The first Corum Watches Youtube Bubble watch came out in 2000, but for whatever reason, it was eventually discontinued. Then, the brand revived the Bubble watch in 2015. And today, it is one of their more important collections, so much so that they decided to make a unique piece using the iconic Bubble design. This is the Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon watch, featuring not only a tourbillon but a menacing skull for a dial.
The Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon watch features a 47mm 18k rose gold case, and further accentuating its size is its large bubble-shaped crown, also made out of 18k rose gold. And as a result of the domed sapphire crystal, thickness is a whopping 18.55mm. Clearly, the Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon is no small watch, and it is bound to draw lots of attention. If wrist presence is what you seek, this watch will deliver it in spades. Unfortunately, despite the watch’s beefy dimensions, water resistance is 30 meters, so be wary of liquids.
The Bubble watch is so called because of its large domed sapphire crystal, and it isn’t necessarily just a gimmick. Most watches have flat sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coating because they want to avoid distortion. For Corum’s Bubble watch, the opposite is true because the distortion that is caused by its large domed sapphire crystal is what makes the Corum Bubble unique. And because the domed sapphire crystal is so extreme, the distortion it causes gives the watch an otherworldly look.
This is doubly so when you consider that the Corum Bubble 47 Tourbillon watch has large brass skull that makes up the dial. The large hollowed and empty eyes along with the charcoal black dial and the distortion from domed crystal creates a gothic look that is seldom seen in other watches. Completing the creepy effect is the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, which is framed by the mouth of the skull.
Speaking of which, the skull in the Corum Bubble 47 Tourbillon reminds me of the skull of Marvel Comics’ Punisher. And to me, it has personality, with more menacing and attractive looks than, say, the skull designs employed by HYT in their Skull Bad Boy watch or by Bell & Ross in their BR01 Burning Skull “Tattoo” watch (hands-on here).
Though legibility might be somewhat affected by the distortions brought about by the heavily domed crystal, Corum Watches Uk Service addresses that by giving the Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon large leaf-shaped hands painted with white Super-LumiNova.
The movement powering the Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon watch is the CO 016. It is an automatic movement that relies on a micro-rotor for winding. The micro-rotor features the Corum key in 18k red gold. Power reserve is a very respectable 72 hours, and the movement beats at 3Hz.
Exploding in the head of this overdue Severin Wunderman, the Corum Watch Brand Bubble watches defied expectations upon launch. The profile of the watch remains remarkably towering, with among the highest-domed crystals I have ever seen. The effect this has on the dial is impossible to dismiss. The glass distorts the dial providing it an unnatural sense of thickness. This is appropriate in terms of design fidelity, as it totally adheres to the use of spheres throughout the watch — most clearly on the rubber-ringed crown at 3 o’clock. Additionally, it manages to stay true to Wunderman’s unique vision, which has been motivated by a 1960s dive watch that comprised a massive crystal to hold out against the pressure of deep seated exploration. But is this watch just an homage, or possess Corum upgraded it considerably to appeal to a modern audience?The first major change is that the diameter: The new releases all quantify 47mm wide and an impressive 18.8mm top. Smartly, though, the lugs are curved and short to enable a snug fit to the wrist. Of the 18.8mm of elevation, 8mm of that is down to the sapphire crystal alone. This is apparently no mean feat: obtaining a flawless finish on a Sapphire part of the depth, curvature, and necessary consistency is actual obstacle. Corum achieves this unusual impact by starting out with a block of crystal and squeezing it into a bubble-like shape, before polishing to complete clarity.To make the most of this attribute, the designers of this Corum Bubble watches, decided to match the timepieces with “Op-art” (optical-art) dials. These clever patterns give the sense of movement, as well as depth and shadow. Although level, the dials have a degree of existence. There’ll be two Corum Bubble Op-Art watches available in a limited run of 350 bits each: The Corum Bubble Drop watch comes with a brownish PVD-coated case and a “ripple” effect dial; the Corum Bubble Sphere2 is coated in blue PVD and includes an “atom-inspired” pattern on the dial. Both watches use Super-LumiNova on the hands. The magnifying sapphire crystal has such an affect on the horizontal dials that they appear to be sharply domed themselves. With this arresting design leaping out of the watch, it’s easier to understand why this crazy contraption has so many fans the world over. Both watches are fitted with rubber straps topped with leather, with a buckle fitting their individual case finishes. The straps start out in 24mm between the lugs and taper to 20mm at the buckle.
All things considered, the Vintage Corum Watches For Sale Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon is a pretty unusual watch. However, Corum’s boldness to go against the grain and its almost reckless attitude toward design also makes it very cool, especially for watch lovers who appreciate some quirkiness and individualism. The fact that it is a unique piece is just the cherry on the cake. The Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon watch is priced at 103,000 Swiss francs (around US $100,500). corum.ch