Thursday, June 25, 2009

Corum's Admiral's Cup Gypsy Moth IV

Corum Admirals Cup Gypsy Moth IV

Corum is a master of its trade. Watchmaking genius encompassing a wide range of watch creations. Corum's Admiral Cup Collection is one of Corum's most successful watch lines. The Watch depicted to the left of the text is the Corum Admiral's Cup Gipsy Moth IV 44. This watch represents the adventure of the human spirit.
Gypsy Moth IV

Inspired by the famous yacht, the Gipsy Moth, in which Sir Francis Chichester sailed around the world in record time. The Dial of the watch highlights the route taken by Sir Francis Chichester. Just gazing at the the dial fills one with a sense of wonder and amazement at the incredible achievement of Sir Francis. The wonder is further increased by the silhouette of his Gypsy Moth 1V at the 12 'o clock position. The seemingly flimsy yacht sailed below Australia, around the Southern tip of Africa and South America and in the treacherous warm waters off Africa where Hurricanes are spawned.

The Corum Admiral's Cup Gipsy Moth IV 44 Watch is crafted in warm 18K rose gold, 18K white gold or 18K yellow gold. The case is 44mm in diameter with its 12- sided bezel (characteristic of the Admiral Watch Collection) and fluted case. Depicted on the bezel is the 12 nautical pennants. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and so if you wish to follow sailing dreams, this watch will be an excellent must. The Admiral's Cup Gipsy Moth movement is self winding and has central sweep seconds, rapid adjustable date display which can be easily changed by unscrewing the crown and pulling it out to the intermediate date-setting position. This watch is a Certified Chronometer as a result of 15 days of rigorous examinations and testing by Switzerland's Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometer (C.O.S.C) To gain the distinction of a Chronometer, the watch is subjected to extreme temperatures and position changes.

Corum Admiral Cup watches are one of the finest collection of watches. The Admiral watches are based on the an international yachting regatta known as the Admiral Cup. The Regatta was organized in 1957 by the Royal Ocean Riding Club our of Cowes, on the Isle of Wright in England. It was a biennial event, occurring every odd-numbered year. The period from 1957 to 1999 the cup was completed between national teams with three boats each. In the early years only England and United States took part in the race, but later other countries joined hence the colourful nautical flags on the bezel and dial of many Admiral Cup Corum Watches. This was a prestigious race fit for royalty and in 1971, British Prime Minister, Edwar Heath, captioned one of the winning boats. However it seems the Admiral Cup Race has seen its heyday and the Regatta seems to be winding down. I hope I am mistaken; however, there has not been an Admiral Cup race in 5 years. The race was cancelled in 2001, 2005 and 2007. In 2003 the competition was moved from Ireland to Australia for unknown reasons, and instead of being a competition among countries, it was a competition between various yacht clubs.

The Admiral Cup was a race of incredible endurance, stamina and sheer driving force. The will to win, to succeed, to triumph. I hope we have not seen the last of the Admiral Cup Race. In the regatta's absence (temporary I hope), Corum continues to manufacture exquisite Admiral Cup Watches. Watches that exude a keen sense of the competition, horological competition. Corum unveils new Admiral Cup watches every year, and the response is remarkable and Admiral Cup Luxury Watches are becoming more popular.

The Admiral's Cup Solid Gold Watch is a spectacular example of Corum's fine craftsmanship. The nautical flags are embossed on the Bezel. The nautical flags almost flutter in the gentle breeze as their skippers, in anticipated urgency, wait to embark on their competitive journey. The bright red second hand counts down the seconds. This watch is a Certified Chronometer as a result of rigorous high endurance testing by the C.O.S.C. The wearer can view the mechanical movements of the Admiral's Cup Watch through a sapphire crystal case back.

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