BY RICK HACKBARTH

The Admiral launched in 1960, by watchmaker Corum based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, stays true to its nautical-inspired design with the new release of the Admiral 42 Automatic Bronze watch. This watch would have been perfect on my wrist for the time I rode on the Stars & Stripes 87 yacht that won America’s Cup in the Caribbean. Riding the high seas is an experience that would have benefited from wearing such a beautiful chronograph.

The watch consists of a 42mm case, with a unique dodecagonal bezel made of bronze. The bronze metal pays homage to the old ships of many moons ago. Bronze was used in ship making because the metal is salt water-resistant. Over time the bronze will give a patina appearance, further adding to an old-world vintage look.  

The Admiral 42 Automatic Bronze watch is available in either a navy blue or maritime green dial, with matching leather alligator straps. The case is satin-brushed and houses a Swiss automatic caliber CO395 movement, which is based on an ETA calibre.  

The movement can be seen through the sapphire case back.  The power reserve of the CO395 movement is 42 hours. Its functions are composed of hours, minutes, and seconds. It has a small second clock just above 6:00 o’clock, and a date feature at 3:00 o’clock.  

The Admiral is water-resistant to 50 meters / 165 feet. Last, and perhaps the most characteristic of the Admiral, the 42 Automatic Bronze watch is distinguished by the pennant flag hour markers. The pennant flag hour markers are part of what makes the Corum Admiral watches unique, and they contribute nicely to the sea-faring theme that Corum aimed for with the Admiral.

In the world of horology, where there are so many timepieces from many watchmakers to choose from, Corum gives you a watch in the Admiral 42 Automatic Bronze that stands out. As much as it catches the eye, it also presents a minimalistic dial that is easy on the eyes. This watch adds flair to any wrist and is a distinguished addition to the Corum Admiral line up of watches.   

The retail price is €4700.

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