Watch Wednesday

Corum’s Golden Bridge Stream

This timepiece-cum-design object evokes San Francisco’s architectural icon.

This timepiece-cum-design object evokes San Francisco’s architectural icon.

Although the American West isn’t considered the capital of watchmaking, the Bay Area serves as a point of reference for Corum’s latest timepiece, the Golden Bridge Stream. A lattice microstructure spans each side of the watch’s automatic movement and evokes the suspension framework of the Golden Gate Bridge.

The art deco–inspired timepiece is the newest version of a 1970s design by master watchmaker Vincent Calabrese. It’s at once a fascinating object and a touchstone of classic watchmaking. The Golden Bridge is known for having a straight and elongated gold baguette movement enclosed in sapphire crystals to provide unfettered views of its mechanism. The Golden Bridge Stream is a reinterpretation of the Calabrese original, updated by a new generation of watchmakers to pay homage to the West Coast landmark.

Corum Golden Bridge Stream, $60,000; corum.ch

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