Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm

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FORWARD- THINKING

This year at Audemars Piguet, is the year of the Royal Oak Offshore – a watch that is still as innovative, forward-thinking and rebellious as when it burst onto the traditionally conservative luxury-watch scene in 1993.

For 2014, six new iterations of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm are being launched, boasting a more technical, sculpted aesthetic as well as black ceramic pushpieces and crown. What is more, the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver, sculpted entirely in white ceramic and therefore virtually scratchproof.

For lifelong fans and newcomers alike, these novelties serve to highlight Audemars Piguet’s ongoing commitment to technical progress, and this family-owned company’s spirit of independence; the perfect embodiment of the  Manufacture’s motto, “to break the rules, you must first master them.”

For 2014, six new iterations of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm are being launched

A NOBLE LINEAGE

The Royal Oak Offshore design – so perfect it has barely changed in two decades – echoes that of the virile, iconic Royal Oak, whose octagonal, stainless-steel facets so shook up the peaceful scene of classic, round, gold watches. However, the Royal Oak Offshore was even sturdier, sportier and more masculine. When it was first introduced in 1993, no one would have entertained the idea of a 42 mm watch in the early Nineties! But it proved to be a pioneer – it singlehandedly set the trend for uncompromising, oversized watches that has continued ever since.

Made in the Vallée de Joux by the last historical watchmaking house owned by the founding families

While the first models were in stainless steel, gold and platinum, Audemars Piguet’s renowned, forward-thinking approach to high-tech materials was soon applied to the Royal Oak Offshore. Titanium appeared very early, and during the 2000s the Manufacture introduced carbon, ceramics, cermet and rubber. 
Beneath that groundbreaking exterior, the Royal Oak Offshore has remained mechanically traditional, as one would expect from a ‘Maison’ with as many years of savoir-faire as Audemars Piguet. Made in the Vallée de Joux by the last historical watchmaking house owned by the founding families, it respects all the criteria of Haute Horlogerie, its movements hand-decorated and hand-assembled – even in the models without sapphire-crystal casebacks.
Of the many limited editions among the Royal Oak Offshore models, nearly half have related to the car-racing and sports worlds while others have been linked to country commemorations and boutique series.

THE ‘26470’ EVOLUTION

Every dial is decorated with the Royal Oak Offshore’s distinctive, waffle-like ‘Méga Tapisserie’ pattern. The more sculpted and refined hour- markers lend an additional technical touch

New for 2014, the ‘26470’ Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Collection maintains the original 42 mm ‘supersize’ of 1993, yet moves things on for the first time from its 26170 predecessors.

An evolution of these groundbreaking timepieces, the new references are available in stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold, and are distinguished by a more technical, sculpted aesthetic, as is notably visible in the design of the pushpiece guards, the crown and the pushpieces. Black ceramic replaces rubber on the crown and pushpieces, which have been resized to create a more contemporary look.

The bezel is in satin-brushed and polished stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold, secured by eight polished steel hexagonal screws – the bold, immutable signature of the Royal Oak Offshore collection. Every dial is decorated with the Royal Oak Offshore’s distinctive, waffle-like ‘Méga Tapisserie’ pattern. The more sculpted and refined hour-markers lend an additional technical touch. Moreover, the new facetted hands with polished decorative fillets surrounding the hour markers, counters and date window, together with the use of a luminescent coating, make the dial more radiant and ensure enhanced readability of the time indications.

A polished white- or pink-gold appliqué presents our brand initials, along with the ‘Audemars Piguet’ logo transferred in white on a raised cartouche. The dial colour is echoed on the date disc in order to accentuate the overall uniformity.

Attached to the 26470 collection’s stainless-steel or gold case is either a rubber or alligator strap, featuring a broader taper and a new pin buckle, both of which ensure greater comfort and user-friendliness.

The 2014 Royal Oak Offshore Collection moves the game on once more. The engraved 22-carat gold oscillating mass is now visible through the sapphire caseback, a window onto 139 years of horological mastery.

ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE CHRONOGRAPH 42mm

Ref.: 26470ST.OO.A027CA.01
A HANDSOME ‘NAVY’ VARIANT OF THE NEW ‘26470’ ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE COLLECTION, THIS PIECE IS CHARACTERIZED BY A ROYAL-BLUE DIAL AND RUBBER STRAP, WITH CONTRASTING CHRONOGRAPH HANDS IN ORANGE – A COLOUR COMBINATION THAT LENDS A FRESH, SPORTY FEEL TO AUDEMARS PIGUET’S 20-YEAR-OLD ICON.
 
Ref.: 26470ST.OO.A101CR.01
WITH A SOBER BLACK DIAL AND BLACK- LEATHER ‘HORNBACK’ ALLIGATOR STRAP, THE URGENT-RED STITCHING AND CHRONOGRAPH HANDS OF THIS BOLD TIMEPIECE NONETHELESS BETRAY A SPORTY, DYNAMIC PERSONALITY. THE BLACK CERAMIC PUSHPIECES PERFECTLY COMPLEMENT THE MONOCHROME TONALITY, LENDING AN OVERALL SUBTLE BUT POWERFUL VISUAL EFFECT.
 
Ref.: 26470ST.OO.A104CR.01
FROM DIAL TO ‘HORNBACK’ ALLIGATOR STRAP, THE CRISP, SLATE-GREY COLOURWAY OF THIS TIMEPIECE LENDS A HIGH-TECH DESIGNER AESTHETIC, AS PERFECT WITH A WHITE T-SHIRT AS A SUIT. SET AGAINST THE CLEAN MONOCHROME, THE ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE’S NEWLY FACETED HANDS AND FAMOUS MÉGA TAPISSERIE DIAL HAVE NEVER SEEMED SO BOLD AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL.
 
Ref.: 26470ST.OO.A801CR.01
ADVENTUROUS TYPES WILL LOVE THIS WATCH’S ‘VINTAGE SAFARI’ LOOK, COMPLETE WITH BROWN-LEATHER ALLIGATOR STRAP, CREAM STITCHING AND AN IVORY-TONED DIAL. THIS IS A ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE FOR MEN OF ACTION, ITS RUGGED STAINLESS-STEEL CASE AND KHAKI COLOURWAY ALL HANKERING FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
 
Ref.: 26470OR.OO.A002CR.01
A POWERFUL TIMEPIECE, THIS CHRONOGRAPH’S SUMPTUOUS PINK- GOLD CASE AND DIAL POSITIVELY GLOW IN CONTRAST TO THE BLACK ALLIGATOR STRAP, CERAMIC PUSHPIECES AND CHRONOGRAPH SUBDIALS. ITS HAND- STITCHED ‘LARGE SQUARE SCALE’ BLACK ALLIGATOR STRAP SITS FLATTER ON THE WRIST THAN THE HORNBACK STRAP, BUT THE WATCH’S PRESENCE IS STILL A MIGHTY ONE.
 
Ref.: 26470OR.OO.1000OR.01
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF THE ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE’S UNCOMPROMISING LUXURY, FITTED WITH A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED, SILKY SMOOTH PINK-GOLD BRACELET.
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Ref.: 26470ST.OO.A027CA.01

MOVEMENT

  • Selfwinding manufacture Calibre 3126/3840
  • Total diameter  29.92 mm (13¼ lines)
  • Total Thickness 7.16 mm
  • Number of jewels 59
  • Number of parts 365
  • Minimal guaranteed power reserve  >55 h
  • Frequency of balance wheel 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE

  • Stainless-steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, black- ceramic screw-locked crown and pushpieces, water-resistant to 100 m

DIAL

  • Blue dial with ‘‘Méga Tapisserie’’ pattern, silver-toned counters, white Arabic numerals with luminescent coating, white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel

STRAP

  • Blue rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle

FUNCTIONS

  • Chronograph (60-second central hand, 30-minute and 12-hour subdials)
  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Small seconds
  • Date

Ref.: 26470ST.OO.A101CR.01

MOVEMENT

  • Selfwinding manufacture Calibre 3126/3840
  • Total diameter  29.92 mm (13¼ lines)
  • Total Thickness 7.16 mm
  • Number of jewels 59
  • Number of parts 365
  • Minimal guaranteed power reserve  >55 h
  • Frequency of balance wheel 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE

  • Stainless-steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, black- ceramic screw-locked crown and pushpieces, water-resistant to 100 m

DIAL

  • Black dial with ‘‘Méga Tapisserie’’ pattern, black counters, white Arabic numerals with luminescent coating, white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel

STRAP

  • Hand-stitched ‘Hornback’’ black alligator strap with stainless steel pin buckle

FUNCTIONS

  • Chronograph (60-second central hand, 30-minute and 12-hour subdials)
  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Small seconds
  • Date

Ref.: 26470ST.OO.A104CR.01

MOVEMENT

  • Selfwinding manufacture Calibre 3126/3840
  • Total diameter  29.92 mm (13¼ lines)
  • Total Thickness 7.16 mm
  • Number of jewels 59
  • Number of parts 365
  • Minimal guaranteed power reserve  >55 h
  • Frequency of balance wheel 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE

  • Stainless-steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, black- ceramic screw-locked crown and pushpieces, water-resistant to 100 m

DIAL

  • Slate grey dial with ‘‘Méga Tapisserie’’ pattern, black counters, black Arabic numerals with luminescent coating, white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel

STRAP

  • Hand-stitched ‘Hornback’’ grey alligator strap with stainless steel pin buckle

FUNCTIONS

  • Chronograph (60-second central hand, 30-minute and 12-hour subdials)
  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Small seconds
  • Date

Ref.: 26470ST.OO.A801CR.01

MOVEMENT

  • Selfwinding manufacture Calibre 3126/3840
  • Total diameter  29.92 mm (13¼ lines)
  • Total Thickness 7.16 mm
  • Number of jewels 59
  • Number of parts 365
  • Minimal guaranteed power reserve  >55 h
  • Frequency of balance wheel 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE

  • Stainless-steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, black- ceramic screw-locked crown and pushpieces, water-resistant to 100 m

DIAL

  • Ivory-toned dial with ‘‘Méga Tapisserie’’ pattern, brown counters, brown Arabic numerals with luminescent coating, white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, brown inner bezel

STRAP

  • Hand-stitched ‘Hornback’’ brown alligator strap with stainless steel pin buckle

FUNCTIONS

  • Chronograph (60-second central hand, 30-minute and 12-hour subdials)
  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Small seconds
  • Date

Ref.: 26470OR.OO.A002CR.01

MOVEMENT

  • Selfwinding manufacture Calibre 3126/3840
  • Total diameter  29.92 mm (13¼ lines)
  • Total Thickness 7.16 mm
  • Number of jewels 59
  • Number of parts 365
  • Minimal guaranteed power reserve  >55 h
  • Frequency of balance wheel 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE

  • 18-carat pink goldcase, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, black ceramic screw-locked crown and pushpieces, water-resistant to 100 m

DIAL

  • Pink gold toned dial with ‘‘Méga Tapisserie’’ pattern, black counters, black Arabic numerals with luminescent coating, pink gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel

STRAP

  • Hand-stitched ‘large square scale’’ black alligator strap with 18-carat pink-gold pin buckle

FUNCTIONS

  • Chronograph (60-second central hand, 30-minute and 12-hour subdials)
  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Small seconds
  • Date

Ref.: 26470OR.OO.1000OR.01

MOVEMENT

  • Selfwinding manufacture Calibre 3126/3840
  • Total diameter  29.92 mm (13¼ lines)
  • Total Thickness 7.16 mm
  • Number of jewels 59
  • Number of parts 365
  • Minimal guaranteed power reserve  >55 h
  • Frequency of balance wheel 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE

  • 18-carat pink goldcase, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, black ceramic screw-locked crown and pushpieces, water-resistant to 100 m

DIAL

  • Pink gold toned dial with ‘‘Méga Tapisserie’’ pattern, black counters, black Arabic numerals with luminescent coating, pink gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel

BRACELET

  • 18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

FUNCTIONS

  • Chronograph (60-second central hand, 30-minute and 12-hour subdials)
  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Small seconds
  • Date

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