Anyone trolling the internet for Halloween-inspired watches the past few days most likely saw the announcement of the Corum Bubble Bats watch that can be pre-ordered now on the brand’s site. A few people commented that the announcement was a bit late to coincide with Halloween, but that’s the true beauty of this nocturnal delight. It is meant — like all the Bubble watches — to be worn year round — whenever the mood hits you. This was the concept behind the outrageous Bubble watches when they were first introduced to the world by Severin Wunderman decades ago and it remains the creed today. Additionally, when the first Bubble watches made their debut, they were inspired by the Day of the Dead, the celebration of life and the eeriness of it all.
The cult-like following that the Corum Bubble watches enjoy are not about a particular time of year. They are about making a statement, being different and living on the edge. The Corum Bubble Bats watch (Ref. L082/04357) is a magnificent portrayal of creatures of the night who are also (some species, anyway) vital to our lives. The 47mm automatic watch offers hours, minutes, seconds and date indication.
To underscore the theme, the stainless steel timepieces boasts a black PVD (physical vapor deposit) treatment.The black rubber strap is integrated into the watch and the midnight blue dial with black bats on it is electrifying. Stylized open-worked numerals and hands ensure the view of the artistic scene with two flying bat appliqués is not blocked in any way. Adding just a hint of ghoul, Corum adorns the central seconds hand with blood red hues — and shapes it like a fang.
The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and boasts 42 hours of power reserve — ensuring you can take it off at night to sleep (if you sleep at night) and the fang hand will still be ticking in the morning. The watch retails for $4,600.