2012/01/18 - Corum Admiral's Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Centro "2011 Trophée Jules Verne"

45days 13hours 42min 53sec

The Maxi BanquePopulaire V sets a new record
and wins the Trophée Jules Verne
Record time, the record of all time

Sponsored by the House of Corum, the Maxi BanquePopulaire V completed its round the world trip in record time. Mastery of weather hazards, technology and tactics, along with a strong team spirit, were the keynotes of this victory, but it was well and truly the mastery of time that was behind the record, making the partnership with a watch brand a truly excellent idea.

Antonio Calce – CEO, Corum – declared: “Well done to Loïck and his team for this great record. I would like to thank them for having taken Corum with them aboard the Maxi BanquePopulaire V for this great human and sporting adventure. It is the first time in the history of the Trophée Jules Verne that a watch brand has partnered a world record attempt and given the result, it was quite a success! We can safely wager that the accompanying horological rhythm helped the team through all their trials during the last 45 days and gave time an even sharper edge.”

In its role as official timekeeper, Corum offered each team member a dedicated watch in the shape of an Admiral’s Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Centro, personalized with their names. The model bears the inscription “2011 Trophée Jules Verne” on its dial, while the back of the piece is engraved with the outline of the route.

By partnering this new record, Corum has also laid a new milestone in the history of sailing.