Here we have yet another partnership which resulted in the creation of an exceptional timepiece. The Swiss watchmaking brand Corum is joining forces with a famous French luxury concept store colette and the internationally renowned artist, Thomas Erber, in order to create a Limited Edition of 10 Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 timepieces which are exclusively distributed at colette.
The famous Admiral’s Cup watch is now reinterpreted in metallic shades, and sculpted in imitation of the “Style Sapin”. It is a decorative art form from the early twentieth century which originates from the La Chaux-de-Fonds.
This novelty is housed in a well-known twelve-sided 42mm case crafted from stainless steel. Its case measures as its name suggests 42mm in diameter and 9.50mm in thickness and it is shielded with a sapphire crystal with antireflective caoting. The water resistance is assured down to 50 meters (about 165 feet).
Underneath the sapphire glass lies a beautiful matte dial which has been enhanced by hour markers that are traditionally shown by the nautical pennants. Furthermore, the minute indicators are domed with a layer of Superluminova substance for improved legibility.
The gorgeous dial comprises a small seconds sub-dial with the personalized initials of Thomas Erber which is located at the 6 o’clock position. The seconds counter features an indigo blue luminescent hand which is the colette store’s color.
The new Corum that celebrates this exclusive partnership is equipped with the caliber CO 395 automatic movement which oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz). The impeccable movement is capable to store enough power to keep the watch ticking for approximately 42 hours. When you turn the watch upside down, the mechanism is partially visible via the open worked case back. The reverse side of the watch also reveals the commemorative inscription “Série limitée France”.
Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Colette x Thomas Erber (ref. A395/02563) is attached to a silver-colored calf leather strap, fitted with a triple folding clasp in strainless steel. As I have already mentioned, the watch is issued in only 10 pieces which are exclusively at colette. This unique Admiral’s Cup Legend timepiece is priced €4,900 or $5.560.