Five new Royal Oak offshore models
And how they add up to the five that Audemars Piguet gave up earlier this year.
The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, also known as “The Beast”, was an oversized Royal Oak sports extension of the time, which caused disagreement when it was launched in 1993 (literally, Gérald Genta is not a fan; but it still wins (The other legions) will release two sizes of internal movements this year. The 43mm version was launched in the first half of this year. The 42 based on the original Offshore size are brand new and we bring them to you today. It should be pointed out that 42 is a very large size for the Royal Oak Offshore Watch. This watch is always destined to leave a deep impression. In the few years since its launch, the offshore model has undergone a change of up to 48 mm, but for me, the original size of 42 mm is the most classic and best-fitting.
As early as the early 90s, ROO transformed the design logo associated with the most famous watch designer of the 20th century into a more robust sports watch that played a role in size and material (in this case, rubber). Leading the wave of oversized watches. Offshore led the trend of oversize, it foresees the advanced experimental sports watch category that drives a major part of the luxury watch market today. If there is no Offshore, will there be Hublot Big Bang? Richard Mille?
The Associated Press appears to have released a series of new offshore chronographs ahead of the Royal Oak’s upcoming anniversary. New arrivals range from five Royal Oak offshore models with a size of 43 mm, to a fall in March, and then to another five offshore models with a size of 42 mm. In these 42mm versions, we have two models with the Mega Tapisserie pattern on the dial-light blue and dark green, with application numbers and rubber straps that match the dial. The green version has a stainless steel case and the light blue has titanium. Then there are three other models with Petite Tapisserie motifs, paying tribute to the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993. Night blue with a stainless steel case and bracelet, gray with a titanium case and bracelet, and night blue with an 18-carat pink gold case and bracelet.
All eschewed the application numbers, and instead used simple luminous filling markers. All of them are equipped with AP’s new interchangeable strap and bracelet system, which was seen on 42mm Offshore Divers earlier this year. Everything comes with a second strap option so you can change it immediately. The interchangeable strap system offers three different sizes to match the case and buckle of different Offshore models, and is only available on the Royal Oak Offshore model released this year.
All five 42mm versions are powered by the new internal 4404 movement, in function (column wheel flyback chronograph with vertical clutch and date), diameter (32 mm, 14 lignes), power reserve (70 hours) ), speed (28,800 vph) and number of gems (40). According to the Associated Press, cal. 4404 (vertical sub-dial layout) and calibration. The 4401 (horizontal sub-dial layout) has the same foundation. But changing from a horizontal layout to a vertical layout requires an additional board.
43 mm is the more modern and bold of these two sizes, with large and softly curved black ceramic chronograph buttons protruding from the crown guard, and besides one example, there is a matching ceramic Bezel. The case has also been redesigned to be more ergonomic. Nevertheless, to me, 42mm looks more elegant, and its rubber-coated piston pusher is reminiscent of the original Royal Oak Offshore model designed by Emmanuel Gueit.
This is best reflected in the new Petite Tapisserie style that pays tribute to Gueit’s original work. This is especially true for the steel version, whose blue dial is reminiscent of OG ROO, with a dark blue rubber coating on the crown and buttons. Since the launch of the 25th Anniversary Watch in 2017, it is as closely connected as any original Offshore watch. This year’s rose gold Petite Tapisserie model is also equipped with a blue dial and buttons, marking the first time the evolution of the 1993 model appeared in this material. Titanium Petite Tap has a classic gray dial. They all have a transparent back, you can see the new chronograph movement inside. 2021 Audemars Piguet New Models
Both the 42 and 43 mm versions are triple flyback chronographs, with an accumulator running time of up to 12 hours, but the most obvious difference is that the 43 use date is 4:30 for the third, sixth, and nine formations, while the 42 mm use date The 12, 9, and 6 sub-dials are arranged, and the date is balanced at three o’clock. Interestingly, it seems that turning either formation 90 degrees does not result in the same formation; in both cases, the running seconds are at the six o’clock position.
Since its launch in 2001, the Mega Tapisserie dial has been part of the Royal Oak Offshore story. The buttons and crown of the new version use a steel case (blue dial) and titanium (green dial) and black rubber coating. The light blue of the steel version and the dark green of the titanium are very different in the spectrum-I think one is Los Angeles or Miami and the other is New York, but both are in the wide offshore cab.
The 43 mm chronograph prefers darker neutral tones, and the dial is black, smoky brown, blue or gray. There are five versions in total-two steel and two titanium, the third is 18 carat pink gold, they all have the same calories. The 4401 automatic flyback chronograph movement, which debuted in the Code 11:59 series. Each comes with an interchangeable rubber strap, plus an interchangeable rubber, calfskin or alligator strap, depending on the model.
There are many new Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs throughout the year, that’s for sure. They touched several different styles on two different sizes, which were only one millimeter apart. As for the wider Royal Oak? Well, we haven’t even reached 2022 yet. Wow.
Audemars Piguet 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph. Stainless steel, titanium or 18 carat gold case. Three Petit Tapisserie dial styles with 18-carat pink gold case and bracelet (model 26238OR.OO.2000OR.01), stainless steel (model 26238ST.OO.2000ST.01) or titanium (model 26238TI.OO.2000TI). 01); Two models with Mega Tapisserie dial and case, using titanium (reference number 26238TI.OO.A056CA.01) or stainless steel (26238ST.OO.A340CA.01). Internal automatic flyback chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch, cal. 4404. The movement beats at a speed of 28,800 vph, has a power reserve of 70 hours and 40 jewels.
Audemars Piguet 43 mm Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph. Rose gold case (No. 26420RO.OO.A002CA.01), stainless steel case (No. 26420SO.OO.A002CA.01 and No. 26420SO.OO.A600CA.01) and titanium case (No. 26420TI.OO.A027CA) .01 and reference 26420IO.OO.A009CA.01). Internal automatic flyback chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch, cal. 4401. The movement beats at a speed of 28,800 vph, has a power reserve of 70 hours and 40 jewels.