Watch Of The Day: Corum Golden Bridge RectangleWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle.
Corum’s Golden Bridge has always been a fascinating watch to observe, courtesy of its openworked linear movement that transfers energy from its barrel at six o’clock to the escapement at the top. Appearing in several guises over the decades, including a round version in 2016, it returns to its roots this year with a rectangular case in 18K rose gold. The iconic manual-winding movement remains wondrous to behold, this time flanked by two bridge-like structures bearing six three-dimensional Roman numeral hour markers that are also crafted in 18K rose gold.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.