Audemars Piguet Unveils Three New Royal Oak Offshore Models
In 1992 AP introduced the Royal Oak Offshore which raised eyebrows since it was breaking the mold to luxury watchmaking that we’re accustomed too. Since then the Royal Oak Offshore is Audemars Piguet sportiest, most masculine piece – a far more robust version of the octagonal iconic model launched in 1972.
From the earliest days, this watch played on contrasts and materials and it still does in 2020, as we can see with the three new models of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 44mm, with bold, accented cases and new smoked fumé dials with Arabic numerals. Following this collection’s tradition, these 2020 Royal Oak Offshore are ultra-bold, robust watches that will not fail to leave an impression. All three still measuring a commanding 44mm case and 14.4mm thick, in brushed black ceramic with polished accents. Each model is differentiated by its contrasting accents
Two of the models rely on coloured ceramic for the bezel, the crown and the pushers, available either in blue or in green. Here the lateral pushpiece guards are titanium. The third model uses 18k pink gold on the bezel and the pushpiece guards, while the pushers and the crown are done in black ceramic
To power these watches are AP’s manufacture Calibre 3126/3840. This self-winding calibre 3126/3840 is based on the Audemars Piguet in-house calibre 3120 with the Dubois Depraz chronograph module. The movement measures 29.92mm in diameter and 7.16 in thickness and is composed of 365 parts and 59 jewels. This movement beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph and provides a power reserve of 50 hours when fully wound. Thanks to a titanium caseback with see-through sapphire, the wearer can now enjoy the beautifully decorated and crafted movement.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 44mm are all worn on a textured rubber strap in blue, green or grey and secured by a titanium pin buckle. These are boutique exclusive models.