Just because the Corum Golden Bridge is one of the most iconic modern watches of all time doesn’t mean it cannot evolve. The manufacture has proven numerous times that it is perfectly capable of presenting new and ever creative interpretations that still remain true to the original idea of a linear baguette-shaped movement – a fact that is patently remarkable, seeing as the watch’s minimalistic form doesn’t give one much to work with.
The Golden Bridge Rectangle observes all the classic codes of the collection but contains the legendary movement in a new rectangular case that is as refined and elegant as, say, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. The differences are palpable though. Its crown is placed at six o’clock and it does not swivel. Flanking the movement Calibre CO 113 are two miniature structural beams inspired by the architecture of bridges but also function as hour numerals. Indeed, look closely and with very little imagination you’ll see the six Roman numerals all crafted in solid gold.
From the sophisticated Golden Bridge Rectangle, Corum swerves dramatically to the incendiary Bubble Stop which literally screams ‘STOP’ on its fire engine-red dial. This highly original piece was one of the pieces created when Corum launched its ‘Customise Your Bubble’ campaign.
The design came from a fan of the brand, one Jerome Barbier, and the watch comes with a dial made of the same reflective material as those used in Swiss traffic signs, which by the way, are renowned for being the best in the world. According to whom? No one really knows, but we digress. Choose from three sizes: 42mm, 47mm, and a colossal 52mm. Titanium cases, however, ensure they remain comfortable on the wrist. If you’re looking to make a statement with your timepiece, well, stop and look no further.