News November 2012

Admiral’s Cup Legend 42

Tribute to a legend

The Watch Quote™ - November 7th, 2012



The new red gold or steel Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 interpreted in two-tone versions is adorned with the same metallic blue color that graced its first modern version in 1983. This tribute to the historical model will be issued in a strictly limited 400-piece limited edition.

When the Admiral’s Cup was first released in 1960, it immediately established itself as one of the first perfectly water-resistant shaped sports watches. 23 years later, when its design was reinterpreted through adopting its current identity codes – 12 nautical pennants from the maritime international code of signals serving as hour-markers, along with a twelve-sided case – it became a truly phenomenal success. In homage to this model that has come to symbolize the House, Corum now presents a limited series reflecting the vintage “gunmetal blue”: the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42.



The Admiral’s Cup collection is composed of several distinct worlds: the sturdy and sophisticated Seafender line designed for adventurers: the sporty yet distinguished Challenger line suitable for wear on all occasions; and finally, the Legend line introduced in 2011 and which flirts with the frontiers of classic elegance in a subtly refined and gentle manner. While the new variations feature a more modest size, more curving lugs and softer angles, they maintain the same unique identity codes of the Admiral’s Cup. All of which ensures that these new classics imbued with a casual spirit proclaim their sporting origins in a subtle yet effective manner.




Classic elegance

The case and the outer bracelet links are decked out in a metallic blue color achieved by a PVD Physical Vapor Deposition) treatment. This color that was all the rage in the 1980s also adorns the lugs, the crown guard and the dial. The latter exudes a aura of distinctive elegance with its vertical guilloché finish and its stylized nautical pennants appearing around the inner bezel ring, The bezel and the central links are made of 18K red gold or polished steel, thus endowing both two-tone versions with a beautifully balanced aesthetic appeal.



Beating to the rhythm of Caliber CO 395 – a mechanical self-winding movement – the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 displays the hours, minutes and small seconds, along with a date window at 3 o’clock. It has a 42-hour power reserve and features an oscillating weight engraved with the Corum logo and visible through a transparent exhibition case-back. This exceptional model is issued in a 400-piece limited edition.

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References :395.101.34/V705 AB11 - 5N 18kt red gold and steel
395.101.30/V705 AB10 - Steel and steel
Movement :CO 395 – Automatic
Power-reserve :42 hours
Functions:Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Frequency:4 Hz, 28,800 vph
Diameter:11 1⁄2 ’’’
Case
Dimension:42 mm, twelve-sided
Material:Steel with blue PVD treatment
Bezel:Steel or 5N 18kt red gold
Water-resistance:50 meters
Dial:Blue with “guilloché” finishing
Bracelet:Bicoloured:
Steel and steel with blue PVD treatment
or 5N 18kt red gold and steel with blue PVD treatment
Clasp:Triple folding clasp
Limited edition:100 pieces in red gold and steel
300 pieces in steel and steel

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