This year, CORUM is enriching its Admiral’s Cup legend line with the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chrono, equipped with a COSC-certified chronograph movement, Caliber CO983. This movement driving the hour, minute, small seconds, date and chronograph functions beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and boasts a 42-hour power reserve.
Admiral’s Cup line was introduced in 1960, and for over half a century, it has thereby embodied the brand’s tribute to the maritime world and to sailors. In 2011, the legendary collection witnessed the birth of the more classic Legend line in the form of an understated and elegant automatic watch that nonetheless retained the distinctive Admiral’s Cup features.
The new model remains loyal to the collection’s legendary twelve-sided bezel, but the latter features the softest lines in the entire Legend line, reflected in the slender, streamlined chronograph pushers. The elegant 42 mm case is fitted with a screw-in transparent sapphire caseback providing an admirable view of the mechanism within. Available in steel, two-tone steel/gold or 18-carat red gold versions, the watch comes in a range of 11 references. The classic and distinctly horological nature of these timepieces is revealed by the vertical guilloché motif on the steel and steel/gold models, and the barleycorn guilloche pattern on the 18K red gold models.
The understated dial colors, particularly the shade of blue inspired by the original Admiral’s Cup model, beautifully match the flowing lines of the case. The three chronograph counters are harmoniously arranged and readable at a glance. 11 hour-markers enable accurate reading of the hours and minutes, while the figure 60 appears in the 12 o’clock position.
The Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chrono is available with a crocodile leather strap equipped with a pin buckle for the gold models and a folding clasp for the steel/gold and steel models. The steel and steel/gold models are also available on a matching metal bracelet.
Model: Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chrono
Ref 98 4.101.20/0F01 AB10
Movement number: CO 984
Winding system: Automatique
Functions: Chronograph • Minute • Hour • Date • Small second
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
Dimension: 12 1/2”’
Movement finishes: Rotor with CORUM dedicated decoration
Certification: C. O. S. C. certified
Dimension: 42 mm
Thickness: 11.60 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Crown protector material: Stainless steel
Crown material: Stainless steel • Engraved CORUM key
Pushers: Stainless steel
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in sapphire open back with antireflective treatment
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 ATM
Distinctive features: Hourly nautical pennants transferred on the flange • Minute-circle indexes transferred on the flange • Inscribed “Admiral’s Cup” transferred on the dial • “Guilloché” finishing • Applied rhodiumcoated hour indexes • CORUM logo applied on the dial
Hour and minute: Dauphine-variant • Rhodium-coated • Faceted • Skeleton • White superluminova
Small second: Dauphine • Rhodium-coated • Faceted • White superluminova
Chronograph: Baton with CORUM key • Rhodium-coated
30 minutes counter: Dauphine • Rhodium-coated • Faceted • White superluminova
12 hours counter: Dauphine • Rhodium-coated • Faceted • White superluminova
Material: Crocodile leather
Interhorn/Buckle: 21/18 mm
Buckle type: Triple folding clasp
Buckle material: Stainless steel
Buckle distinctive features: Engraved CORUM logo • Opening and fastening system using 2 pushers