We have written about Corum often here before. The brand has a rich Swiss history with a number of iconic watches in its past. In fact, this is the brand renowned for its famed Coin watches, wherein a coin is actually sliced in half and the movement placed between the halves. It is also the brand famous for the Bubble watch– an oversized domed-crystal watch that was first introduced several decades ago. Recently, Corum has gone to extensive lengths tor re-intorduce the Bubble watch with concepts and dials perfect for today’s discovering watch lover. Among them: cards, games, The Joker, and even artistic renditions done in collaboration with a variety of artists. Here, we bring you a lookout three of our favorite Corum Bubble watch of 2016.
On the fun side of time, the Corum Bubble Game collection is a series of whimsical watches that feature dials with The Joker, dice, cards, a roulette wheel or other similar motifs on them. The Joker watch features an artistic rending of the famed “joker” on the dial in white, red and black. The 47mm case is crafted in stainless steel and is fitted with the famed domed crystal. While the watch houses an automatic CO 082 movement with 42 hours of power reserve, it is water resistant to 100 meters.
This was also the year of art for the brand, as it unveiled the Bubble Art watch and specialty pieces done with artists such as Dani Olivier — a famous French photographer known for his graphic depictions. The next two of our favorite watches are a collaboration between Olivieri and Corum — with dials that depict nude women in bold colors and sinewy beauty that are not immediately identifiable as nude paintings. The 47mm watches are offered in stainless steel with black PVD finish for sleek appeal.
Paris-based photographer, Dani Olivier specializes in abstract and psychedelic nudes, and portrays human bodies covered in colorful striations. This is accomplished by projecting light patterns on to nudes and then photographing them. This may be the first time such renditions have found their way to the wrist. The collaboration between Olivieri and Corum started in 2015, with the results being fully released this year. Both of the Bubble Dani Olivier editions are limited to just 88 watches each, with the final, 88th timepiece in each edition being a one-off, unique piece withthe same artwork on the dial, but distinguished by a red gold bezel that serves as a frame for Olivier’s photographs.