CORUM Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor

With its new Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor, Swiss luxury watch maker CORUM re-interprets one of the complicated and noblest complications in the art of horology. With its pure, softer lines, its signature twelve-sided bezel and its 12 nautical pennants, the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor pays tribute to the illustrious predecessor that inspired it, the Admiral’s Cup that has been an unassailable icon for over half a century.

In addition to this proud heritage, the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor radiates a blend of gracefulness, clarity and extreme lightness, combined with horological excellence and peerless technical sophistication. Appearing in this admirable form, the watch gives renewed meaning to the words purity, harmony and equilibrium. Available in three versions – 18K red gold, two-tone with an 18K red gold bezel and a steel case, or in steel – it feature a 42 mm diameter. All aspects of the silver-gray dial converge to ensure optimal readability of the functions. The 12 nautical pennants on the twelve-sided bezel ring signal its belonging to the Admiral’s Cup collection.

On the dial, a first circle adorned with a snailed decoration bears 11 hour-markers – gilded for the red gold version and rhodiumed for the two other versions – echoing the conventional numerals. In the center, the barleycorn pattern, the applied Corum logo and the Admiral’s Cup transfer add the final touch to a beautifully understated aesthetic. The openworked and facetted hour and minute hands engage in an harmonious dialogue with this delightful composition. This pure-spirited design is complemented by a brown leather strap fitted with a pin buckle for the gold model, and a folding clasp for the other versions.

Thanks to its tourbillon caliber, Corum takes the classical nature of this watch to yet another level, since the Admiral’s Cup 42 Legend Tourbillon Micro-Rotor beats to the rhythm of Caliber CO 029. This exceptional mechanical automatic movement operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and boasts a 60-hour power reserve. The tourbillon at 6 o’clock reveals its heart and invites the wearer to enjoy a plunging view of the 12 mm tourbillon carriage. Firmly secured to the movement, the openworked tourbillon bridge – gilded and polished for the red gold model , rhodiumed and polished for the steel model – is a real eye-catcher.

A fine example of how a technical feature provides an opportunity for a fresh approach to elegance. On the other side of this model, the show goes on. The sapphire caseback displays the magnificent craftsmanship of the master-watchmakers. The Côtes de Genève motif makes a fine contrast with the micro rotor with its 17 mm-diameter gilded weight bearing the Corum key symbol. As befits such as fatally attractive model, the magic spell is woven through a limited annual production of 15 watches in red gold, 30 in red gold and steel, and 75 in steel.

Technical details
Model: Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor
Ref: 029.101.20/0F81 FH11

Case
Shape: Dodecagonal
Dimension: 42 mm
Thickness: 11.45 mm
Case material: Stainless steel/red gold
Bezel material: Stainless steel/red gold
Crown material: Stainless steel/red gold • Engraved CORUM key
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Case Back: Screwed in sapphire open back with antireflective treatment
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM

Dial
Colours: Grey
Material: Brass
Hourly nautical pennants transferred on the flange •  Inscribed “Admiral’s Cup” transferred on the dial • Applied rhodiumcoated hour indexes  • CORUM logo applied on the dial  • Center “Barleycorn”, outline snailed

Hands: Hour and minute: Dauphine-variant • Rhodium-coated • Skeleton

Movement
CO 029
Winding: Automatique
Functions: Minute • Hour • Tourbillon • Small nsecond with the tourbillon cage
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
Dimension: 13 1/2”’
Rubies: 28

Movement finishes: CORUM logo engraved on the bridge • Rotor with circular Côtes de Genève • Upper part of the plate with Côtes de Genève decoration, lower part with vertical satin-finish • Small rotor (17 mm)

Bracelet
Material: Crocodile leather
Colours: Black
Interhorn/Buckle: 21/18 mm
Buckle type: Triple folding clasp
Buckle material: Stainless steel/red gold
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo • Opening and fastening system using 2 pushers

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