1977-Once between two creative geniuses
Mr Vincent Calabrese gained his own watchmaking knowledge and entered the Swiss watch industry through self-study. He is an independent representative of independent watchmakers and has never stopped challenging widely accepted watchmaking practices and views since 1975. . In 1980, he conceived and created a movement with a linear time train, which was placed in a transparent case. The movement seemed to float in a gravity-free space. Calabrese completed this amazing masterpiece, and his patent was awarded at the Geneva International Invention Exhibition in 1977. The patent covers an ingenious winding and time setting system, which avoids the need for two crowns through a single spindle device.
René Bannwart, the founder of Corum, a creative genius with a strong interest in watchmaking, found this idea to have great potential and was granted the patent. Subsequently, a development plan for all components was developed to continue to build the movement, which later proved to be the brand’s ‘magic pen.’
1980 – the world’s first
In 1980, the first Golden Bridge watch with an exquisite hand-carved bar movement was introduced. This watch has had a huge influence in the history of fine watchmaking, has been highly respected by watch connoisseurs and collectors, and has since made Corum Kunlun watch a true watch manufacturer.
Thirty years later, this legendary movement is still a highly blend of fine watchmaking and the unique expression of horological art.
From left to right: V. Calabrese, Corum CEO A. Calce, L. Besse
The artisans behind the partnership
For Antonio Calce, the CEO and shareholder of the brand, of course, he will not abandon new product development for the linear Golden Bridge watch movement. In 2009, the Golden Bridge series launched a titanium bridge watch that is extremely contemporary in design and incorporates four complex craftsmanship expressions, giving the classic Golden Bridge rectangular movement a new look.
Talking about this partnership, Antonio Calce said: ‘Golden Bridge is a symbol of our brand and a signature style of our product line. This is a rare opportunity to re-establish a relationship with the inventor and make Corum watch innovation and development This iconic movement continues to appeal to fine watch enthusiasts and connoisseurs more than 30 years after its creation. ‘This partnership will also serve as a platform through a very special spokesperson and convey the historical message of this creation Legal means to promote the Golden Bridge series worldwide. In addition, Mr. Vincent Calabrese will also contribute ideas to the research and development department of Corum movements led by Laurent Besse.
Corum Bridges – a unique collection for the watch market
The Golden Bridge model and its special rectangular movement have left an indelible mark on watchmaking history. All parts are arranged in a single line; a superb and extraordinary watchmaking process is required. The Golden Bridge movement – highlighting the unique characteristics of Corum watches – has always revealed its potential strength, bringing the brand Bridges the most powerful Fabulous colored chronograph. In 2009, the Golden Bridge series launched a titanium bridge watch that is extremely contemporary in design and incorporates complex technological performance, giving the classic Golden Bridge rectangular movement a new look. In 2010, the first Golden Bridge Tourbillon movement of its series was launched. In 2011, the advent of the Jinqiao automatic refining movement of the linear sliding pendulum will inevitably make this legendary classic series move to a whole new generation.