The new Corum Admiral is hitting the summer waves with a splash of colour as a new collection of Corum watches in 22 possible lively combinations sets sail on an ocean of colour. Through masculine eyes, the sensational colour palette of dark blue, light blue and white can seem a little feminine but a strong man might find these vivid hues strikingly attractive.
Set Sail with the new Corum Admiral 32, 38 and 42
The new Corum Admiral collection available in 32, 38 and 42 mm proportions is as elaborate as they are varied, the myriad of colours are matched by the signature nautical flags. If you want to show off your mastery of the seas, it might be worth it to take the name and learn the symbol flags of the regatta.
22 possible combinations and interchangeable dials and straps for mixing and matching bring a certain level of customisation to the the new Admiral collection; and this is where the maritime collection excels, designed as his and her watches, the diversity of colours, dials and straps complement all but the most esoteric of tastes.
Three different case widths: 32, 38 and 42 mm for the new Corum Admiral series also means that your choice of warm and sunny summer watch can easily turn into a dressy, undersleeve dinner companion for dining on the beach or yacht.
New Corum Admiral size comparisons
As you can tell from the 3 comparison visuals below, the 42mm stands as the most obvious while the geometric dodecagon (twelve-sided polygonto) bezel has a tendency to disguise the relative difference in proportions between the 32mm and 38mm Corum Admiral editions.
Corum Admiral technical specifications
The Corum Admiral 42 is driven by the CO 395 – Automatic calibre with 42 hours power-reserve like the 38 models, while the Admiral 38 functions with the CO 082 – Automatic calibre and the Admiral 32 runs with the CO 400 – Automatic but only 40 hours power-reserve, not bad given its diminutive size.
Unveiled in Sarnico, the Riva 56′ Rivale is the perfect nautical companion. The maritime masterpiece joins the open yacht fleet during the Riva “Reflection” event at the historic Sarnico shipyard, celebrating 175 years of history.
“We lived a memorable day: the introduction of the new 56′ Riva Rivale in Sarnico where everything started. This fantastic and charming open yacht, has the privilege to glide on 175 years in the history of Riva. It inherits his name from its predecessor, even being complteely new in its hull, lines, engines and technological solutions. As for every iconic product that made brand’s history, the name remains in its progressive evolution. The new 56′ Rivale is a open yacht with no rival.” – Alberto Galassi, CEO, Ferretti Group
The Riva 56′ Rivale features a robust elegance and dynamism thanks to unique aesthetic features which make Riva open yachts among the most iconic in the world. The joint efforts of Officina Italiana Design, Ferretti Product Strategy Committee and the Ferretti Engineering Department, the new 56 foot Riva open yacht was conceived for not just style but performance through cutting edge technological solutions.
Yacht style ’56 Rivale aesthetics
The Riva ’56 Rivale marries attention to detail with the finest materials like high gloss mahogany for the interiors as well as natural teak exteriors. Across the open yacht, lacquered finishing contrast with a variety of stainless steel details, mirrored and glazed surfaces and superior leather textures. The new hull not only enhances the most popular technical yachting features but are also dressed in a hue of Shark Grey and details in Bright Black.
The stern of the Riva open yacht is home to a Williams 325 tender, the garage with hatch in double shell carbon fibre not only protects the tender but also hides a sophisticated innovation: during underwater movement of the swimming platform, the steps on the left become partially submerged revealing additional steps in the hull. A great, seamless design which adds to the elegance while providing a convenient stairway for getting back on board without using the steel ladder.
Meanwhile, the cockpit towards the end of the stern features a large sun pad for the Captain’s companions while mooring equipment is kept stylishly away in compartments set within the bulwark and hidden by stainless steel grilles. Visually, the roll bar adds to the sporty appeal of the new Riva open yacht’s profile simultaneously acting as a support structure for communication antennas.
The forward section of the ’56 Rivale on the left of the bridge is equipped with control, monitoring and navigation systems featuring touchscreen displays including MAN-Boening’s innovative wide engine display.
The main deck lounge is a spacious, forward-facing sitting area with L-shaped sofa and teak dining table for splendid dining and lounging experiences or simply just relaxing with a mimosa while catching the ocean breeze. Behind the station control station is a bulwark cabinet which hides the fridge, ice-maker, grill, sink and bar equipment for at least 6 people. Similar to the sister yacht Rivamare, the Riva ’56 Rivale has containers for separate waste collection as well as various storage compartments all the way up the helm seat. Impressively, an electro-hydraulically operated bimini top can offer shade and weather protection for the whole area.
A well appointed lounge-dinette designed with mirrored surfaces alternate with varnished mahogany, dark lacquered woods and dark leather coverings and the resulting contrast of colours and materials is what gives the 56′ Rivale open yacht its signature Riva aesthetic. Seat covers are dressed in Ivano Redaelli fabric while wall-to-wall carpet is made by Van Besouw.
The port side galley with entertainment unit and mini bar area (with fridge equipped with special compartment for a Champagne magnum) is partially hidden from prying eyes thanks to mirrored walls. A glass hatch and large hull windows allows ample natural light into the galley, avoiding the claustrophobia of regular yacht galleys.
With access of the independent day head directly from the dinette, it’s possible for the 56′ Rivale open yacht to function as a guest home during a day cruise as guests can use the facilities without trespassing cabins and bathrooms of those staying the night.
Two ensuite cabins are decorated in a manner similar to the lounge – an interplay of colours and textures but a distinct design element is the ivory white leather covering the headboard and border while dark leather covers the tops of bedside tables and the bed’s base. The soft furnishings here are also supplied by Ivano Redaelli and Van Besouw. Meanwhile, the master suite and VIP cabin features many storage compartments in addition to their own personal heads. The crew cabin consists of a single bed with bathroom with their own access hatch from the cockpit, concealed by the dormeuse.
Performance of the Riva 56′ Rivale open yacht
The new Riva 56′ Rivale open yacht is available in two engine configurations, one fitted with twin 1000 HP MAN engines or the other with twin 1200 HP MAN engines. The V-Drive propulsion system enables a 1000 HP MAN engines to hit 31 knots cruising speed while the 1200 HP MAN engines cruise at 34 knots. At top speeds, the Riva 56′ Rivale can hit 35 and 38 knots respectively.