Ten years ago, Golden Bridge replica was equipped with an automatic movement; today, four black DLC-coated titanium special editions mark this moment.
I think most watch enthusiasts would agree that the fascinating linear movement Golden Bridge installed in the transparent case of Corum has an iconic position in the pantheon of innovative movement design. Golden Bridge launched a manual winding movement in 1980 and was equipped with an automatic winding movement in 2011. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the automatic winding of the Golden Bridge, Kunlun launched four new titanium cases and a single sapphire crystal glass extending from the dial to the sides of the case with ample observation space.
We would like to thank the Italian watchmaker Vincent Calabrese for the ingenious linear movement installed on the vertical axis, which is the core and soul of the Golden Bridge watch. Calabrese hoped that his original movement design would be the star of the show, and launched his prototype at the 1977 Geneva International Inventors’ Show. Kunlun soon discovered the potential of Calabrese’s innovative movement, purchased the patent and invited Calabrese to develop the movement for the brand. Three years later, during the 1980 Basel Expo, the first Kunlun Golden Bridge equipped with gold movement components was launched.
The vertical bars with three overlapping golden bridges are only attached to the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions of the case. The movement suspended in mid-air is exposed on both sides in a revolutionary rectangular glass case. Many people believe that Golden Bridge is the forerunner of a large number of sapphire cases on the market today. Since then, the Golden Bridge has appeared in many forms, including the 2010 Tourbillon model, the ladies’ model with a compact case, the luxurious diamond-encrusted watch, and even the Golden Bridge model with a round case. 31 years after its debut, the Golden Bridge is equipped with a self-winding movement, the same movement as these four 10th anniversary models.
10th Anniversary Collection
All four models are installed in a black DLC grade 5 titanium tonneau-shaped case (a combination of red gold, polished titanium and diamonds), and the size is slightly larger than the current series. However, the case with a diameter of 37.2 mm, a length of 51.8 mm, and a thickness of 13.7 mm is made of black DLC titanium, which does make them look slightly smaller than the recommended size. Another novelty is the incorporation of a sapphire, which extends from the crystal on the dial to the side of the watch, providing a panoramic view of the movement. The back of the case is also made of sapphire, but with a smoky technique to create a more modern appearance.
Corum fake launched four models: black DLC titanium; black DLC titanium and 18k rose gold; black DLC titanium and 18k rose gold with diamonds; black DLC titanium and polished titanium with diamonds. The splints and splints of the movement are made of 18k white gold or rose gold. The hour markers-black electroplated and rhodium-plated or gold depending on the model-are manually set on the floating black strap system connected to the base of the movement. The discreet black rails supporting the hour markers create the illusion that they are floating in space. The rod-shaped hour and minute hands are hollowed out to consolidate the ethereal spirit of the Golden Bridge.
Automatic movement C0313
Over four years, the automatic movement specially designed for the Golden Bridge relies on a clever platinum oscillating weight that can slide up and down (visible from both sides of the case). The caliber C0313 is the same as the caliber used in the first automatic golden bridge in 2011. All 194 parts of the movement are arranged in a line, and the main bridge and bridge are made of 18k gold. The small barrel can store a 40-hour power reserve. The movement is equipped with a variable inertia balance wheel with a vibration frequency of 4Hz/28,800vph.
All four models are equipped with a soft-touch alligator strap and triple folding clasp. Although the brand is keen to promote these newcomers as “entry-level” Golden Bridge models. Black DLC titanium models; black DLC titanium and rose gold; black DLC and rose gold with diamonds; and black DLC titanium with polished titanium and diamonds. fake watches uk
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – CORUM GOLDEN BRIDGE AUTOMATIC
Case: 37.2mm diameter x 51.8mm length x 13.7mm height – 4 models: black DLC titanium; black DLC titanium and rose gold; black DLC and rose gold with 72 diamonds; black DLC titanium with polished titanium and 72 diamonds – sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment extending from dial to sides of case- smoked sapphire crystal on caseback – 30m water-resistance – crown at 6 o’clock in matching case material
Dial: applied indices on harness system – skeletonised baton-shaped hour and minute hands
Movement: Corum calibre CO 313 – linear automatic with bridges and mainplates in 18k gold – 194 parts – platinum oscillating mass – 40h power reserve – 28,800vph/4Hz – hours and minutes
Strap: black alligator leather – triple folding clasp same material as case
References: B313/04278 – 313.200.95/0F01 HS10 black DLC titanium
B313/04279 – 313.200.86/0F01 HS15 black DLC titanium and rose gold
B313/04280 – 313.200.77/0F01 HS15 black DLC titanium, rose gold and diamonds
B313/04281 – 313.200.87/0F01 HS10 black DLC titanium, polished titanium and diamonds