We start the week with Brice Lechevalier’s interview with Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin, which appears in issue 48 of GMT magazine, which was published last week. As usual we will be publishing selected articles from our sister magazine along with those that you might already have noticed from other publications in the Edipresse Group, such as Hong Kong Tatler.
Not just back, but back with decent rates. In fact, aside from some minor changes along with a case size that’s been increased to 47mm wide from 45mm wide, the 2015 Corum Bubble is very much like how it was when Corum decided to stop it. Additionally, even though the instance is bigger (and sounds really big) the Corum Bubble wears smaller than it is with snub lugs along with a situation that wraps round your wrist well. That said, I am pretty sure you can imagine that with a title such as the “Bubble,” this opinion is thick. The sapphire crystal is 8mm thick and the entire Corum Bubble watch is 18.8mm thick – but in a cool way.Corum got the first idea for the Corum Bubble out of a prototype dip watch intended for extreme depths. It can very well have been a Rolex. The thick crystal flowed to distort the dial, and Corum just sort of played that and created “bubble-style” hands and hour markers which appear interesting with a bit of distortion. The rounded edges make that potential, but also give the timepiece a fun, almost cartoonish appearance that’s appeal to many people. The dial and event shape collectively have made the Corum Bubble one of the very distinctive “fun” high-end watches around, and I am really glad to see that Corum realized quitting it was a mistake. It’s totally possible that the Corum Bubble watch collection needed a break, and I am happy to see it return for the 15-year anniversary.
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Imagine if watches were sold by weight, just like your local butcher sells his meat or your spice merchant sells his precious saffron. David Chokron does just that this week for WorldTempus, trying to find a correlation between the weight of a watch and its price. In his light-hearted article, he finds one, but it’s not the one you might think. Find out tomorrow on our homepage.
I tested Corum’s new Admiral Legend 42mm automatic while I was on holiday and, in the dunes of Ras Al-Khaimah, it was far removed from the nautical environment that inspired it. Find out today how it coped with the tough task of accompanying me on holiday. Later this week Michèle Brunner gives her impressions on one of the more feminine models in the distinctive Anonimo collection, while Camille Gendre looks at the 125th anniversary of Eberhard & Co.’s Extra-Fort collection.
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