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Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta

by Philip Kaspar
31 July, 2013
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

CORUM Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta

As a long term partner of the most prestigious regattas and leading sailors such as Loïck Peyron and Ben Ainslie, the development of a calibre combining a countdown function with a chronograph was the next logical step for Corum. This has now been accomplished in some style with the new Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta, equipped with a regatta function entirely developed by Corum.

Embodying all the classic features of the Admiral’s Cup collection originally created in 1960, the new Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta model combines technical innovation with grand Swiss watch making traditions.
The powerful, innovative and efficient Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta model beats to the tune of a new automatic calibre: CO 040.

This new CO 040 calibre features a countdown timer that is adjustable from 0 to 10 minutes via the crown, coupled with an eye catching readable digital jumping display. At the start of the race, a “crazy” or idlertype wheel blocks the start time and the high-precision chronograph takes over to record up to 12 hours of racing.

Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta soldier

In terms of design aesthetics, the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta is true to the original with a twelve-sided bezel and nautical pennants on the inner bezel ring. The hour indications, with hands and hour-markers coated in light Superluminova, are elegantly distinguished from the red-accented chronograph measurements, all framed by a titanium case with contrasting black PVD-finished elements and polished or satin-brushed surfaces.

The case is made from grade 5 titanium with a black PVD-coated bezel, and is water-resistant to 300 metres. The case back is fitted with a transparent sapphire window to reveal the movement and its black PVD-coated oscillating weight. A titanium grade 5 bracelet or crocodile leather strap with folding clasp completes the watch.

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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