Corum cheap fake watches may not be the first brand that pops into your head when searching for a quirky piece, but the release of the newest Corum Bubble watches warrants their name being on the list of brands to consider. The bold, totally cohesive approach to the design of this modern classic ensures that this iteration of the Corum Bubble will polarise opinion in the race for wrist space as it did upon its début. It’s certainly not for everyone, but there is more to this generation of bubbles than meets the eye. In this article, I’ll be taking a brief look at three new models, all of which are limited to just 350 pieces each. The Corum Bubble Sphere2, the Corum Bubble Drop, and the Corum Bubble Paiste have arrived.
The Corum Bubble series replica watches were first released at Baselworld, way back in the year 2000. Although just fifteen years has passed since then, the landscape of the luxury watch industry has changed beyond recognition. The original Bubble was 44mm wide, which made it an outlier in those days. In addition to that, the design was pretty unusual. Watch collectors were not quite so accustomed to risks as they are today, but still, the Corum Bubble found favour amongst a dedicated demographic. It will be interesting to see how the re-release of the Corum Bubble is greeted by a consumer base that is far savvier than it was at the turn of the century. With nothing in the way of a complication to pique interest, the Corum Bubble watches lean heavily on design.
Exploding from the mind of the late Severin Wunderman, the Corum Bubble watches defied expectations upon release. The profile of the watch is still unusually towering, with one of the highest-domed crystals I have ever seen. The effect this has on the dial is impossible to ignore. The glass distorts the dial giving it an unnatural sense of depth. This is appropriate in terms of design fidelity, as it totally adheres to the use of spheres all over the watch – most obviously on the rubber-ringed crown at 3 o’clock. Additionally, it manages to stay true to Wunderman’s original vision, which was inspired by a 1960s dive watch that featured a massive crystal to withstand the pressure of deep-sea exploration. But is this watch just an homage, or have Corum updated it significantly to appeal to a modern audience?
The first major change is the diameter: The new releases all measure 47mm wide Corum replica watches and an impressive 18.8mm high. Smartly, though, the lugs are short and curved to enable a close fit to the wrist. Of the 18.8mm of height, 8mm of that is down to the sapphire crystal alone. This is apparently no mean feat: obtaining a flawless finish on a Sapphire component of this thickness, curvature, and necessary consistency is real challenge. Corum achieves this unusual effect by starting out with a block of crystal and grinding it into a bubble-like shape, before polishing to absolute clarity.