Introduced for the first time in 1980, Corum Golden Bridge Collection was the guest of our Hands On corner with its Miss Golden Bridge model designed exclusively for the ladies.
When it comes to Corum, one of the first collections that come to mind for many watch enthusiasts will undoubtedly be Admiral's Cup. This is (in fact was) the case for me as well. But after seeing Corum's Golden Bridge collection both in Baselworld 2017 and in Turkey thanks to the authorized distributor Şark Saatçilik, my idea about the brand changed completely. My favorite men’s timepiece in the collection is the latest model Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle while the most beautiful ladies model for me is the one I have here for review.
Corum places the Golden Bridge Collection on top of others in the product line. The collection, which is produced entirely from valuable materials (like solid gold), combines excellent craftsmanship with unique movements.
The Miss Golden Bridge model comes in an 18K red gold case measuring 21mm x 43mm. Its bezel is set with 90 pieces of round cut diamonds. With its total height of 11.24mm only, Miss Golden Bridge’s case wears comfortably on smaller wrists. The model, which redefines the “see-thru” concept, is offered in a uniquely formed case. Surrounded by four sapphire crystals, it is a great pleasure to look at the watch from every angle. The movement is designed on a vertical line from 12 to 6 o’clock; therefore the winding crown is located at 6.
The model does not have a dial as we used to as the only thing that works like a dial is the movement. However, that movement is so stunningly designed and finished that you never actually look for a dial. The bridge (featuring an engraved Corum logo) and the main plate are also made of solid 18K gold.
The model is powered by the brand’s in-house Corum Caliber Ref. CO 113. The 19 jewels hand-wound movement beats at 4Hz and offers a power reserve of 40 hours when fully wound.
The version we have here comes on an 18K red gold bracelet but there is also a black alligator strap version as well.
The first thing you do when you hold a Golden Bridge timepiece is nothing but directly looking at the movement. The movement, which can be enjoyed through every possible angle, is more like an art piece. I suggest all watch enthusiasts, no matter man or woman should definitely see the Golden Bridge Collection in person. I am sure that they will be amazed.