Boris submitted a design for a customized Corum Bubble that achieved second place in the customizeyourbubble.com competition. Combining his artsy side with the creation of a dial has crowned his passion for watches and art and created a very attractive timepiece!
About Boris Pjanic
I am Quill & Pad’s Vintage Virtuoso. Specialized in vintage timepieces, and in particular Rolex, I have an eye on the details that make for the best in classic wristwatches. But that does not mean that I don’t look at modern watches: to the contrary. In addition to my beloved “pre-loved” wristwatches, I find myself enamored of good, high-quality horology of any era. In particular, if it includes a blue dial.
Corum holds a worldwide online competition to find the best customized Bubble designs. The Bubble’s most significant feature, of course, is its strongly domed crystal, which magnifies the dial in an original way. The Customize Your Bubble competition allows participants to upload any kind of picture into the dial space to design a personal Bubble watch with the winning design going into production.
The collector community has christened vintage Rolex models with a great many nicknames. One of these is the “rail” dial. While the exact origins of the word “rail” are not clear, this name is used for Rolex dials on which the letter C within the two lines stating “superlative chronometer” and “officially certified” line up as straight as train tracks. Have a look at an Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, a watch water-resistant to a depth of 610 meters (2,000 feet), with a “rare” rail dial.
I recall when I first found a Rolex Submariner 5512 with zinc sulfide on the dial. It led to a major discussion on an Internet forum about whether the dial had been re-lumed or not. Well, years later, we know a lot more; and one thing that is now certain is that the dial had not been re-lumed, but that it was an original zinc sulfide dial.