The iconic Corum Bubble watch now comes with the bold and eye-catching nude artistic portraits by Paris-based photographer Dani Olivier.
The famous French photographer is known for its portraits of human bodies which are real photographs accomplished by projecting light patterns onto nude bodies set against a jet-black background, thus making entirely surreal forms.
The collaboration between the Swiss luxury watchmaking brand and the French photographer began last year when Corum has miniaturized Olivier’s art, transferring two of his most distinctive photographs on the dials of its Bubble timepiece. These sold well, so they decided to step things up this year.
The newest Bubble wristwatch comes in a pair of special editions that bring photographic art onto the wrist. As you can see on these images, the utmost care has been taken to provide that the Bubble is a fitting canvas for Olivier’s art, with even the brand’s key logo at the 3 o’clock position has been applied in the same striking colors as the depicted portraits.
Furthermore, the rhodium-plated, leaf-styled hands are filled with matte black lacquer in order to stand out enough to be legible, whilst not distracting from the artwork behind them.
Corum Bubble Dani Olivier is housed in a black PVD-treated stainless steel case to match the deep black background of Olivier’s portraits. The case measures 47mm in diameter, 18.50mm in thickness and it is shielded with domed sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment on front side, while from the rear there is a sapphire crystal case back also enhanced with anti-reflective treatment. The water resistance of the case is assured down to 100 meters (approximately 330 feet).
The beating heart of the new Bubble wristwatch is the impeccable caliber CO082 automatic movement that offers 42 hours of autonomy when fully charged and ticks at a pace of 28,000 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).
Each of these two Dani Olivier special editions are produced in the limited series of only 88 pieces, with the last 88th piece in each edition being a unique one. The last timepiece in the series has the same artwork on the dial, but it boasts a red gold bezel that serves as a frame for the Frenchman’s photographs.