Demystifying the many faces of the CORUM BUBBLE watch.
If you’ve been shopping around for a Corum Bubble watch, you are most likely overwhelmed by the varying sizes and styles the line includes. Here, we’ll help you break down the Corum Bubble line so you can figure out which size and color best suits your needs and style.
Although the Corum Bubble line includes all the colors of the rainbow (and more!) – one thing remains the same throughout – it’s innovate styling. Its signature design is the unique domed sapphire crystal which offers anti-glare protection and magnifies the dial. The leather-stitched-to-rubber bracelet is also a phenomenal achievement in design.
Corum Bubble watches generally come in the following sizes:
Here are just some of the styles that are available:
Stainless steel case
18K white gold case
18K yellow gold case
18K rose gold case
Pave diamond case
Diamond arabic numerals
Mother of pearl dial
GMT 2-time zone
To choose a Corum Bubble watch, you need to narrow down your options to size, style and function.
The Corum Bubble watch isn’t about labels, it’s about style. So we’re going to try and refrain from classifying the watches in terms of Men’s and Women’s. Since all the watch sizes incorporate both masculine and feminine hues, they are easily interchangeable. For example, in the XL line, even though the case measures in at 45mm wide (larger than most standard men’s watches), it still includes a large array of feminine colors including pink, turquoise, aqua, plum, lilac and many others. In addition, many are complimented with diamond dials. So you may wonder if a woman can pull off a jumbo watch, that even some men wouldn't wear. Or if a man can get away with a diamond-studded watch with a pink strap? It’s all a matter of taste. In today’s metrosexual society, men don’t shy away from soft feminine hues. And lets face it - diamonds are no longer just a girls best friend. Women are also opting for extra-large watch pieces that get noticed. With that said, let’s take a look at the measurements of the watches (all measurements are approximate).
Case width: 26mm (29 mm with crown).
Case length 30.7 with lugs.
Case thickness: 14mm (7.5 w/o domed glass).
Bracelet width: 13mm.
Bracelet length: fits a wrist size of 5-7 inches.
Case Width 35.5 mm (40 mm with crown)
Case Length 41.8 mm with lugs
Case Thickness 18 mm (11 mm without domed glass)
Bracelet Width 19 mm
Case Width 45 mm (50 mm with crown)
Case Length 53.5 mm with lugs
Case Thickness 21 mm thick (13 mm without domed glass)
Bracelet Width 23.5 mm
Bracelet Length Fits a wrist size of approx. 7-8 in.
To get a picture of the general range in watch sizes, take this into account (all measurements are approximate and are measured by the width of the case):
Women’s Mini: 23mm-25mm.
Women’s Regular: 26mm-29mm
Men’s sport: 40mm-42mm.
Mens XL: 45mm
Please note that these are very general guidelines. Sizing depends on style and manufacturer. Some tend to make very petite watches, while others make larger models.
By the above standards, you’ll notice that the Corum Bubble runs quite large. Still, the Bubble is very appropriate for today’s trend of big watches.
There’s just one more size element. In keeping with the “bigger is better” trend, Corum realized that many of their customers with smaller wrists would still want to wear the larger dials, so they designed a smaller size strap to accommodate them. Here is a guideline of the watch strap sizes:
Small straps should fit a wrist size of 6-6.75 inches.
Regular straps should fit a wrist size of 6.5-7.25 inches.
XL small straps should fit a wrist size of approx. 6-7 inches.
XL regular straps should fit a wrist size of approx. 7-8 in.
Style, like size, is a matter of personal taste. If you are looking to glitz up your watch, you might want to opt for a diamond bezel. As far as color – you can choose a more subtle pastel hue, or opt for the florescent, brighter style. Dials come in white, black, or in a color matching the strap. Some are available in mother of pearl. If you are looking for the classic Corum look – opt for the leather-stitched-to-rubber bracelet. It offers the look of real leather with the durability and comfort of rubber. Otherwise if you want something less sporty, opt for the mesh strap. And finally, a real sport-enthusiast might prefer the all rubber style.
Some of the many colors of the Corum Bubble straps and/or dials include white, cream, vanilla, aqua, turquoise, light blue, royal blue, lavender, light pink, hot pink, red, bright yellow, mustard yellow, orange, mint green, black and brown.
If you are looking for a reliable watch that you don’t want to have to wear in order for it to run, you should go for a quartz model. Otherwise, if you prefer a watch with a mechanical build, you should look for an automatic style. If you like the timing capabilities of a chronograph, with its 1/10th second, 30 minute, and 60 second registers – you should opt for those models. If you are just looking to tell time, go for a classic non-chronograph model. Lastly – the diver’s watch offers a water resistance to 200 meters (150 more than the classic model) while the GMT 2-time zone reflects the world time on a 24-hour scale and allows you to monitor 2-time zones on your wrist.
For a comprehensive view of the many options available in the Corum Bubble, here’s just one example of a black model which is available in mini, midsize, and XL, with and without a chronograph, with and without diamonds, on leather-stitched-to-rubber, rubber and mesh straps, and some with diver functionality. There are possibly even more options, but these are the ones we’ve carried!
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We should also make mention of the special edition Bubble collection that Corum designed with unique dials. They include the Royal Flush, Baron Samedi, Skeleton, Bats, Privateer, Casino, and Jolly Roger. Some of the diver's watches are also available with outlandish styles - including shark and tiger dials.
All in all, don't let the Corum Bubble define you. Switch things up and define it for yourself.
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