Corum has let its creativity run free and orchestrated an encounter between two of the most fascinating creatures in Chinese mythology: the dragon, symbol of life and strength, and the phoenix, bearer of good omens. Joined together by the legendary baguette movement that is exclusive to Corum, these mythical beasts bring the promise of prosperity. Hand-sculpted from gold, they come to life through meticulous engraving; a single piece takes three weeks to complete. This Golden Bridge Dragon & Phoenix is a lesson in mechanical virtuosity too, as revealed by the linear architecture of the CO113 calibre whose vertical axis is prolonged by the crown at 6 o’clock to further highlight its exceptional construction. The movement is enclosed inside the transparency of a tonneau case with crystal, back and sides all in sapphire, so that the eye can embrace both dragon and phoenix in their three dimensions.
18K pink gold, 34 x 51 mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire back and sides
Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft)
Hand-engraved dragon and phoenix in 18K pink gold
Mechanical hand-wound, CO113 calibre, 28,800 vib/h, variable-inertia balance, 18K red gold bridges and plate, 40-hour power reserve
Alligator with 18K pink gold buckle