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.
Since both coins and watches are often considered “collectibles,” it makes a certain amount of sense to blend the two and entice aficionados of both hobbies. The version proved to be a huge success for Corum, who’ve released a lot of models over the years such as the 50th Anniversary Edition we covered previously. This year, a new trio of Corum Heritage Artisans Coin Watches have already been declared, using American coins in addition to a considerably rarer (for the newest) commemorative coin out of Israel.Corum were set in 1955, making them relatively youthful by Swiss watchmaker criteria. Their early success was defined by gold watches in the Art Nouveau style, like the Chinese Hat and Admiral models. The first Coin watch combined the brand’s styling having an abysmal movement fitted within a sliced-in-two American gold coin, creating a unique dress watch using both exclusivity and patriotic appeal.As a obviously patriotic emblem, Corum points out that many American presidents have worn Corum Heritage Artisans Coin Watches, such as George Bush Sr, Ronald Reagan, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton, as well as artists like Andy Warhol.Three new versions of their Corum Heritage Artisans Coin Watch have been released this year. We’ll begin by taking a look at the golden version, mention C082/03167, which includes an American Liberty Head Double Eagle 20 dollar gold coin. This coin depicts a heraldic eagle with shield on the watch face and the mind of the Statue of Liberty on the caseback.
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.
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 Watches Ladies 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.