The brainchild of the late Severin Wunderman, the Corum Bubble was first introduced in the year 2000 — an oversized watch (44mm) with an a towering bubble-like sapphire crystal that uniquely distorted the dial. It was an unorthodox, though well-received design at the time, but the line eventually lost its luster and was discontinued. The Bubble “Casino”, with a roulette table-motif complete with ball-tipped seconds hand, is a design I recall fondly. Of course stock market “dot-com Bubble” also came in 2000, making the timing of the Bubble watch interesting in this regard.
Now, exactly 15 years later, the Bubble looks to make a triumphant return in three new designs.