Corum welcomes the New Year with an amazing trio of its hypnotic Bubble model each featuring open-worked dial, ultra-thin movement and each representing a unique creation adorned with sparkling gemstone: rubies, blue and black sapphires.
This exquisite trio is named Bubbliamonds and each of them boasts 173 sparkling diamonds with the total weight of around 5.7 carats of which 131 are set on the dial and 42 on the bezel. As you can see on the image below, there are also the 12 baguette-cut gems that form the hour markers. Depending on the model, they are either rubies, blue sapphires or black sapphires.
These colorful markers are tracked by two curvy openwork leaf-shape hands which are slightly off-centered at the 3 o’ clock position.
The beating heart of the latest member of the Corum Bubble collection is the caliber CO 055 manual winding movement which is capable to provide no less than 40 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The impeccable mechanism ticks at a pace of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz).
The manual winding movement is situated slightly off-center and it has been reduced to its bare essentials, with the bridges and main-plate skeletonized by hand. The inner beauty of the mechanism is showcased under the monumental sapphire crystal. The movement is engraved with acanthus leaves and all engravings differ so slightly between movements, thus enhancing the unique nature of each timepiece.
Corum Bubbliamonds is housed in an 18-karat white gold case which measures 47mm in diameter and 16.76mm in thickness. Despite the fact that the watch is relatively large, it is actually quite comfortable. That has been achieved thanks to a comfortable lug position and a lush alligator hide strap, which is fitted to each wristwatch to perfectly complement the gemstone hour markers.
Ladies who like rubies will surely go for the model with 12 rubies (ref. L055/02979) which comes with an eye-catching red alligator strap with rubber lining. There is also the choice for those of you who prefer sapphires. The version with the referent number L055/02978 sports black sapphires and a matching black alligator strap, while the model with the reference L055/02980 features 12 blue sapphires as hour markers and it is attached to a blue alligator strap with rubber lining fitted with a white gold tongue buckle.
Each Corum Bubbliamonds High Jewellery Skeleton Watch is a unique pieces and depending on a model, it comes with the price from 156,600 CHF to 165,300 CHF.
The very first Bubble watch by Corum appeared in 2000 and for the past 15 years, it has become one of the brand’s most popular models.