Back in 2016, we had a chance to go hands-on with the Corum Golden Bridge Round that was a departure from previous Golden Bridge watches by using a round case as opposed to the angular cases the collection had been known for. To get Baselworld 2017, designer Dino Modolo helps return the Golden Bridge into its ancestral roots with the Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle. Since its initial release in 1980, the Corum Golden Bridge has observed over a couple of variants, and this version retains the collection’s hallmark feature – a movement that shows the full transfer of energy from its own spring barrel at 6 o’clock into the escapement at 12 o’clock. The caliber CO113 is exactly what Corum refers to as a “in-line baguette” motion, which has all its parts piled up in a column-like shape. Like the numerals, the bridge construction that supports the motion is constructed from 18k gold and decorated with an assortment of engravings together with the brand name. This exceptional movement design permits the wearer to view every component in movement as power is moved from 1 end of this case to another. The comprehensive execution of the 18-karat gold Roman numeral structures and rivets that encircle the motion are very cool to look at it – it feels like something King Midas would approve of.The caliber CO113 is what Corum describes as a “in-line baguette” movement, which has all its components piled up in a column-like shape. Such as the numerals, the bridge construction that supports the motion is made from 18k gold and adorned with an assortment of engravings together with the brand name. This unique movement layout permits the wearer to look at every component in motion as electricity is moved from one end of this case to the other. The motion itself operates at 4Hz with a power reserve of 40 hours.
It is at the heart of this watch that the action unfolds. Equally complex and refined, the Bubble watch reveals all its inner workings via the dial, complete with endless structures.
Within its timeless and enigmatic sapphire glass bubble, the new Bubble Squelette presents a colourful and architectural extravaganza, encouraging our eyes to explore its myriad details.
Housed in a 47 mm stainless steel case with an Eterna Movement calibre 39 and a deep blue vulcanised rubber strap, the microstructures and hands on the dial of this new Bubble watch come in three colours: green, blue and purple.