Originally planned as a unique piece resulting from Corum’s unique crowdsourcing design project “Customise Your Bubble”, the new Bubble Stop is being launched as a limited edition of 88 watches, all of which have a reflective dial.
The Bubble Stop is features a design by brand aficionado, Jérôme Barbier and Corum has taken the bold step of making the dial out of the same reflective material as Swiss traffic signs.
In 2015, Corum restored its favorite Bubble watch with three new models. One of them was that the Corum Bubble Skeleton. The Bubble watch is now something of an icon for Corum and it’s not tough to see why – particularly with this domed sapphire crystal. For 2017, Corum is updating the Bubble Skeleton, also called the Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watch, by offering it in 3 new glowing colorways and at a lower price compared to 2015 Bubble Skeleton.Corum, in case you’ve forgotten, was obtained by China Haidian Holdings (currently known as Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited) at 2013. After the acquisition, the brand set about consolidating its set and seeking to construct a more concentrated portfolio of products. The Bubble watch was revived as a part of that. The choice to generate the Bubble view a priority is a fairly astute one, in my opinion. A strong, distinct look is one of the hallmarks of a thriving watch and the Bubble watch surely fulfills this requirement as a result of its impressive domed sapphire crystal.Therefore, the newest Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches for 2017 don’t stray far from this formulation. These brand new watches come at the exact same 47mm case since the Bubble watches from 2015. Made from stainless steel, it’s a fairly generic looking round case, and the only really noteworthy thing about it is the large bubble-shaped crown.The dial is where the majority of the modifications are located. While the older Bubble Skeleton had a somewhat plain skeletonized grey dial, the newest Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches will probably include brightly colored dials. There are 3 colorways, however, the differences between both are rather minor. When you look carefully, you can see that the key skeletonized plate is gloomy, but the smaller plates and bridges have been painted in blue, green, or purple, depending on the reference.The other main difference is in the hands. The Bubble Skeleton view from 2015 had skeletonized hands, however, the newest Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches have strong hands painted with Super-Luminova at the same colour as the watch’s movement plates. Another fun detail concerning the new Corum Bubble 47 Squelette watches is that the lollipop-style seconds hand, which also has Super-Luminova painted in precisely the exact same color as the movement plates. The palms are also incredibly big, presumably to improve legibility against the skeletonized dial.
The three models are available in a 42 mm, 47 mm or 52 mm titanium case covered by the characteristis domed sapphire crystal of the Corum Watches Website Bubble, giving it a strong identity that is in tune with its “STOP” dial yet remaining lightweight thanks to the use of titanium. The Bubble Stop has a sapphire case back through which the CO403 movement can be admired, with its 65-hour power reserve.