Almost 50 years after launching the Admiral’s Cup collection, CORUM pays tribute to the feminine spirit of the sea by creating the Competition 40. Year after year, the brand has presented its famous watch as a trophy to the masculine winners of the Admiral’s Cup; CORUM now offers women this new model imbued with an aura of sporting elegance.
The Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds has chosen mother-of-pearl for the dial of this new model. This natural substance with its shimmering reflections – often lining the inside of certain shells – comes from the very depths of the oceans. Its undulating patterns echo the movement of the waves.
The Competition 40 is equipped with a self-winding CO-082 movement with a 42-hour power reserve, protected by a screw-down back adorned with a reproduction of the Admiral’s Cup trophy. Arabic numerals carved from 18-carat red gold mark off five-minute intervals. They are coated with a luminescent substance to ensure perfect night-time readability, as indeed are the hour and minute hands. Meanwhile, the seconds hand features a counterweight shaped like the CORUM key symbol.
The date is displayed at 3 o’clock. Meanwhile, the hours are represented on the flange by the 12 traditional painted nautical pennants.The bezel, crafted in red gold like the case, is set with 66 full-cut diamonds (totaling 0.94 carats). The glow and sparkle of the gold, diamonds and mother-of-pearl are cleverly enhanced by the use of white vulcanized rubber, rimming the bezel and protectively surrounding the screw-lock crown.
Available in a choice of several pastel colors or in black, the Competition consistently matches the color of the rubber accents and the strap with that of the dial. The steel versions are teamed with a rubber strap, while the gold variation comes with a crocodile leather strap. Both are secured by a pin buckle engraved with the CORUM logo.
082.951.85/0089 PN34 (gold version) & 082.951.47/F379 AA32 (steel version)
Frequency: 4Hz; 28,800 vibrations/hour; 21 jewels
Exclusive CORUM finishing, including the oscillating weight engraved with the brand name
Hours, minutes, seconds
42-hour power reserve
18kt red gold 5N or stainless steel coated with white vulcanized rubber
Screw-lock crown in 18kt red gold 5N or stainless steel engraved with the CORUM key
White vulcanized rubber crown guard
Screw-down back adorned with a raised engraving of the Admiral’s Cup trophy in 18kt red gold 5N or stainless steel
Glass: Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 5 atmospheres (165 feet/50 meters) (gold version) & 10 atmospheres (330 feet/100 meters) (steel version)
White mother-of-pearl (gold version)
White lacquered (steel version)
12 nautical pennant hour-markers painted on the flange
Applied luminescent minute numerals (gold version)
Luminescent hour and minute hands
Seconds hand counterweight shaped like the CORUM key
Date window at 3 o’clock
Case: 66 full-cut diamonds totalizing 0,94ct
White crocodile leather, width 21/18 mm (gold version)
White vulcanized rubber, width 21/18 mm (steel version)
Buckle: 18kt red gold 5N pinbuckle with engraved CORUM logo (gold version); Stainless steel triple folding clasp, cover with CORUM logo (steel version)