Swiss luxury watch brand Corum has launched a special edition Golden Bridge wristwatch in partnership with Dubail. The second collaborative project by the two iconic houses, this timepiece is a limited edition of just 10 copies.
In 2010, the family-owned the Parisian retailer and Corum collaborated and created a 25 piece limited edition Admiral’s Cup watch in black dressed with accents of red. This rare timepiece laid the foundations of the exclusive Dubail series: very few pieces, engraved and numbered, with black and red accents. Dubail has since established itself as a leading partner for Corum.
The Golden Bridge was therefore naturally imposed when Corum and Dubail wanted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first joint limited series. The model chosen is the Golden Bridge Round 43 mm. An atypical piece, a perfect circle within which stretches the famous baguette movement of the house, created in 1980.
Its bridges and mainplate are in gold, engraved with the name of the house, ending at 6 o’clock with the crown allowing the time to be set and the winding of a 40-hour power reserve. On either side of this movement are deployed four symmetrical series of cables. For Dubail, they have been specially treated in black PVD, as has the black PVD titanium case.
These cables continue the architectural inspiration of the aptly named collection “Bridge”. The play associates the “bridge” which keeps its cogwheels in place with the one which crosses towns and rivers to connect people.
Symbol of openness, the bridge is also one of the most complex structures ever made by man, a feat capable of defying centuries and the elements. The construction, suspended in the air, summons the aesthetics of the largest bridges erected by man. It also underlines the aerial character of the baguette movement: Caliber CO113 and its 16 seat stays manage to combine the light and suspended expression of movement with the strength and resistance of the wired structure.
For Dubail, Corum has dressed its Golden Bridge with an alligator strap, instead of rubber. The piece, engraved and numbered, will be available only at Dubail Paris.