Ahead of SIHH 2018, Audemars Piguet fake released three new models to celebrate Royal Oak Offshore, which will be 25 years old next year. Let’s take a look at these new SIHH 2018 before Audemars Piguet.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Next year will be the 25th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s iconic Royal Oak Offshore. The brand released this timepiece in the 1990s as a sporty and more aggressive version of the legendary Royal Oak watch of the 1970s. To celebrate this event, Le Brassus Manufacture launched three new Audemars Piguet watches before SIHH 2018. These models include a special revision of the original Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph and two different versions of the new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph with a modern dial.
Since its introduction in 1993, this watch is undoubtedly the first choice for many high-end watch connoisseurs. Since its release, this octagonal sports watch has more than 120 different versions, with a diameter of 42 mm, and is made of stainless steel, titanium, gold and platinum. In 2018, stainless steel and 18-carat rose gold are back in fashion, as well as some larger 45mm models.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Re-edition before SIHH 2018
Original Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph Ref. 26237ST.OO.1000ST.01 is a sparkling all-steel watch that perfectly complements the complementary cobalt blue dial. This Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph features an iconic octagonal bezel and visible hexagonal screws, with a protected screw-lock crown between the two buttons at three o’clock , All buttons are painted in rubber blue to match the dial.
The Associated Press’s beloved “petite tapisserie” pattern adorns the dial, with three small blue dials at 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock and a date window at 3 o’clock. The white gold hour markers and dial and the Royal Oak hands in the center of the hour markers (the dials are coated with luminous coating) protrude to improve readability. The monochrome design around the dial, the blue inner ring supports the watch’s speedometer scale, which is indicated by the ultra-thin white chronograph pointer in the center of the luxury watch.
The self-winding 3126/3840 calibre rewinds the Royal Oak Offshore automatic winding chronograph. The movement has a 22k gold rotor and beats at a frequency of 3Hz or 21,600 vibrations per hour to provide a 50-hour power reserve for the wearer. With the virtual match of the original model, this re-release confirms that the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding chronograph is a timeless classic.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph before SIHH 2018
Inspired by the previous Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, the new stainless steel (reference number 26421ST.OO.A002CA.01) and 18-carat rose gold (reference number 26421OR.OO.A002CA.01) models have been completely redesigned . Movement and updated dial. Created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore series, these special edition works are limited to 50 pieces each. Therefore, these watches have particularly ideal additional materials, such as crowns and buttons made of black ceramic, and sandblasted titanium or rose gold button protection covers.
This 45mm timepiece respects the iconic octagonal design of AP, adopts a thinner design and the internal position of the screw, and redesigned the Royal Oak offshore case. In addition, these ultra tourbillon chronographs use an ultra-modern skeleton black dial design-depending on the model, including white or rose gold hour markers-highlighting the brand’s boldness.
This movement is powered by the manually wound 2947 movement, providing tourbillon complications and a chronograph, with 30 minutes, seconds, hours and minutes. It beats at a frequency of 3 Hz or 21,600 vibrations per hour, and it also guarantees an amazing power reserve of 173 hours. Both versions are equipped with black rubber straps, although the dial structure is elegant, but still makes the aaa replica watch strong and sporty.