Corum and Ben Ainslie - Great Victories and Innovative Projects

Oct 24, 2008
Having traveled all over the world by sea, on October 21, Ben Ainslie was invited to visit the Swiss mountains. He visited La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchatel where the Corum Company is headquartered.

Ben Ainslie is not simply the brand's ambassador - he is the brand's friend and an integral part of the Corum family. The sportsman's watch of choice is the Corum Admiral's Cup Tides 48, the timepiece equipped with a world-exclusive complicated movement, developed to be used as an indispensable sailing instrument.

The famous British sportsman was welcomed by all of the company's employees, including CEO Antonio Calce. The entire Corum team congratulated Ben Ainslie on his gold medal from Beijing 2008.

Having won the Olympic Games this summer, Ben Ainslie landed third place with Team Origin in the waters of Bermuda. From 3 to 7 of December he will compete in the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia.

According to Antonio Calce, the entire Corum family admire Ben's maturity, charisma, and determination to win. Being driven by passion, the champion is admired for his great achievements all over the world.

Ben Ainslie expressed his admiration of watches based on fine aesthetics, avant-gardism, expertise and legitimacy. The sportsman adores his Admiral's Cup Tides watch as an indispensable navigation instrument equipped with essential functions, a timepiece with a powerful aesthetic appeal that will never be out of style.

At the age of 31, having already collected major records, Ben Ainslie is the second most decorated sailor at the Olympic Games ever. Ben is the two-time ISAF World Sailor of the Year. He has added his latest gold medal to three previously won Olympic medals. Ben's impressive list of achievements is also highlighted by many World Championship titles.


Being at the peak of his career, Ben Ainslie is sure to gain many more victories and achieve new challenges with the support of the Corum Company. Named skipper of Team Origin, Ben hopes to win the America's Cup aboard Team Origin and to affirm his Olympic excellence at the Olympic Games 2012 to be held in London.

Corum Admiral's Cup Tides 48 - Ben Ainslie's Watch of Choice

The Corum Admiral's Cup Tides 48 is a sporty styled timepiece characterized by impressive aesthetics and the technical sophistication.

The sturdy 48mm case of the Corum watch is crafted from titanium or 18K rose gold. The case construction incorporates the signature 12-sided bezel of the Corum Admiral's Cup collection. The vulcanized rubber bezel, case-back, and crown-guards create a powerful contrast to the titanium or gold case surface.

The dial features 12 brightly-colored nautical pennants, as well as bold luminous hands providing perfect readability even in total darkness.

The Corum Admiral's Cup Tides 48 watch accommodates the CO277 Caliber, a movement based on an extremely reliable automatic Swiss ETA caliber. The mechanism was developed in cooperation with Debois-Depraz.

The CO277 caliber provides a variety of functions, aimed specifically at mariners. The Corum watch accurately indicates time and height of the tide, tide strength, strength of the current, and the moon-phase cycle.

The Corum Admiral's Cup Tides 48 watch is equipped with a screw-down crown and screwed-in case-back to guarantee 300-meter water-resistance. For superb legibility, the thick sapphire crystal of the timepiece has anti-reflective coating on both sides.

The Corum watch goes on a vulcanized rubber strap, creating a harmonious union with the complex case profile. The strap is fitted with a titanium or rose gold tongued buckle to guarantee maximum security.


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