Watch of the Week: Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle

Courtesy Corum

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the invention of a linear caliber, the independent watchmaker debuts a brand-new, first-of-its-kind version on the breakthrough timepiece.

Forty years after the debut of this linear caliber, which arranges all gears, wheels, and parts in a row, the unusual baguette-shaped movement first developed and patented by independent watchmaker Vincent Calabrese in 1977 is still ripe for reinvention. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its invention, Corum Watch Company—who’s founder Jean Renee Bannwart purchased the patent to use in the brand’s first Golden Bridge watches in 1980—debuts an all-new range of Golden Bridge watches at this year’s Baselworld, beginning Thursday, March 23, 2017. This Rectangle version in rose gold is the first of its kind.

Main Features of the Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle

For this edition of the Golden Bridge, designer Dino Modolo emphasized the bridge-like quality of the movement by employing geometric Roman numerals reminiscent of girds, seemingly supporting the central caliber from either side of the Art Deco–inspired 42.2 mm rectangular-shaped case.

The Golden Bridge Rectangle is powered by the manually wound Caliber CO113. Crafted in 18-karat rose gold, with rose gold bridges and mainplate, the watch offers hours and minutes indication. It is finished with a brown alligator leather strap and is water resistant to 30 meters.

Price and Availability

The Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle watch will be unveiled at Baselworld alongside other watches in the range. The style is available at authorized Corum jewelers around the world, and sells for $36,900.

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