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AUDEMARS PIGUET CELEBRATES THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE

Audemars Piguet will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, which first launched in 1993.

Le Brassus, November 2017: In 2018, Audemars Piguet will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, which first launched in 1993. For its pre-SIHH event, the Swiss watchmaker is delighted to present three new versions of the iconic sports watch: a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, as well as a brand new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph with a contemporary dial design developed in two versions.
After the introduction of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, more than 120 references of this 42 mm model have been launched in various materials such as stainless steel, titanium, gold and platinum. This year, further to the re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet introduces 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

AP1

 

MOVEMENT

Selfwinding                                                Calibre 3126/3840
Total diameter                                           29.92 mm (13 ¼ 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

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
 

REFERENCE: 26421ST.OO.A002CA.01

AP2


MOVEMENT

Hand-wound                                                Calibre 2947
Total diameter                                              39.78 mm (17 ½ 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
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
 

REFERENCE: 26421OR.OO.A002CA.01

AP3
 

MOVEMENT
Hand-wound                                                Calibre 2947
Total diameter                                              39.78 mm (17 ½ 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
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