Friday, October 04, 2013
Time spent holding tiller and sheets is time where the stresses and worries of everyday life are completely absent from a sailor’s mind. The hollow thud the boat makes when the hull hits a big wave, like in a rollercoaster, the utter relief realizing that there isn’t any queue nor a traffic jam and all you hear is the sound of the wind and all you see is the water and the distant land. It’s only you and the sea, its vastness and unending movement, its familiar but other worldly strangeness, its colors, its simultaneous relentless beauty and awful inestimable power of destruction. Sailing is indeed a living poetry, much like the watches produced by the fine watchmaking brand, Corum. As a longstanding partner of the most prestigious regattas and leading sailors such as Loïck Peyron and Ben Ainslie, the development of a caliber combining a countdown function with a chronograph was a logical step for Corum. This has now been accomplished in the new Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta, equipped with a regatta function entirely developed by Corum. Embodying all the classic features of the Admiral’s Cup collection created in 1960, the new Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta model powerfully reaffirms Corum’s fundamental triptych: top-flight mechanics combining technical innovation and grand watchmaking traditions; a DNA firmly anchored in the sailing world; as well as a strong and instantly recognizable design
Come see it at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.