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Corum Admiral 42 Full Black

Corum brings modernity to the Admiral collection with a full black edition limited to 100 pieces.

Launched 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 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. 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 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 become one of Corum’s bestselling models over the recent years.

The popularity of black-on-black watches has been steadily rising over the past years. Being incredibly chic and versatile, entirely black timepieces pair well with both formal and casual dressing, at the same time allowing the wearer to indulge the best of both classical and contemporary design can offer. 

Admiral 42 Full Black

Admiral 42 Full Black © Corum

Today, Corum brings modernity to the Admiral collection with a full black edition limited to 100 pieces. This Admiral 42 Full Black is the complete opposite of its colorful predecessors, and a first-ever within the Admiral family of watches. It features the dodecagonal case in black PVD-treated stainless steel, water resistant to 50 meters, paired with a blackened brass dial. The nautical pennants are now 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. The Dauphine-style hour and minute hands are also skeletonized, given black PVD treatment, then filled with white superluminova to ensure excellent legibility.

The hour, minute, small second and date functions of the Admiral 42 Full Black are powered by the automatic CO 395 movement, which provides a 42-hour power reserve and beats at the frequency of 28'800 vph. 

A vulcanized black rubber straps with a black PVD-treated buckle completes the edgy look of the timepiece.

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