GOLDEN GATE

Co­rum harks to the past.

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De­signer Dino Modolo helps re­turn Co­rum’s Gold­enBridge to its an­gu­lar roots with the Golden BridgeRect­an­gle.

Co­rum’s fa­mous baguette-shaped move­ment – the Golden Bridge – makes a tri­umphant re­turn in an ob­long case that harks back to its fore­run­ner. The lat­est ren­di­tion, sim­ply named Golden Bridge Rect­an­gle, shares the same aes­thet­ics as the 1980s orig­i­nal, with a classy rec­tan­gu­lar case sport­ing 18K rose golden bridges and the iconic in-line baguette move­ment, which has all its parts stacked up in a col­umn-like shape, dis­play­ing the full trans­fer of en­ergy from its spring barrel at 6 o’clock to the es­cape­ment at 12 o’clock. The difference in this ver­sion is the stur­dier CO 113 cal­i­bre that op­er­ates at 4Hz with a power re­serve of 40 hours and a water re­sis­tance up to 30m.

While the ver­ti­cal move­ment is the fo­cal point of ad­mi­ra­tion, the par­al­lel 18K golden bridges are wor­thy of ap­pre­ci­a­tion too. Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran­cisco, the 18K gold struc­tures take the form of ab­stract ro­man nu­mer­als to serve as hour mark­ers as well. The re­sult­ing look of these brushed and cham­fered bridges in­side a case build of rose gold from stem to stern is one of pure Art Deco glam­our with a masculine ap­proach.

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