The modernly designed Ti-Bridge Tourbillon reference 022.710.4 sports a manually wound movement created by La Joux-Perret with double barrels for 72 hours of power reserve (a very user-friendly touch) in new materials including ARCAP and titanium making it nice and light. In fact, despite its generous dimensions, this 42.5 x 41.5 mm wristwatch wears almost as lightly as air.
The striking design of the titanium case immediately draws the eye.
The elegant baguette movement created by La Joux-Perret mimics the unique look of the legendary Golden Bridge movement; Corum Caliber Co 022 looks almost like the original movement created in 1980 by Vincent Calabrese turned on its side. However, it seems imbalanced by the relative clumsiness of the tourbillon at its left end. Due to the use of modern materials and the standard Nivarox escapement with its standard gold-colored balance wheel, the finishing and decoration remains unremarkable, and indeed less elegant than would generally befit such a high example of horology. The steel Corum key logo acting as a balance cock is secured by two large screws. Not only does it enhance this impression, but it actually covers the tourbillon, thereby negating one of the main reasons to make the tourbillon a flying one: transparency.
The ergonomics of this watch are excellent: despite its size, it felt almost like wearing nothing. This is in great part due to the chosen case material—titanium—and the splendid curvature of the case. Its perfectly balanced rubber strap also had it sitting famously perched on my undersized wrist, which usually requires a short strap.
As new, almost not worn. Original price 60’000 CHF