Audemars Piguet reinterprets the 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph with five new watches

In October 2021, Brasus-Swiss luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet gave a new design to the first Royal Oak offshore model launched in 1993, launching three new Royal Oaks with a diameter of 42 mm Offshore chronographs are made of stainless steel, titanium and 18K rose gold. In addition to retaining the original classic design elements of the Royal Oak Offshore Watch and 42 mm case size, the three new watches are equipped with the latest generation of Audemars Piguet’s latest self-winding flyback chronograph movement Calibre 4404, and are equipped with a new independent replacement Strap system. In addition, the sapphire crystal glass back is back again, and the hand-finished integrated chronograph movement can be seen through the back cover.

The 42mm case is made of titanium or stainless steel with excellent scratch resistance. It is matched with the khaki or light blue “Méga Tapisserie” large plaid decorative dial. The new design is more eye-catching and easy to read, and it is equipped with replaceable textures. Rubber strap.

Three new timepieces, a new interpretation of 1993’s first Royal Oak offshore watch

Adhering to the aesthetic characteristics of the Royal Oak offshore type, the dials of the three new models are all engraved with “Petite Tapisserie” small plaid decoration. Among them, the stainless steel model continues the iconic blue dial of the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993. This color is named “Night Blue, Cloud 50” in the Audemars Piguet historical archives. The rose gold model is also equipped with a night blue dial, and is decorated with a rose gold-toned chronograph sub-dial, which cleverly echoes the color of the case. The dial of the titanium model is light gray, which is more eye-catching against the black chronograph sub-dial and the black inner bezel.

The three timepieces continue the chronograph sub-dial layout design of the first Royal Oak Offshore watch, but the positions of the hour chronograph and small second sub-dial are reversed: the hour chronograph display is at 12 o’clock, and the small second display is at 6 o’clock. Position, the minute chronograph display is still at 9 o’clock. In addition, the distance between the three sub-dials and the center of the dial is exactly the same, which is more visually beautiful.

Adhering to the original design of the 1993 model, the gold AP abbreviation and the words cheap AUDEMARS PIGUET are engraved at the 3 o’clock position on the dial. In addition, the same as the original watch, the date window is covered with a convex lens, which fits into the dial to magnify and display the date numbers.

A new interpretation of stainless steel, rose gold and titanium

The new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is made of stainless steel, titanium and 18K rose gold. In 2004, Audemars Piguet launched a watch made entirely of titanium (Ref. 25721TI). For the first time, it uses an 18K rose gold case with a small “Petite Tapisserie” decorative dial. Give a new interpretation. The cases and straps of the three timepieces have been alternately polished with Audemars Piguet’s iconic satin finish and polished chamfers.

The stainless steel and rose gold models are equipped with blue rubber buttons and crowns, and the bezel is secured with blue rubber washers. The crown, gaskets and buttons of the titanium watch are made of black rubber.

A classic legend that will last forever

In 1993, the Royal Oak Offshore watch designed by watch designer Emmanuel Gueit shocked the watch industry. In addition to retaining the aesthetic design of the Royal Oak series of octagonal bezel and hexagonal screws, the Royal Oak Offshore watch once again breaks through the convention, adopts an eye-catching 42 mm oversized size, with the large black size visible under the bezel and outside. Washers, rubber-coated crown and chronograph buttons, and stainless steel strap links with beautiful curvature. Relying on the masculine and tough interpretation of the Royal Oak series, the first Royal Oak Offshore watch won the nickname “Beast” and set off a trend of oversized watches. Over time, the Royal Oak Offshore has become a stage for Audemars Piguet to show extraordinary creativity, continuously introducing innovative materials and a variety of complex functions, coupled with new colors, continuing the classic and unfailing design essence of prototype watches.

In 2018, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Royal Oak Offshore, this series has been redesigned again. To pay tribute to the original watch, the 25th anniversary reissue uses the classic “Petite Tapisserie” small plaid decoration, and the bottom of the watch is also engraved with the words “Royal Oak Offshore”*. This special watch has applied subtle changes to the aesthetic details of the dial, including the brand logo redesigned in 2012, and the fonts are more coordinated.

Stainless steel material: 26238ST.OO.2000ST.01
Titanium material: 26238TI.OO.2000TI.01
18K rose gold material: 26238TI.OO.2000TI.01

New Royal Oak Offshore 42mm Automatic Chronograph New Design Extreme Style

The two new Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs are made of stainless steel and titanium, with a black ceramic crown and chronograph buttons. The light blue dial of the stainless steel model is decorated with the “Méga Tapisserie” oversized plaid, with a black chronograph subdial and a black inner bezel. The Arabic numerals on the chronograph sub-dial and the central chronograph second hand of the dial are orange, adding a touch of bright color. The titanium model uses the “Méga Tapisserie” large checkered khaki dial and the same color inner bezel. The chronograph sub-dial is silver with black hour markers, Arabic numerals and chronograph hands.

In addition to the use of new colors, the presentation of the brand logo has also been given new ideas. The abbreviation “AP” is engraved at 3 o’clock on the dial, and the full name of the brand (AUDEMARS PIGUET) is no longer retained, highlighting a more distinct sense of movement. The two watches continue the sub-dial layout design of the first Royal Oak Offshore watch. For easier reading, the positions of the hour counter and small seconds sub-dial are reversed: the hour counter display is at 12 o’clock, small seconds The display is located at the 6 o’clock position, the minute time display is still at the 9 o’clock position, and the three sub-dials are exactly the same distance from the center of the dial, which is more visually beautiful. A convex lens with magnifying function is also covered above the date window, which is directly fitted into the dial. The white gold hour markers, Arabic numerals and Royal Oak hands covered with a fluorescent coating cleverly echo the color of the case, making the overall design of the two timepieces more visually complete.

Excellent performance upgrade again

The new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is equipped with Audemars Piguet’s self-made integrated chronograph movement Calibre 4404, equipped with a column wheel device and a flyback timing function. nice watches

Unlike conventional chronograph movements, the flyback function of Calibre 4404 movement requires only one operation to stop the chronograph function, reset it to zero, and start timing again. The column wheel and the vertical clutch mechanism work together to ensure that the chronograph hands will not shake when the timing is started or stopped. When the timing button is operated, the feel is smoother and smoother. In addition, the patented reset mechanism can ensure that the hands of each chronograph sub-dial are instantly reset to zero at the same time.

The new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is equipped with an anti-glare treatment sapphire crystal glass back, the Calibre 4404 movement is fully displayed, including the column wheel and the chronograph function reset hammer. The wearer can also enjoy the exclusive 22K rose gold automatic rotor of the movement and the exquisite hand-finished details, including Geneva pattern, satin-finished and polished chamfers.

Replaceable strap
The new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is equipped with Audemars Piguet’s new independent strap replacement system, which is the first time this system has been applied to a metal strap. The replacement system is directly embedded in the buckle and case fixing nails, which perfectly blends with the aesthetic design of the case. The autonomous strap replacement system is convenient and easy to operate, and the wearer can replace the strap and buckle with a quick click and release. When the watch is worn on the wrist, the two-button system provides the best safety.

The 42 mm diameter Royal Oak offshore model can also be matched with other replaceable straps launched in 2021, including dark blue and black rubber straps. cheap mens watches