Saturday, December 10, 2016

CORUM - New Bubble Designed By Artist Elisabetta Fantone

Swiss luxury watch brand CORUM announces a new artistic collaboration with Elisabetta Fantone, a multifaceted Canadian artist, who has created limited editions of a distinctively beautiful design. Celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Celine Dion and the Kardashians have commissioned her artwork.

In keeping with Fantone’s singular style, her work references and reimagines a face that is recognizable to all, the Mona Lisa.
The artist’s inspiration aligns well with Corum Bubble’s modern twist of vintage fashion. First introduced in 2000, the Bubble was modeled after the 1960 Rolex Deep Sea Special, an experimental dive watch which kept ticking from the bottom of the ocean and back. Out of this striking innovation, a new style was born with a thick sapphire crystal enclosing and magnifying the center dial. This creates an optical illusion through the gem-like lens which encapsulates the uniquely original designs. Although Fantone often finds fuel for her work in the pop art of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, for this piece, she traveled deeper in time to find the face that would fit the frame. Looking out from a pane of crystal, the tilted head and the familiar smile of Mona Lisa is counterbalanced by a white chest shrouded in a tapestry of colorful collage. The option of a silver or vibrant purple watchcase playfully compliments the image, while the silver curve of the hands delicately traces the design.
Since 1955, the aesthetic appeal and technical excellence of the CORUM brand have become a recognizable symbol of pristine originality. From the Admiral to the Heritage line, each iconic collection reflects a dazzling new perspective, and the Bubble is no exception.

This is the beauty that is evident in the wrist-borne miniature of Fantone’s work. Her international acclaim has spanned the fields of painting, film and television. The concepts behind her art overflow the canvas into every kind of creation, from painting a mural at Art Basel to her recent realization of the Bubble watch in which she captures her artwork in a timepiece of timeless significance.

BUBBLE 42 - L082/03201 - 082.413.98/0009 EF01

Movement
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Second
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21

Dial
Material: Brass

Hands
Leaf: Rhodium-coated • Skeleton

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 42 mm
Thickness: 18.50 mm
Case material: Stainless steel with PVD treatment
Bezel material: Stainless steel with PVD treatment
Crown material: Stainless steel with PVD treatment
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in stainless steel with glare proof sapphire crystal
Back finishes: PVD treatment
Water-resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM

Bracelet
Material: Alligator leather
Colours: White
Interhorn/Buckle: 22/18 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel
Buckle distinctive features: PVD treatment

BUBBLE 47 - L082/03202 - 082.310.20/0009 EF01

Movement
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Second
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21

Dial
Material: Brass

Hands

Leaf: Rhodium-coated • Skeleton

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 47 mm
Thickness: 18.50 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Crown material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in stainless steel with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM

Bracelet
Material: Alligator leather
Colours: White
Interhorn/Buckle: 24/20 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel

BUBBLE 47 - L082/03203 - 082.310.20/0063 EF01

Movement
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Second
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21
Dial
Material: Brass

Hands
Leaf: Rhodium-coated • Skeleton

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 47 mm
Thickness: 18.50 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Crown material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in stainless steel with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM

Bracelet
Material: Leather
Colours: Blue
Interhorn/Buckle: 24/20 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel

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