Corum is decorating the dials of its new Admiral Legend pieces with entirely natural materials. With several variations crafted from mother-of-pearl or wood, the brand is reconnecting with its original heritage of artistic crafts while building on the marine inspiration of its Admiral collection. These timepieces are as elaborate as they are varied, characterized by nautical flags and causing a stir this year with a sensational color palette of dark blue and light blue.
Featuring three hands and date, a chronograph or a small seconds, the new Legend pieces are expanding the horizons of the Admiral collection. These models come with a steel or vulcanized rubber bracelet, and are available in 38 mm or 42 mm sizes. Their common feature: new, entirely natural dials produced from teak or mother-of-pearl. “It was an obvious choice given the watches’ nautical inspiration. 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,” explains Corum. The new Legend timepieces stay true to the Admiral spirit with a dodecagonal bezel, dauphine hands, an automatic calibre, 12 pennant-shaped hour markers and an open screw-down case back.
Every single one of the slimmer and smaller Legend 38 mother-of-pearl models 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 endlessly plays with the light, shifting from shades of blue to green and then to grey. The Legend 38 is also available with a diamond bezel and a stainless steel bracelet. Meanwhile the new Admiral Legend 42 and the Admiral Legend 42 Chronograph models both have a wooden dial, pairing a blue rubber bezel with a blue teak dial, a direct reference to the teak decks of old sailing ships. The Admiral Legend 42 presents two central hands with a small seconds at 6 o’clock and a date at 3 o’clock.
For the Admiral Legend 42 Chronograph, 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). With all sails set, the new Admiral collection is afloat on an ocean of color this summer.