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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

One each: CORUM Admiral's Cup 48 Chrono Trophée Jules Verne

45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes, 53 seconds: that’s the new reference time for the Jules Verne Trophy – the round the world trip by crew with neither stops nor help – recorded by CORUM. In its capacity as partner and official timekeeper for this legendary sailing adventure, the Swiss watch brand accompanied sailor, Loïck Peyron and the Maxi BanquePopulaire V crew in achieving their prestigious record. 

To pay tribute to the BanquePopulaire team’s great victory, CORUM has just awarded the 14 crew members,as well as their onshore router, a special brand new model called the “Trophée Jules Verne 2011-2012”. CORUM has associated with Banque Populaire – a major player in the sailing world – in supporting one of the most sought-after nautical challenges: the Trophée Jules Verne. 

As Official Timekeeper of this prestigious round-the-world race and to honour its partnership, CORUM has developed a special edition of its renowned Admiral’s Cup watch collection which has been delighting sailing devotees and enthusiasts since 1960.

The watch is equipped with a chronograph function, the principal horological complication for sports watches.  The dial of the Admiral’s Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Centro bears the inscription “Trophée Jules Verne 2012”, while the back is engraved with a depiction of the race course. 

On her second attempt, the Maxi Banque Populaire V has entered the record books by taking the Jules Verne Trophy after 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes and 53 seconds at sea. Skipper Loïck Peyron and his crew covered the 29,002 miles of round-the-world sailing at an average speed of 26.51 knots.


Reference:  Special Edition Trophée Jules Verne 

Movement: Self-winding chronograph, CO960, COSC certified
                           Frequency 4 Hz, 28,800 vibrations/hour 27 jewels

Special CORUM finish, including the oscillating weight engraved with the  brand name and black PVD treatment 

Power reserve: 42 hours 

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph with minutes and  seconds indication in the centre
Specific pusher locking system 

Case:  48mm diameter, twelve-sided case
 Titanium, case engraved with the name of the  team member and « Trophée Jules Verne 2012 » and « Maxi Banque Populaire V » 

Crown in titanium, engraved with CORUM key 
Black vulcanised rubber bezel and crown protector   
Screwed open back in titanium, sapphire glass engr aved with the route of  the Trophée Jules Verne - Maxi Banque Populaire V

Dial: Black with Clous de Paris
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, date indication in a window at 3 o’clock
12 monochrome nautical pennants representing the hours transferred on the fitted flange
Minutes and minute chevrons 
Facetted hour and minute ha nds with black Superluminova 60 minutes chronograph hand  with yellow Superluminova 

CORUM logo applied on the dial with “Trophée Jules Verne” at 6 o’clock

Glass: Cambered twelve-sided sapphire  crystal with anti-reflective coating

Strap:  Leather strap with textile look, width 24/24 mm 

Buckle:    Buckle, engraved with CORUM logo

Water resistance: 330feet/100 metres

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