The Admiral’s Cup collection is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, and to mark this milestone Corum presents a special model, the Admiral’s Cup Black Chronograph 40. Proudly bearing the identity codes of its siblings – a 12-sided case and nautical pennant hour-markers – this new model featuring a 40 mm diameter case is well suited to ladies’ wrists. It is equipped with a chronograph that asserts its sporting nature, while clothed in intense black and diamonds that proclaim its feminine spirit.
Having earned international recognition as CORUM’s sports watch collection, the Admiral’s Cup has been paying tribute to the world of sailing for half a century. The bold aesthetics of its 12-sided case have made it an iconic model that is one of the four brand pillars alongside the Corum Bridges, Romvlvs and Artisans lines.
While clearly a legitimate heiress to the Admiral’s Cup collection, this model nonetheless stands out from its masculine counterparts by a 40 mm diameter perfectly suited to ladies’ wrists. Its other signature features include the 66 diamonds sublimating the bezel and lending a decidedly glamorous touch. The brilliance of the stones is highlighted by the fascinating contrast they make with the intense shade of the black PVD-treated steel case (1300 Vickers). The polished and satin-brushed finishes of the surfaces add hypnotic depth to this black color. Surrounded by a black vulcanized rubber crown guard, the crown is also black PVD-treated and engraved with the emblematic CORUM key.
The dial is available in deep black or immaculate white versions, enhanced by three nautical pennants painted in black and white on the inner bezel ring. The chronograph direct-drive seconds hand is adorned with a counterweight shaped like a CORUM key. The hands and the hour-marker chevrons are coated with Superluminova to ensure nighttime visibility.
The Admiral’s Cup Black Chronograph 40 houses a mechanical self-winding 12 ½’’’ movement. Endowed with a 42-hour power reserve, the latter drives the hours, minutes, small seconds, date display at 4.30 o’clock, as well as the chronograph complication controlled by pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock. Guaranteeing perfect precision that is duly chronometer-certified by the COSC, this caliber is visible through the transparent case-back that enables one to admire the dedicated CORUM finishes as well as a black PVD-treated oscillating weight engraved with the brand name.
The two interpretations of the Admiral’s Cup Black Chronograph 40 are water-resistant to 100 meters and fitted with a black vulcanized rubber strap. Issued in limited numbers of 355 for the black dial version and 155 of the model with white dial, the Admiral’s Cup Black Chronograph 40 asserts a timeless design based on striking contrasts.
984.970.97/F371 AA32 (white dial) Limited Edition 155
984.970.97/F371 AN32 (black dial) Limited Edition 355
CO984, Self-winding chronograph, COSC certified
Frequency 4 Hz, 28,800 vibrations/hour
Special CORUM finish, including the oscillating weight with black PVD treatment and engraved with the brand name
Power reserve of 42 hours
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Chronograph with counters; small seconds at 3 o’clock, 12 hours at 6 o’clock, 30 minutes at 9 o’clock
Steel with black PVD treatment
Bezel set with 66 diamonds, total: 0.924ct
Steel crown with black PVD treatment, engraved with CORUM key
Vulcanized rubber crown protector and bezel protector
Screwed open back in steel with black PVD treatment
Glass: Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water Resistance: 10 atmospheres (330 feet / 100 meters)
Black or white
3 counters in applique
12 monochromatic nautical pennant hour-markers painted on the flange
Rhodium coated or black PVD chevrons and minute numerals
Facetted hour, minute and counter hands with Superluminova
Seconds hand counterweight shaped like the CORUM key
Date indication in a window at 4.30 o’clock
Black vulcanized rubber strap, width 21/18 mm
Buckle: Triple folding clasp with CORUM logo