Born in 1960, the Admiral Cup Collection became famous for its colorful nautical pennants as hours markers. In 2018, the mother-of-pearl marquetry version cancels the direct reference to the marine world combining shades of grey and blue and give a touch of modernity.
Why did we choose it?
René Bannwart launched the watch brand Corum in 1955 and quickly became popular in the watchmaking world. Their popularity is due in part to the introduction of their Admiral’s Cup model watch. This collection was named after the international yachting regatta, the Admiral’s Cup. This design is known for the bold twelve-sided bezel. Within this there are nautical pennants that serve as hour markers. Each pennant is symbolic of an international maritime code. Though the Admiral’s Cup was last held in 2003, Corum continues to issue out new models of their most popular collection.
What makes it interesting?
This year, Corum really brought their new models back to the theme of the sea by using teak wood and mother-of-pearl in modernising the original model. Teak is extremely water resistant, making it a perfect material for boat. And mother-of-pearl, our favorite of the two, comes directly from the ocean!
The Admiral Legend 32 and 38 comes in two colors of mother-of-pearl, a warmish blue slightly grey and a more traditional white coloring. Mother-of-pearl has such a beautiful iridescence to it, allowing the colors to change and shimmer with your every move. The nautical pennants on these two watches are a cool grey color instead of some of the colorful ones in previous versions, which help the mother-of-pearl stand out even more. Both versions have a complimentary colored rubber bracelet to complete this slick and sophisticated design!