Baselworld Preview Corum – Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 Mystery Moon
An endlessly spinning genuine mother-of-pearl dial carrying the Sun and Moon in its fascinating dance: such is the master-stroke achieved by Corum with the new Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 Mystery Moon, especially dedicated to women. Without renouncing any of the design codes that have forged the identity of this iconic collection for over 50 years, the brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds provides an authentic demonstration of poetry and expertise in this stunning timepiece. Within the legendary twelve-sided case surrounded by 12 nautical pennants, a moon-phase display and a sunburst date indication play a fascinating game of chase without ever catching up with each other. This exclusive Corum-patented horological complication represents a landmark introduction to the Admiral’s Cup collection, which is thereby displaying its willingness to embrace feminine wisdom.
For over 50 years, the Admiral’s Cup watch has embodied the brand’s tribute to the maritime world and to seamen. In 2011, this emblematic collection is now also interpreted in a more demure line featuring a slimmer stature and more rounded lugs. Aptly named Legend, this line features understated and classic models effectively propelling this forceful collection into a distinctively elegant and refined world.
Glamorous Haute Horlogerie: such is the new paradigm defined by the Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 Mystery Moon. Powered by self-winding Caliber CO384 endowed with a 42-hour power reserve, this watch drives the hour, minute, jumping date and jumping moon-phase functions. The mother-of-pearl disc of the latter indication appears in a satin-brushed metallic counter studded with stars – of which six are gem-set.
This fragment of the universe echoes the date display appearing on the opposite side of the dial through a round off-set aperture with beveled edges. This is where the magic weaves its spell as, bathed in the glow of a sunburst motif engraved in white or black Indonesian mother-of-pearl according to the version, the entire dial revolves around its center, pushing the aperture on to the new date in successive jumps and leading the moon-phase subdial in its wake.
This breathtaking vision, swept over by openworked, faceted and luminescent hour and minute hands, is magnificently staged within a 38 mm-diameter steel case enhanced by a twelve-sided bezel set with 72 diamonds (0.58 carats). All the functions are adjustable via the single screw-lock crown engraved with the Corum key. The same emblem and name are metalized on the inner face of the sapphire crystal, while the caseback is protected by a second sapphire crystal secured by four screws.
This exceptional feminine model is water-resistant to 30 meters and secured to the wrist by a white or black satin strap equipped with a triple folding clasp bearing the engraved Corum logo.