Pre-BaselWorld 2016: CorumWritten by Alvin Wong
Declared extinct in the mid-Noughties, after Corum’s previous bosses decided to can the collection, the vivacious Bubble got reinstated last year and looks to get more airtime in 2016.
The watches’ signature curves get endowed with a load of diamonds and sapphires (or rubies, take you pick), each totalling over nine carats. At the same time, they reveal more of what goes on underneath their voluptuous profile, courtesy of skeletonised hand-wound movements. As exclusive as it is high-octane, the Bubble High Jewellery is limited to just three pieces – with black sapphires, blue sapphires or red rubies.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.