For generations the Admiral’s Cup International Yachting Regatta competition was the unofficial world championship of offshore racing. The competition started in 1957 between England and the United States with each nation having three teams. It took place during the summer at Crowes on the Isle of Wright, located in southern England and consisted of six yachting events, including two races at sea, a coastal route and three Olympic triangle competitions. The event was held biennially, taking place on odd numbered years.
Other nations including Germany, Australia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland Japan and Sweden joined in the competition in the years that followed with each nation having the obligatory three teams present.
The Admiral’s Cup is considered to be one the most difficult and extreme sailing competitions, since the sea was considerably fierce in the region where the competition was held, especially in the summer months as frequent bad weather constantly prevailed. In fact, a violent storm was attributed to the deaths of six sailors competing in the Admiral’s Cup event in 1979.
In the early 1960’s, Swiss watchmaker Corum became the official timekeeper of the Admiral’s Cup competition. Although the competition has not been staged since 2005, the daring and invigorating characteristics of the event still live on in the Corum Admiral’s Cup timepieces, which are still in production today.
Corum watches are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with our Spotlight On Corum: Exceptional Gifts For Dads & Grads Event. Numerous Admiral’s Cup watches are featured in the promotion, including limited edition and collector’s items.
The Corum Admiral’s Cup Leap Second chronograph is an outstanding choice. This premium crafted, Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features the signature case and matching triple-link bracelet in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium.
The signature twelve-sided, dodecagonal bezel in black vulcanized rubber surrounds the handsome black dial with 1/8th of second and 30-minute sub-dials, luminous hands, Arabic numeral minute and regatta flag decal markers.
Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and a convenient push-button deployment clasp on the bracelet. Automatic men’s chronograph is 48mm in diameter, 18mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
The Admiral’s Cup Seafender 46 Chronograph is the quintessential diver’s watch. This high-performance automatic men’s watch features the signature Admiral’s Cup case in premium-grade titanium, that is both incredibly lightweight and extremely durable. The sleek black rubber strap is ideal for deep-sea diving adventures.
The twelve-sided, dodecagonal bezel in titanium with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and regatta flag hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial along with a locking screw-down and case back for water-resistance to 300 meters. Seafender Chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 15mm thick.
With a cool, crisp white rubber strap and case cover, the Corum Limited Edition Admiral’s Cup GMT watch is the perfect summer timepiece. This precision-crafted Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features prestigious Chronometer Certification from the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).
Durable, bright white rubber covers the titanium case and stationary dodecagonal bezel. The matching white rubber strap has a push-button deployment claps for added convenience and security. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.
The silver-colored tone-on-tone Corum signature patterned dial shines with silver tone skeleton hands, an orange colored GMT hand and polished silver-tone Arabic numeral minute markers. Features include a small-second sub-dial and automatic date window at the 3 o’clock hour.
Additional features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with a screw-down crown for water-resistance to 100 meters. Limited Edition Admiral’s Cup watch is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.
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