CORUM has launched a special edition Bubble Watch in collaboration with French street artist Aiiroh.
Known for his love of Pop Art and its reinterpretation, Aiiroh, a street artist for more than 20 years, has had his work exhibited in more than 50 galleries worldwide.
The new 47mm Bubble X Aiiroh watch fuses daring color and bold style. Crafted in stainless steel with black PVD coating, it is inspired by Aiiroh’s famous “Black Série Rose” artwork that uses street posters and headlines in a decoupage-like collage to form the petals of the colorful rose.
He then superimposes another stylized black rose spiral motif on top of that for added allure. This effect is entirely recreated on the watch dial, almost like a transfer of the original piece of art. It uses two different dial appliques that add dramatic depth and dimension.
Against a stark black background, the boldly beautiful rose petal collage is almost fluorescent in shades of turquoise, orange, lavender, purple, blue, red, yellow and green.
Overlaid onto the first layer of the dial is a second black dial swirl made of aluminium that is a stylized rose. The black against the color not only evokes a sense of the rose opening, but also adds amazing contrast and appeal. The half-globe domed sapphire crystal that gives its own somewhat distorted view of the dial.
The watch is powered by the mechanical automatic caliber CO 082 that offers 42 hours of power reserve. The case back is made of transparent sapphire crystal with an antireflective treatment for viewing of the movement. It is water resistant to 100 meters.
The Corum Bubble X Aiiroh is a limited edition of just 88 pieces. The watch will be sold with a special artwork realized by Aiiroh and Japanese modern artist Namisen and brought to “life” as a final piece in resin by French visual artist Soyz Bank. All three of these artists are part of the Mind the Gap Label – a community of emerging and established artists.
The sculptured wall art is an original design inspired by Corum’s watch certificate, complete with the key logo that is immediately recognizable. It is created as a flat painting, semi-folded, and finished in resin.
Model: Corum Bubble 47 Automatic Aiiroh
Reference L082/04407 – 082.320.98/0601 AI10
Material: Open-worked brass
Pattern from French artist AIIROH
Hour and minute: Leaf, Rhodium-coated and Skeleton
Case and crown: Stainless steel with black PVD treatment
Case diameter: 47 mm
Case thickness: 18.50 mm
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Screwed in open back cover in stainless steel with black PVD treatment with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM
Calibre CO 082 Automatic
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2’’’
Hour, Minute and Seconds
Synthetic, rubber lining
Interhorn/Buckle: 24/20 mm
Buckle: Stainless steel with black PVD treatment
Limited edition of 88 pieces