Corum finds its dive watch credentials…
This year Corum has introduced a phenomenal dive watch – the Admiral’s Cup Deep Hull 48. Those of you who, like me, don’t get all that much excited about Corum’s Ti Bridge watches, should definitely give this particular watch special consideration. This watch is in fact Corum’s first dedicated dive watch, perhaps a surprising fact to the casual watch enthusiast. But to its credit, Corum did everything right to make this watch a legitimate choice in the high-end dive watch segment.
Corum Admiral’s Cup Deep Hull 48
Limited Edition 500 pieces, Ref 947.950.04/0371 ANI2
48mm titanium case, on a black rubber strap with titanium buckle
The Deep Hull’s specifications demonstrate that it is a serious diver. The substantially sized 48mm, 12-sided case is forged of high-grade titanium and delivers an impressive 1,000 meter water resistance. And it also has a decompression valve (aka helium-escape valve) which during ascent evacuates helium that has accumulated inside the case due to the diver’s depth and long periods of time underwater. Lest the casual observer assume this watch’s depth rating to be for mere mortals, Corum has very boldly stamped the “1000M” depth rating on the edge of the case:
You can also see in the above picture how nicely designed the dial is. The watch has luminous hands and hour markers, designed in Corum’s signature “nautical pennant” style. On many if not most Corum watches, these nautical pennants are multi-colored and for me (a non-sailor) a bit too much. But I really like the monochromatic look of the Deep Hull. Also as noted on the black dial, the movement is a “certified chronometer” aka a very precise timekeeper.
In summary, I think that this watch is a winner, and in the words of the #1 dive watch blog on the ‘Net, the Corum Admiral’s Cup Deep Hull 48 is “as suited to the consummate professional at helm of a racing yacht as it is to the deep sea diver“! Indeed, the timing for the release of the brand’s first ever true dive watch could not be better!