Corum has unveiled new additions to its Admiral collection, with dials decorated entirely in natural materials.
The Admiral Legend 32, 38 and 42 come in eight variations crafted from mother-of-pearl or wood, as the brand bids to ‘reconnect’ with its original heritage of artistic crafts, while building on the marine inspiration of the Admiral collection.
Featuring three hands and date, a chronograph or a small seconds, the eight new Legend pieces come with a satin, steel or vulcanised rubber bracelet and are available in 32 mm, 38 mm or 42 mm sizes.
Each one features a new and natural dial, produced from teak or mother-of-pearl.
“It was an obvious choice given the watches’ nautical inspiration,” explains Jérôme Biard, CEO. “Mother-of-pearl is a natural material that is only produced at the bottom of the ocean. Meanwhile wood is the ultimate symbol of sailing.”
The new pieces boast a dodecagonal bezel, dauphine hands, an automatic calibre, 12 pennant-shaped hour markers and an open screw-down case back.
Every one of the mother-of-pearl models (32 mm and 38 mm) presents a slightly different dial composition, as this natural material is unique by nature.
Each piece is hand-assembled to form lively designs where the dial plays with the light, shifting from shades of blue to green and then to grey.
The two new Admiral Legend 42 models both have a wooden dial.
The first variation pairs a blue rubber bezel with a blue teak dial, a direct reference to the teak decks of old sailing ships. This model presents two central hands with a small seconds at 6 o’clock and a date at 3 o’clock.
The second, more precious reference brings together a brown teak dial with a 5N pink gold bezel placed on top of a steel case.
On this piece, the date has been shifted to 4:30 to make room for a chronograph bi-compax (30-min counter at 9 o’clock and hour counter at 6 o’clock).