Anyone familiar with Corum, the brand whose logo is a key, is familiar with the legendary Admiral collection of watches. In fact, many a sailor and lover of all things nautical also is well aware of the 12-sided case with nautical pennants on the dial to mark the time. It was in 1963 that the Swiss brand released its first-ever Admiral’s Cup yachting watch — at that time with a square case. It was the brand’s first water resistant square case. Since then, that classic piece has evolved and today we know it as it exists today — with a dodecagonal bezel and case. However, for a cutting-edge appeal, Corum updates the Admiral — giving it a stealth black case, strap and dial — with a punch of color.
Dark Days Get Brighter With Corum Admiral Full Black
Each of the new Admiral 42 Automatic Full Black versions features a black case with the nautical flags — that conform to the International Code of Signals for indicating numbers using colored flags –the hands and the subsidiary seconds dial at 6:00 in a bright neon color. There are five versions: bright orange, lime green, lemon yellow, racer red, and light blue. The watches are crafted in black PVD stainless steel with blackened brass dials. The minute markers are in a grayscale color to complement the bold black/bright dials.
Impressions of the Corum Admiral 42 Automatic Full Date
The result of this color combination is a vastly more contemporary and sporty watch versus the traditional gold or steel versions — making it more widely appealing to today’s active consumer. Still, the hour and minute hands are highly functional thanks to a colored Super-LumiNova coating.While i have always been a lover of this iconic nautical watch — especially when crafted in gold with a special dial and colorful pennants –I think this new version in full black with a burst of color is very refreshing. It offers a trendy take on a legend — something we can all use right now.
Details and price of the Corum Admiral 42 Automatic Full Black
Each Admiral 42 Automatic Full Black watch is equipped with the automatic CO395 movement that offers 42 hours of power reserve. The movement is visible via a sapphire case back. Each watch is finished with a black rubber strap with PVD buckle. Naturally, being designed for sailing, the watches are water resistant to 50 meters. There will be just 100 pieces of each color — retailing for $5,200.