Embodying the sporting face of CORUM since 1960, the Admiral’s Cup line has consistently appealed to watchmakers by the emblematic shape of its 12-sided case and its flange adorned with nautical pennants. Named after a prestigious international regatta, the collection is regularly enriched with classically elegant and technically sophisticated models.
With the Admiral’s Cup GMT 44, CORUM presents a chic, urban variation of its legendary collection. Skillfully marrying sporting spirit and aesthetic elegance, this model signals the start of a new line that will be complemented by subsequent variations and is distinguished by softer angles, a thinner case and redesigned lines of force. To keep step with its times, the Admiral’s Cup GMT 44 displays a second time zone, an extremely useful complication much in favor among globetrotters and active individuals constantly juggling with time zones.
Designed for daily wear, the Admiral’s Cup GMT 44 features a 44mm-diameter satin-brushed and polished case. It is available in red gold, red gold/steel and steel versions framing a pure, understated dial with a date window at 3 o’clock. The second time-zone markings appear around the rim, pointed to by a clearly identifiable red arrow. The white or black dial is rimmed with a flange bearing the 12 miniaturized nautical pennants serving as a reminder of the collection’s genetic heritage.
To secure the case, CORUM has fitted it with a solid screw-down back engraved with the Admiral’s Cup trophy, or a version with a sapphire crystal window enabling one to admire the gear trains in action. Whether a genuine crocodile leather strap or a bracelet in the same metal as the case, the wristband is specially designed to ensure optimal comfort. The water resistance of the steel and steel/red gold versions is guaranteed to 100 meters, and that of the red gold variation to 50 meters.
The mechanical self-winding CO383 movement powers hour, minute, seconds and date functions, in addition to the dual time-zone display. Equipped with an oscillating weight engraved with the CORUM brand name, it boasts a 42-hour power reserve and features rhodium-plated finishes. Altogether and including all its versions, less than 1,000 Admiral’s Cup GMT 44 watches will be produced in 2009.
Reference 383.330.20/0F81 AA12
Frequency 4 Hz, 28,800 vibrations/hour
Special CORUM finish, including the oscillating weight engraved with the brand name
Power reserve of 42 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, second time zone
Crown in steel, engraved with CORUM key
Screw-down back in steel, adorned with a raised engraving of the Admiral’s Cup trophy
Glass: Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 atmospheres (330 feet/100 meters)
12 nautical pennant hour-markers transferred on the flange
Transferred 24-hour second time-zone indication
Chevrons and minute numerals
Facetted, hour and minute hands with Superluminova
Red second time-zone hand with Superluminova
Seconds hand counterweight shaped like the CORUM key
Date indication in a window at 3 o’clock.
Genuine black crocodile leather, width 22/20 mm
Buckle:Triple folding clasp, steel, engraved with CORUM logo