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New Corum Models Leap Second 48

by Dino 18 April, 2008 View Comments

Launched at Basel 2008, Corum comes up with some new models in Admirals Cup line.

New models include:

Along with the Corum Admirals Cup Leap Second 48 here's what Corum says about this exquisite piece.

A grand vintage

The 2008 vintage is another anthem to fine watchmaking. Based on the unique Admiral's Cup design with its twelve-sided bezel and sapphire crystal, making it an authentic sports watch icon, Corum now offers a self-winding split-second chronograph with jumping seconds. Moreover, this exceptional timepiece is also fitted with a new exclusive Corum pusher-locking system that prevents inadvertent handling of the chronograph functions, as one would expect from a top-flight time measuring instrument.

Exclusive

Within its case beats the CO-895 movement specially developed by Corum in cooperation with La Joux Perret. The dedicated oscillating weight is engraved with the name of the Manufacture. Featuring 40 jewels and a frequency of 4 Hz, the chronograph beats to the cadence of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The system includes two barrels, one of which is dedicated to driving the jumping seconds hand.

Look at me

A sports watch to the core, the Admiral's Cup boasts an extremely readable dial on which the contrasts are further accentuated by the anti-reflective coating on the sapphire crystal. The flange is painted with 12 nautical pennant corresponding to the figures 1 to 12, as used in the maritime International Signals Code. Everything about this 48 mm model is well proportioned, including the 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock and the jumping seconds at 9 o'clock. Read-off is facilitated by the luminescent coating on the large Arabic numerals and on the applied hour-marker chevrons.

Just... a second

Like the numerals and hour-markers, the hour and minute hands, as well as the jumping seconds hand and the minute-counter hand, are all luminescent. The two large split-second and chronograph sweep seconds hands respectively match the color of the two aluminum counter hands: red for the split-seconds and jumping seconds; and silver-colored for the chronograph sweep seconds hand and the 30-minute counter hand. The jumping seconds hand performs one turn per second and displays the time measured off to within 1/8th of a second, a feat that involved reducing its weight to an absolute minimum.

Push me

The titanium crown incorporates the split-seconds pusher. The latter stops the split-seconds hand (a first press) to read off a split time and to restart it so it can catch up with the seconds hand (a second press). The two stylized lever pushers (at 2 and 4 o'clock), also in titanium, control the classic chronograph start, stop and reset functions. The new Admiral's Cup Leap Second 28 also embodies the distinctive qualities of this high-end sports watch line. It successfully manages to be stronger on every single level: content and container, form and function.

Specifications

  • Reference: 895.931.06/0371 AN92
  • Movement: Self-winding split-seconds chronograph with jumping seconds, CO-895.
    Frequency: 4Hz; 28,800 vibrations/hour.
    40 jewels.
    Special Corum finish, including the oscillating weight engraved with the brand name
  • Functions: Hours, minutes in the center.
    Chronograph with split-seconds in the center, 30 minutes counter at 3 o'clock.
    Jumping seconds counter at 9 o'clock.
    Power reserve of 42 hours
  • Case: 48mm diameter
    Titanium, vulcanized rubber bezel
    Crown in titanium, with split-seconds pusher integrated, engraved with Corum key
    Stylized titanium pushers in titanium at 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock
    Exclusive system of locking pushers
    Vulcanized rubber crown guard
    Screw-down back in vulcanized rubber adorned with a raised engraving of the stainless steel Admiral's Cup Trophy
  • Dial: Black lacquered
    2 anthracite counters
    12 nautical pennant hour-markers painted on the flange
    Applied luminescent chevrons and minute numeral
    Faceted, luminescent hour and minute hands
    Red lacquered split-seconds hand
    Faceted luminescent 30 minutes counter hand
    Red faceted jumping seconds counter hand
  • Glass: Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Bracelet: Black vulcanized rubber, width 24/24mm
  • Buckle: Titanium pin buckle with engraved Corum logo
  • Water resistance: 10 atmospheres (330 feet/100 meters)
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