Booba doesn’t count sheep any more…now he counts the 31 carats of diamonds on his Corum Zenit Watch Replica watch. The rapper received the one-of-a-kind model from Corum Marketing Director Frédéric Layani. With a thousand diamonds, it was made to be as brilliant as its new owner. This Bubble engraved D.U.C just sealed the partnership deal – a product of the artist’s true love for Corum’s exquisitely unique pieces and craftsmanship.
Booba raps a lot about watches and diamonds, so it’s no big surprise his lyrics are on this custom-made watch. As loyal as ever, Corum followed him past the point of no return… Fist raised high, now Booba’s wrist is adorned with 1,017 diamonds and 12 baguette-cut sapphires. Diamonds set on gold and a case that houses the famous CO 055 skeleton movement, the watch is enhanced by the sublimely unique box.
We really surfaced the Seafender variations of this Admiral’s Cup watches if the Seafender 47 Tourbillon GMT premiered in 2011. In 47mm wide, Corum decided it was fitting in the yacht watch collection to make an aluminum-cased tourbillon. There was also an 18k red gold variant. While these Seafender Tourbillons are admittedly intriguing, I just find no business putting them inside of Admiral’s Cup-style instances. It is not a matter of good or bad though it is not for me, it is more a matter than it twists the DNA of the Admiral’s Cup collection so much that it’s all but lost some meaning.On newspaper, the Corum Admiral’s Cup Chronograph Tourbillon 47 Seafender sounds like a worthy idea. It’s a bunch of interesting features and slick materials like the sum of its parts could actually be highly provocative. Rather, we have a watch built like a Cadillac that mated with an Abrams tanks. These worlds of aggressive luxury boating and high-end complications simply don’t meld together correctly in my eyes.Rather than mate a tourbillon using a GMT complication, this Seafender marries a tourbillon and a chronograph – back using a dial to get the date. Powering the opinion is your grade CO 398 automatic that’s pretty nice. If you remember what I said about the first Corum Seafender view it had been that the motion perspective looked better than the dial. The grade CO 398 is rare, being an automatic for a tourbillon, also in addition to that, it is a tourbillon that works at 4 Hz. The 60 second chronograph is column-wheel established, and the dial includes a wonderful window to the tourbillon (using a Corum key emblem on it). This dial is much more written than the Seafender GMT, but that variant with the small round-cut diamonds actually from the sub dials just doesn’t do it for me. Allow me to ask you, although I do feel that there is a place for diamonds within an Admiral’s Cup case (especially baguette-cut ones)… are they really helping anyone by being on the dial like that?
French rapper Booba and his diamonds Bubble watch © Corum