An icon twice over – for its exceptional movement and the minimalistic case that encloses it – Corum’s Golden Bridge timepieces broke new ground when it was first released in 1980. It introduced the first, and still only in-line, baguette movement as well as a watch design that made the movement the centrepiece in a transparent sapphire crystal case – elements that have been often copied but, as this selection proves, never bettered.
1. One of the few from the collection that positions the movement horizontally rather than vertically, this Golden Bridge Round comes in a 39mm 5N 18K rose gold case with 76 full-cut diamonds, and a dial structured with 36 tsavorites and 5N gold appliqué.
2. This Golden Bridge Rectangle comes in a 29.50 x 42.20mm 5N 18K rose gold case and sapphire case back that is water-resistant to 30m. The indices are rhodium-plated, while the faceted baton-type hands are diamond-polished and rhodium-plated.
3. A tribute to the equally iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Golden Bridge Stream Bridge Automatic comes in a 42.20 x 31mm 5N 18K rose gold case. The faceted baton-type hands are diamond polished and rhodium-plated, while the decorative elements on the dial are 5N gold microstructure and red-lacquered.
4. One of the newest additions to Corum’s iconic collection is this Golden Bridge Round, which features ultra-thin cable microstructures on either side of the movement to underscore the elegance of a suspension bridge. This limited edition piece comes in a 43mm titanium black DLC case.
5. This spectacular Golden Bridge Round Rainbow comes in a 43mm 5N 18K rose gold case that features 68 baguette-cut multicolour sapphires, 15 baguette-cut peridots, eight baguette-cut tsavorites and five baguette-cut rubies. The 2N gold-toned brass dial is decorated with 108 full-cut diamonds, while the faceted baton-type hands are diamond-polished.