Their models have long been acknowledged for their aesthetic appeal since 1955 and in 2016 that tradition continues with the 50 year old Admiral’s Cup collection, the 35 year old Bridges collection and an intriguing timepiece in the Bubble.
These are the three Corum pieces that stood out at the show.
Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer
Sailing and technical performance makes its strongest statement yet in Corum’s Admiral’s Cup collection. Within its 47mm titanium or titanium/rose gold case is an automatic calibre elegantly displaying a second time zone and its corresponding city.
The dial is set in black and comes with smoked sapphire crystal in the bi-colour version whilst large luminescent hands sit alongside the famous nautical pennants to ensure visibility is possible across all locations of the world.
If you’re not sure where you are in the world, you’ll be glad to hear that the watch features an open bottom dial with a smoked sapphire crystal engraved with the abbreviated names of cities in 24 time zones.
The Worldtimer’s CO376 calibre movement boasts a power-reserve of 48 hours, whilst selecting a time zone is as simple as pressing on the pusher at 2 o’clock. The sailing theme extends to the black vulcanized rubber strap featuring a tri-fold clasp.
Marrying the monumental architecture of the Golden Gate Bridge and classic design aesthetics into a watch is no easy feat. Corum’s Golden Bridge has been doing exactly that for 35 years and for Baselworld 2016, the emblematic piece returns.
A 43mm 18K rose gold sapphire case houses a C0113 manual wound movement with a 40 hour power reserve whilst the dial is set in brass featuring gold toned appliques displaying hours and minutes. The most unique feature of the watch however is the move from the classic vertical design into round form.
The Golden Bridge is complemented by a black strap in alligator leather and water resistant up to 30m.
Corum’s iconic and psychedelic wristwatch known as the Bubble gets a fresh new graphic treatment with the help of artistic nude portraits by French photographer Dani Olivier.
If you’re a purveyor in fine photographic art then this particular watch will be sure to please. Oliver’s portraits set in the dial of the Bubble are real photographs made from projecting effects onto the nude body. Set against the jet black background, this creates a striking appearance on the wrist.
To match the deep black background of the Bubble, the 47mm case is also finished in PVD black. On the dial you’ll find rhodium-plated hands which are finished in matte black lacquer, allowing them to stand out enough to be legible without taking anything away from the artwork.
The Bubble Dani Olivier editions are limited to 88 watches each and every single one is unique. The 88th piece will feature the same artwork on the dial with the addition of a striking red gold bezel which acts as a frame for Oliver’s photographs.