Corum – Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon
In 2015, Corum restored its favorite Bubble watch with three new models. One of them was that the Corum Bubble Skeleton. The Bubble watch has become something of an icon for Corum and it’s not tough to see why – particularly with this domed sapphire crystal. For 2017, Corum is updating the Bubble Skeleton, also called the Corum Bubble 47 Squelette view, by offering it in 3 new bright colorways and at a lower price compared to 2015 Bubble Skeleton.Corum, in the event you have forgotten, was obtained by China Haidian Holdings (now known as Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited) at 2013. Following the acquisition, the brand set about consolidating its own collection and seeking to build a more concentrated portfolio of goods. The Bubble view was revived as a part of that. The decision to make the Bubble view a priority is a fairly astute one, in my opinion. A strong, distinct look is one of the hallmarks of a successful watch and also the Bubble watch surely fulfills this requirement thanks to its impressive domed sapphire crystal.Therefore, the new Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches for 2017 don’t stray far from this formulation. These brand new watches arrive at the same 47mm case since the Bubble watches from 2015. Made out of stainless steel, it is a fairly generic looking round case, and also the only really noteworthy thing about it is the large bubble-shaped crown.The dial is where most of the modifications are found. While the older Bubble Skeleton needed a rather plain skeletonized grey dial, the new Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches will probably include brightly colored dials. There are 3 colorways, but the differences between the three are quite minor. If you look carefully, you can see that the main skeletonized plate is blue, but the smaller plates and bridges are painted in blue, black, green, or purple, depending on the reference.The other main difference is in the hands. The Bubble Skeleton watch from 2015 had skeletonized hands, however, the new Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches have strong hands painted with Super-Luminova in precisely the exact same color as the watch’s movement plates. Another fun detail about the newest Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches is that the lollipop-style moments hand, which likewise has Super-Luminova painted at the exact same color as the movement plates. The palms are also incredibly big, presumably to increase legibility against the skeletonized dial.
Ever since 2000, the Bubble series has offered distinct and captivating fashion, combining quality and innovation. This winter, Corum presents an original unique piece.
Encircled by the rose gold case, the hollow eyes of a skull stare at the wearer while the flying tourbillon within the wide-open jaw brings forth a hauntingly shiver. The hollowed eyes of the skull exuberates the dark interior beneath the dome of a glare-proof sapphire. Gilded in gold, the exposed micro-rotor tourbillon is set against a charcoal backdrop, an effect enhanced by a strap made of black alligator. The somber tones of the timepiece form a dark and unforgettable elegance.