Corum’s latest iteration of its celebrated Admiral’s Cup watch has broken the mold with its COSC-certified chronograph movement.
The Admiral’s Cup is an international series of yachting races, and for many years was considered to be the unofficial world championship of offshore racing. Corum has been a supporter of the Admiral’s Cup almost since its inception—the race was first held in 1957, and Corum released its first Admiral’s Cup watch three years later in 1960. That early watch was square in shape, had a sailboat engraved on its back and naturally was designed to be water resistant. Since then Corum’s Admiral’s Cup watches have come to repesent the best of the brand’s sports watches.
That reputation has remained even though the current Admiral’s Cup watches are a far cry from their early progenitor. Now they are marked by distinctive twelve-sided bezel, which is decorated with twelve nautical pennants from the International Maritime Signals Code [DOUBLE CHECK]. The watch retained those features through last year’s redesign, when Corum created the Legend line to house its Admiral’s Cup watches. Now Corum has improved yet again on that classic design with this year’s Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chronograph.
This new timepiece retains the distinctive shape and pennants of its predecessors but stands out from the rest as it is the only one of the line that has a COSC-certified movement. COSC, or Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, is the Swiss organization that is in charge of certifying the accuracy and precision of all wristwatches in Switzerland. Corum’s Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chronograph features the Caliber CO983 movement, which beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 42-hour power reserve.
This beautiful watch represents yet another step forward in Corum’s question to make each Admiral’s Cup timepiece a celebration of not only nautical skill but clockwork craftsmanship as well.