Sportiness & femininityCorum Admiral’s Cup Challenger 40 Chrono Diamonds
Women want sports watches, not men’s watches. The new Admiral’s Cup Challenger 40 Chrono Diamonds matches this expectation with a subtle alchemist’s blend expressed through a 40 mm case displaying the collection’s dynamic DNA, clothed in mother-of-pearl and diamonds.
The resolutely sporty Admiral’s Cup by Corum was born in 1960. For over 50 years, this immediately recognizable icon with its twelve-sided bezel and nautical pennants on the inner bezel ring has kept pace with its times and is as radiantly youthful today as ever. And it is precisely because Corum has chosen to reflect current trends, that it is now launching the Admiral’s Cup Challenger 40 Chrono Diamonds. Clearly designed with contemporary women in mind, it combines elegance and sportiness in a 40 mm diameter perfectly suited to feminine wrists.
Epitomizing a history rather than just an era, the Admiral’s Cup collection is now composed of three distinct worlds: the Heritage line with its elegant design and classic functions; the sporty and distinguished Competition line suitable for wear on all occasions; and finally, the sturdy and sophisticated Extreme line intended for adventurers. The new Challenger 40 Chrono Diamonds is a worthy heir to the second lineage.
Women want sports watches, not men’s watches. Having fully grasped this fact, Corum has created a subtle alliance in the Challenger 40 Chrono Diamonds between the signature characteristics signaling its belonging to the Admiral’s Cup line, and a set of delightfully refined feminine details. The three counters are adorned in Polynesian mother-of-pearl, black or white according to the version. The twelve-sided bezel sparkles with 66 diamonds (totaling 0.92 carats), while the openworked central hour and minute hands create a light, dynamic aesthetic. Finally, the Corum key serving as a counterweight to the central sweep seconds hand sets the perfect finishing touch to this exquisitely delicate watch face.
However, it is perhaps the chronograph function that best expresses the authentic strength of this timepiece. Equipped with a mechanical automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve – COSC chronometer-certified Caliber CO984 – the Admiral’s Cup Challenger 40 Chrono Diamonds displays the hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock, along with a sweep seconds hand, a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and a date window at 4.30.
Available in polished and satin-brushed steel fitted with a rubber strap, or in 18-carat red gold with a crocodile strap and gem set dial, this extremely chic chronograph is available in a choice of black or white. It is water-resistant to 100 or 50 meters depending on the version.