After 30 years since the Golden Bridge was released in 1980, Corum released an automatic version of the in-line movement. That was in 2011. This year, Corum celebrates 10 years of the automatic, with a new release with 4 new models, in a panoramic, one-piece sapphire case.
Press Release details with commentary in italics.
Corum is an interesting maison, who have always lived on the cutting edge of design. They are not shy to take risks with daring aesthetics, and innovative movements. Known for varied icons from the Coin watch to the Admiral and Bubble as well as the legendary Golden Bridge. Released in 1980, the Golden Bridge was a collaboration with Vincent Calabrese, and was the world’s first in-line baguette movement. In 2011, Corum released an automatic version. And for this year, to celebrate the decade of the Golden Bridge Automatic, they released this new collection of 4 models.
The specialty in this new release is the one piece panoramic sapphire case that extends from the top crystal to the sides of the watch – allowing for a 360-degree view inside. From the press release photographs, the new watches look stunning. Giving the impression of real world bridges, rather than just a caricature of one. We look forward to seeing the sample watches when they arrive in Singapore. And have booked our session to experience the Golden Bridge Automatic to photograph the watches. Will revert with full report then.
The Golden Bridge by Corum
Since its inception in 1955, Corum has always been on the cutting edge of design and technology, regularly taking risks with daring looks and innovative movements. That may be why the brand is known for many different icons in time, from the Coin watch to Admiral and Bubble. Easily the strongest legend in the Corum lineup, though, is the Golden Bridge watch with the world’s first-ever in-line baguette movement that was first released in 1980. Just over 30 years later, in 2011, Corum released an automatic version of the in-line movement that also took the world by storm.
Now, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Automatic Golden Bridge, Corum takes another leap, unveiling a new Automatic Golden Bridge series with avant-garde case that delivers sweeping views of the meticulously finished movement.
New Release: Corum 10th Anniversary Golden Bridge Automatic Collection
Retail prices are
- B313/04278 – 313.200.95/0F01 HS10 Black Ti/ Smoked Sapphire SGD 45,800 Limited edition 50 pieces
- B313/04279 – 313.200.86/0F01 HS15 5N Ti/Smoked Sapphire SGD 63,000 Limited edition 150 pieces
- B313/04280 – 313.200.77/0F01 HS15 Ti Diamonds/Smoked Sapphire SGD 57,700 Limited edition 25 pieces. 72 Diamonds, ~0.65 ct
- B313/04281 – 313.200.87/0F01 HS10 5N Ti Diamonds/Smoked Sapphire SGD 66,200 Limited edition 100 pieces.72 Diamonds, ~0.65 ct
All prices are inclusive of Singapore GST.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the automatic in-line movement, Corum releases 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. Also, for the first time, Corum creates 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.
Sapphire is one of the most difficult materials to deal with as it is brittle and can break in the manufacturing process. It also requires special attention to corners and metal case connections to render the watch water resistant. However, Corum’s in-house engineers and watchmakers have mastered the process with this single piece that covers the top and sides.
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.
Additionally, Corum has invented a discretely placed floating harness
system for its hand-applied indexes, yielding a highly modern and
sophisticated flair. The design is actually born out of the need for
function. Because there is no dial to affix the indexes to, the harness
system links to the movement base so that the markers seem to be
floating in space. As indicated in the series name – Golden Bridge – the
main plates and bridges of the movement are in 18-karat gold for all
All of the 10th anniversary Golden Bridge Automatic watches boast a sapphire case back made of smoked crystal for an almost mystical look. Additionally, they are all powered by the original automatic movement that remains incredibly advanced even by today’s standards. With all of its 194 parts in one line, the exclusive Corum Caliber C0313 boasts 40 hours of power reserve, a variable inertia balance wheel for long-term precision, a miniaturized barrel and main plate, bridges made of 18-karat gold, and a platinum linear oscillating weight.
Water resistant to 30 meters, the Corum Golden Bridge Automatic 10th anniversary watches are finished with a soft-touch alligator strap and triple folding clasp. If the new case and breathtaking side views aren’t enough, perhaps the best thing about this series is the amazing new entry-level price for the Golden Bridge Automatic.