When writing ‘Bridging Art and Mechanics: The Unabridged Story of the Corum Golden Bridge,’ Elizabeth Doerr discovered much more about Corum’s artistic co-founder, René Bannwart, including the fact that he was the creator of Omega’s flagship Constellation and Seamaster lines.
Now, please don’t take this title the wrong way: this list is not definitive. Which is why it is not entitled “The 5 Most Innovative Wristwatches Ever Made.” This list could have encompassed 15 or even 20 innovative wristwatches! And there are surely differing opinions. However, for Elizabeth Doerr, these five timepieces encompass comprehensive parts of what is great about the modern world of wristwatches.
Ian has a fairly narrow frame of reference when it comes to buying watches for himself: his taste runs to independents, in-house movements, and superlative hand-finishing. So why on earth is he typing about the Corum Bubble, which is from a big (for him) brand and outfitted with an ETA 2892 movement with an industrial finish? Here he explains why.
Since the model’s launch earlier in 2018, Sabine has a new favorite Bubble: the Bubble 47 Central Tourbillon, also christened the Bubble Swoosh. As the name implies, it is the first Bubble to feature a centrally placed tourbillon.
Corum re-introduces its classic Coin Watch with a twist: the Hobo Coin comprises the concept of vintage hobo coins and unique engraving to resurrect a nineteenth-century art form and bring it forward to the twenty-first century.
The pounding of the drum backbeat and tick-tick-ticking of the mechanical watch form the background of my life, day in and day out. But what do these two fields concretely have in common?
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!
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.
At Baselworld 2016, Corum presented the Golden Bridge Ronde designed by Italian jewelry designer Dino Modolo. Modolo was influenced by San Francisco’s Golden Gate: the suspension bridge’s tall towers, cables, crisscrossed railings, and rivets are immediately recognizable in the new version of the classic’s case.
Now, please don’t take this title the wrong way: this list is not definitive. Which is why it is not entitled “The 5 Most Innovative Wristwatches Ever Made.” It is specifically entitled “5 Of The Most Innovative Wristwatches Ever Made” because there are certainly more of them out there (this list could have encompassed 15, or even 20!) and there are surely differing opinions. For me, these five timepieces largely encompass comprehensive parts of what is great about the modern world of wristwatches.