There has been much talk lately about the 2009 prizes awarded to various luxury watch brands by the watch industry magazine Montres Passion. The first place prize was given to the Historiques American 1921 watch by Vacheron Constantin and second place went to the Ti-Bridge by Corum. Both these awards were given based on voting by the editors of Montres Passion.
Then there is another prize, a watch elected by the Swiss people and published in the same magazine that was given to the sporty women’s watch, the Pershing Asteria by Parmigiana.
The T-Bridge by Corum (as seen in this first image) was selected from dozens of new luxury men’s and women’s watches and was presented in Switzerland in front of 500 important and knowledgeable figures from within the luxury watch world. Here is what Antonio Calce, CEO of Corum said when he stepped up to accept the award: “I am happy to receive this prize which reflects the pride of my teams, whose talent contributes to make the value of Corum today. The Ti-Bridge embodies perfectly the philosophy of Corum: creativity, design and high watchmaking content. This timepiece opens a new chapter in the already rich history of the company.”
The Ti-Bridge was released during the 2009 BaselWorld exhibit which took place last March. The inspiration was taken from Corum’s famous Golden Bridge watch (as pictured in the second image) but features a new handwound movement. With its modern design, titanium case and exclusive mechanical caliber, the Ti-Bridge has quickly become a darling of the high end watch world.