The Corum “Bubble Watch” is Revived

Corum Bubble Watch original - Perpetuelle

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.

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Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Flying Tourbillon

Corum Admirals Cup Legend 42 Flying Tourbillon

I just caught some details on this watch, will be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2015.  To celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2015 Corum will present a flying tourbillon.  Though in the familiar Admiral’s Cup case style, the overall design seems to be lacking that certain something that makes the watch pleasing to the eye.

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Corum AC-One 45 Tides

CORUM ADMIRAL’S CUP AC-ONE 45 TIDES

A Corum icon now returns in a reworked design:  the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides watch.   21 years after its launch, this model with its mechanical movement driving indications of the time and strength of the tides, the lunar cycle, as well as the strength of the currents and the height of the tides, remains a truly unique complication in the fine watchmaking world.  It remains the one and only movement with a tides indicator, exemplifying Corum’s long-standing commitment to the sea-faring watch enthusiast.
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Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time

Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time Angleview

Carved out of Gibeon meteorite aged by radiometric dating at around four billion years, the dials of this 75-piece limited edition make each watch truly unique, with each cut revealing a different aspect of the meteorite’s crystalline structure.  The Gibeon meteorite was named after the nearest town to where it landed, Gibeon, Namibia (more on this below).  Though Corum is not the first to use meteorite for its dials, this particular watch is very nicely done and has a great look to it.
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