It will soon be 40 years old. But the best is yet to come. Beyond its men’s and women’s models, its manual or automatic winding, its vertical or horizontal structure, there is still no shortage of pages left to be written about the baguette movement. The Golden Bridge Round 39 is a perfect example.
When the most famous caliber in watchmaking is adorned with High Jewelry lacework gem setting, the result sheds new light on the architecture of the baguette movement.
It is probably one of the most daring High Jewelry creations, not only for Corum but for contemporary watchmaking. The Golden Bridge Round 39’s unique architecture features an exquisite interplay of shapes with its horizontal baguette movement and a half-moon on each side of a round 39 mm case. No fewer than six new High Jewelry versions have been unveiled. Together, they highlight five exceptional stones: diamond, sapphire, ruby, tsavorite and amethyst.
These stones are set in a genuine gold lacework that extends across the movement. Unlike most jewelry creations, with the Golden Bridge Round 39, light thus comes from within the piece. It illuminates the movement with glints of blue, green, red, purple and white. The baguette movement is the central element and core identity of any Golden Bridge, and the entire