Introducing the Corum Miss Golden Bridge in White Ceramic (with video)

Corum Miss Golden Bridge in White Ceramic sideviw - Perpetuelle

“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)

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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.

 

The Corum “Bubble Watch” is Revived

Corum Bubble Watch original - Perpetuelle

The brainchild of the late Severin Wunderman, the Corum Bubble was first introduced in the year 2000 — an oversized watch (44mm) with an a towering bubble-like sapphire crystal that uniquely distorted the dial.   It was an unorthodox, though well-received design at the time, but the line eventually lost its luster and was discontinued.   The Bubble “Casino”, with a roulette table-motif complete with ball-tipped seconds hand, is a design I recall fondly.  Of course stock market “dot-com Bubble” also came in 2000, making the timing of the Bubble watch interesting in this regard.

Now, exactly 15 years later, the Bubble looks to make a triumphant return in three new designs.

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Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Flying Tourbillon

Corum Admirals Cup Legend 42 Flying Tourbillon

I just caught some details on this watch, will be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2015.  To celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2015 Corum will present a flying tourbillon.  Though in the familiar Admiral’s Cup case style, the overall design seems to be lacking that certain something that makes the watch pleasing to the eye.

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Corum AC-One 45 Tides

CORUM ADMIRAL’S CUP AC-ONE 45 TIDES

A Corum icon now returns in a reworked design:  the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides watch.   21 years after its launch, this model with its mechanical movement driving indications of the time and strength of the tides, the lunar cycle, as well as the strength of the currents and the height of the tides, remains a truly unique complication in the fine watchmaking world.  It remains the one and only movement with a tides indicator, exemplifying Corum’s long-standing commitment to the sea-faring watch enthusiast.
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