For half a century the Admiral’s Cup collection has paid tribute to marine and sea-enthusiasts. To celebrate this legendary model’s fiftieth anniversary, CORUM links its name to the prestigious Royal Langkawi International Regatta with a special creation.
The launch of Admiral’s Cup Chronograph 48 Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) inspired by one of the most prestigious sailing event in the world was graced by guest of honor, His Royal Highness Sultan Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbudin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah and Sultanah of Kedah.
The wonderful evening took place at Westin Hotel, Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur was also attended by triple Olympic Gold medalist sailor and CORUM Brand Ambassador Mr. Ben Ainslie. Also present was Yang Teramat Mulia Dato’ Seri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz, Princess of Kedah. Among the distinguished guests were royalties, Commodore and Rear Commodore of Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, CORUM collectors and sailing enthusiasts.
Alongside with prestigious partner The Hour Glass Malaysia, CORUM celebrated this new chapter in its history. Guests were treated to an up close and personal presentation of the timepieces and the special creation of Admiral’s Cup Chronograph 48 Royal Langkawi International Regatta special piece was also unveiled for the very first time in Kuala Lumpur. Dedicated to the Royal Langkawi International Regatta in January 2011, this collection is only available in limited edition of 20 pieces worldwide.
The Admiral’s Cup Chronograph 48 RLIR houses caliber CO753, an automatic-winding mechanical chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC, the ultimate sign of reliability and accuracy. This CO753 caliber operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 42-hour power reserve. The 12-sided case is made of titanium chose for its lightness and hardness. Its imposing 48-mm diameter speaks of its power. It has locking pushbuttons thanks to an exclusive lockout system.
These buttons frame a crown made of the same material and engraved with the CORUM key. A black rubber bezel surrounding the convex sapphire crystal anti-reflective coating protects the upper part of the dial, while the screwdown case back, also of black titanium. The Cotes de Geneve finish of the dial enhances the model’s distinctiveness. Contrasting with the grey dial, the minute numerals are coated with yellow luminescent material and the chevrons are covered with the same material in black. The dial is topped by the words CORUM ADMIRAL’S CUP at 12 o’clock and Limited Edition written in yellow at 6 o’clock.
The hour and minute hands are faceted and shine in the darkness thanks to an identical treatment. Assertively placed at the center of the dial, with the CORUM key as a counterweight, the chronograph second-hand is covered with yellow lacquer, reminding the royalty colors of RLIR. The minute counter hand at 3 o’clock and the small second-hand at 9 o’clock are also coated with yellow luminescent material. The date is displayed in a window at 3 o’clock. Representing the signature features of the collection, the 12 nautical pennants highlighting the hours are transferred on the outer dial ring.
Their monochrome appearance is in harmony with the aesthetic of the watch and their arrangement creates a perfect sense of equilibrium. The winding rotor is engraved with the brand’s name, a reminder that CORUM cares as much about the technical quality of its timepieces as about their esthetics. The strap is made of leather with a textile appearance and outlined with yellow hand stitching and features a tongue buckle engraved with the brand name. The Admiral’s Cup Chronograph 48 RLIR is guaranteed water resistant to 300 meters. This timepiece specially created for the Royal Langkawi International Regatta will be available in a limited edition of 20 pieces. Retailing at RM 37,500.
Admiral’s Cup Chronograph 48 Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Reference 753.935.06/0231 AK56
Limited Edition of 20 pieces worldwide
Self-winding chronograph, CO753, COSC certified
Frequency 4 Hz, 28,800 vibrations/hour
Special CORUM finish, including the oscillating weight engraved with the brand name
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
48mm diameter, twelve-sided case
Titanium Grade 5
Crown in titanium, engraved with CORUM key
Vulcanized rubber bezel and crown protector
Screw-down back in titanium with black vulcanized rubber adorned with a Royal
Langkawi International Regatta specific medaillon
Grey with Cotes de Geneve
2 counters: 30 minutes at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock
12 monochrome nautical pennants representing the hours transferred on the fitted flange
Minutes and minute chevrons with black Superluminova
Facetted hour and minute hands with black Superluminova, counter hands with Yellow Superluminova
Yellow seconds hand counterweight shaped like the CORUM key
Date indication in a window at 3 c’clock
CORUM logo applied on the dial, Limited Edition transferred in yellow on the dial
Glass: Cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflecting coating
Strap: Leather strap with textile-look finish and yellow hand-stiching, width 22/20 mm
Buckle: Titanium tongue buckled engraved with CORUM logo
Water resistance: 30 atmospheres (990 feet/ 300 meters)
Price: RM 37,500
About Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR)
The Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) is the brainchild of the late Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Abdulalah ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the Founder Chairman and 1st Commodore of the The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC). The RLYC organized the first RLIR in the year 2003 and over the years, the race has become a popular event among sailors around the world. The Royal Langkawi International Regatta currently in its 9th year, is unlike any other Regatta. Teams participating in the RLIR compete for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy, which is open to internationally registered yachts. The Commodore’s Challenge Cup is open to club registered cruises.