Saturday, 17 October 2009

the perfect watch gift for mrs. raphmeister...

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first off why is this the perfect watch gift for mrs. raphmeister? well because its her dream watch :) the perfect gift for your partner/wife/girlfriend etc will depend on what their dream watch is (note:at a point in time, as there will be others... oh yes there will be others) so best to find out and buy it for 'em if makin 'em happy is on your list of priorities in life :) so what'd i get her then for a new chapter of her life as she has recently moved on from her job? well its this...

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at the same time, raphmeister has gone on a mission... its a tuff watch to take pics of, so the mission was simple, try and take decent pix of the corum golden bridge! :) so my tries below... hope u like em....

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and finally the wristshot and the happy mrs... and uhm the coolest thing ;) i can actually borrow it on occasion :) haha

wristshot... IT WORKS! :)
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the happy mrs :) which means i'm happy too :)
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raphmeister checkin out his new watch...OOPS! i mean my wife's new watch ;)
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extract from Corum Press Material... some interesting info...

The Corum Golden Bridge watch is a masterpiece of mechanical watchmaking, with a striking presentation that is utterly unique in the world of haute horlogerie.

Designed in its original form by the accomplished independent watchmaker Vincent Calabrese, and first offered by Corum in 1980, this watch drew its name from its extraordinary manually wound movement, which placed the winding works, going train, and escapement in a straight line, mounted on a single bridge made from 18K gold; displayed in a unique case with sapphire crystals on both sides, this horological marvel offered collectors an exhibition movement unlike any other. Now, Corum has updated this celebrated classic timepiece in a way that respects the original design, yet offers significant subtle updates.

The 32 X 37mm case, crafted from 18K yellow, rose, or white gold, or platinum now has a gentle tonneau shape; bearing sapphire crystals on front, back, and even the sides, the case has been reduced to its barest essential form, which permits a nearly 360 degree view of the baton movement. The magnificent baton movement in the Corum Golden Bridge movement has been constructed by the specialist firm of Vaucher, whose expertise is exceptional haute de gamme movements and complications. Vaucher re-engineered the original Calabrese design, strengthening it in critical areas, and incorporating a mechanism which prevents damage due to overwinding. Magnificently crafted, the delicacy of this golden baton movement is a breathtaking treat for any connoisseur; enriched with intricate engravings, each example represents a unique work of art, both mechanically and aesthetically.

ADDITIONAL GOODIES

Laurent Picciotto brought this to my attention... check out some great pics of him and Corum CEO with the Ti-Bridges here ... very nice ;)

& a great video of the making of the Golden Bridge below...

3 comments:

JK said...

WOW! That's a fantastic watch, and you really managed to take som great pics of it!

Thanks for sharing, and by the way, hats off for an excellent blog!

Cheers from Sweden
JK

darth-khips said...

congrats mate,

a piece worthy of joining your stable(or the missus)

Raphael Too said...

thanks DK ;)

Hey JK thanks for the shout out all the way from Sweden. glad u like the pics and the blog :)

cheers
raph

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