Right from its launch in 1960, CORUM’s iconic Admiral’s Cup collection asserted itself as a frontrunner in the field of design with its powerful style emphatically defined by a twelve-sided bezel unlike any other. It was the kind of model destined to find its way through the decades with the tranquil assurance of those that have their finger firmly on the pulse of time and are able to anticipate trends. Ever since, it has consistently surprised observers by its ability to show up in consistently avant-garde compositions.
1n 2014, CORUM revisits this iconic timepiece. The new Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Squelette comes in a grade 5 titanium case which houses a high-precision automatic Calibre CO 9000. For the first time, this movement with its 42-hour power reserve appears in an entirely open worked architecture that draws all eyes to explore the heart of its intricate gear trains with their resolutely contemporary finish. Its power of attraction is further heightened by the absence of a dial, while a highly original transparent date disk bearing fully visible numerals lends an even more modern touch to the overall effect.
While their base is applied on an anthracite-coloured dial, the Superluminova-enhanced hour-markers are extended to the point where they appear to be levitating around the rim of the date disk. This play on contrasts and depth effects is accentuated by the galvanic treated inner bezel ring, duly framed by the Admiral’s Cup iconic nautical pennants.
The generously sized 45 mm grade 5 titanium case with its layered construction is topped by its famous twelve-sided bezel, while black PVD inlays are strategically placed between the various elements to create an even more powerful effect. While the titanium features alternating polished surfaces and satin-brushed side plates, the sapphire crystal bears the metallized Corum logo. The equally transparent caseback offers its own perspective on the CO 9000 movement, and particularly on the finely open-worked, Corum-personalized oscillating weight. Alongside its remarkable style, the case also boasts impressive water resistance to 300 meters. An extremely elegant black crocodile strap fitted with a grade 5 titanium folding clasp sets the perfect finishing touch to this new Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Squelette.
Model: Admiral’s Cup Ac-One 45 Squelette
Ref. A082/02336 – 082.401.04/0F01 FH10
CO 082, Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute, Second and Date
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2”’
Grey-coloured, Skeletonized rotor with CORUM dedicated decoration
Skeletonized plate and bridges
Distinctive features: Hourly nautical pennants transferred on the flange
Minute-circleindexes transferred on the flange
CORUM logo transferred under the sapphire glass
Applied rhodium coated minute indexes with white superluminova
Hour and minute: Dauphine-variant; Rhodium coated; Faceted; Skeleton; White superluminova
Second: Baton with CORUM key; Rhodium coated
Dimension: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.30 mm
Case material: Titanium grade 5
Crown protector material: Titanium grade 5 with black PVD treatment
Bezel material: Titanium grade 5; Engraved CORUM key
Crown material: Titanium grade 5
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in titanium grade 5 with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 300 meters / 30 ATM
Black Crocodile leather strap
Interhorn/Buckle: 23/20 mm
Buckle type: Triple folding clasp
Buckle: Titanium grade 5 with Engraved CORUM logo; Opening and fastening system using 2 pushers