Corum and Paiste worked together in order to create a timepiece with a dial being the exact miniature version of a cymbal. Since every dial, just like Paiste cymbals, is finished by hand, every watch is unique.
With this model of the Op Art series, the designer Nicolas Le Moigne makes us travel with a dial akin to symbolized scenery, full of landforms, in a perfectly controlled alternation of highs and lows. Furrows and shadows effects, imitating the surface of moving water, give their name to
the Bubble Drop.
Pedro Friedeberg populates his surrealist world with tightly-packed lines, symbols and colour contrasts. A world now brought to life by the unusual visual designs featured on new and irreverent versions of two limited-edition timepieces presented by Corum. The Arcimboldo watch face has a checkerboard design with red flashes, while the Piranesi model features five spheres in a stunning black and white grid pattern, accompanied naturally by the artist’s signature.
Corum and Paiste worked together in order to create a timepiece with a dial being the exact miniature version of a cymbal. Since every dial, just like Paiste cymbals, is finished by hand, every watch is unique. To make the miniature version stand out from its case, we chose a full black dressing, from the stainless steel case treated with black PVD to the strap being black rubber with a mat black calf leather inlay.
Craftsmanship, know-how and high quality standards are amongst the major components behind a watch. It is inherited from the long history of the watch making industry established in Switzerland. For centuries, craftsmen have trained their skills and transferred them to the next generation. This spirit is the same that flows both inside the walls of Corum & Paiste.
Corum really went all out to try and reproduce as faithfully as possible in miniature the look and feel of the surface of a cymbal. I was very surprised that Corum went through the crazy process of hammering and lathing. I think that’s very cool and it looks fantastic!