BUBBLE 47 SWOOSH CENTRAL TOURBILLON
This year, one of the most famous complications has been given a new lease of life with a contemporary touch, as the Bubble collection from Corum introduces its first central tourbillon. Dubbed the Bubble 47 Swoosh Central Tourbillon, the watch provides ample space for the tourbillon to fully express itself. Then there’s the central position of the tourbillon, a relatively complex technical choice, since it requires an inline movement construction.
Of particular note, the absence of hands on this watch is also noteworthy. The hours and minutes are moved to the flange, indicated by two triangular markers: One in black that indicates the minutes, with a second one indicating the hours, and last but not least, the tourbillon itself indicates the seconds. As a final touch, there’s this Bubble’s domed sapphire crystal. The brand has frequently played on the magnifying effect in the center to create different visual effects— another rarity for a piece with a tourbillon— providing this model with an urban, sporty and contemporary character.