Admiral’s Cup Collection—Corum Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor

Corum has added a tourbillon model to the yachting-inspired Admiral’s Cup collection of watches – particularly, a tourbillon with automatic winding using a micro-rotor – a watch whose steel-case version sells for less than $50,000.

The Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor includes a 42-mm-diameter case and also the 12-on the side bezel, with 12 maritime pennants showing the hours that has get to grips to fans of the Admiral’s Cup line, first created by Corum in 1960. The case has sapphire crystals in the back and front, and it is water-resistant against 30 meters.


The dial, in silvery gray, comes with an outer ring embellished having a snail pattern and 11 applied hour indices – gilded within the rose-gold model, and rhodium-plated within the stainless steel model. The hour indices fall into line using the maritime pennants that are moved around the dial’s flange. The interior ring of the dial includes a barleycorn pattern as well as an applied Corum logo design underneath the 12 o’clock position.


The dauphine-style hands for that hours and minutes are open-worked, faceted and, just like the indices, rhodiumed for that steel version and gilded for that gold one. The watch’s focal point, its 12-mm tourbillon carriage, is situated at 6 o’clock. It features an open-worked tourbillon bridge that’s gilded and polished (rose-gold model) or rhodiumed and polished (steel model). The small seconds tick away in rhythm using the movement of the tourbillon.


In the centre of the watch may be the automatic caliber CO503, which beats in a frequency of 28,800 vph and has a 60-hour power reserve. It’s operated by a 17-mm micro-rotor that’s decorated with circular c?tes de Genève and bears an engraved Corum key emblem. These along with other decorative touches are visible with the screwed-lower sapphire case back, including c?tes de Genève around the upper part of the plate and vertical satin-finishing around the lower part, in addition to a Corum logo design engraved around the bridge.


Tourbillon watches with automatic movements are rare, and individuals operated by micro-rotors are more rare still. With this thought, the U.S. retail cost around the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor is really a somewhat enjoyable surprise: only $43,000 for that stainless steel version and $59,500 for that rose-gold model – well underneath the going rate for a lot of other Swiss-made tourbillon watches. The watch is limited being produced – only 15 pieces is going to be produced in rose gold, only 30 inside a rose-gold-steel combination and 75 in steel.

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