Corum Admiral’s Cup Challenge 44 Black & Gold

Embodying the sporting face of CORUM since 1960

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Published by 3803 on July 9 2009, 17:26.
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Named after a prestigious international regatta, the collection is one of the brand’s four pillars, along with Romvlvs, Corum Bridges and Artisans. This champion of the sea challenges the limits of sporting chic design and technical prowess with the introduction of two limited editions strongly accented on style.

Mysterious and fascinating the bi-colour look is currently very much in vogue. With the Admiral’s Cup Challenge 44, CORUM introduces a contemporary interpretation to embody this trend – with black or grey PVD coating on all surfaces, richly decorated with red gold accents – a mix of materials produce a distinctive face for a powerful yet elegant timepiece.

Both variations feature the signature Admiral’s Cup twelve-sided case. Adding a luxurious touch to the timepiece, a red gold bezel crowns the dial, enhanced by the reflection of the red gold counter appliques and faceted minute chevrons. Measuring 44 mm in diameter, it has been given an avant¬garde black or grey PVD surface treatment using cutting-edge procedures to achieve an exceptionally hard (1300 Vickers) coating. Also applied to the chronograph pushers, this treatment further enhances the intensity of the color, while reinforcing the sophisticated nature of the timepiece and the contrast with the red gold crown.

Equipped with a date corrector at 10 o’clock and water resistant to 100 meters, the case is secured by a screwed open back cover. It is fitted with a vulcanized rubber strap complete with folding clasp. Protected by a 12-sided sapphire crystal, the dial features the collection’s characteristic nautical pennants. Since the latter are usually depicted in full color, the monochrome pennants are aesthetically underlined with red gold, on the Admiral’s Cup Black Challenge 44 to reinforce the strength of the deep shade of the dial. The hands are coated in red gold and filled with a luminescent substance in harmony with the dial color.

The Admiral’s Cup Black Challenge 44 houses Calibre CO753, a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement that is chronometer-certified by the COSC – a guarantee of precision and reliability. Powering chronograph functions as well as the date at 4.30 in addition to conventional hour, minute and seconds indications, this movement is graced with an oscillating weight, a black or grey PVD finish and engraved with the CORUM brand name powdered in red gold.

In keeping with a reputation built on the exclusive nature of its designs, CORUM presents these two models in limited editions of 188 pieces for the black PVD version and of 128 pieces for the grey PVD version.

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