Corum displayed its innovation at BaselWorld 2013 with the presentation of the Corum Golden Bridge Automatic.
The timepiece’s well known baguette movement is now within a translucent case creating a transparency on the back and sides when the watch is not being worn so that the movement can be admired. When on the wrist, the translucent architecture around the movement becomes opaque. Any external elements are hidden so that only the mechanism can be seen and appreciated.
Corum’s Golden Bridge first came onto the scene in 1980 and this latest advancement, allows the linear mechanism to be truly visible. The translucent architecture is possible thanks to a two-part sapphire dial that features a metallic striped motif. This element is placed bhind the calibre at the heart of a tonneau-shaped 18c red or white gold case fitted with four sapphire crystal faces forming the watch glass, the back and the sides.
The play on perspective and overall sense of depth is accentuated by the hour markers that are applied to the sapphire dial, which catch and hold the light.
The movement, is the Corum Caliber CO 313, an automatic baguette movement with linear winding.
Last week WatchPro announced that Corum had been acquired by China Haidian.