Corum Ti Bridge Watch: A Standout From Baselworld 2009

Amidst a veritable sea of fine timepieces, the Corum Ti Bridge watch stood out as one of the coolest novelties at the Baselworld 2009 exhibition. A sort of 21st century variation upon Corum’s legendary Golden Bridge theme, the Ti Bridge radiates all the watchmaking brilliance of that creation, while giving us a new statement of modern design that is better suited for daily wear.

What exactly do I mean by that? Well, while the Corum Golden Bridge watch in its various guises is extraordinarily lovely, it also has a delicate and formal appearance – rather like a lovely museum exhibit. While absolutely superb for formal wear or special occasions, pulling the Golden Bridge off as an everyday watch might be quite the challenge for all but the dandiest dressers. Corum’s new Ti Bridge watch, on the other hand, showcases a fantastic new titanium case that is super stylish, beautifully finished and most importantly – versatile. It looks great on the wrist regardless of attire, and draws attention right where it belongs: the amazing C0 007 handwound movement!

Speaking of the Ti Bridge movement, it’s worth making just a couple of brief comments on its origins and visual presence. While Corum has clearly drawn inspiration from the legendary baton caliber in its Golden Bridge (a brainchild of famed watchmaker Vincent Calabrese) the new caliber presents its own unique constructive and technical features. It reminds me of the skeleton within a grand skyscraper with its quartet of finely beveled V-shaped supplementary bridges, none of which obstruct the fascinating straight-line layout of the gear train. Despite the deceptive simplicity and minimalistic beauty of this mechanical gem, Corum managed to achieve an impressive power reserve of 72 hours.

About Adam

A family heirloom in the form of a Rolex Explorer 1016 started Adam Keith’s fascination with the watch world. From that day forth, Adam became completely fascinated with watches and has spent many hours researching and collecting rare timepieces. While Adam may be the youngest of the our editors, he is considered one of the most knowledgeable when it comes to movements and complications. Many other employees have utilized this walking timepiece encyclopedia when they needed to information about a specific movement. Challenge with Adam any question you may have about movements and complications and I am sure he will have an answer. Adam is a classical violinist who enjoys reading.

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