It is not the first time that Corum uses meteorites fragments for the dial of its timepieces, the first meteorite model dating back to 1986.
Faithful to the tradition, Corum presented the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time, a 75-piece limited edition whose grey dial is fashioned from fragments of a meteorite discovered in 1836 in Namibia by the the Scottish explorer J.E. Alexander.
The meteorite dial is enriched by red gold-coated applied hour-markers, luminescent hands, sub-dials and date window frames. The dual-time display dial is positioned at 12 o’clock, while at 6 o'clock we find the small seconds sub-dial. The inner bezel ring bears the nautical pennants typical of the Admiral line.
The twelve-sided 42 mm case, made of 18kt red gold and water-resistant to 30 meters, houses the automatic CO 283 movement beating at 28,800 vph and offering a 72-hour power reserve. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back.
Fitted with a black alligator leather strap secured by a red gold pin buckle engraved with the Corum logo, the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time is delivered with a certificate of origin confirming the authenticity of the Gibeon meteorite.