PATRIOTISM AND PROVOCATION
The Corum Bubble collection is prolific! Draped with the American and British flags, two new timepieces in steel or two-tone and yet another XXL option in the official colours of the United States.
Since it was literally brought back to life in 2015, the Bubble collection has continued to grow. For Corum, the unparalleled silhouette, thick sapphire crystal and magnifying glass look of this watch has become quite a provocative means of creative expression. Whilst some think it’s too funky, or in bad taste, others find it artistic, fun and original. Be that as it may, one thing’s for sure, the Bubble is a real head-turner! Two new watches have just been added to this prolific range featuring dials draped in the United States flag and United Kingdom Union Jack. Apart from that, nothing shocking. Everyone has the right to a bit of patriotism and to be proud of their native land or adopted country. On the other hand, the names of these two new timepieces may be somewhat disruptive: Bubble America First and Bubble Brexit. Inspired by current political developments, or such recent controversies as Donald Trump’s slogan and Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, Corum goes beyond creative expression, attaching a strong message to these new models.
Available in limited editions of 87 each, both the Bubble America First and Bubble Brexit cases are in steel and measure 47mm in diameter. The back side of the sapphire crystal provides a small glimpse of the the calibre CO 082 and an automatic movement that boasts a 42-hour power reserve, driving the hour, minute and second display on the front. Leaf-like hands sport a Super-LumiNova® blue finish for the hour and red for the minute whilst the second hand features a white circle detail. Unique in its own right, there are also two-tone Bubble America First and Bubble Brexit options boasting rose gold bezels and ball-shaped crowns.
Go big with the XXL United States flag model, the Bubble Big Bubble. Measuring 52mm in diameter, it features steel case (87 available) or steel and rose gold (1 only) options, housing a calibre CO 403 and automatic movement that drives the same features as the smaller models and providing a 65-hour power reserve.
Prices available upon request
By Sharmila Bertin