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Corum Admiral 45 Squelette: See What Makes the Admiral Tick

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Accustomed to adorning the most beautiful marine dials, the Admiral is feeling provocative today and getting naked, with no dial. Both playful and technical, it is also opening the door for personalization.

The Admiral is one of the pillars of Corum’s heritage. Unveiled in 1960, it embodies Corum’s idea of maritime watchmaking. Although it has always been loyal to its artistic fiber, Corum has never been afraid to set sail for distant shores. That’s the case today with the Admiral 45 Squelette, a radical piece that showcases both a nautical design and pure watchmaking mechanics.

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The mechanics are visible for all to see. The movement calls for a particular approach: conceived in-house, designed by Corum and made by EMC, its own production entity. Calibre CO 082 features a 42-hour power reserve.

The Admiral 45 Squelette is more than just a watch without a dial. Its bridges have all been open worked, then coated with an anthracite grey surface that provides two contrasts. The first is the movement’s nickel silver gear trains, whose copper color stands out strikingly from the other components.

The second is with the dominant colors of the Admiral 45 Squelette’s different models: turquoise blue, yellow and red. These bright colors are distributed in different places on each version: on the seconds hand, the case, the bracelet and the date. Customization is possible by combining the watch colors with different colored bands.

The date disc features numbers that have been enlarged and the Arabic numerals have been individually blanked making it possible to have thin numerals that do not require support, and which are geared into position under the flange by means of a transmission system. This aerial architecture accentuates the skeleton effect of the Admiral 45.

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To make it easier to read the large date, an aperture with a solid-colored bottom has been placed at 6 o’clock. This contrast also adds a modern and sporty touch. Wide Dauphine hour and minute hands make their way around the 12 pennants, so characteristic of the Admiral collection. Presented in a grade 5 titanium 45 mm case featuring a vulcanized rubber bracelet and water resistant to 300 meters.

Sporty chic and energetic, the collection features seven models, each in a limited edition of 288 pieces.

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