With the launch of the AC-One line, Corum is writing a new chapter in the history of its iconic Admiral’s Cup born in 1960. While its lines have been redesigned, the identity codes that have forged the legend of this horological icon have been jealously safeguarded.
The bezel of the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Bois takes the original twelve-sided shape, while the 45 mm-diameter case is more strongly rounded than ever, within an integrated structure combining polished and satin-brushed finishes. The construction is built on several layers, with black PVD-coated titanium inlays alternating between the back and the middle and then between the bezel and the middle, in a perfectly mastered play on volumes.
Stemming from lengthy aesthetic research conducted in-house, the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Bois highlights an iconic and original material on its dial: teak. The natural warmth of wood marks a vibrant contrast with steel coating. Technicality and history come together in a maritime direction where the material breaks with the form. From the black inner bezel ring stand the famous nautical pennants, the unmistakable signature of the Admiral’s Cup collection.
Technical and contemporary, the case made of steel houses the automatic CO 116 chronograph caliber (It runs at 28,800 vph, 4 Hz, and has a power reserve of 42 hours. 39 rubies), also powering a date display. The movement revealed through the sapphire crystal caseback features an original openworked and steel-coated oscillating weight. The circular shape of the latter occupies the entire surface of the caseback opening and proudly proclaims its contemporary nature.