A mythical creature symbolizing life and power, the dragon nurtures the collective imagination of many civilizations. This imperial and majestic figure is often depicted as the guardian of a fabulous treasure. And the fabulous silhouette appearing on the new Golden Bridge Dragon with its daunting claws fully bared does indeed keep fierce watch over a true treasure: the hand-wound CO 113 movement.

A worthy descendant of the first ever baguette movement, the CO 113 movement is built along a vertical axis, and is extended by the crown at 6 o’clock. Remarkably precise, it beats at the frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour), is equipped with a variable-inertia balance and features a red gold mainplate and bridges, including an upper bridge bearing the hand-engraved Corum signature.

 

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Golden Bridge Dragon ref. B113-02349. © Corum

 

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With this watch, Corum exalts the skills of gifted artisans. Red gold was first poured into a mold to form an initial rough outline of the dragon. The fascinating engraving work then began. Playing with the irregular thickness of the gold plate, the craftsman patiently sculpted the material by plying the burin in order to create striking three-dimensional effects. After more than two weeks of this task performed entirely by hand, the dragon was prepared to work its magic, conveyed through countless details. With its mythical silhouette covered with depth-effect tiny scales, the creature wraps itself around the baguette, albeit without actually touching it.

The watch comes in a tonneau-shaped case made of 5N 18K red gold and fitted with four sapphire crystals on the front, back and both sides, thus creating a mesmerizing transparency.

 

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The back of the watch. © Corum


The Corum Golden Bridge Dragon is also interpreted in two jewelry versions. The first sparkles with 422 round-cut diamonds (approx. 4.46 carats) on the red gold case and the folding clasp on the bracelet; while the second features no less than 80 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 3.9 carats) and 338 round-cut diamonds (approx. 1.83 carats) adorning its 18K white gold exterior.

In an urban interpretation, the Golden Bridge features a grade 5 titanium case with a black PVD coating and the movement and the dragon in gold.

 

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