Corum - T-Bridge Tourbillon
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Corum - T-Bridge Tourbillon

T-Bridge Tourbillon

Corum

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Corum exalts its well-established expertise in the field of exceptional movements by offering a tourbillon version of the T-Bridge, the new caliber CO 022, created and developed by Corum. A real feat as it is a flying tourbillon; without upper bridge, the escapement beating at 21’600 vibrations per hour seems to be floating over the baguette movement. The entirety is maintained by elements definitely considered as a unique esthetical signature of the Ti-Bridge; two “cross bars” made in ARCAP suspend the movement in the center of the case. Esthetical and technical prowess, the plate and bridges are cut from ARCAP. This new alloy made of copper and nickel is completely non-magnetic, anti-corrosive and allows for complex finishing. This futuristic material permits traditional decorations like satin-finish and chamfer, which contrasts with the two barrels’ sun-brushed decoration.

Limited production of 99 pieces.

Technical specifications

Case
  • Titanium
Dimensions
  • 42,5 mm x 41,5 mm
Caliber
  • CO 022
Functions
  • Hours, Minutes, Flying tourbillon
Dial
  • Arcap
Strap
  • Black crocodile

Who's who

Corum has a certain degree of unpredictability that many watch lovers find attractive. Present-day Corums are nothing like those that have gone before, and it’s impossible to predict what Corum’s effervescent CEO Antonio Calce has in mind for the years to come. The brand is independent in many ways – something that has not escaped Laurent Picciotto’s attention. “Thirty years ago, Corum was the brand that produced timepieces featuring peacock feathers, Rolls Royce badges and dollar bills. That wasn’t necessarily to everybody’s taste – but it showed that it was a brand with an independent mindset and culture, unafraid to go its own way and unfazed by prevailing design codes.” One of the items developed by Corum was more of an entry-level timepiece, but one connoisseurs will still remember – the Bubble. This item made a watchmaking brand accessible for a number of watch lovers – but in doing so, torpedoed the prestige positioning Corum had established for itself. Over the next twenty years, Corum concentrated on recovering its credibility on the haute horlogerie market. It was during this comeback that Chronopassion wagered on the brand’s success, notably when Corum offered such daring models as the Golden Bridge and the Ti-Bridge. “The Golden Bridge Lady was a model that went down really well with our female clientele,” recalls Laurent Picciotto. “The brand is now developing very fine complicated timepieces, including tourbillons and minute repeaters. We have high hopes of the brand for the future.” Corum has been in Chronopassion showcases since 2009 – and is not about to be ousted. Journalist : Olivier Müller

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