The Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds, which comes a few months after the presentation of the original model at Baselworld 2017, offers several artistic crafts at the service of its Art Deco design.
First, the art of setting. Corum has chosen different diamond shapes that each moulds and enhances the piece’s Art Deco design: 69 baguette-cut diamonds are set on the bezel of the Golden Bridge Rectangle and 118 round cut diamonds adorn the arches on both sides of the movement, as well as the horns with their subtly curved profile. The white gold dial is also set with 42 baguette diamonds and 59 round diamonds. Here and there, the diamonds are sculpted to individually highlight each line of the Golden Bridge Rectangle.
Next, the skeletonised details grace the piece with luminosity. The artistic craft applied to each component allows the brilliance of the surrounding diamonds to pass through.
Golden Bridge Rectangle Sertie © Corum
It is then the sculpture that gives depth to the Golden Bridge Rectangle thanks to the Roman numerals which are individually carved into a mass of gold and are present along the dial-side of the piece. This body detaches with the natural intensity of a movement which, on the other hand, unfolds along the length and stands out for its delicacy.
First, we have two models of the Corum Watches Model No 1358 Replica Admiral Legend 42 Automobile. Right off the bat, you’ll see the iconic twelve-sided bezels on these stainless steel bits that step in at 42mm. You’ve got your choice of a deep blue or white dial, and the sapphire crystal over it is double anti-reflective-treated. Having an overall water resistance rating of 50m for your circumstance, we’d have expected for a bit more out of a watch aimed at people who like to be about water.The dial is graced with a vibrant variety of nautical flags which bring a wonderful flare to the table and mix nicely into the theme of the eye – and also at 3 o’clock, an inconspicuous date window concealed is in one of those flags. The Rhodium-coated dauphine hands are skeletonized and handled with Super-LumiNova while a small minutes is at work right above 6 o’clock. The back of the case receives a sapphire crystal to flaunt the motion here too. The Corum Admiral Legend 42 Automobile watches are powered with the CO 395 that supplies a 42-hour power book. The CO 395 is truly a base ETA 2895, and Corum has engraved the rotor on this occasion.The Corum Admiral Legend 42 Chronographs maintain the 42mm sizing, but consist of a single stainless steel model while introducing another similar version equipped with an 18k red gold bezel, crownmolding, and pushers for added class. The stainless steel version offers a rich blue dial whereas the reddish gold is paired with a simple black backdrop with each showcasing date, time, along with chronograph counters. The date window for all these versions is not incorporated into the dial in addition to the three-hand models so you can’t miss it nestled in between 4 and 5 o’clock. The chronographs drop the water resistance rating to 30m and keep up a sapphire crystal case back. The motion shown off is that the CO 984 that defeats at 4Hz (28,000vph) with a power reserve of 42 hours.
And lastly, the engraving gives the Golden Bridge Rectangle an exceptional splendour. For Corum, it was a clear choice to feature a single bridge crossing the Golden Bridge; true to the brand’s signature style and a unique Fine Watchmaking creation. By applying a discreet floral engraving enriched with the name of the brand, Corum signs a prestigious composition whose consistency highlights the power of the Art Deco style from every angle and each reflection.
The Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds is a 10-piece limited-edition. It is worn on a black alligator leather strap, equipped with a 18kt white gold triple folding clasp.