and phoenix figurines
Hand-carved dragon and phoenix figurines

Movement
CO113 – manual winding
Solid 18k rose gold plate and bridges
40 hours power reserve
4 Hz, 28’800 vph

Functions
Hour, minute

Strap
Alligator strap
Solid 18k rose gold tongue buckle
Strap width: 19 mm / 18 mm

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