Corum’s Admiral 42 Automatic All Black gets a colorful twist
The History of the Corum Admiral Cup
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. This collection is dedicated to the world-famous regatta and has become a pillar of the Corum collection today. The 12 nautical pennants are the hour markers and conform to the International Code of Signals for indicating numbers using colored flags, so each hour is represented by its corresponding pennant.
The Corum Admiral 42 Automatic All Black
The Admiral 42 Automatic All Black features the iconic dodecagonal case in black PVD-treated stainless steel, paired with a blackened brass dial. The nautical pennants, minute markers presented in greyscale 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. Corum introduced 5 colorful versions with flashy hour marker flags, in blue, red, yellow, green and orange depending on the model.
The Dauphine-style hour and minute hands are also skeletonized, given black PVD treatment, then filled with colored superluminova to ensure excellent legibility. Vulcanized black rubber straps with a black PVD-treated buckle complete the edgy look.
The Admiral 42 Automatic Full Black is powered by the automatic CO 395 movement, which provides 42 hours power reserve. It offers a water resistance of 50 meters. All variations produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces.