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CORUM Admiral’s Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Centro: Special Edition Trophée Jules Verne 2012 – Maxi Banque Populaire V

Swiss luxury watch brand CORUM has been associated with Banque Populaire – a major player in the sailing world – in supporting one of the most sought-after nautical challenges: the Trophée Jules Verne.

As Official Timekeeper of this prestigious round-the-world race and to honor its partnership, Corum has created a dedicated watch from its Admiral’s Cup collection equipped with a chronograph function, the premium horological complication for sports watches. The dial of the Admiral’s Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Centro bears the inscription “Trophée Jules Verne 2012”, while the back is engraved with a depiction of the race course.
If the team manages to better the existing record, Corum was to reward each member of the Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire V crew with a watch from this special edition, personalized with his individual name. In 2012 edition of Jules Verne Trophy, Loïck Peyron and the Maxi BanquePopulaire V crew completed the sail in record time: 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes, 53 seconds. On January 6th 2012, at 23 hours, 14 minutes and 35 seconds, the watchmaker stopped its chronograph to record the victory achieved by the 14 men during their round-the-world race against the clock. To pay tribute to the BanquePopulaire team’s great victory, Corum has just awarded the 14 crew members,as well as their onshore router, the special brand new model called the “Trophée Jules Verne 2011-2012”.

Technical details

Self-winding chronograph, CO960, COSC certified
Frequency 4 Hz, 28,800 vibrations/hour
27 jewels
Special CORUM finish, including the oscillating weight engraved with the brand name and black PVD treatment
Power reserve of 42 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph with minutes and seconds indication in the center
Specific pusher locking system

48mm diameter, twelve-sided case
Titanium, case engraved with the name of the team member and « Trophée Jules Verne 2012 » and « Maxi Banque Populaire V »
Crown in titanium, engraved with CORUM key
Black vulcanized rubber bezel and crown protector
Screwed open back in titanium, sapphire glass engraved with the route of the Trophée Jules Verne – Maxi Banque Populaire V
Glass: Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 atmospheres (330 feet / 100 meters)

Black with Clous de Paris
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, date indication in a window at 3 o’clock
12 monochrome nautical pennants representing the hours transferred on the fitted flange
Minutes and minute chevrons
Facetted hour and minute hands with black Superluminova
60 minutes chronograph hand with yellow Superluminova
CORUM logo applied on the dial with “Trophée Jules Verne” at 6 o’clock

Leather strap with textile look, width 24/24 mm
Buckle: Buckle, engraved with CORUM logo

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