Coinciding with the festive season, Corum released two new versions of the Golden Bridge replica watch with a new “snow” setting. Snowflake settings are made entirely of diamonds and consist of randomly arranging diamonds of various sizes so that together they cover the entire metal. This is a fine jewelry practice for two reasons.
First, carefully select the placement of each diamond. Although each is different, they still have to be as close together as possible, interlocking so that the edges almost touch. As such, there is no consistency to this task, it breaks away from the brilliant and baguette cut mechanism that all diamonds are interchangeable with. In the snow, the setter’s own experience and guts come into play. Each diamond is individually picked and placed. The final composition resembles a fresco or expressionist painting, with many individually set diamonds that together create an overall image.
Next is the setup itself. Since each diamond has a unique size, so must each prong used for the setting. This is a task that requires extreme precision, which hinders setting standardization, as each paw works individually to set its diamonds individually. Corum fake
“Ultimately, every snow-covered golden bridge is unique,” explains Corum CEO Jérôme Biard. “They are true haute horlogerie and high jewellery at the same time, and we will never make two identical pieces. This skin reflects Corum’s philosophy of breaking the rules and breaking the rules, offering our collectors a completely unique movement, Our rectangular movement, and a highly unique setting that has almost never been used in the history of Corum.”
Two models are available for snow conditions: Golden Bridge (with a 34 x 51mm barrel case) and Miss Golden Bridge (21 x 43mm). Each case, including the crown, has been fully set, giving a unique luster to the oblong movement extending up and down, fully visible through the anti-reflective double sapphire crystal.
Each piece will be available in white and rose gold, meaning there are four models in total, with a total of 314 diamonds for the Golden Bridge and 245 for the Miss Golden Bridge, representing 2.68 carats and 1.28 carats, respectively.