BASELWORLD 2017:

Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle: Reshaping a Classic


Corum‘s iconic Golden Bridge debuted in 1980 in its original barrel-shaped case. Last year, the Swiss brand introduced a redesigned version in a more traditional round case. At this year’s Baselworld watch fair, Corum introduced yet another variation of the Golden Bridge, in a new, Art Deco-influenced rectangular case. Here’s a look.

Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle - soldier
The Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle debuts at Baselworld 2017.

The Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle, like its round-cased predecessor, is the brainchild of renowned designer Dino Modolo. The baguette-shaped, linear-oriented, manual-winding movement, Caliber CO113, is visible in the center of the open dial and boasts a high level of engraving and finishes on its 18k gold bridges and plate. It is surrounded on both sides by 18k gold structures representing six Roman numerals whose curved shapes and rivets call to mind the architecture of a bridge. The movement’s timekeeping functions are on full display, with the spring barrel at 6 o’clock feeing energy to the escapement at 12 o’clock. Caliber Co 113 has a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and a power reserve of 40 hours.

Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle - front
Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle – front

The curved rectangular case — including its grooved winding crown at the bottom, a hallmark feature of Corum’s Bridges collection — is made of 5N 18k rose gold and measures 29.5 mm by 42.2 mm. The baton-shaped hour and minute hands are faceted and rhodium-plated. Both the front and back of the watch, which is water-resistant to 30 meters, are covered with nonreflective sapphire crystals. The strap is brown alligator leather with a triple-folding clasp made of rose gold. The price for the Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle is $36,900. Here’s what it looks like on the wrist.

Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle - wrist

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3 Responses to “Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle: Reshaping a Classic”

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  1. Jason Hunter Wugalter

    Always terrific articles and pictures! Thanks Mark!

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  2. Richard Kalina

    Wasn’t the golden bridges movement a product of Vincent Calabrase who also invented-designed other 1st time movements?

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  3. Alessandri

    I realize the rectangle case Golden Bridge pictures are “sneak peak”, but a few pictures of the back would be nice. The allure of this piece is the movement.

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