Corum : The effigy of Didier Cuche

Admiral’s Cup 44 Chrono Centro Didier Cuche

Movement : mechanical self-winding CO960, chronometer-certified by the COSC, exclusive to Corum Case : white vulcanised rubber Diameter : 44 mm Functions : hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph with central seconds and minutes read-off Dial : silver-toned grey, “tapestry-worked” pattern featuring the face of Didier Cuche Case-back : sapphire, metallised with the face of Didier Cuche Strap : white rubber Limited edition : 20

Corum’s ambassador Didier Cuche, the ski champion who has now retired from competition, has lent his name to a mini-collection of twelve-sided Admiral’s Cup 44 Chrono Centro watches that now welcomes a feminine version. His most loyal fans will be delighted to learn that this 20-piece limited series comes with a snow-white rubber-clad case and strap, along with, silver-toned grey for the background of the highly personalised dial. The latter is adorned with a tone-on-tone stylised depiction of the champion’s face. A sprinkling of orange accents enliven the displays of this distinctive chronograph that measures the seconds as well as the minutes via central hands, without any additional counters. Like the two masculine models that preceded it, the resolutely sporty feminine model is water-resistant to 100 metres and equipped with mechanical self-winding Calibre CO960. Chronometer-certified by the COSC, it appears through a sapphire caseback that also features a metallised interpretation Didier Cuche’s face, along with his signature.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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