American superstar and Hollywood bad boy Johnny Depp, is known for setting his own sense of style. And whether it comes to setting trends for the millions of his devoted fans or his performances in front of the camera, the Golden Globe-winning actor is known for pushing the envelope and rewriting all the rules.
So when Depp was seen sporting Corum’s stunning Bubble 47 Skull, at the world premiere of his movie, ‘Richard says Goodbye’, at the Zurich Film Festival earlier this month, it certainly turned heads and set style watchers’ tongues wagging.
The Bubble Skull 47 in stainless steel with black PVD coating is certainly an attention grabber. With its characteristic 8mm domed sapphire crystal glass, and a Mexican style skull in white superluminova, this Bubble definitely makes a statement. Powered by an automatic movement, the watch comes with a black rubber strap, is water resistant to 100m and comes with a 72-hour power reserve.
Johnny Depp is among one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15, and fronted a series of music-garage bands, including one named ‘The Kids’.
Initially known as a teen idol thanks to his role on 21 Jump Street and tortured pretty-boy looks, Johnny Depp survived the perils of adolescent heartthrob status to earn a reputation as a respected adult actor. His numerous collaborations with director Tim Burton, as well as solid performances in a number of critically acclaimed films, have allowed Depp to carve a niche for himself as a serious, if idiosyncratic performer, a real-life role that has continuously surprised critics.
In 1990, after numerous roles in teen-oriented films, his first of a handful of great collaborations with director Tim Burton came about when Depp played the title role in Edward Scissorhands (1990). Following the film’s success, Depp carved a niche for himself as a serious, somewhat dark, idiosyncratic performer, consistently selecting roles that surprised critics and audiences alike.
In 2003 he starred in the marvelous family blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), playing a character that only the likes of Depp could pull off: the charming, conniving and roguish Capt. Jack Sparrow. The film’s enormous success has opened several doors for his career and included an Oscar nomination.
Acknowledged both for the aesthetic appeal of its models and for its technical excellence, Corum is proud to contribute to perpetuating the time-honored values and expertise of Fine Watchmaking. Since 1955, Corum has adopted creativity and boldness as its guiding principles. It is pursuing the path traced by the founders, more loyal than ever to the iconic collections, while enriching them with a powerful modern touch bearing the hallmark of innovation and technical breakthroughs.