The Swiss watchmaker has updated its Corum Admiral`s Cup Tides model with a monochromatic version in a huge 48 mm case. Although the body of the timepiece is crafted from extremely lightweight, but also relatively easy to scratch titanium alloy, the bezel and the crown guard of the piece feature a nice looking layer of black vulcanized rubber that protects the most prominent parts of the piece from accidental damage.
Sporting the signature dodecagonal body, the watch is available both in titanium (ref. 277.931.06/0371 AN52) and rose gold (ref. 277.931.91/0371 AN62.)
While the rose gold version looks more stately, the watch in titanium offers better water resistance rating (300 meters for the titanium against much less impressive 50 meters for the one in gold) and the featherweight material seems to be more appropriate for such a huge timepiece.
Besides a much bigger case, the new watch also differs from previous versions with its reworked dial.
As you can see, Corum’s signature pendants on the dial are now monochromatic, the hour and minute hands are open-worked to provide better view at the three tidal counters, and the counters themselves are now more legible and less aggressive-looking.
For those familiar with yachting, reading the dial will be no problem at all.
The counter at 6 o’clock indicates the time of the next tide in 24 hour format, the counter at 9 o’clock indicates the position of the tide and strength of the current, and the counter at 12 indicates the moon-phase and tidal range.
The only thing that should be remembered, however, is that the tidal counters must be re-calibrated each time you come to a new coast.
Like the previous versions, the watch is powered by Corum CO277 automatic movement.
Certified by SHOM, the movement provides the key information on tides: the tidal range, estimation of water depth, strength of currents and the time of the tide.
Basically, this is a top grade ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement with a tide module developed by Dubois-Depraz together with the Geneva Astronomical Observatory.
Still no info on MSRP, but expect a recommended price of around €7000.
Corum Admiral`s Cup Tides 48 in Titanium (Ref. 277.931.06/0371 AN52) watch specification
Movement: Corum CO 277, automatic, based on ETA 2892-A2, tide module by Dubois-Depraz, 21 jewels, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, indication of tides
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Titanium
Bezel material: Black vulcanized rubber
Case shape: Dodecagonal
Bezel shape: Dodecagonal
Case size: 48.00 mm
Lug width: 24.00 mm
Case height: N/A
Hands: Titanium, open-worked
Water resistance: 300 meters
Strap: Black vulcanized rubber with titanium buckle engraved with Corum logo
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective on both sides
Case back: Screwed titanium with black vulcanized rubber, engraved