The Corum Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique
A state of the art wristwatch, the Corum Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique has been recently brought to light. The watch turns out to be quite a stunning piece, with 360-degree visibility, flying tourbillon and all sorts of top notch gadgetry.
The translucent movement seems suspended into thin air, at the center of the case, by hidden bridges and a sapphire mainplate. What it seems to be a flying tourbillon, it is actually an almost levitating tourbillon above the movement, freed from an upper bridge and lacking an upper fastening point.
The timepiece’s 38 mm x 56 mm tonneau-shaped red gold case houses a state of the art manual wind Corum caliber, with sapphire crystal plate and bridges, and a 90-hour power reserve. The handwound Corum caliber CO100 is tied to a baguette movement that beats at around 21,600 vibrations per hour, or 3 Hz. Garnished with a superbly engraved Corum key, the device is stuck to the sapphire mainplate solely by its base.
There are three different versions of the Corum Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique available at the moment, all of them limited editions – 5 pieces featuring baguette-set case crafted from rose gold, 5 watches featuring an 18-carat red gold case garnished with round diamonds and 10 pieces nicely crafted solely from red gold.
The strapping is common to the three versions – 2 straps crafted from crocodile leather sewn by hand, one brown and the other black, butted to the case by an 18-carat red gold triple folding clasp trimmed with the Corum logo. If you’re interested on the price, you’ll have to wait for while – it hasn’t yet been disclosed.