ADMIRAL AC-ONE 45 OPENWORK AUTOMATIC
AN AVANT-GARDE VISION
The skeleton version has evolved with a new caliber. The result? The date disappears and the dial architecture is airier and very contemporary.
The centerpiece of the Corum collections since the 1980s with its dodecagonal shape, the Admiral has continued to evolve, but without cutting its connection to the oceans. In 2013, the Admiral AC-One offered reworked lines. The angles were softened and the case was rounded. The following year, the dial revealed the movement components in an openwork version. In 2019, a new caliber specially designed for this reference timepiece set the pace for the model presented, the AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic.
The case is 45 mm in diameter with a polished satin finish, watertight to 100 m, and comes in two versions, a modern titanium version, the other more refined and sporty combining rose gold and titanium coated in black PVD. In both cases, the time information is displayed in a sleek, sophisticated architecture. The hour and minute hands point to bridges in the shape of stylized nautical pennants as a reminder of the original model. These are rounded out by a little second hand at 9 o’clock and a power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock.
The CO 297 caliber displays its gear train and balance wheel. Once wound, the self-winding movement gives the watch a 42-hour power reserve.
The AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic also comes with a new watchband that has a bi-material folding buckle. Its shaped rubber surface and synthetic textile interior were selected by Corum for optimum wearing comfort.
Price: upon request
By Dan Diaconu
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