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S I M P LY A B U DH A B I
TI-BRIDGE TOURBILLON
TECHNICAL DETAILS
Reference 022.705.85/0F81 0000
Limited production of 25
Movement CO 022
Hand wound mechanical flying tourbillon baguette movement
Bridges and plate made of ARCAP, red gold 5N coated bridge engraved with
CORUM logo
Hand-wound by a stem at 3 o’clock
Frequency: 3Hz, 21,600 vibrations/hour
21 jewels
2 red gold 5N coated barrels with sun brushed finish
Intermediate and ratchet wheel with sun brushed finish
Two red gold 5N coated ARCAP strut bars fixed on the case and on the movement
Power reserve of 72 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, flying tourbillon
Case
Dimensions:
52.3 x 42.5 mm
Tonneau-shaped case made of 18kt red gold 5N
Case and dial set with 689 round diamonds (8.64ct)
Fluted 18kt red gold 5N crown with satin and polished
finishes, adorned with CORUM key
6-screw satin-finished case-back with engraved CORUM
logo, open case-back under the movement
Dial:
set with diamonds, red gold 5N coated hour and minute
baton hands with Superluminova
Glass:
sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Strap:
black crocodile hand-stitched leather strap
Buckle:
triple folding clasp with opening and fastening system using
2 pushers, 18kt red gold cover bearing the CORUM logo
Water resistance: 30 meters (99 feet/3atm)
T
he beautiful version of the Ti-Bridge
Tourbillon appears adorned in 689
diamonds totalling 8.64 carats! This
radiant splendour dramatically highlights the
fabulous baguette movement which, suspended by
its cross-bars, appears to be floating weightlessly in
the center of the red gold tonneau-shaped case.
The effect is further accentuated by the flying
tourbillon which, in the absence of an upper
bridge, looks as if it is levitating above the
movement.
A daringly contemporary expression of the Corum
baguette movement, the first Ti-Bridge presented
in 2009 has already created a sensation. The 2010
version of this model with its flying tourbillon and
titanium case then took the brand’s technical
expertise to a new pinnacle of achievement. In
2011, the Ti-Bridge Tourbillon stages a stunning
encounter between Haute Horlogerie and Haute
Joaillerie. No less than 689 brilliant-cut diamonds
(8.64cts) pave the case, 18K red gold dial and the
caseband, forming a gemstone river that highlights
the extraordinary mechanism that is completely
unveiled.
A futuristic material
The CO 022 baguette caliber of the Ti-Bridge
Tourbillon was designed, developed and produced
in-house by the Corum team. Equipped with a
flying tourbillon that has no upper bridge and thus
seems to be floating over the movement, its
escapement beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour.
This mechanical hand-wound movement is
endowed with a 72-hour power reserve.
Caliber CO 022, which represents an aesthetic and
technical feature, has a main plate and bridges
made from ARCAP that is treated to a gold finish.
This new alloy made of copper and nickel is
completely non-magnetic, anti-corrosive and
enables complex finishing operations. Although a
resolutely futuristic material, it may be adorned
with traditional decorations such as satin-finishing
and chamfering, creating effects that make a fine
contrast with the “sunray-brushed” decoration of
the two barrels.
A spectacular effect
The overall mechanism is held in place by a feature
that has become an integral part of the unique Ti-
Bridge style signature: cross-bars that secure the
movement firmly in the center of the case. Also
made from gold-treated ARCAP, they help to
create a truly spectacular weightless effect.
The generously sized 42.5 mm by 52.3 mm
tonneau-shaped case is water-resistant to a depth
of 30 meters. Crafted from red gold and entirely
set with sparkling gems, its ample proportions give
pride of place to the caliber and its constantly
moving tourbillon that are visible from all sides,
including through the case-back. This version of
the Ti-Bridge Tourbillon is available in an ultra-
limited 25-piece edition. It is delivered with two
straps: one in hand-sewn black crocodile leather,
the other in brown crocodile leather, and both
equipped with an 18K red gold folding clasp.
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