Bold, revolutionary collection took its own, unique and somewhat unexpected position in the world of watches.
Royal Oak Offshore got hold of commercial success with impressive sales in the first year and firmly strengthened DNA of the brand Audemars Piguet for many years ahead.
Today, an independent Swiss watchmaker luxury Offshore offers more than 30 models from chronographs to a more sophisticated complications.
As part of its lineup in 2021 Audemars Piguet is 5 hours of new Royal Oak Offshore, made of stainless steel, 18-carat pink gold or titanium.
Firstly, these watches have a new body size – 43 mm, which is the first redesign of the Royal Oak Offshore collection since the advent of 44 mm in the early 2000s.
With improved crown with screw fixation, the chronograph buttons and bezel, AP definitely made much sleeker body.
With the exception of full titanium version, four other collections of models have a ceramic bezel, creating a strong two-color contrast.
Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, bent from 6 to 12 hours and is ideally suited to bending bezel completes the overall design.
Another notable update is on the dial.
Pyramid constituting the iconic pattern «Méga Tapisserie», available in black, gray, gray-brown and blue shades, they were pointed and connected to each other in relief cruciform pattern, adding depth dial.
Squares, completion of the pyramid were satin to match the bold but refined aesthetic body.
Chronograph counters were rearranged to improve the readability: minute counter is now displayed at position 9 o’clock, and the hour counter is at 3 o’clock.
In addition, the date window has been moved closer to the inner bezel between 4 and 5 o’clock.
Small seconds counter, in turn, is in the 6 o’clock.
In addition, the clock shows the new logo Royal Oak Offshore, adorning the new collection model.
False gold AP initials appear without long inscription at a mark of 12 hours.
The dial also decorated more expressive gold arrows Royal Oak, which emphasize the bright personality hours.
The new package size requires a new mechanism, and Audemars Piguet have decided this issue.
The new line of Royal Oak Offshore 43mm equipped with the latest manufactory chronograph built Calibre 4401 – a mechanism first developed for the collection of Code 11.
This chronograph mechanism with automatic movement and is equipped with a column wheel backstop function that allows to restart chronograph without stopping or resetting.
Caliber 4401 is also equipped with a system of vertical coupling, which prevents bouncing arrows when starting or stopping the chronograph, and a proprietary reset mechanism ensuring smooth resetting the counter each arrow.
From back sapphire crystal can admire a special rotor of blackened 22 karat rose gold and exquisite finish, including the «Côtes de Genève», «traits tirés» and circular graining.
The rear cover also visible components normally hidden from view, such as hammers and the column wheel of the chronograph.
Pressing the reset button hammers driven by the control lever, hit the heart-shaped cams chronograph wheel and to return the chronograph to zero.
The caliber 4401 self-winding, power reserve of 70 hours ideally complements Royal Oak Offshore watch.
Waterproof housing is 100 m.
Audemars Piguet offers its customers an opportunity to change the straps and buckles of their new hours thanks to the rapid change of the strap.
double-click the system also ensures optimal safety when wearing the watch on your wrist.
In order not to disturb the body aesthetics, interchangeability system is integrated directly into the buckle and body studs.
In addition, rubber straps in black, blue, gray and brown hues that adorn the various models, as well as AP buckle gives new sporty chronograph.
There are two additional interchangeable strap calfskin beige or brown and black alligator strap.
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