No prizes for guessing which market Corum was thinking of with the Golden Bridge Dragon. The watch is based on the manually-wound linear movement CO 113, an arrangement which has been a Corum speciality since 1980. It is built along a vertical axis, and this linear design is enhanced by the position of the crown at 6 o’clock. The bridges are in pink gold, with the Corum trademark engraved on the top bridge.
In many Corum watches, the movement is the star, but in this case, it’s the dragon, cast in gold, and then hand-finished in a process that takes over two weeks. A pearl is added to the end of the tail. The whole composition is set in a tonneau case, in 18 carat rose gold with sapphire watchglass and caseback, and another two transparent panels on each side that let more light in and provide a different point of observation. Black leather strap.
There are several versions, in pink gold and diamonds; white gold and diamonds; in titanium with black PVD coating.
Titanium with PVD coating, dragon in gold: €62,100
Yellow gold: €72,700
Pink gold with brilliant-cut diamonds: €108,000
White gold with baguette diamonds: €166,500