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Introducing Three New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs

Introducing Three New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs

Brisk Take

When I close my eyes and think “unadulterated summer watch,” some variation of the Royal Oak Offshore comes to mind. The Offshore is among the best continuations of exemplary watch plan that a top of the line Swiss watchmaker has at any point advanced. The Royal Oak Offshore’s numerous varieties throughout the most recent 27 years are a demonstration of its far reaching acknowledgment, no simple accomplishment for a plan that tried to develop an all around commended exemplary. Today, we have three new Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs that mesh colorful ceramic into their designs.

While every one of these comes in a 44mm dark artistic case, from that point they wander a piece. The models straightforwardly above join brilliant artistic bezels, chronograph pushers, and crowns. The gatekeepers securing the pushers are made of titanium. The third model (beneath) exchanges a portion of the bright fired accents for 18-karat pink gold, with the chronograph pushers and crown in dark artistic. On the whole of the models, the applied hour markers that have encapsulated the 44mm variety of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph have been supplanted with huge, intelligible numerals that review certain executions of the 42mm Offshore Chrono. 

The new Offshores are furnished with the natural AP Cal. 3126/3840 programmed chronograph type, which offers 50 hours of force save and runs at AP’s standard pace of 21,600 vph, or 3 Hz. It’s an AP in-house programmed development fitted with a chronograph module by Dubois Depraz. 

All three new forms of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph come on finished elastic ties with grooves coordinated to their cases. As you can find in the photograph over, the designed surface proceeds onto the side of the lash. They will be accessible only at AP stores worldwide.

Introductory Thoughts

These are large watches at 44mm x 14.4mm, however the stout tasteful works and is honestly essential for the bundle that a Royal Oak Offshore client is becoming tied up with. All things considered, the principal Royal Oak Offshore was a huge for-its time 42mm and assisted with establishing the pace for the larger than average watch pattern that would come to characterize the last piece of the 1990s and the Aughts. It was additionally planned consistently to be a vigorous, curiously large chronograph.

The utilization of brilliant tones has frequently been found in the Offshore. While white or dark earthenware may make you look twice at a regular Royal Oak like the clay ceaseless, the blue and green bezels and pushers we see here feel normally home in the Offshore. 

And the subtleties of the completing on the artistic bezels seem, by all accounts, to be just as good as they are on the gold-bezeled variety, as I’d expect of an AP ceramic piece. The material is not really another thing for AP, or the Offshore besides, yet these new dark artistic choices with beautiful accents look new. Taking all things together three new forms of the Offshore Chrono, the tones are dynamic however not all that noisy that I would transfer them just to summer wear. They’re large, they’re striking, and they’re most likely not going to be for everyone; except I’d lie in the event that I revealed to you I didn’t think these watches are super cool.

The Basics

Brand: Audemars Piguet

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Reference Number: Black clay and pink gold: 26405NR.OO.A002CA.01; dark and green fired: 26405CE.OO.A056CA.01; beat up earthenware: 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01 

Diameter: 44mm

Case Material: 26405NR.OO.A002CA.01: dark clay with pink gold accents; 26405CE.OO.A056CA.01: dark artistic with green fired accents; 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01: dark earthenware with blue ceramic accents

Caseback: Sapphire gem and titanium presentation caseback

Dial Color: 26405NR.OO.A002CA.01: Smoked dim “Mega Tapisserie” design dial, rhodium-conditioned counters, silver-conditioned inward bezel; 26405CE.OO.A056CA.01: smoked green “Mega Tapisserie” design dial, rhodium-conditioned counters, dark internal bezel; 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01: smoked blue “Mega Tapisserie” design dial, rhodium-conditioned counters, dark inward bezel

Indexes: White-gold Arabic numerals on 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01; in any case, pink-gold Arabic numerals

Lume: Yes

Water Resistance: 100 meters

Strap/Bracelet: 26405NR.OO.A002CA.01: Gray finished elastic lash with a 18-karat pink-gold pin clasp; 26405CE.OO.A056CA.01: Green finished elastic tie with a titanium pin clasp; 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01: Blue finished elastic tie with a titanium pin buckle

The Movement

Caliber: 3126/3840

Functions: Hours, minutes, little seconds, date, chronograph

Diameter: 29.92mm

Thickness: 7.16 mm

Power Reserve: 50 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 21,600 vph

Jewels: 59

Valuing & Availability

Price: Ref. 26405NR.OO.A002CA.01 (dark clay and pink gold accents): $42,900; 26405CE.OO.A056CA.01 (dark earthenware with green artistic accents): $34,900; 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01 (dark ceramic with blue fired accents): $34,900

Availability: Audemars Piguet Boutique Exclusivity

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