This limited edition Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time (ref. 283.101.55/0001 PX34) looks pretty standard for the brand. The signature dodecagonal bezel and case, the usual nautical flags that stand for the normal hour markers: all these things we have already seen many times before (not that there is something wrong with them, of course). Yet, its meticulously decorated dial with its highly unusual geometric pattern that at the same time looks both chaotic and orderly makes it extremely eye-catching. The thing, however, is that the dial is not decorated at all.
This self-winding Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Gunmetal Limited Edition (ref. 395.111.30/V705 AB10) is offered as a tribute to the first “modern” Admiral’s Cup version. The original was released back in 1983 and featured all the design cues that later became signature elements of the current Admiral’s Cup line: the inevitable nautical pennants serving as hour markers and the signature dodecagonal (twelve-sided) bezel.
Corum has finally added a chronograph model to its Legend 42 line of compact sporty watches. Called Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chrono, the new chronograph is equipped with an ETA-based COSC-certified chronometer movement and, as you have probably already guessed, comes in a mid-sized body that measures only 42 millimeters in diameter.
Corum, a brand that is mostly known for its Admiral’s Cup line of exaggeratedly sporty timekeepers has recently introduced a gorgeous limited-edition Corum Grand Precis (refs. 162.153.55/0001 BA47 & 162.153.59/0001 BA48) that pays homage to the vintage 1957 model of the same name. Looking unexpectedly subtle, the new dressy wristwatch nevertheless somehow managed to preserve the core of the brand’s DNA, mainly thanks to the way its laconic dial is decorated.
Corum has recently introduced a new collection of rubberized chronographs. The Admiral’s Cup Challenger 44 Chrono Rubber (yes, the name is as informative as it is boring) looks like a daring attempt to steal the loyal customer base from the legendary Casio G-Shock series: probably, those affluent kids who always wanted themselves a G-Shock, but thought that even the most limited versions of the family weren’t expensive enough to brag about. Now, they have a choice of whole five models to choose from (or they can buy them all.)
The new Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 (ref. 395.101.55/0001 AK12) brings you the joy of owning a beautifully designed timekeeper, which is now available in a more compact, elegant body that is more suitable for what is essentially a dress watch.
The 2011 Corum Admiral’s Cup Seafender 46 Chrono Dive (ref. 753.451.04-0371 AN22) offers a COSC-certified chronometer movement in a signature dodecagonal rugged case good for depths down to 300 meters. Although using such an expensive “tool” for routine diving probably wouldn’t be a good idea, it still looks like a great accessory for a person interested in something deliberately ‘masculine.’
Corum has updated its colorful Admiral’s Cup Tides model with a monochromatic version in a huge 48 mm case. Although the body of the new version is crafted from extremely lightweight, and also relatively easy to scratch titanium alloy, the bezel and the crown guard of the piece feature a nice layer of black vulcanized rubber that protects the most prominent parts of the piece from accidental damage.
Celebrating its long-standing partnership with the Okalys-Corum Team, Corum has presented a special-edition Admiral’s Cup Chronograph 48 Grand Prix (ref. 753.935.06-0231.AK57) model. As it becomes usual for the niche of “sporty” luxury chronograph, the new timepiece combines such materials as light-weight titanium, elastic rubber, and leather with textile-look finish.
The Corum’s new Admiral’s Cup Minute Repeater Tourbillon 45 50th Anniversary edition (ref. 010.101.55/0001 AO12) successfully packs an in-house hand-wound caliber with a tourbillon escapement and a minute repeater complications. All these complications are packed in a mildly oversized 45-millimeter 18-karat red gold case without making it look like a mirror-polished Big Mac on your wrist. Predictably expensive, this ultra-luxury timekeeper nicely blends daringly sporty exterior with a set of complications that normally come with a lot more, um, traditional-looking timekeepers from the Top 3 of the Swiss watchmaking industry.