Unveiled in 2011, this Ti-Bridge Tourbillon model in red gold (Reference 022.705.85/0F81 0000) is adorned with 689 diamonds totaling 8.64 carats. The radiant splendor of diamonds dramatically highlights the fabulous baguette movement which, suspended by its cross-bars, appears to be floating weightlessly in the center of the red gold tonneau-shaped case. The effect is further accentuated by the flying tourbillon which, in the absence of an upper bridge, looks as if it is levitating above the movement.
The CO 022 baguette caliber of the Ti-Bridge Tourbillon was designed, developed and produced in-house by the CORUM. The flying tourbillon has no upper bridge and thus seems to be floating over the movement. Its escapement beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour.
This mechanical hand-wound movement is endowed with a 72-hour power reserve. Caliber CO 022, which represents an aesthetic and technical feat, has a mainplate and bridges made from ARCAP that is treated to a gold finish. This new alloy made of copper and nickel is completely non-magnetic, anti-corrosive and enables complex finishing operations. Although a resolutely futuristic material, it may be adorned with traditional decorations such as satin-finishing and chamfering, creating effects that make a fine contrast with the “sunray-brushed” decoration of the two barrels.
The overall mechanism is held in place by a feature that has become an integral part of the unique Ti-Bridge style signature: cross-bars that secure the movement firmly in the center of the case. Also made from gold-treated ARCAP, they help to create a truly spectacular weightless effect.
The generously sized 42.5 mm by 52.3 mm tonneau-shaped case is water-resistant to a depth of 30 meters. Crafted from red gold and entirely set with sparkling gems, its ample proportions give pride of place to the caliber and its constantly moving tourbillon that are visible from all sides, including through the case-back. This version of the Ti-Bridge Tourbillon is available in an ultra-limited 25-piece edition. It is delivered with two straps: one in hand-sewn black crocodile leather, the other in brown crocodile leather, and both equipped with an 18K red gold folding clasp.
Model: Ti-Bridge Tourbillon Pave, Reference 022.705.85/0F81 0000 (Red Gold, Case& dial set with diamonds)
Limited production of 25
CO 022, Hand wound mechanical flying tourbillon baguette movement
Bridges and plate made of ARCAP, red gold 5N coated bridge engraved with CORUM logo
Hand-wound by a stem at 3 o’clock
Frequency: 3Hz, 21,600 vibrations/hour
2 red gold 5N coated barrels with sun brushed finish
Intermediate and ratchet wheel with sun brushed finish
Two red gold 5N coated ARCAP strut bars fixed on the case and on the movement
Power reserve of 72 hours
Hours, minutes, flying tourbillon
Dimensions: 52.3 x 42.5 mm
Tonneau-shaped case made of 18kt red gold 5N
Case and dial set with 689 round diamonds (8.64ct)
Fluted 18kt red gold 5N crown with satin and polished finishes, adorned with CORUM key
6-screw satin-finished case-back with engraved CORUM logo, open case-back under the movement
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 30 meters (99 feet/3atm)
Set with diamonds, Red gold 5N coated hour and minute baton hands with Superluminova
Black crocodile hand-stitched leather strap
Buckle: Triple folding clasp with opening and fastening system using 2 pushers, 18kt red gold cover bearing the CORUM logo