Corum Admiral’s Cup Challenge 44 Split-Seconds

CORUM has consistently cultivated the art of marrying precision, elegance and technology. This know-how is pushed to new extremes with its self-winding split-second chronograph in 18kt red gold, vulcanized rubber and carbon.

At its heart beats the tried and tested 13 ¼’’’ CO-986 movement. Thanks to its split-second function, this 31-jewel chronograph caliber with a balance oscillating at 28,800 vibrations per hour enables smooth and easy measurement of several split times. Whether to keep track of opponents in a regatta or of one’s position on a map or chart (using the method of several successive plottings at the same seamark), the Admiral’s Cup Challenge 44 Split-Seconds is designed to meet the need.

With its famous twelve-sided case and vulcanized rubber guard protecting a screw-lock crown engraved with the CORUM key, this red gold model is part of a maritime world built on the past and looking firmly to the future. The black lacquered dial is adorned with distinctive nautical pennants around the flange. The red-rimmed chevron-style hour-markers are filled with a luminescent substance. The carbon bezel echoes the high level of technology prevalent on state-of-the-art sailboats.

This same material is used on the three lever-shaped pushers that activate the functions of this exceptional chronograph: the two traditional pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock, perfectly centered on the lugs, and the one controlling the red lacquered split-second hand, at 8:30. The ultra-modern materials, vulcanized rubber and carbon, are modern symbols of technical sophistication. Their resistance to the elements is time-honored and CORUM utilizes them with great skill.

With its three counters – minutes at 3 o’clock, hours at 6 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock – featuring an applied solid gold rim; its luminescent-coated hour and minute hands and hour-markers; and its red lacquered split-second hand, the dial offers striking contrasts that greatly enhance its readability.

A crocodile leather strap, complete with CORUM’s exclusive 18kt red gold pin buckle, holds this unique timepiece firmly to the wrist. The center of the vulcanized rubber-coated caseback bears the Admiral’s Cup likeness stamped in 18kt red gold. It combines an extremely comfortable fit with a rugged reliability most worthy of this top-of-the-line chronograph.

Technical details
Reference: 986.691.13/0001 AN32

Movement
Self-winding split-second chronograph, CO-986
Official chronometer-rating certificate (COSC)
Frequency: 4Hz
28,800 vibrations/hour
31 jewels
Special CORUM finish, including the oscillating weight engraved with the brand name

Functions
Hours, minutes in the center
Chronograph with split-second in the center, hour counter at 6 o’clock, minutes at 3 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Power reserve of 42 hours

Case
44mm diameter
18kt red gold 5N
Carbon bezel
Screw-lock crown in 18kt red gold 5N engraved with CORUM key
Vulcanized rubber crown guard
Stylized lever-pushers fitted with carbon at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock
Split-second pusher fitted with carbon at 8:30
Screw-down back in vulcanized rubber adorned with a raised engraving of the 18kt red gold 5N Admiral’s Cup Trophy
Water resistance:5 atmospheres (165 feet/50 meters)
Glass:Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Dial
Black lacquered
3 counters surrounded by an applied red gold rim in 5N 18kt red gold
12 nautical pennant hour-markers painted on the flange
Applied chevrons and hour numeral in 5N 18kt red gold, coated with a luminescent substance
Red lacquered split-second hands
Facetted, luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Crocodile leather, width 22/20mm
Buckle:18kt red gold pin buckle with engraved CORUM logo

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