Adding New Year Sparkle with Corum’s Golden Bridge and Miss Golden Bridge
Cheering the essence of winter, Corum launches four models of its famous Golden Bridge, decorated entirely with snow-set diamonds.
Made under the two new versions for this New Year, the watches are set with the enchanting “snow” setting. Made exclusively with diamonds, the snow setting involves arranging a random number of diamonds of all sizes in such a way that together, they cover up the metal entity.
With two points of consideration, these new creations achieved the remarks of high-level jewellery practice. The first reason is the meticulous choice of each diamond’s placement. Being distinctive from each other, the diamonds must be placed as close as possible to one another. This is achieved by interlocking them to the microns so the edges are almost touching. There is thus no consistency in this task, one which breaks away from the mechanics of brilliant and baguette cuts where all the diamonds are interchangeable. In a snow setting, it is the setter’s own experience and daring which are at play. Each diamond is individually chosen and placed. Featuring many diamonds set individually and creating, together, the coherent image of a whole, the final composition is similar to a fresco or an expressionist painting.
The second reason is the setting itself. The fact that each diamond possesses a unique size, the claws used to set these diamonds must be different too. Accommodating the differences is a task requiring a high level of precision which prevents the setting from being standardized, as each claw is individually worked to set its diamond and it alone.
Jérôme Biard, CEO of Corum says, “Ultimately, each snow-set Golden Bridge is completely unique. They are at once true Fine Watchmaking and Fine Jewellery pieces, and we will never make two which are identical. This covering reflects Corum’s philosophy of thinking outside the box, of breaking with convention, to offer our collectors a calibre that is completely unique, our baguette movement and a highly exclusive setting that had almost never been used in Corum’s history.”
Embodying the snow setting, there will be two models which are the Golden Bridge (with a 34 x 51 mm barrel-shaped case) and the Miss Golden Bridge (21 x 43 mm). Each case is fully set, including the crown, giving a unique glimmer to the baguette movement which stretches up and down the case and is entirely visible through the anti-reflective double sapphire crystal.
With each piece will be released in white gold and pink gold, they make four models in total, for a total of 314 diamonds for the Golden Bridge and 245 diamonds for the Miss Golden Bridge, representing 2.68 carats and 1.28 carats respectively.
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