Nothing says summer along the Riviera like a Royal Oak, whether that’s the classic steel version or one of the many, sportier Offshores in their various vibrant colours. Once again AP are showing their colours with a trio of new pieces; the twist here however is ceramic.
Coming in at 44mm of solid ceramic, these three new variations of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph are as beefy and high-tech as ever. Rather than the usual black, stealthy sheen to the material though, Audemars Piguet have lifted things with blue ceramic, green ceramic or pink gold.
It’s a small change, but one that makes for an impressive look for the sporty Offshore, particularly in the two all-ceramic variations. The pink gold’s all well and good, but coloured ceramic is a still a novelty, one that combines hard-wearing practicality with style.
Another key difference is on the dial. The 44mm Offshore tends to opt for hour markers; here they’re swapped with numerals. Against the coloured dials, it’s a great-looking combo. Sure it feels like there’s a lot crammed on to the dials, but this is the Royal Oak Offshore; too much is just about enough.
All three are fitted on rubber diving straps in green, grey or blue depending on each watch’s Mega Tapisserie dial. All three are also equipped with the AP Cal. 3126/3840 automatic chronograph caliber. All three also happen to be great-looking new versions of a high-end sports watch classic.
Price & Specs:
Brand: Audemars Piguet
Model Name: Royal Oak Offshore
Ref: 26405NR.OO.A002CA.01 (black ceramic and pink gold), 26405CE.OO.A056CA.01 (black and green ceramic), 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01 (black and blue ceramic)
Case/Dial: 44mm diameter, black ceramic with pink gold, green or blue ceramic accents
Water Resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Calibre 3126/3840, automatic, 59 jewels
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
Power Reserve: 50h
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
Strap: Grey textured rubber with pink-gold pin buckle (ref. 26405NR.OO.A002CA.01), green or blue textured rubber with titanium pin buckle (ref. 26405CE.OO.A056CA.01 / 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01)
Price: $34,900 USD (black ceramic and green or blue ceramic accents) and $42,900 USD (black ceramic and pink gold accents)
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