Corum is at it again. The legendary La Chaux-de-Fonds based firm has just released a new Admirals Cup model. Originally launched in 1960 the Admiral's Cup collection has regularly been refreshed with new models. However, this one is sure to make a lasting impression that people will be sure to remember. The Corum caliber CO 9000 movement with a 42-hour power reserve and open-worked design sits at home in a 45mm grade 5 titanium case. One's eyes are drawn immediately to the completely open-worked architecture which displays all of the piece's intricate workings. One will also notice that the watch does not have a dial which allows the watch to show off the skeletonized movement. Rather than using a normal date wheel the Corum Admirals Cup AC-ONE Squelette features a transparent date disk bearing numerals that lend a very modern touch. The 45mm case also features Corum's signature 12 sided bezel while black PVD inlays are strategically placed between the various elements to create a more interesting play between colors that gives the watch a little more pop. Since the watch has no dial the sapphire crystal prominently displays the metallized Corum logo. The exhibition case back gives one a different view of the piece's inner workings, particularly the custom Corum rotor. The watch is water resistant to 300 meters and comes adorned with an elegant black crocodile strap fitted with a titanium folding clasp which sets the perfect finishing touch to the piece. No word yet on pricing for this watch, but regardless of price, I expect it will take its place alongside Corum's other legendary and unique Admiral's Cup watches.
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