NEW: Corum Bubble America First & BrexitWritten by Melissa Kong
Wear your allegiance on your wrist.
With the G20 summit currently underway (amidst reports that Team Trump forgot to book a hotel), we’re hoping the POTUS at least has solid wrist credentials. Like the Corum Bubble America First (above), for example. It doesn’t get more presidential than this, with the star-spangled banner taking pride of place on the dial, enhanced with the Bubble’s signature domed crystal.
Fellow attendee and UK prime minister, Theresa May, would also do well to have her wrist accentuated with the striking Corum Bubble Brexit (above), emblazoned with the Union Jack on the dial. Should the uncomfortable topic of Brexit surface, she’ll be able to take comfort in knowing the timepiece clearly states her position.
That’s not to say you have to be a politician to own one of these iconic timepieces. Both watches come in either a stainless steel or rose gold bezel, with the stainless steel versions limited to 87 pieces each. There’s also a Big Bubble version in grade 5 titanium with the American flag (also limited to 87 pieces), boasting a generous case size of 52mm as opposed to the 47mm of the others. Complementing the timepieces are vulcanised rubber straps in blue (for the American version) or red (for the Brit version).
Known for its quirky designs and artistic collaborations, the Corum Bubble is a collector's favourite and a perennial conversation starter. So regardless of whether you’re #teamUSA or #teamUK (or neither, for that matter), these Bubble options will ensure you're the centre of attention.
|47mm, stainless steel or 52mm, titanium (Big Bubble)|
|Brass, with the American or British flag|
|CO 082 or CO 403 (Big Bubble)|
|Vulcanised rubber in blue or red|
|Hours, minutes, seconds|
From S$7,811 for Bubble 47 and S$8,881 for Big Bubble
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Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".