CORUM, famous for the aesthetic appeal of its models and its technical excellence in the field of high-end watchmaking, proudly announces the launch of two limited editions in honor of the Year of the Dragon.
These exceptional creations reflect CORUM‘s ongoing commitment to creativity and boldness, core values that have been ingrained in the house’s DNA since its founding in 1955.
Year of the Dragon
The dragon, a powerful symbol in Chinese culture, embodies power, nobility, honor, luck, and success. To pay homage to this legendary creature, CORUM presents two limited editions of its iconic Bubble model.
The Bubble collection, inspired by Severin Wunderman from an experimental diver’s watch in the 1960s, has become an undisputed icon of watchmaking thanks to its radical design and domed crystal.
Bubble 47 Dragon
The “Bubble Dragon” watch embodies an enchanting fusion between watchmaking and Chinese cultural heritage, celebrating the lunar calendar and, more specifically, the majestic sign of the dragon. Inspired by the deep-seated beliefs associated with the Chinese dragon, such as power, nobility, honor, luck, and success, this watch embodies symbolic elegance.
The centerpiece of this creation is its exceptionally elaborate dial, which narrates the captivating legend: “When dragons hear thunder, they rise; The clouds are coming, and having all formed, the dragons ascend and thus circulate in the sky.”
The dial evokes a deep night sky, with a black sunray base evoking the night, adorned with a delicate representation of the moon made of mother-of-pearl. Above the dial, between mystical black clouds, a golden dragon hovers majestically, symbolizing the power and grace associated with this legendary creature.
Bubble 47 Dragon Eye
Inspired by the richness of Chinese mythology, this exceptional piece finds its uniqueness in the meticulous depiction of the dragon’s eye on its dial, an emblematic representation of strength and power. This iconic detail is not simply machined, but meticulously crafted by hand using the metal casting technique.
This artisanal approach makes it possible to create an unbeatable relief, impossible to achieve by conventional means. Each eye is then meticulously colored, while the golden scales are revealed by hand, giving each watch an artistic singularity.
The sublime details of this exceptional work are magnified by the domed sapphire crystal characteristic of the Bubble collection, offering a magnifying effect that allows you to fully appreciate the finesse and precision of this watchmaking work of art. The “Bubble Dragon Eye” embodies the essence of craftsmanship and mythology.
Both models are equipped with the CO 082 automatic movement, beating at a frequency of 4 Hz and offering a power reserve of 42 hours. The cases, 47mm in diameter, are made of stainless steel with a black PVD finish and have a sapphire crystal caseback that offers a glimpse of the movement. Each model is presented on a vulcanized rubber strap and is limited to 88 pieces.