New Corum Models Leap Second 48 ¶
Launched at Basel 2008, Corum comes up with some new models in Admirals Cup line.
New models include:
- Admirals Cup Challenge 44 Split Seconds
- Admirals Cup Competition 40
- Romvlvs Chronograph
- Romvlvs Big Date
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.
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.
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.
- Reference: 895.931.06/0371 AN92
- Movement: Self-winding split-seconds chronograph with jumping seconds, CO-895.
Frequency: 4Hz; 28,800 vibrations/hour.
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)