Witty and to the point, Corum touted its latest collection with the phrase: “The Admiral is Undressing.” In fact, the Admiral has already undressed—and it turned out brilliantly. With a tourbillon version, the new Admiral AC-One 45 Skeleton Automatic watch collection aims to unveil the mechanism and reveal it to the world. This watch has a well-crafted skeleton dial and a new movement – visible from the front of the case.
The AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic brings the concept of a skeleton dial to the forefront of the brand. The watch is powered by the new CO 297 movement developed in-house exclusively for this version. The bridges have been redesigned to complement the dodecagonal case without obstructing the view of the soft silhouette of the nautical pennant. It offers a small seconds subdial at 9:00 and a power reserve indicator at 3:00. The movement is visible through the sapphire caseback
The AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic is available in two important versions, one in grade 5 titanium and one in PVD black coated titanium and rose gold. Both watches offer a 48-hour power reserve and are water-resistant to 300 meters.
AC-One 45 Skeleton Automatic Tourbillon
Taking it a step further, Corum also released the AC-One Skeleton Tourbillon, a tourbillon at 6:00 on the dial. The tourbillon version is limited to 38 pieces of each material (grade 5 titanium or 18-karat rose gold, PVD black bezel). Water-resistant to 300 meters – giving the watch a true admiral name – the tourbillon version offers a 72-hour power reserve. The case back is a screw-down open bronze cover with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
All AC-One Skeleton Automatics and Skeleton Tourbillons feature a new one-piece strap in rubber with a synthetic fabric cover.
History of the Admiral Corum
The first Corum Admiral watch appeared in 1960 and looked nothing like the current version. In the beginning, it was square. It has no pennants on the dial, and a sailboat is engraved on the case. It’s called Admiral. It wasn’t until 1983 that Corum released the Admiral’s Cup watch – the pennant on the dial. It was an instant success and has captured the hearts of yachting enthusiasts around the world. Over the decades, the brand has continued to develop the collection.
In fact, in 2013, the Admiral collection ushered in a new line in the family – the Admiral AC-One, continuing the key design element of the Admiral Cup series – featuring the iconic dodecagonal case – but with a slightly rounded case , less prominent angles. It’s also made of titanium to take the load off a 45mm watch on your wrist. A year later, Corum introduced the AC-One 45 Squelette in 2014 compared to the bolder, sportier AC-One. It gives the watch an open and airy look.
Corum Admiral 45 Openworked Automatic Watch (A297/04290) Ref. A297/04290 – 297.100.67/F249 FH10
Material : Carbon
Diameter : 45.00mm
Thickness : 14.40mm
Water Resistance : 100m
Type : Self-Winding Mechanical
Power Reserve : 48h
Frequency : 28800 Alt/H
Calibre: CO 297
Colour : Black
Buckle Type : Folding Buckle