Corum Golden Bridge: Corum’s architectural vision

Introduced in 1980 by copy Corum, the Golden Bridge is still a unique structure in watchmaking, with its linear movement constituting the original work of the movement and most of the dial. The French rectangular movement of the Golden Bridge is sculptural, technical and a rare daring aesthetic unrivaled in the world of fine watchmaking.

The Golden Bridge now pays homage to the “bridge” that crosses the Golden Bridge Creek. Like the architecture, the structure stands out for its linear design and its curves and arches, and adopts the Art Deco code of the rectangular model, combined with an automatic movement.

To create these delicate intersecting curves, Corum chose to draw inspiration from a major trend in contemporary architecture: streamline. From the 1930s to the 1960s, it originated in the United States, while objects began to be mass-produced. This style is known for its smooth, highly dynamic curves.

The Golden Bridge Stream draws on this today. After its debut in 1980, the Golden Bridge also decided on a new style. The world of watchmaking is captivated by an aesthetic shift very similar to the spirit of streamline: the ultimate fusion of shape and materiality, with each component becoming a defining part of the overall style of the piece. swiss watches copy

Combining cutting-edge micro-mechanics and monumental architecture, its automatic rectangular movement forms an iconic bridge with a decoration inspired by San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge. The clear sapphire crystal reveals meticulous craftsmanship: the perfect miniaturization of the California suspension bridge structure.

With the Golden Bridge Stream, Corum best completes the ultimate exercise in style related to history and aesthetics. Made entirely of gold, this piece is powered by an automatic movement wound by two parallel linear counterweights. Spanning 42mm, it presents carefully considered and balanced lines, whether straight or curved, long or broken, to create a unique architecture. The case of Jinqiao Stream highlights this balance, playing tension between clean edges, sharp corners and curved sapphire crystals.