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Snow setting Golden Bridge

SNOW SETTING GOLDEN BRIDGE

The brand launches four editions of its famous Golden Bridge, decorated entirely with snow-set diamonds Christmas is in the air: just in time for the festive season, Corum is releasing two new versions of its Golden Bridge with a new snow setting. Made exclusively of diamonds, the snow setting involves arranging a random number of diamonds of all sizes in such a way that together; they cover up the entirety of the metal. It is a high-level jewellery practice for two reasons.

Firstly, the meticulous choice of the placement of each diamond. Though each one is different, they must still be as close to one another as possible, interlocking to the micron so the edges are almost touching. There is thus no consistency in this task, one which breaks away from the mechanics of brilliant and baguette cuts where all the diamonds are interchangeable.

B113_03853_MDB113_03854_MDIn a snow setting, it is the setter’s own experience and daring which are at play. Each diamond is individually chosen and placed. The final composition is similar to a fresco or an expressionist painting, featuring many diamonds set individually and creating, together, the coherent image of a whole.

Next, there is the setting itself. As each diamond has a unique size, so too must each claw used for setting. It is a task requiring extreme precision which prevents the setting from being standardized, as each claw is individually worked to set its diamond and it alone.

“Ultimately, each snow-set Golden Bridge is completely unique,” explains Jérôme Biard, CEO of Corum. “They are at once true Fine Watchmaking and Fine Jewellery pieces, and we will never make two which are identical. This covering reflects Corum’s philosophy of thinking outside the box, of breaking with convention, to offer our collectors a caliber that is completely unique, our baguette movement, and a highly exclusive setting that had almost never been used in Corum’s history.”

Two models will be available in the snow setting: the Golden Bridge (with a 34 x 51 mm barrel-shaped case) and the Miss Golden Bridge (21 x 43 mm). Each case is fully set, including the crown, giving a unique glimmer to the baguette movement which stretches up and down the case and is entirely visible through the anti-reflective double sapphire crystal. Each piece will be released in white gold and pink gold, meaning there are four models in total, for a total of 314 diamonds for the Golden Bridge and 245 diamonds for the Miss Golden Bridge, representing 2.68ct and 1.28ct respectively.

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STUNNING CONTRAST

Back in black – the Corum Golden Bridge returns in no less than six new modern, exclusive editions, decorated entirely in black. The first two have been unveiled recently, revealing a powerful and modern new look for this icon which was first presented forty short years ago. Fashions change, yet the Golden Bridge remains. A unique piece that has gone against the trends since its creation in 1980, today it has been reinvented in six architectural versions with an original aesthetic design. They will be gradually revealed over the next few months, but the first two have been unveiled today.

The pervasive presence of a black DLC treatment on its case, bezel, and buckle forms the basis of the design. All of these components stand out with their depth, allowing for a stunning contrast with the baguette movement which, with its white or pink gold reflections, attracts all the light.

GB_43mm_Titane_DLC_B113_03832-HD“The founding principle of the Golden Bridge is the emphasis on its baguette movement. Since 1980, the piece has been designed to attract all the attention”, explains Jérôme Biard, CEO, Corum. “These new versions are the perfect example of this. Titanium and DLC bring depth and modernity to the casing, which holds within it this legendary calibre with strength and elegance”.

As sculptural as ever, the baguette movement once again proves both its versatility and its modernity. Here, it works alongside a structure developed specifically by Corum which embodies a geometry of overlapping bridges that evoke the most stunning masterpieces of human genius, notably the suspension bridges like the Golden Gate or the Brooklyn Bridge. It is in total consistency with Corum’s artistic universe, its roots in La Chaux-de-Fonds (where Le Corbusier was born), its historical attachment to art and its capacity to break free from watchmaking codes.

The piece is available in two versions: white gold and pink gold. This variation is found on the movement, the hands, the flange, the crown and the screws which maintain the structure of both sides of the baguette movement. The rest of the covering is black. It’s the first time that Corum has conferred a black rubber bracelet, veined and engraved with the brand’s name, upon its Golden Bridge.

Spirited and powerful, this new Golden Bridge Titane DLC model will be complemented in the upcoming months by two other models, each available in the same shades of gold. This aspiring triptych, resolutely geared towards the power of its architecture, breathes life into the Golden Bridge, and is destined for an audience of collectors of contemporary, radical fine watchmaking.

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UNCOMMON CALIBER

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Corum has for the past 35 years, given the unique Golden Bridge watch many exceptional variations, case shapes, and materials. The pinnacle of Corum’s collection, this timepiece in its many versions is innovative and unique – in great part due to its eminently visible inline movement construction. The Golden Bridge’s uncommon caliber is sheathed in sapphire crystal, allowing the skill of the watchmaker to be fully appreciated from every angle.

Now Corum returns with a new round model sized for a woman’s wrist that likewise allows the observer to see how one is able to think outside the proverbial box to create an astonishing play of geometry featuring round and rectangular shapes.

Following the design codes of art deco, the Golden Bridge Round focuses on the harmonious electricity between shapes, materials, and functionality. The combination of round case and beautifully engraved and finished inline movement turned on its side perfectly complement one another, while the extra embellishment of precious resin and diamonds surrounding the fully visible caliber add color, sparkle, shine, and eye-catching brilliance.

The colorful natural resin elements of the variations of the Golden Bridge Round are housed within a gold micro structure cage set with diamonds and handcrafted embellishment. The diamonds are expertly set by a local Swiss artisan.