Corum launches the Ti-Bridge Power Reserve at BaselWorld
April 2011: Watchmaker Corum launched many models during the recently held BaselWorld Watch & Jewellery Fair. But what caught our attention was the Ti-Bridge Power Reserve. The Ti-Bridge, with its distinctive titanium case and its horizontal baguette movement is held by four black PVD-coated bars, is a contemporary interpretation of the Golden Bridge.
The Caliber CO107 baguette movement equipping the latest Ti-Bridge model drives the hour and minute hands as well as a power-reserve indication – a first in this collection.
Another special characteristic developed for this caliber is the power reserve indicator mounted on a graduated sliding gear in phosphate nickel. The choice of this material, combined with a LIGA manufacturing process (German acronym for Lithographie, Galvaniformung, Abformung – Lithography, Electroplating and Molding) similar to electroforming, results in parts with far more precise tolerances than those achieved by classic mechanical machining. It thereby guarantees the extreme precision of the power reserve display, which in this case amounts to a maximum of three days.
In terms of the exterior, the new watch features a grade 5 titanium case and a dial in titanium. The hour and minute hands as well as the power-reserve display are coated in a luminescent substance so as to ensure perfect readability in the dark. Fitted with a rubber strap secured by a folding clasp with two security pushers, the Ti-Bridge Power Reserve is issued in a limited numbered series of 700.