Watch & Jewellery
A TABLE CLOCK THAT'S ACTUALLY A TABLE WITH A CLOCK: Corum’s Golden Bridge Table Clock
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Corum
29.04.2022
Corum’s 'Golden Bridge Table Clock'
Corum’s 'Golden Bridge Table Clock'
Corum’s 'Golden Bridge Table Clock'
Corum’s 'Golden Bridge Table Clock'
Corum’s 'Golden Bridge Table Clock'
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Ever heard of a table clock? No, not that ornate looking time-telling device that sits pretty on top of your working desk. Corum’s definition of a table clock, however, is sized like an actual coffee table that won’t look out of place with your gaming set-up in the man cave. By recreating the most iconic movement in its arsenal that first debuted in 1980 as a wristwatch – all the components then were made of gold – Corum has now taken the patented linear movement and enlarged it 20 times its actual size for fanboys of the icon. Every intricate gear is visible through the glass top of this enlarged version of the watch, which Corum described it perfectly as akin to viewing the movement through a magnifying loupe. The metals used for this 295-part recreation are a mixture of high-grade brass, stainless steel and aircraft-grade aluminium – all of which are mirror -polished, grained, and sand-blasted. Even the brass parts are electro-plated to avoid tarnishing. Corum has spared no expense in catering to a customer’s whims too which means if the owner requests for a white gold appearance, platinum is plated over the gold. This table clock is powered by a rechargeable battery that can last up to six days without its recommended eight-hour full charge. Even setting the time manually is an experience that true lovers of horology would appreciate: Simply pull the hidden oversized crown and adjust the time like the wristwatch it is paying tribute to. Sized at 1.24m in length with a width of 0.66m and a height of 0.63m, the man in charge of making this massive table clock is a metal artisan by the name of Pedro Costa. It can take up to four months for him and his team to work on a clock of this magnitude which means his annual production is kept to an extremely small quantity. Corum has priced each made-to-order table clock at CHF90,000 (US$92,700) which is roughly the cost of two similar watch models. This table clock, however, is likelier to have a longer waiting time.

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