Corum’s history as a watchmaker is inextricably linked to the Admiral’s Cup. Held for the first time just three years after the company’s founding in 1955, the Admiral’s Cup was held annually as the unofficial world championship of open-ocean yacht racing. As the official timekeeper for the high-brow affair, Corum capitalized on it’s position by introducing the Admiral’s Cup line of watches in 1960. For fifty years, Corum has produced the Admirals Cup line for both ladies and men.
Today’s sample – reference number 039.430.20 – measures 29mm across its stainless steel case. Viewed from the side, the watch features parallel engraved lines on each flank, giving it a rugged feel rare for ladies watches. Signature to the Admiral’s Cup line, the watch has a dodecahedronal bezel that lends geometry to the 12 hour markers; nautical flags on the bezel and lumed bars on the dial. Matching lumed hands pair with a red second hand. It’s all powered by a quartz movement and pairs beautifully with the highly polished stainless steel bracelet, sized for wrists up to 7” in diameter.