As we showed you in brief in Friday’s newsletter, Corum has released two new versions of its Golden Bridge beautifully set with a new diamond “snow” setting.
This perfectly timed seasonal offering features diamonds set on each case to recall a winter’s day. Instead of perfectly arranged baguette diamonds or round stones, snow setting requires the artisan to arrange a random number of diamonds of all sizes in such a way that together they cover up the entirety of the metal on a watch or jewel.
But the setting is not entirely random. Each stone must still be close to another stone, almost touching. Each setter brings his or her own artistic experience to each piece, which means each watch is slightly different. As Corum explains, the final ‘composition’ can be considered like a fresco that features many diamonds set individually to create a coherent image of a whole.
Of course, inside these watches are perfectly consistent. Each features the Corum capsule-shaped CO 113 movement, the firm’s well-known vertically laid-out manual-wind caliber, each also beautifully engraved and polished. The movement’s bridges and plate are, like each case, made of 18-karat gold, which only accentuates the precious nature of the entire package.
Two Corum models will be available: Golden Bridge (with a 34mm x 51mm barrel-shaped case) and the slimmer-cased Miss Golden Bridge (21mm x 43mm), and each piece will be released in white gold and rose gold. Total diamond count is 314 for the Golden Bridge and 245 diamonds for the Miss Golden Bridge.
Corum Golden Bridge: Rose gold: $59,800 or white gold: $65,000.
Corum Miss Golden Bridge: Rose Gold: $39,900 or white gold: $42,800.