News Basel 2012

Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chrono

When elegance shows its sporting side

The Watch Quote™ - March 30th, 2012



What makes the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chrono so exceptional? An historical heritage, a pure design and, for the first time in this Legend line, a more classical aspiration expressed through a COSC-certified chronograph movement. This Legend chronograph reflects a number of the signature codes of the original Admiral’s Cup, united in an harmonious blend of sportiness and elegance.



Throughout the 20th century, the democratization of sport constantly generated new timepieces: from diver’s watches to pilot’s watches, the watch industry developed models that were ever more advanced in terms of both their functions and their technologies. Nonetheless, the Admiral’s Cup has always radiated a distinctive aura. Since its creation in 1960, it has been the ultimate Corum sports watch. 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. This year, Corum is enriching this lien 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.




A pure design

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 guilloché 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.

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Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 Chrono

Ref.: 984.101.55/0001 AK12


Movement :CO 984
Winding system:Automatique
Functions:Chronograph • Minute • Hour • Date second
Power reserve:42 hours
Frequency:4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension:12 1/2'''
Rubies:37
Finishes:Rotor with CORUM dedicated decoration • 5N red gold-plated rotor
Certification:C. O. S. C. certified
Case:Dodecagonal
Dimension:42 mm
Thickness:11.60 mm
Case material:5N 18kt red gold
Bezel material:5N 18kt red gold
Crown protector material:5N 18kt red gold
Crown material:5N 18kt red gold • Engraved CORUM key
Pushers:5N 18kt red gold
Crystal:Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back type:Screwed in sapphire open back with antireflective treatment
Water-resistance:30 meters / 3 ATM
Dial:Charcoal grey
Material:Brass
Distinctive features:Hourly nautical pennants transferred on the flange • Minute-circle indexes 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 hour indexes
Hand
Hour and minute:Dauphine-variant • Faceted • 5N red goldcoated • Skeleton • White superluminova
Small second:Dauphine • Faceted • 5N red gold-coated • White superluminova
Chronograph:Baton with CORUM key • 5N red goldcoated
12 hours counter:Dauphine • Faceted • 5N red gold-coated • White superluminova
30 minutes counter:Dauphine • Faceted • 5N red gold-coated • White superluminova
Bracelet:Crocodile leather
Colours:Black
Interhorn/Buckle:21/18 mm
Buckle type:Tongue buckle
Buckle material:5N 18kt red gold
Buckle distinctive features:Engraved CORUM logo

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