Launched on 15th November at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, this special edition Admiral Legend 42 Automatic watch was created in partnership between Corum Academy and Thomas Erber’s Cabinet de Curiosités.
The Corum Academy programme first came into being through a collaboration with the Bamford Watch Department in June 2018 (a limited series of two pieces). On 15 November, Corum unveiled its latest creation in a very exclusive limited series of eight pieces at the famous Hôtel de Crillon, which next year will celebrate 110 years since its opening to the public in the Place de la Concorde.
An Admiral Legend 42 Automatic featuring an entirely blue dial, case, and bracelet was chosen as a starting point. This capsule collection named “Le Cabinet de Curiosités de l’Hôtel de Crillon par Thomas Erber” will only be available at the event. It was created in collaboration with Thomas Erber. Since 2010, with his Cabinet de Curiosités, he has been creating an international network of designers, artists and brands aimed at an audience curious about rare, luxury objects, specifically watches.
The piece is directly inspired by a creation from the 1980s and was relaunched last September for the Japanese market. Today, the piece is decorated with the 12 iconic nautical flags of the Admiral, alongside a monogram made of the “C” from Hôtel de “Crillon” at 6 o’clock that appears twice, in a direct reference to Thomas Erber’s “Cabinet de Curiosités”. The piece brings together blue and gold tones present on the crown and the hands as a reminder of the piece’s dual purpose, created both for navigation and the elegance of the marinas and palaces like the Hôtel de Crillon.
Watch Name: Admiral Legend 42 Automatic “Hotel Crillon”
A395/03863 – 395.104.98/V733 HC50
Movement number: CO 395
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Date • Small second
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2”’
Distinctive features: Special tracing in the 6h counter
Dimension: 42 mm
Thickness: 10.00 mm
Case material: Stainless steel with blue PVD treatment
Crown material: Stainless steel with 5N 18kt rose gold
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back stainless steel cover smoked sapphire crystal with 5N gold-toned metallized logo and antireflective treatment
Water-resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM’
Hour and minute: Dauphine • Faceted • Skeleton • 5N Golden • White superluminova
Material: Stainless steel with blue PVD treatment
Interhorn/Buckle: 21/18 mm
Buckle type: Triple folding clasp
Buckle material: Stainless steel
Buckle distinctive features: Blue PVD treatment