Corum unveils a full black addition to their highly sought-after Admiral 42 collection, limited to 100 pieces.
Born in the 1960s, the very first Admiral’s Cup model was an unusual yachting watch with a water-resistant square case. However, the Admiral collection that we are now familiar with, is actually an evolution of the Admiral’s Cup model redesigned in 1983, with its instantly recognizable 12-sided case and nautical pennants on the dial. Over the years, this collection dedicated to the world famous regatta has not only become an integral pillar of Corum, but also one of the most iconic nautical-inspired timepieces on the market.
In the year 2010, the Admiral collection celebrated its 50th anniversary, and at the same time, welcomed the launch of the Admiral Legend collection. Keeping in mind the iconic design codes of the original Admiral’s Cup model released in 1980s, the Admiral Legend collection proposed a family of elegant timepieces with a more modern and refined silhouette. The resulting Admiral Legend 42, with a slimmer case diameter, has went on to become one of Corum’s bestselling models over the recent years.
One of the most identifiable characteristics of an Admiral timepiece is the use of 12 nautical pennants as hour markers. These flags in fact conform to the International Code of Signals for indicating numbers using colored flags, so each hour is represented by its corresponding pennant.
The latest Admiral 42 Full Black the complete opposite of its colorful predecessors, and a first ever within the Admiral family of watches. It features the iconic dodecagonal case in black PVD-treated stainless steel, paired with a blackened brass dial. The nautical pennants, minute markers now presented in grey scale tones to balance the austerity of the all-black design, while markers for the minute and small seconds are made visible using a tone-on tone effect.
The Dauphine-style hour and minute hands are also skeletonized, given black PVD treatment, then filled with white superluminova to ensure excellent legibility. Vulcanized black rubber straps with a black PVD-treated buckle complete the edgy look. Devoid of colors, this dark knight of a watch is mysterious, sporty yet intriguingly handsome at the same time.
The Admiral 42 Full Black is powered by the automatic CO 395 movement, which provides 42 hours power reserve. It offers a water resistance of 50 meters. Produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces.
Model: Admiral Legend 42
Reference: A395/03818 – 395.111.98/F371 BL12
Limited Edition: 100 piece(s)
Movement number: CO 395
Winding system: Automatic
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2”’
Hour & Minute
Distinctive features: CORUM logo transferred on the dial; Nautical pennants transferred in grey
Dimension: 42 mm
Thickness: 9.50 mm
Case material: Stainless steel with black PVD treatment
Crown material: Stainless steel with black PVD treatment
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back stainless steel cover sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment
Back finishes: Black PVD treatment
Water-resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM
Hour and minute: Dauphine; Faceted; Skeleton; Black PVD treatment; White superluminova
Small second: Dauphine; Rhodium-coated; Faceted
Material: Vulcanized rubber
Interhorn/Buckle: 21/18 mm
Buckle type: Triple folding clasp
Buckle material: Stainless steel
Buckle distinctive features: Black PVD treatment