After featuring barrel and rounded shapes, the flagship watch of the collection has adopted the rectangle bringing out a horizontal movement decorated with spirals, and adorned by a highly architectural hour rim.
A few weeks before BaselWorld 2017, Corum invited the specialised press based in Switzerland to a lunch in the presence of its managing director, Davide Traxler. During the meal, the brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds presented its new timepieces, including the Golden Bridge Rectangle model.
Sculpted like a gold bar, the watch case of the Golden Bridge Rectangle is 42.20mm long, 29.50mm wide and 9.30mm thick. The result is a fine pink gold rectangle with delicately rounded angles and a body prolonged to form the lugs in a harmonious way. Like the Golden Bridge collection, this model has neither a watch face nor a back in order to highlight the CO113 calibre. This horizontal, self-winding mechanism is made up of gold bridges and a main-plate, and features acanthus leaves engraved in counter relief. These precious leaves are encircled by thick markers with brushed Roman numerals spanning out from the movement towards the case and forming geometric branches.
Between the barrel at 6 o’clock and the escapement at 12 o’clock, two stick-shaped rhodium and faceted hands are set, displaying the hours and minutes. The CO113 calibre provides a power reserve of 40 hours.
A brown alligator strap rounded off by a pink gold deployment clasp completes this new watch made by Corum.
Price: 39,900 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin