The latest member of the iconic Golden Bridge family from Corum is a new rectangular timepiece that was created by a famous designer Dino Modolo. Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle follows the design codes of Art Deco, by displaying a discreet and everlasting elegance, but also paying attention to the functionality of its movement.
The impeccable novelty features a brilliantly engraved and finished inline mechanism. The 18-karat gold structures representing six Roman numerals surround the entirely visible movement, thus making a harmonious nostalgic feel between the shapes, rivets, and materials that remind the architecture of a bridge.
Just like the other members of the Golden Bridge watch line, the new timepiece has neither a watch face nor a back in order to fully expose a beauty of the horizontal caliber CO113. The self-winding movement consists of 18-karat red gold bridges and a main-plate, and has acanthus leaves engraved in counter relief. These leaves are encircled by thick markers with brushed Roman numerals that span out from the caliber towards the case and form geometric branches.
The barrel is set at the 6 o’clock position, while the escapement is situated on the opposite side at the 12 o’clock. Between them there are two rhodium and faceted baton-shaped hands which show hours and minutes. The baguette-shaped movement can store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for no less than 40 hours when fully wound.
Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle is housed in a rectangular case that is 42.20mm long, 29.50mm wide and 9.30mm thick. The elegant case is also crafted from 18-karat red gold and features delicately rounded angles and a body prolonged to form the lugs in a harmonious way. It is shielded from the front side with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, while from the rear there is a screwed in open back cover in rose gold with glare proof sapphire crystal. The case construction guarantees water resistance up to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet).
The Golden Bridge Rectangle (the referent number B113/03044 – 113.050.55/0F02 MX55R) is teamed up with a brown alligator leather strap, ending with a triple folding clasp in rose gold.
The new Corum timepiece will be available starting in April 2017. The retail price will be 39,000 Swiss francs which is at the moment about US$39,800.