Corum – Admiral Legend 42 Chronograph
Last week we introduced you to the new Admiral Legend 42 Automatic. Today it is Admiral Legend 42 Chronograph’s turn to be in the spotlight.
Admiral Legend 42 Chronograph features elegantly twelve brightly-coloured nautical flags. The dodecagonal case in steel or steel and rose gold conceals an automatic movement with hour, minute, small second, chronograph and date displays. This model benefits from a power reserve of 42 hours and is water-resistant to 30 metres. This manly watch is animated by a calibre CO 984 oscillating at 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Exploding in the head of the overdue Severin Wunderman, the Corum Watches Ebay Uk Bubble watches defied expectations upon release. The profile of the watch remains remarkably towering, with among those highest-domed crystals I’ve ever seen. The impact this has on the dial is not possible to ignore. That is appropriate concerning design fidelity, as it totally adheres to the usage of spheres throughout the view — most obviously about the rubber-ringed crown at 3 o’clock. Additionally, it manages to remain true to Wunderman’s original vision, which has been inspired by a 1960s dive watch that comprised a huge crystal to hold out against the pressure of deep-sea exploration. However, is this view only an homage, or have Corum updated it significantly to appeal to a contemporary audience?The first major change is the diameter: The new releases all quantify 47mm wide and an impressive 18.8mm top. Smartly, though, the lugs are short and curved to enable a snug fit to the wrist. Of the 18.8mm of elevation, 8mm of that is down to the sapphire crystal alone. This is seemingly no mean accomplishment: getting a flawless finish on a Sapphire component of this thickness, curvature, and necessary consistency is actual challenge. Corum achieves this unusual effect by beginning with a block of crystal and grinding it to some bubble-like contour, before polishing to complete clarity.To get the most out of this feature, the designers of the Corum Bubble watches, chose to fit the timepieces with “Op-art” (optical-art) dials. These clever patterns provide the feeling of movement, in addition to depth and shadow. Although level, the dials have a level of presence. Both watches utilise Super-LumiNova on the palms. The Op-art dials are motivated by the work of Victor Vasarely, a French artist of Hungarian descent as well as the creator the Op-art movement. The magnifying sapphire crystal has this affect on the flat dials that they appear to be aggressively domed themselves. With this particular design leaping out of the watch, it’s a lot easier to understand why this crazy contraption has so many lovers the world over. Both watches are fitted with rubber straps wrapped with leather, using a buckle matching their individual case finishes. The straps start out in 24mm between the lugs and taper to 20mm in the buckle.
Coming with a blue or black dial, this model is moored using an alligator-leather strap with a triple-blade folding clasp.