Saturday, August 24, 2013

Corum Unveils the Black Ceramic Golden Bridge

Swiss watchmaker Corum has reimagined its classic 1980 Golden Bridge design, adding a fine all-black ceramic case to the timepiece.
The complex baguette movement at the center of the Golden Bridge is now framed (in a painstaking process) by one of the hardest materials to work with on such a delicate watch. The result, however, is spectacular, with a smooth external architecture to match the swiss engineering, sapphire crystals, and 18-karat rose gold interior bridge design.
The mechanism consists of a hand-wound CO 113 movement and a variable inertia-balance caliber, ensuring long-term precision. There is a 40-hour power reserve.
Corum spares no detail, with all kinds of hand-engraving to be discovered on the red gold bridge, from the company’s signature to symbolic La Chaux-de-Fonds ferns.
However, the extras (like a watch dial) have simply been ignored, leaving the elegant wearer of this timepiece with just 360-degree, ceramic-framed views, fastened by a black alligator strap.

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