“The Golden Bridge is my greatest joy. With the Golden Bridge, I was not only a watchmaker, but I also became an inventor,” says watchmaker and AHCI member Vincent Calabrese. When Corum launched the Golden Bridge in 1980 it was probably not yet foreseen that the model would become one of the pillars of the brand and eventually an icon of fine Swiss watchmaking. Yet in 2015, as Corum celebrates the 35 years of its mythical movement the Golden Bridge, that is what has happened. The exception Golden Bridge movement is comprised of 140 components arranged in a linear rectangle of 33 mm in length, 3 mm in width and less than 5 mm in thickness — a true masterpiece of micromechanics and distinctive design.
The “Miss Golden Bridge”, obviously the ladies model, was launched at Baselworld 2015 for the first time in black ceramic, joining 11 other unique references in the line. This month, Corum has now launched a version white ceramic model is launched.
Corum Miss Golden Bridge in White Ceramic
21mm x 43mm white ceramic case (11.19mm thick), manual wind Corum Caliber CO 113 (40 hours power reserve, 4hz/28,800 vph)
Speaking of ceramic — though changing the topic slightly — be sure to check out last week’s edition of “Buying Time” in which I profiled five ceramic watches from five big name brands.