Corum – Diamonds are Booba’s best friend
Booba doesn’t count sheep any more…now he counts the 31 carats of diamonds on his Corum watch. The rapper received the one-of-a-kind model from Corum Marketing Director Frédéric Layani. With a thousand diamonds, it was made to be as brilliant as its new owner. This Bubble engraved D.U.C just sealed the partnership deal – a product of the artist’s true love for Corum’s exquisitely unique pieces and craftsmanship.
Booba raps a lot about watches and diamonds, so it’s no big surprise his lyrics are on this custom-made watch. As loyal as ever, Corum followed him past the point of no return… Fist raised high, now Booba’s wrist is adorned with 1,017 diamonds and 12 baguette-cut sapphires. Diamonds set on gold and a case that houses the famous CO 055 skeleton movement, the watch is enhanced by the sublimely unique box.
Ah, for a collector. Nowadays, there are some of items you can get yourself into thanks to the wide range of the Internet. Want to start amassing golden-age comics? Start your search online. How about something more esoteric like, state, vintage safety razors. Of course, the more established items, such as stamps and coins, have areas on the web it is possible to visit. If you would like to get started blending these collections, however, then it gets a little more tricky. For 50 years now, coin collectors have experienced a very prominent watch that they could aspire to collect from Corum. Since we are now at that golden anniversary, it should be no surprise that we finally have the Corum Coin Watch 50th Anniversary model.Now, we’ll have to give the brand a little bit of latitude when it comes to celebrating this anniversary — the very initial Corum Coin Watch premiered in 1964, and naturally, we are currently in 2015 (51 years later). How to get around that little detail? Well, by using coins minted in 2014. And, other than a hole drilled in them to get the central arbor through, there are no visible alterations to the coin.Provided the sapphire crystal up top stays in one piece, it’s probably a coin that will never find any other modifications or wear. As is suitable for your Corum Coin Watch, the faces of the case (36mm for the golden, 43mm for the silver) include a coin edge — possibly the very best use of this particular concluding trick. In my eyes, the bezel surrounding the crystal also has the expression of a coin, which gives the look, then, of simply having a coin with some lugs attached which is sitting in your wrist.I myself’ve never been a coin collector (though, I believe I have some birth-year coins kicking around), so I’m definitely not the goal for your 50th Anniversary edition of the Corum Coin Watch. Nevertheless, when it has to do with a watch with an overall theme, this really is about the easiest, cohesive illustration I could hold up. If you would like to pick one up for yourself (or your own great-great grandson, according to the marketing stuff), you can either buy one separately, or get yourself a set — as a fantastic coin collector does, I suppose. There will be 100 of every made accessible, with all the 22kt gold version going for $22,400, and the .925 silver commanding a price of $12,100. If you end up collecting both coins and watches, well then, I cannot think of a better watch to flaunt both passions in precisely the exact same moment.
French rapper Booba and his diamonds Bubble watch © Corum