CORUM Golden Bridge Dragon

With this haute horlogerie creation, Swiss luxury watch maker CORUM orchestrates an encounter between two of the most fascinating figures in their respective universes: the dragon, a mythical creature symbolizing life and power; and Corum’s exclusive linear or ‘baguette’ movement, an authentic contemporary watchmaking legend.

The fabulous silhouette appearing on the new Golden Bridge Dragon with its daunting claws fully bared does indeed keep fierce watch over a true treasure: the hand-wound CO 113 movement. A worthy descendant of the first ever baguette movement, introduced by Corum in 1980, this mechanical masterpiece embodies both the impressive expertise of the brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds and its insatiable quest for linearity. Built along a vertical axis, it is extended by the crown at 6 o’clock, which is perfectly aligned in order to accentuate this exceptional construction.

The remarkably precise Caliber CO 113 beats at the frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour) and is equipped with a variable-inertia balance ensuring impressive long-term regularity. Visually stunning in each and every detail, it features a red gold mainplate and bridges, including an upper bridgebearing the hand-engraved Corum signature.

A virtuoso in the domain of horological mechanics, Corum demonstrates the same degree of skill in exalting the skills of prodigiously gifted artisans. To breathe life into the dragon, red gold was first poured into a mold to form an initial rough outline. The fascinating engraving work then began. Playing with the irregular thickness of the gold plate, the craftsman patiently sculpted the material by meticulously and accurately plying the burin in order to create striking three-dimensional effects.

After more than two weeks of this extraordinary task performed entirely by hand, the dragon was prepared to work its magic, conveyed through countless details. With its mythical silhouette covered with depth-effect tiny scales, the creature wraps itself around the baguette, albeit without actually touching it.

The dragon with its flaming head looks ready to breathe its inner fire, while its tail is tipped by a pearl, like a flaming sun. Its impressive claws serve as a reminder that it is a formidable adversary for anyone that might defy its rule.

The fascinating encounter between the mythical creature and the legendary caliber finds a worthy setting in an elegant tonneau-shaped case. The latter is made of 5N 18K red gold and fitted with four sapphire crystals on the front, back and both sides, thus creating a mesmerizing transparency that further enhances the dragon’s three-dimensional perspective effects. The precious and refined Corum Golden Bridge Dragon is also interpreted in two jewellery versions. On the first, the sparkle of 422 round-cut diamonds (approx. 4.46 carats) lights up the red gold case and the folding clasp on the bracelet; while the second features no less than 80 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 3.9 carats) and 338 round-cut diamonds (approx. 1.83 carats) adorning its 18K white gold exterior.

When interpreted in a resolutely contemporary way, the Golden Bridge Dragon plays on the elegant contrasts between the warmth of red gold and the depths of black in an urban interpretation of the Golden Bridge Dragon which clothes the movement and the mystical beast in gold, framed by a grade 5 titanium case with a black PVD coating.

CORUM BRIDGES GOLDEN BRIDGE
B113/02354 – 113.269.69/0001 GD59G

Dial
Material: No dial
Distinctive features: Hand sculpted and engraved dragon in 18kt gold with a setted pearl at the dragon tail

Case
Shape: Tonneau-shape
Dimension: 34.00 x 51.00 mm
Thickness: 10.90 mm
Case material: 18kt white gold
Top of the case: 18kt white gold, 80 Baguette diamonds (~ 3.90 ct)
Case sides: 18kt white gold, 312 Round diamonds (~ 1.52 ct)
Crown material: 18kt white gold, Engraved CORUM key
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in 18ktwhite gold with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Baton, Rhodium-coated, Skeleton

Bracelet
Material: Crocodile leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 19/18 mm
Buckle type: Triple folding clasp, 26 Round diamonds (~ 0.31 ct)
Buckle material: 18kt white gold
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo, Opening and fastening system using 2 pushers

CORUM BRIDGES GOLDEN BRIDGE
B113/02353 – 113.267.85/0001 GD55R

Dial
Material: No dial
Distinctive features: Hand sculpted and engraved dragonin 18kt gold with a setted pearl at the dragon tail

Case
Shape: Tonneau-shape
Dimension: 34.00 x 51.00 mm
Thickness: 10.90 mm
Case material: 5N 18kt red gold
Top of the case: 5N 18kt red gold, 84 Round diamonds (~ 2.63 ct)
Case sides: 5N 18kt red gold, 312 Round diamonds (~ 1.52 ct)
Crown material: 5N 18kt red gold, Engraved CORUM key
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in 5N 18kt red gold with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Baton, Faceted, 5N red gold-coated, Skeleton

Bracelet
Material: Crocodile leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 19/18 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: 5N 18kt red gold
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo

CORUM BRIDGES GOLDEN BRIDGE
B113/02352 – 113.265.95/0001 GD55R

Dial
Material: No dial
Distinctive features: Hand sculpted and engraved dragon in 18kt gold with a setted pearl at the dragon tail

Case
Shape: Tonneau-shape
Dimension: 34.00 x 51.00 mm
Thickness: 10.90 mm
Case material: Titanium grade 5 with black DLC treatment
Crown material: Titanium grade 5 with black DLC treatment, Engraved CORUM key
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in titanium grade 5 with black DLC treatment and with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Baton, Faceted, 5N red gold-coated, Skeleton

Bracelet
Material: Crocodile leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 19/18 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Titanium grade 5
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo, Black PVD treatment

CORUM BRIDGES GOLDEN BRIDGE
B113/02349 – 113.265.55/0001 GD55R

Dial
Material: No dial
Distinctive features: Hand sculpted and engraved dragon in 18kt gold with a setted pearl at the dragon tail

Case
Shape: Tonneau-shape
Dimension: 34.00 x 51.00 mm
Thickness: 10.90 mm
Case material: 5N 18kt red gold
Crown material: 5N 18kt red gold, Engraved CORUM key
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in 5N 18kt red gold with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Baton, Faceted, 5N red gold-coated, Skeleton

Bracelet
Material: Crocodile leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 19/18 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: 5N 18kt red gold
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo

Movement Specifications
Movement number: CO 113
Winding system: Manual
Functions: Hour & Minute
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
Dimension: 14 3/4”’ x 5”’
Rubies: 19
Movement finishes: Bridges and plate in 18kt gold & CORUM logo engraved on the bridge

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