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Pre-SIHH 2018: Audemars Piguet celebrates the 25th Anniversary of The Royal Oak Offshore

by Hours and Minutes Australia

Royal Oak Offshore – First introduced by Audemars Piguet in 1993, this is by far one of the hottest collections in the watch industry.  In 2018, Audemars Piguet will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, with the introduction of three new versions of the iconic sports watch: a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Self winding Chronograph, as well as a brand new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph with a contemporary dial design developed in two versions.

Since 1993, the manufacture has created over 120 references of this 42 mm beast in various materials, be it gold, stainless steel, titanium and platinum. In 2018, further to the re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet will introduce a new special series available in either stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold, each one limited to 50 pieces.

These two models are inspired by the previous Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph (26388PO & 26288OR), with an entirely redesigned movement, developed exclusively to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore collection. Featuring the combination of materials that is often presented on Royal Oak Offshore models, the crown and pushpieces are now crafted in ceramic instead of metal and rubber.

The new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph also presents a brand new dial constructed as a true piece of contemporary architecture, which demonstrates the bold approach that Audemars Piguet has always sought to convey through the aesthetics of its Offshore collection, while always being true to its DNA.

25 years after it was first launched, the Royal Oak Offshore still manages to reveal new creative dimensions.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – REFERENCE: 26237ST.OO.1000ST.01

MOVEMENT

Selfwinding – Calibre 3126/3840, Total diameter – 29.92 mm (13 1⁄4 lignes), Total thickness – 7.16 mm, Number of jewels – 59, Number of parts – 365, Minimal guaranteed power reserve – 50h, Frequency of balance wheel (Hz) – 3 Hz (=21,600 vibrations /h)

CASE

42 mm stainless steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal, caseback engraved with the “Royal Oak Offshore” logo in the centre and the word “AUTOMATIC”, blue rubber-clad pushpieces and screw- locked crown, water-resistant to 100 m

DIAL

Blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, blue counters, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel

BRACELET

Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp

FUNCTIONS

Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – REFERENCE: 26421ST.OO.A002CA.01

MOVEMENT

Hand-wound – Calibre 2947, Total diameter – 39.78 mm (17 1⁄2 lignes), Total thickness – 11.60 mm, Number of jewels – 30, Number of parts – 353, Minimal guaranteed power reserve – 173h, Frequency of balance wheel (Hz) – 3 Hz (=21,600 vibrations /h)

CASE

45 mm stainless steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, stainless steel bezel, black ceramic screw-locked crown and pushpieces, sandblasted titanium pushpiece guards, water-resistant to 100m

DIAL

Black dial, white gold hour-markers with luminescent coating

BRACELET

Black rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle

FUNCTIONS

Tourbillon, chronograph, 30-minute counter, seconds counter, hours and minutes

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – REFERENCE: 26421OR.OO.A002CA.01

MOVEMENT

Hand-wound – Calibre 2947, Total diameter – 39.78 mm (17 1⁄2 lignes), Total thickness – 11.60mm, Number of jewels – 30, Number of parts – 353, Minimal guaranteed power reserve – 173h, Frequency of balance wheel (Hz) – 3 Hz (=21,600 vibrations /h)

CASE

45 mm 18-carat pink gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, pink gold bezel, black ceramic screw-locked crown and pushpieces, sandblasted pink gold pushpiece guards, water- resistant to 100m

DIAL

Black dial, pink gold hour-markers with luminescent coating

BRACELET

Black rubber strap with 18-carat pink gold pin buckle

FUNCTIONS

Tourbillon, chronograph, 30-minute counter, seconds counter, hours and minutes

 

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