A FABULOUS FRAME
The Chaux-de-Fonds brand has turned one of its signature models into a colourful openwork timepiece. Some of the movement has been brightened up to give our wrists a fresh look this summer!
The Bubble watch by Corum has seen it all, done it all…nearly! Its unique personality enables it to be whatever it wants to be depending on its mood or fancy. The Bubble is joyful first and foremost. Games of chance, shape or material: this watch has been a bold billiard ball, an optical illusion mosaic of cubes, an unknown planet, a red python, an iris, a dice and a shimmering sky blue disc.
Summer is on its way so Corum has stripped down its star model to the bare minimum to reveal some of its movement and to adorn it in flashy colours. Vibrant blue is paired with two eye-catching hues on the three Bubble 47 Skeleton watches.
The timekeeping trio is brought to life by the self-winding CO 082 calibre on an ETA base. The movement fuels the hour/minute/second functions (in the centre of the dial), buzzes at 28,800 vph (4Hz) and provides a 42-hour power reserve.
The 47mm steel or black PVD-coated steel case features the iconic domed sapphire crystal with a magnifying effect. A spyglass in sapphire crystal covers the back.
The dial-free Bubble 47 Skeleton plays with its mechanical movement’s architectural features to form a watch face. The components in the foreground are blue whilst those in the background are green or purple (exc. the monochrome model). The hours, minutes and seconds are tracked by two statement leaf-shape hands and a lollipop central seconds hand in rhodium or black coated in white, green or purple Super-LumiNova®.
A blue vulcanised rubber strap with a deployment clasp gives a comfortable fit to the new watch from Corum.
Price: 6,500 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin