This variant bears the strongest resemblance to the first from 1964, but with the inclusion of an inner bezel in matching gold around the coin to increase the dial diameter into a more contemporary 43mm. This in turn provided space for your company branding to be etched near 12 o’clock without modifying the coin face itself, omitting the floating logo used on the different versions in this year’s Corum Watches History Heritage Artisans Coin Watches lineup. The hour indices are extended in the outer bezel to the golden interior bezel, which makes this the most legible of this three models.The gold model is also noteworthy for utilizing 3N or 22ct yellow gold, which is unusual to get a watch case. This grade of gold is 91.6% pure, rather than the more common 18ct tier that uses 75% gold and 25 percent alloying metals. Gem-setting in this a gentle metal could prove somewhat lumpy, and I would avoid heavy usage of the crown to prevent deforming the metal and possibly losing the diamond.The hour and minute hands on this watch are lean, baton-shaped, and black lacquered, giving very good legibility without obscuring the view of this coin face. The matching black alligator leather strap completes the appealing black-on-gold classic aesthetic, and includes a more durable 18ct yellow gold tongue buckle. All 3 watches feature a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment along with a thin 7.60mm instance, which makes them searchable for dress watch obligations. The instances are rated to 1 ATM / 10m water-resistance, therefore wearers should take care to avoid any exposure to water outside a light sprinkle.The next model from the Corum Heritage Artisans Coin Watches lineup is the silver mention C082/03059, which includes an American Silver Eagle one-dollar coin. The coin depicts a heraldic eagle with shield on the watch face and a walking Statue of Liberty on the caseback. The coin and watch case are made of 925 sterling silver, yet another unusual material in watchmaking because of silver’s inclination to tarnish over time. Perhaps the sapphire crystal over the dial will offer a sufficient seal to prevent the watch face from darkening, or at least decrease the rate of oxidization sufficiently to keep it legible between providers.
The new generation of Admiral Legend Automatic watches has the wind in its sails. With two case widths, 32 and 38 mm, curved lines in steel, rose gold or two colours, and an alabaster display with coloured nautical insignia, these stunning models have set sail for feminine horizons.
With sails to the wind, the dial is dressed in flawless white or white mother-of-pearl, illuminated with 12 brightly coloured nautical pennants. The twelve-sided lines of the case, softened with a round bezel, are highlighted with steel, rose gold or a subtle combination of the two. A crown of sparkling diamonds adds an aura of elegance to several vessels in the fleet.
Governed by the rhythm of an automatic movement bearing the Corum signature, the Admiral Legend Automatic features hour, minute, seconds and date displays on the 38-mm model, and hour and minute display on the smaller model with a mother-of-pearl dial. Both models feature a sapphire crystal case back and are water-resistant to 50 metres.
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