I recently wrote about the new Corum Squelette, which was one of the Baselworld novelties this year. The new Golden Bridge Automatic is the second Corum novelty I have covered here on It's All About Watches. The Corum Bridge watches were originally released in 1980 and they caused a ripple throughout the watch industry. In 2011, they released the first automatic version with a linear oscillating weight. The new version has a tonneau-shaped case that is made of grade 5 titanium (black PVD coating) with dimensions of 37.20mm x 51.80mm. The watch "dial" as one might call it is vertically striped, which may seem like a small decorative feature but is actually a functional part of the design. I was able to see this technology in person and it really is amazing, for a lack of better words. It goes from being transparent off the wrist, to opaque on it. This takes care of one of the major complaints they had with the Bridge watch, that the wearers wrist hair was showing. The movement, the Calibre CO 313 ticks at 28,800BPH, is hand engraved, has a 40 hour power reserve and platinum weights. This watch, although it is similar to others released in the past by Corum, is a watch that should not be overlooked. Expect the price to be somewhere around the $60-$80K range. Next blog post will be about a watch under $2,000, promise.
Jake Fogarty is the founder of It's All About Watches and writer for most of what you will read here. If you want to contact me you can visit the contact and advertising page.
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