Round-UpCorum Steers The Wheel With The Admiral’s Cup Wooden Dial Watches
Corum’s seafaring pedigree of the Admiral line can be traced back to 50 years. Laden with nautical-inspired aesthetics and aspiration, the 63-year-old Swiss watchmaker’s wooden dial watches are a beauty to behold—perfect for the man of the seas. All aboard!
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Carrying the baton for upturning the conventional facets of nautical watches for the dapper men of today, Corum’s passion flows through and through with its avant-garde and innovative Admiral’s Cup line (now simply known as the Admiral watches). Successfully sailing the oceans for 50 years, the Corum Admiral collection has attained legendary status among sailing enthusiasts and sports lovers. Sailing before the winds, Corum has a varied collection of watches that endorse teak wood dials—a nod to teak’s traditional use in yacht decks. Presenting different shades of brown, ranging from chestnut to chocolate, and with timepieces that will keep the blues away, the watchmaker is resurrecting its original heritage of artistic crafts. Experience the Corum spirit with these unique works of contemporary art.
Sea-Burnished Bronze Beauty
This out-and-out brown beauty is crafted with a natural teak wood dial in a brazen, fully pre-patinated bronze case and represents what’s at the heart of sailing. As a part of the Admiral’s Cup lineage, the Swiss fine watchmaker has incorporated unmistakable nautical elements in this 45mm chronograph, such as the surface of the dial reminiscent of a ship’s deck and the transferred nautical flags serving as the indexes. The dial features skeletonised rhodium-plated hands that have been enhanced with white SuperLuminova, a date window at six o’clock, a seconds sub-dial and 30-minute sub-dial, which lend a distressed effect. Fitted with the CO 116 automatic movement, this stunner offers water resistance up to 300m and a 42-hour power reserve. This vintage-styled timepiece is presented on a brown calfskin leather strap, with white stitching, which ensures complete comfort.
Continuing with the tradition of imbibing a maritime-inspired design that is equal parts vintage and adventurous in its watches, Corum welcomes another entrant in the AC-One 45 series. Flaunting an emblematic dodecagonal bezel set on the 45mm bronze case, this watch is powered by an automatic movement and offers a 42-hour power reserve. Endowed with three-hand perfection and a date window functionality, the teak wood dial makes this nothing less than a stunning sport-chic timepiece. The nautical pennants positioned as the hour markers are the perfect bold companion to the official Corum logo. Lending a rugged, dreamy look is the brown calfskin leather strap.
Shoot Me Down But I Won’t Fall, I Am Titanium
Sturdy and durable, here is another variation in the series that exudes a pronounced maritime look—the Admiral AC-One 45 in a grade 5 titanium, 45mm case. The lustre of the titanium in tandem with the light brown wooden dial adds to the overall aesthetics. Delivering on horological standards, this Admiral watch offers water resistance up to 100m.
Up To The Minute
The real wood dial, set in the 45mm stainless steel case, features a date window at six o’clock, a seconds sub-dial and 30-minute sub-dial. The Corum key motif with the official lettering shines bright in this robust chronograph. Retaining all other elements of the above mentioned watch, this model is an all-rounder.
On The Cutting Edge
A breath-taking juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary watchmaking, the Admiral AC-One 45 Squelette integrates wood in its fibre in an utmost classy manner. Amidst the hullabaloo of the glorious open-worked geometric dial built with a date functionality, on the 45mm grade 5 titanium case, is the wooden flange with the omnipresent nautical pennants as the hour markers. Fitted with the prestigious CO 082 automatic calibre, this watch offers a 42-hour power reserve and 300m water resistance. Presented on a brown calfskin leather strap, this timepiece is a total treat to the human eye.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Emanating the freshness and serenity of the sea, this dandy timepiece by Corum falls in the Admiral Legend 42 series. Set in a 42mm steel case is a bezel in stainless steel with blue rubber, and a blue teak wood dial—all embraced with a blue vulcanised rubber strap. Powered by an automatic CO 395 movement, this watch offers a 42-hour power reserve and 50m water resistance. The dial features the nautical pennants arranged as the hour markers with a small seconds sub-dial and a date window at three o’clock. The addition of the official key motif on the strap looks truly resplendent.
All Hands On Deck
Corum went all hands on deck with this blue-eyed boy vis-à-vis the addition of the hours, minutes and small seconds sub-dials, and a date window positioned between four and five o’clock on the gorgeous blue teak wood dial. Offering a 30m water resistance and a 42-hour power reserve, this Admiral chronograph exudes singularly imposing character and style.
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