Thursday, April 30, 2009

The riveting Corum Ti-Bridge.

What do you think of the latest Corum creation? I think its pretty cool. It is the Ti-Bridge. The Ti-bridge is a charming timepiece sporting a Corum in-house movement - the CO 007. The movement is a hand wound mechanical baguetter movement with a frequency of 4Hz, 28,800 vibrations per hour and 21 jewels. Bridges are undoubtedly Corum's forte as Corum has an entire collection ,the Golden Bridge Collection, focused on the bridge. Although the idea has its similarities the movement is utterly different and quite revolutionary. Needless to say while the watch manufacturers are clambering to get a spot in the limelight with their cutting edge and unique timepieces, Corum has done quite well for itself. The Ti-Bridge is Corum's second in house Caliber which is heralding a new line of contemporary timepieces.

The bridges and plates are comprised of titanium, an incredibly strong light transition metal with exceptional corrosive resistance to sea water, chlorine and aqua regia (an extremely corrosive foaming yellow solution). In addition, the bridges are satin finished. The movement is crafted from grade 5 titanium as titanium is a tough material to work with and it is only grade 5 that can be polish-finished. The movement is secured within a curved tonneau-shaped case ,measuring 42.5 by 41.5mm, by a set of two titanium cross bars. These bars strengthen the structure of the watch as well as adding to the contemporary look. It reminds me of a loft apartment where the beams on the roof remain exposed. There is no dial as the hands are suspended above a Satin finished bridge engraved with the Corum name.

The hands are coated with Superluminova which enables one to view the time in the dark. The watch has a 72 hour power reserve an a 50 meter water resistance.

The Ti-Bridge is presented with a crocodile strap and a titanium-capped triple folding clasp. This unique watch is available in limited edition of only 750 pieces which will only be available in 2009.

No comments:

Post a Comment