In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Automatic Golden Bridge, Corum takes another leap, unveiling a new Automatic Golden Bridge series.
It comes with an avant-garde case that delivers sweeping views of the movement.
The original in-line movement was actually first created in the 1970’s by Vincent Calabresen, a self-taught Italian watchmaker.
He presented his patented concept, a 45-piece highly skeletonized in-line movement, at the 1977 Geneva International Inventors’ Show and the astute management at Corum immediately acquired the patent and worked with Calabrese to develop the revolutionary movement.
The first Corum Golden Bridge, with movement parts made of gold, made its debut at the 1980 Basel Fair.
Then, when Corum opted to create an automatic version, it turned to its strong research and design team to develop the complex caliber, putting four years work in and unveiling the Corum Golden Bridge Automatic, in 2011.
Now, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the automatic in-line movement, Corum has released the new Golden Bridge Automatic series.
Consisting of four models, the tonneau-shaped case offers a dramatic view of the movement thanks to the panoramic sapphire crystal and case back in a larger size and for the first time, Corum has created the sapphire crystal as a single sapphire piece that extends from the top crystal to the sides of the watch – allowing for a 360-degree view inside.
The new versions feature cases created in polishable Grade 5 titanium with the crown at 6:00 for ergonomic comfort and for aesthetic appeal.
They include a titanium and 18-karat gold model in a limited edition of 150 pieces, and a full titanium version in an edition of just 50 pieces. Each of these two materials are also offered with diamonds set on the case.
Just 100 pieces of the diamond-set titanium-and-gold version will be produced, and only 25 of the diamond-set titanium watch will be made.