Corum Admiral Bronze
The Corum Admiral Bronze celebrates the brand’s nautical past with a design that is very much in tune with the present. Once again, this creative Maison, demonstrates it is a free spirit, rejecting mediocrity.
Based in the watchmaking capital of Switzerland, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Corum has always demonstrated an impressive knack of designing original watches. Unlike some of its rivals with long histories, Corum, founded in 1955, has never be encumbered by traditions. This is clear to see with the collections it has conceived over the years.
The Bubble presents time through a highly-domed sapphire crystal, while the Coin Watch houses an automatic movement without disclosing how it got there. And then, there is the Golden Bridge, an openworked watch, disclosing the barrel, the gear train and balance in a vertical strip of loveliness visible via the front and back.
Corum has also been synonymous with the Admiral. In the past, the brand was involved with the Admiral’s Cup and created timepieces endowed with nautical flags. Recent examples of the Admiral have eschewed flags and pennants while other models have featured skeleton dials and complications. Now, the luxury firm has released the Corum Admiral Bronze, presented in a bronze case, a material synonymous with old naval ships. Unlike some of its more flamboyant forebears, the styling of this new model is tastefully restrained and is notably sophisticated.
The brand’s press release (May 2020)
Unveiled in 1960, only five years after the brand’s creation, the Admiral collection embodies Corum’s maritime watchmaking heritage. Although it has always been loyal to its DNA, Corum has never been afraid to set sail for distant shores. That’s the case today with the Admiral 42 Bronze, a timepiece that showcases both a nautical design and watchmaking mechanics. Trendy chic and sporty, the collection features two new models housed in Bronze cases in order to pay tribute to the beauty and strength of the brass material used in old ships.
A living material
The special alloy of bronze used for the case and bezel will evolve over time to obtain a vintage patina. In order to be as homogeneous as possible over time, a unique satin-brushed finishing has been done on the entire case including the iconic dodecagonal bezel.
Faithful to the nautical roots of the Admiral collection, the model features the 12 pennant-shaped hour markers on the dial. The nautical colour palette of navy blue or maritime green dial fit perfectly with the associated colours alligator straps.
Equipped with a Corum automatic movement visible through the sapphire case back, the watch features a small second at 6 o’clock and a date at 3 o’clock.
Water-resistant to 50 meters, the Admiral 42 Bronze is the perfect watch for all sailing aficionados.