Corum Admiral's Cup Challenge 48 Black Flag - Made for Extremes

Oct 23, 2008
Corum has enlarged its iconic Admiral's Cup line with a new boldly designed model - the Challenge 48 Black Flag.

The new Corum Admiral's Cup is created in deep black and luminescent blue. You will not see the bright colors of the nautical pennants featured by other watches of the line.

The signature 12-sided case of the Admiral's Cup Challenge 48 "Black Flag" is crafted in black titanium and measures 48 mm in diameter. Titanium is highly appreciated by watchmakers for its superb resilience and lightness. Thus, the case produced from titanium has minimized weight and offers reliable protection to the movement.

The Challenge 48 "Black Flag" is equipped with a robust automatic chronograph movement - CO-753 caliber, the supreme precision of which is approved by COSC chronometer certification. The movement, beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, provides the chronograph function in addition to hours, minutes, seconds and date. One more advantage is a 42-hour power reserve. The movement reveals the special Corum finish. The oscillating weight is engraved with the brand's name.

The imposing case construction features stylized black titanium lever-pushers positioned at 2 and 4 o'clock and protected by the brand's exclusive locking system. The black titanium screw-down case-back reveals a raised engraving of the Admiral's Cup Trophy. The case also incorporates a black vulcanized rubber bezel and convex anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The black titanium crown is engraved with the Corum key. The timepiece is 300-meter water-resistant.

The black Cotes-de-Geneve-decorated dial displays chevrons coated in blue luminescent material, the same as the faceted hour and minute hands. As for the chronograph seconds-hand, it is covered with deep black lacquer. Being positioned in the center of the dial, it features the Corum key as a counterweight.

The small chronograph minute counter is found at 3 o'clock, the hour counter at 6 o'clock and the small seconds counter at 9 o'clock. The counter hands shine due to the use of a specific blue Superluminova, creating a distinctive contrast with the black dial, and providing supreme readability. The date function is shown in a large window at 4:30.

The flange features 12 very discreet nautical pennants marking the hours, the characteristic symbol of the Admiral's Cup collection.

The Admiral's Cup Challenge 48 "Black Flag" is secured to the wrist with a black vulcanized rubber strap fitted with a black titanium pin buckle engraved with the brand's name.

The extreme sports chronograph will be available in a limited edition of 100 pieces to be distributed exclusively in the United States. The timepiece is to be presented in a lead launch by Tourneau at an event to be held on November 20 at its King of Prussia, PA location.

The Corum Admiral's Cup collection, named after a legendary international regatta, comprises sporty-styled watches with a distinctive 12-sided case. The collection was introduced in 1960 and the Admiral's Cup watches are highly demanded among passionate watchmaking enthusiasts.


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