CORUM Admiral’s Cup Challenge 44 Black & Gold
Embodying the sporting face of CORUM since 1960, the Admiral’s Cup line has consistently appealed to watch connoisseurs through the emblematic shape of its 12-sided case and its flange adorned with nautical pennants. 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-color look is currently very much in vogue. With the Admiral’s Cup Challenge 44 Black and Gold, the Watch-House 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 producing 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 avantgarde 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 Challenge 44 Black and Gold 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 Challenge 44 Black and Gold houses Calibre CO753, a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement that is chronometer-certified by the COSC – a guarantee of precision and reliability.
Chronograph functions as well as the date window at 4.30 o’clock 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 128 pieces for the grey PVD version.
753.691.93/F371 AN32 (black PVD)
753.691.98/F371 AK12 (grey PVD)
Self-winding chronograph, CO753, COSC certified
Frequency 4 Hz, 28,800 vibrations/hour
Special CORUM finish, including the grey or black PVD oscillating weight engraved with the brand name
Power reserve of 48 hours
Hour, minute, small seconds at 9 o’clock, date
Chronograph with counters; 30 minutes at 3 o’clock, 12 hours at 6 o’clock, large seconds at center
Steel with black or grey PVD coating
18kt red gold 5N bezel
in 18kt red gold 5N, engraved with CORUM key
Vulcanized rubber crown protector
Screwed open back in steel with black or grey PVD coating (1300 Vickers)
Black or Grey
3 red gold 5N coated appliques for the chronograph counters
12 monochrome nautical pennant hour-markers on the flange
Red gold 5N coated minutes and minute chevrons
Red gold 5N faceted hour and minute hands with Superluminova
Counter hands with Superluminova
Red gold 5N seconds hand counterweight shaped like the CORUM key
Date indication in a window at 4.30 o’clock
Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Black vulcanized rubber, width 22/20 mm
Triple folding clasp, steel with black or grey PVD coating, engraved with CORUM logo
10 atmospheres (330 feet / 100 meters)