CORUM TI-BRIDGE for Only Watch
CORUM shows its strong commitment to saving children’s dreams and hopes by offering a Ti-Bridge unique timepiece, featuring an Antoine de St-Exupéry quote, to the ONLY WATCH auction held under the patronage of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
CORUM has created a unique version of the Ti-Bridge watch for ONLY WATCH. This timepiece houses a new and exclusive caliber designed, developed and assembled in-house. The CO 007 movement is clearly inspired by the legendary Golden Bridge caliber, while giving a whole new twist to the original concept. Whereas the shape is immediately recognizable, the dimensions, the components and the technical characteristics are all completely different and testify to the resolutely contemporary spirit of the CO 007.
With a movement and case in titanium, the Ti-Bridge gives pride of place to a material known for its lightness but also for being difficult to craft. The bridges and plates of the Caliber CO 007 are cut from this ultra-modern material and black PVD-coated. The meticulous finishing on all movements is typified by the upper bridge engraved with the “CORUM” brand name. The bridges are satin-finished, while the generously sized barrel features are snail finished. Equipped with a balance oscillating at a speed of 4 Hz, Caliber CO 007 is endowed with a 72-hour power reserve. The curved and tonneau-shaped case is made from grade 5 titanium – the only kind that can be polish-finished – and measures 42.5 mm by 41.5 mm. Topped on the upper part by a large convex sapphire crystal, the case has a satin-finished case-back enhanced by a central rectangular sapphire window revealing the movement. On the case-back CORUM has engraved a famous quote from Antoine de St-Exupéry taken from the book “LE PETIT PRINCE” that says: « Les enfants seuls savent ce qu’ils cherchent » (“Only children know what they are looking for”).
The movement is secured inside the case by a set of two titanium “cross bars” that are black PVD-coated.
Screwed to the flange, which is itself integrated within the case, they contribute to consolidating the whole construction and to enhance the aesthetic quality of this model. On the case-side there are black rubber inserts which bring a matt and smooth looking rubber finish to the timepiece. The Ti-Bridge is teamed with a black crocodile strap with raspberry pink hand stitching to tie in with the aesthetic codes of ONLY WATCH. The Ti-Bridge ONLY WATCH is delivered with a second strap made of rubber, both equipped with a titaniumcapped triple folding clasp.
A truly precious and exclusive model made especially for ONLY WATCH and engraved ONLY WATCH 2009 – PIECE UNIQUE.
Antonio Calce, CORUM CEO said «The ONLY WATCH project is a great opportunity given to prestigious watchmakers to create unique pieces beyond the limits, and this is a project that really counts for CORUM and for me. Children are our future; they develop and deliver our dreams. Better than adults, they instinctively follow their dreams as they don’t have any limitations. Every child has the right to believe their dreams will become reality; that is why we really want to support the research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. And to follow CORUM credo, I would say: Where there is passion, great achievement is within reach.”