The legendary Bubble is back with a burst of precious colours! Corum has created three unique pieces to mark the beginning of 2016, an especially effervescent year.
Even in the rarefied world of haute joaillerie timepieces, the Bubble High Jewellery Skeleton is uniquely rare. Only three will be made, each a singular creation distinguished by baguette-cut diamonds and gemstone hour markers, all set by hand, a task that requires hundreds of hours.
The imposing white gold case provides an ample canvas to which the master gem-setter applies his skills. Each watch is set with 131 brilliant-cut diamonds on the dial, and a further 42 on the bezel, totalling a stunning 5.7 carats of diamonds. What makes each timepiece utterly irreplaceable are the 12 baguette-cut gems that form the hour markers, either rubies, blue sapphires or black sapphires.
Past the dazzling gemstones on the dial, the CO 055 calibre is showcased under the monumental sapphire crystal, tall enough to serve as a loupe to magnify the delicate details of the movement. Positioned slightly off-centre in keeping with the quirky spirit of the Bubble, the movement has been reduced to its bare essentials, with the bridges and base plate skeletonized by hand.