The Corum Admiral’s Cup collection has, in recent times become all “grown up”. For the Admiral’s Cup Legend models the 12-sided case has been smoothed – still recognisable, but so much more refined and well behaved. Tourbillons, Annual Calendars and micro-rotors have featured – and even an ultra-complex Minute Repeater model has been included to add Haute horlogerie to a collection which remains an integral part of the brand, and a cornerstone of its “Four Pillars”. Corum’s Antonio Calce has described the Admiral’s Cup as the “most complete line of watches” ever produced by Corum. Now the antithesis to the recent gold and titanium-cased pieces we have been describing has arrived - the Admiral’s Cup Challenger 44 clad case to strap in vulcanized rubber and in a veritable spectrum of colours – brilliant.
These watches are still serious kit – COSC certified chronograph movements power them, but their tactile rubber construction gives them an almost playful character, the brightest of which harks back to a former era of Corum – that of the animated Severin Wunderman years.
Four editions will be available, a chocolate 50 piece edition with red gold crown, pushers and bezel, grey and green editions, each a production of 70 pieces and a dive-tastic orange edition which we have featured, limited to 120 pieces.
The Corum Admiral’s Cup Challenger 44 Chrono Rubber has a case size of 44mm, and is water resistant to 100 metres.
Written by Sylvia McElherron / thewatchpress