As the name suggests this outstanding CORUM Admiral’s Cup watch is dedicated to Sailing and Regatta events.
Thanks to its split-seconds chronograph function, this timepiece can display several intermediate times and is the ideal partner for key moments of a regatta. The Regatta results from the perfect integration of a 13 ¼’’’ self-winding movement, the COSC-certified CO-986 developed for CORUM by La Joux Perret on a Valjoux base, in the model’s distinctive 12-sided case.
The dial is engine-turned in a hobnail pattern. The originally shaped chronograph has the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, the 12-hour counter at 6 and the running seconds at 9. The rings framing the three sub dials are in applied gold, as are the chevrons and the 60 at 12 o’clock.
The trademark 12 coloured pennants are painted on the dial rim. Four hands turn about the centre: the hours and minutes – luminescent, and the chronograph hands – one in gold and the other, red. The indications share the space in a unique balance.
This new CORUM Admiral’s Cup Challenge 44 Regatta watch is a blend of red gold and rubber. The screw-in crown with a double-notched grip is protected by an extension of the case in vulcanised rubber, as is the button at 8 o’clock that controls the split-seconds hand in red. The two rocking buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock, hinged in the same rubber protection, are precisely centred on the lugs, underlining the symmetry of the watch.
The bracelet, integrated in the case, is an amalgam of red gold and rubber links. The buckle, a mechanical-fastening triple folding clasp, was designed and produced exclusively for CORUM.
This concentration of clean lines, precision and luxury has been produced in a limited edition of 600. CORUM chose the first watch of the series to support once again the Only Watch 2007 charity auction for the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.
The 2007 sale brought together unique pieces from 35 prestigious brands and raised €2,756,500 for research against a disease that afflicts more than 30,000 children, mainly boys, in Europe alone.
Model: CORUM Admiral’s Cup Challenge 44 Regatta
References: 986.694.55/0371 CG12, 986.694.55/V791 CG12
Automatic, LJP 8601, CO-986, official chronometer-rating certificate (COSC), Frequency 4Hz; 28`800 vibrations/hour
Adorned with a finish specially designed and executed for CORUM
Power reserve of 42 hours
Hours, minutes in the center
Chronograph with seconds counter and split-seconds in the center, hour counter at 6 o’clock, and minutes at 3 o’clock
Small second at 9 o’clock
18 karat red gold with black vulcanized rubber
Double-notched screw-lock crown in 18 carat red gold
Glass: Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
Vulcanized rubber crown guard
18 karat red gold lever pushers at 2, 4 and 8 o’clock
18 karat red gold screwed back cover with glare-proof sapphire crystal
Water resistance to 10 atmospheres (330 feet/100 meters)
Black lacquered with a “clous de Paris” decoration, 3 applied counters in gold, 12 nautical pennant hour-markers painted on the flange, applied luminescent chevrons and minute numeral, facetted, luminescent hour and minute hands
18 karat red gold and black rubber, or black rubber, width 22/20mm
Buckle in 18 karat red gold mechanical-fastening triple folding clasp
Limited edition of 600 pieces