The quintessence of the Métiers d’Art Deco
November 30th, 2017
First came the Métiers d’Art, then Corum invented the Métiers d’Art...Deco. This subtle combination is embodied in the new Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds. The original model, presented this year at Baselworld, has been given a new lease of life thanks to a combination of Artistic Crafts that celebrate the power of its Art Deco design.
First, the art of setting. Corum has chosen different diamond shapes that each moulds and enhances the piece’s Art Deco design. Baguette-cut diamonds set the bezel of the Golden Bridge Rectangle. The rectangular cut of the stone also serves to perfectly highlight the identical form of the bezel. Whilst, the arches on both sides of the movement, as well as the horns with their subtly curved profile are set with round cut diamonds. Here and there, the diamonds are sculpted to individually highlight each line of the Golden Bridge Rectangle.
Next, the skeletonised details grace the piece with luminosity. The artistic craft applied to each component allows the brilliance of the surrounding diamonds to pass through.
It is then the sculpture that gives depth to the Golden Bridge Rectangle. Each index is individually carved into a mass of gold to form the Roman numerals present along the dial-side of the piece. This body detaches with the natural intensity of a movement which, on the other hand, unfolds along the length and stands out for its delicacy.
And lastly, the engraving gives the Golden Bridge Rectangle an exceptional splendour. For Corum, it was a clear choice to feature a single bridge crossing the Golden Bridge; true to the brand’s signature style and a unique Fine Watchmaking creation. By applying a discreet floral engraving enriched with the name of the brand, Corum signs a prestigious composition whose consistency highlights the power of the Art Deco style from every angle and each reflection.