Since 1993 Corum the Swiss watchmaker has developed Admirals Cup 48 Tide watches with such precision that they have become the name for such designs.
In 2012 Corum released a new edition of the 48 Tides collection. The Seafender 48 was released earlier this year in limited edition, Corum done this to mark its re-entry into the Brazilian market. The watch is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Brazil’s most important nautical institution, the late Clube de Santos.
The Seafender 48’s main features include nautical information displays used by ship crew members and admirals during sailing and especially during uncertain weather conditions.
Types of nautical information
- The Strength of Tide
- The Estimation of water levels
- The Strength of the currents
- The time of the tide
The watch comes in two versions
- A titanium sporty edition-colors are blue, yellow and black
- A red gold urban edition-colors are rose gold, grey and brown
Both editions have the same features expect that the red gold edition is only water resistant down to 50 meters where as the titanium sporty edition can be taken down to 300 meters.
The mechanisms and specs of the watch are as follows
- The watch is erupted with a caliber CO277 giving the mechanisms a power reserve of roughly 42 hours.
- The shape of the watch is in a dodecagonal, meaning it has 12 sides.
- The dimensions are 48mm wide by 17.35mm thick
The case is made of grade 5 titanium or 5N 18k red gold. The bezels are made of vulcanized rubber. The crystal is sapphire with an anti reflective coating.
The hands on the clock are treated with SuperLuminova which allows for visibility in low light environments. All the numbers on the clock face are developed to provide for accurate and quick nautical information. To an untrained eye the watch seems hectic and clustered but for those used to such numbers and measurements the watch is extremely useful. The Seafender can also be used as a backup in case on board systems on a ship fails and shuts down.
The Seafender 48 is limited to 65 pieces. The price has not yet been revealed. You would have to contact Corum to get a quote, which is usually the case with most limited edition luxury watches. As 2012 will eventually end so will this limited edition Admiral watch. Although targeting the Brazilian market, the watch can be bought by those outside Brazil.