With its latest timekeeper, Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique, Corum has presented a very refined watch with a totally exposed manufacture movement. This timepiece has a translucent manufacture movement with a flying tourbillon complication and it is exposed from all sides, hence its name. The front side features a skeletonized dial that reveals its caliber which is made with a mainplate and bridges crafted from sapphire. Since sapphire is featured on both lateral sides of the case, as well as on the back, it is possible to gaze upon the functioning of Caliber CO100 and its tourbillon without an upper fastening point from every possible angle.
The in-house baguette caliber by the Swiss watchmaker from Chaux-Les-Fonds is a giveaway that the watch belongs to the Bridges collection by Corum. Caliber CO100 is hand-wound and it oscillates at the frequency of 3 Hz, while its power reserve lasts for 90 hours. Its highly demanding complication, the tourbillon carriage, is fixed to its translucent mainplate only by its base. This further enhances the overall effect of weightlessness. Highly refined manufacture caliber by Corum includes gear trains equipped with wolf’s teeth gearing, which is a nod to the classic watchmaking. Likewise, the movement is constructed with a time-setting system of extremely small proportions. The final aesthetical touch on the movement is Corum’s distinctive key logo.
A Red Gold Case, with or without Diamonds
The look on the face of the Corum’s newcomer reveals that it includes skeletonized red gold hands, as well as ten screws made from the same material that are secured directly to sapphire plate, which is also a very laborious and tricky task. Corum Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique is made with a tonneau-shaped housing which is characteristic for the series and has a crown on the bottom side. Its width is 38mm, while the length is 56mm.
There will be three versions of the timepiece and each of them will be highly exclusive. The basic variation will be forged in just ten copies. Additionally, there will be five more pieces with baguette diamonds on the case and the same number of the pieces with round precious stones on the housing. Regardless of the version, the watch comes with two types of attachments: a brown and a black crocodile leather strap which both fasten with a red-gold folding clasp. The price of the watch is still unknown, but it is fair to expect it to be quite hefty, considering the outstanding feature of the timekeeper with a translucent movement and a flying tourbillon, as well as its exclusivity.