It’s the Year of the Dragon in 2024 an Corum is bringing the heat. Their two new Bubble watches feature bold dragon motifs with one focusing on a dragon grabbing the moon and the other model – both limited to 88 pieces – featuring a pretty scary dragon eyeball peering out of a scaly head.

From the release:

 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.

The watches are 47mm and feature an automatic movement.

What is the Corum Bubble?

The Corum Bubble line of wristwatches represents a unique and distinctive approach in the world of luxury timepieces. Introduced in the year 2000 by the Swiss watchmaker Corum, the Bubble line quickly became famous for its large, domed sapphire crystal that magnifies the dial, creating an eye-catching optical illusion. This signature feature not only enhances the watch’s visual appeal but also adds a playful and artistic element to the design. The Bubble watches vary in size, but they are generally larger than most traditional watches, making a bold statement on the wrist. They often feature creative and unconventional dial designs, including limited editions with artistic or thematic motifs, which have made them popular among collectors and enthusiasts who seek something out of the ordinary.

The range includes both mechanical and quartz movements, catering to different preferences in watchmaking. In terms of materials, Corum employs a variety of high-end options, including stainless steel, titanium, and even gold, often complemented by intricate details like diamond embellishments. The Bubble line’s blend of innovative design and traditional Swiss watchmaking skills has helped Corum cement its place as a respected and innovative player in the luxury watch market.

The Year of the Dragon watches cost $7600.00 on rubber straps.

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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