Over 30 years ago, Corum turned the tide of history towards the twelve-sided shape with its Admiral’s Cup model, a unique watch evoking the world of sailing. The latest addition to the Legend line, the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Annual Calendar pays tribute to the excellence of classical watchmaking and provides an authentic lesson in elegance. The watch is clearly dedicated to the finest possible purpose: celebrating the passion of time.
In 1956, British members of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) launched a challenge off the Isle of Wight which would become one of the world’s finest sailing races: the Admiral’s Cup. A few years latter, an eponymous square watch was introduced by Corum. The company designers later redesigned its contours and adorned it with what was to be its signature feature: a twelve-sided bezel adorned with 12 nautical pennants from the International Maritime Signals Code. The Admiral’s Cup legend was taking shape.
Because it bears within it the spirit of its illustrious predecessor, the new Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Annual Calendar is pursuing the myth. In thus creating a model faithful in all respects to the original aesthetic attributes – distinctive shape, pennants on the bezel ring – as well as asserting itself through a pure design, softer lines and a beveled case, Corum is enriching its Legend line with a stellar new model.
|Functions||:||Minute • Hour • Second • Date • Month|
|Power reserve||:||42 hours|
|Frequency||:||4 Hz, 28'800 vph|
|Movement finishes||:||Rotor with Corum dedicated decoration • 5N red gold-plated rotor for gold version|
|Case material||:||5N 18kt red gold / Stainless steel|
|Bezel material||:||5N 18kt red gold / Stainless steel|
|Crown protector material||:||5N 18kt red gold / Stainless steel|
|Crown material||:||5N 18kt red gold / Stainless steel • Engraved Corum key|
|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||:||Date corrector at 4 o'clock • Month corrector at 5 o'clock|
|Distinctive features||:||Hourly nautical pennants transferred on the flange • Inscribed "Admiral's Cup" transferred on the dial • 5N red gold coated Corum logo applied on the dial • "Barleycorn" finishing • Applied 5N red gold-coated / steel hour indexes • 31-days-circle transferred on the dial|
|Hour and minute||:||Dauphine-variant • Faceted • 5N red gold coated / Rhodium-coated • Skeleton • White superluminova|
|Second||:||Baton with Corum key • 5N red gold coated / Rhodium-coated|
|Date||:||Baton • 5N red gold-coated / Rhodium-coated • Skeleton • White superluminova|
|Month||:||Dauphine • Faceted • 5N red gold-coated / Rhodium-coated|
|Buckle type||:||Tongue buckle / Triple folding clasp|
|Buckle material||:||5N 18kt red gold / Stainless steel|
|Buckle distinctive features||:||Engraved Corum logo |
Opening and fastening system using 2 pushers for steel version