Corum Admiral's Cup Black Chronograph 40
August 12, 2010
In addition to the Admiral's Cup collection that is already celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, the Admiral's Cup Black Chronograph 40 already has the makings of greatness. Loyal to the aesthetic design that has forged the collection's admirable reputation, it proudly bears the identity codes of its siblings: a 12- sided case and nautical pennant hour-markers. Featuring a 40 mm diameter, well suited to ladies' wrists, the newcomer clearly tops the bill right from its first appearance. It is equipped with a chronograph that asserts its sporting nature, while clothed in intense black and diamonds that proclaim its feminine spirit.
Having earned international recognition as Corum's sports watch collection, the Admiral's Cup has been pay- ing tribute to the world of sailing for half a century. The bold aesthetics of its 12-sided case have made it an iconic model that is one of the four brand pillars alongside the Corum Bridges, Romvlvs and Artisans lines.
127 grams of black steel and 66 white diamonds
While clearly a legitimate heiress to the Admiral's Cup collection, this model nonetheless stands out from its masculine counterparts by a 40 mm diameter perfectly suited to ladies' wrists. Another special feature includes 66 diamonds accentuating the bezel and lending a decidedly glamorous touch. The brilliance of the stones is highlighted by the fascinating contrast they make against the intense shade of the black PVD- treated steel case (1300 Vickers). The polished and satin-brushed finishes of the surfaces add hypnotic depth to this black color. Surrounded by a black vulcanized rubber crown guard, the crown is also black PVD-treated and engraved with the emblematic CORUM key.
The dial is available in deep black or pristine white versions and enhanced by three chronograph counters. Consistent with the monochromatic aesthetics of the collection, the nautical pennants are painted in black and white on the inner bezel ring. The chronograph seconds hand is adorned with a counterweight shaped like the CORUM key. The hands and the hour-marker chevrons are coated with Superluminova to ensure nighttime visibility.
The Admiral's Cup Black Chronograph 40 houses a mechanical self-winding 12 1⁄2''' movement. Endowed with a 42-hour power reserve, the latter drives the hours, minutes, small seconds, date display at 4.30 o'clock, as well as the chronograph complication controlled by pushers at 2 and 4 o'clock. Guaranteeing perfect preci- sion that is chronometer-certified by the COSC, the caliber is visible through the transparent case-back that enables one to admire the special CORUM finishes as well as a black PVD-treated oscillating weight engraved with the brand name.
The two interpretations of the Admiral's Cup Black Chronograph 40 are water-resistant to 100 meters and fitted with a black vulcanized rubber strap. Issued in limited numbers of 355 for the black dial version and 155 of the model with white dial, the Admiral's Cup Black Chronograph 40 asserts a timeless design based on striking contrasts.
Frequency 4 Hz, 28,800 vibrations/hour 37 jewels Special CORUM finish, including the oscillating weight with black PVD treatment and engraved with the brand name Power reserve of 42 hours
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date Chronograph with counters; small seconds at 3 o'clock, 12 hours at 6 o'clock, 30 minutes at 9 o'clock
Steel with black PVD treatment 40mm diameter Bezel set with 66 diamonds, total: 0.924ct Steel crown with black PVD treatment, engraved with CORUM key Vulcanized rubber crown protector and bezel protector Screwed open back in steel with black PVD treatment
Black or white 3 counters in applique 12 monochromatic nautical pennant hour-markers painted on the flange Rhodium coated or black PVD chevrons and minute numerals Facetted hour, minute and counter hands with Superluminova Seconds hand counterweight shaped like the CORUM key Date indication in a window at 4.30 o'clock
Admiral's Cup Black Chronograph 40
984.970.97/F371 AA32 (white dial) Limited Edition 155 984.970.97/F371 AN32 (black dial) Limited Edition 355
CO984 Self-winding chronograph, COSC certified
Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating Black vulcanized rubber strap, width 21/18 mm Triple folding clasp with CORUM logo
Strap Buckle Water Resistance 10 atmospheres (330 feet / 100 meters)