Nothing regarding the movement or presentation particularly feels just like a logical expansion of the Admiral’s Cup DNA. Something like this could make much more sense being in a Romulus collection. It doesn’t seem plausible the comparative prevalence of the Admiral’s Cup lineup has made it that the breeding ground for virtually every new notion Corum wants to discharge. Should they want to analyze their own past, Corum will discover that they are a new excellent design creativity and aesthetic creativity. I truly want them to reunite the Admiral’s Cup to a location of a actual marine or yachting distinction and make new visual references for bits that it wants to include a tourbillon chronograph into.I’ve never really been a lover of watches with aluminum instances because of their fragility. Corum has promised the aluminum version of this watch has some type “ceramisation” as a coating to offer you the dark gray tone. Is that supposed to imply there’s some kind of ceramic coating in the case to make it powerful? I’m not sure and that isn’t exactly what they state. Although I can say I’m further not a massive fan of matte finished gray surfaces either for watch cases. In a nutshell I believe Corum has really been missing a layout opportunity with its high-complication piece like this. Save whatever character the Admiral’s Cup collection has abandoned and make it great collection. When it comes to tourbillons or usage of novel materials and manufacturing practices, possibly designing a new set is a much better idea than coming up with titles such as “Seafender” that I’m sure most will assert don’t have any firm being paired with a tourbillon to begin with.
These timepieces are as elaborate as they are varied, characterised by nautical flags and offering a rich colour palette of dark blue, light blue, white and black. The dials and straps are also interchangeable for mixing and matching.
Continuing its innovative range oriented around variety this season, Corum is offering the maritime collection in three different case widths: 32mm, 38mm and 42 mm.
The hour-minute automatic 32mm models, in steel or two-tone steel and pink gold, exist with a dark blue, light blue and white mother-of-pearl dial. The bracelets are either in stainless steel and rose gold, or in vulcanized rubber matching the dial.
Three Admiral Legend 32mm automatic models. © Corum
The hour-minute-second-date automatic 38mm models, also in steel or steel and pink gold, exist in the same colors as the small models. A two-tone version set with diamonds completes this range.
The 42mm models are automatic hour-minute-date-small second versions, and chronograph versions. They come in pink gold, steel, or two-tone steel and pink gold, with dark blue or black dial.
Three Admiral Legend Chrono 42mm models. © Corum