Corum Watches Awards Special Timepiece to Jules Verne Trophy Winners
Thursday - 12 April 2012
As partner and Official Timekeeper of the sailing adventure, Corum supported the 14 crew members of the Maxi BanquePopulaire V as they set a new reference time of 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes, 53 seconds.
Last week Corum invited the Maxi BanquePopulaire V crew to a celebration of their achievements at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. Each member of the team was awarded a special watch in honour of their prestigious victory: the Trophée Jules Verne 2011-2012.
The Maxi BanquePopulaire V crew was led by Loïck Peyron, sailor and brand ambassador for Corum. "When tackling time head-on, it is advisable to be well-equipped," Peyron said. "We would like to thank Corum for their unfailing support as well as the Banque Populaires for their loyalty. The entire team is immensely proud to wear such a powerful symbol of an incredible adventure on their wrists."
Thierry Bouvard, head of sponsorship for the Banque Populaires, commended Corum for "immortalising this great victory", saying: "We are delighted to have worked with a brand that has been sharing the values of sailing and offshore racing for a number of years."