Corum Bubble 47 Flyiing Tourbillon Skull Review

The Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon Skull is one of those watches that has a lot to offer certain sectors of the watch collectors and enthusiasts class. While not the preference of everyone, it is among the most unique collectible time pieces that has been created. In the past few decades the Corum bubble has gained in notoriety in horological circles. There are a few different reasons why it has climbed above so many luxury watchmakers to join as a member of a limited circle in the luxury watch making industry. Not just any watch maker is allowed within this group. There are certain criteria which must first be met in order to qualify.

Of the hundreds of companies out there who provide their versions of a luxury watch, to all have the capacity for turning out true collectibles that only gain in value with the passage of time. Excellence in craftsmanship, quality materials and a name that has come to be recognized for its production of fine luxury watches are the factors which make this a much desired piece. We’re going to take a closer look at the Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon Skull and share insights for your consideration.

Classification

The Bubble 47 is among the most unique because of its novelty appearance. It was presented at Baselworld in 2015 taking its place as an iconic time piece that features a bulbous shape with distortions and a thicker and larger appearance than most. It was the original Corum Bubble that helped the watchmaker to gain its notoriety and place among the elite ranks of luxury watchmakers. The Flying Tourbillon Skull takes its inspiration from its predecessor the Corum Bubble, first released in 2000. The message is one of a darker nature which has found amazing popularity within collector’s and watch enthusiast circles. The melding of luxury with the overpowering sense of the novel in this case was a wise choice on the part of the designers who set out to offer a truly unique piece.

Don’t be fooled by the size

The Flying Tourbillon Skull has a forty seven millimeter case but when worn, the appearance and feel is quite a bit smaller. The material used for the case a shiny finish of rose gold. The case is made with an eighteen millimeter thickness. This watch features a sapphire crystal case back. The dial is in the form of an oversized skull head which has been crafted of gold plated brass in order to be a perfect match for the case. The skull head is stylized and quite aesthetically pleasing. The background of the dial is a deep black in color which adds remarkably attractive contrast. In following with the darker theme, death in particular, it has een designed with distortions within the dial. The common reasoning behind this is that it represents perceptions of time and it adds an interesting dimension to the time piece.

The Corum Bubble from which the watch derives its’ name is bulbous and round serving as the sapphire crystal that sits atop of the dial with a high dome. It is approximately seven millimeters in thickness. This is the feature that creates the popular dial distortion. While most other watch makers do their best to avoid this, it was the intent of the design team for this novelty watch from the beginning.

The flying tourbillon rests upon the six and it’s jaws are open wide as the hollowed eyes of the skull appear to be staring up at the person wearing the watch. The movement is automatic and it has seventy two horse of power reserve with a four Hertz frequency, making it a modern edition. It is a Calibre CO 016 with 28,800 vph. Its’ functionality includes hours and minutes. A micro rotor is responsible for winding of the barrel. Built for quality and durability, the Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon Skull is designed to be waterproof for up to thirty feet.

Strap

The strap is also unique in that it is made of black rubber to complement the overall color scheme and theme of the watch. it features a 5N eighteen karat rose gold pin buckle which ties the strap in nicely with the overall personality and design scheme of the watch. It has a comfortable feel about it when worn which makes it all the more attractive for enthusiasts.

Character and personality

These are perhaps the lynch pins that have driven this watch to its current heights of popularity and desirability among collectors. There are few designs that can compete with the Corum Bubble 47 Flying Tourbillon Skull because of its unique shape, theme and styling. While it is not a watch that will appeal to all tastes and preferences it does have an allure to those who are in favor of the whimsical and the novel. If it is possible to consider that the darker them could be fun, this watch fits the bill nicely. It is truly a special release that has found a place in horology as one of the greats that is highly sought after. Anyone who is interested in owning this watch can call the company for a price quote and further details about it.

Final thoughts

The Corum Bubble 47 Flying Toubillon Skull wrist watch has an earthy sense about it that combines a variety of tones and features nicely. It presents itself well as a luxury watch with impressive styling and the use of high quality elegant materials that add a touch of class along with novel good taste in representing the theme of death having blurred lines. The distortion that is afforded the watch via the high dome sapphire crystal bubble handles this aspect of the watch’s personality nicely. There is a faint nuance of psychology which emanates though the design. One could look at it in a straightforward manner or place their own interpretation of the inspiration and a deeper meaning through the melding of the death theme and the luxury styling that indicates a voracious appetite for the finer things in life. Whichever approach is taken, the Flying Tourbillon Skull lends itself to either with no apologies for its departure from tradition i the class of luxury watches.


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