When it comes to pioneering and innovation, you may think of Columbus, the great navigator who discovered the new continent after leaving the Spanish coast and crossing the Atlantic Ocean. But when it comes to the design and breakthrough of luxury sports watches, the first thing that comes to mind is no doubt Once again, the avant-garde watch brand Audemars Piguet. In 1972, the four revolutionary innovations of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series watch with a stainless steel case, an octagonal bezel, a ‘TAPISSERIE’ checkered dial, and a strap integrated with the case were launched, creating a luxury sports wristwatch. A whole new era of watches.
By 1993, the Royal Oak Offshore was born. In addition to following the Royal Oak tradition, it also features a 42 mm case, an externally visible waterproof gasket, and a chronograph with a speedometer scale. In addition, innovative designs such as the highest waterproof performance of the chronograph at that time (100 meters) once again refreshed the inherent concepts in the field of luxury sports watches.
The latest Royal Oak offshore chronograph adds more advanced technology and aesthetic design to the previous design. The material of the case is more abundant, and materials such as rose gold and black and white ceramics are introduced. This Royal Oak offshore chronograph (model: 26470OR.OO.A002CR.01) is a chronograph with a 42 mm rose gold case, a rose gold dial, a crocodile leather strap and ceramic buttons.
In 1986, Audemars Piguet’s ceramic bracelet was first used in wristwatches, and it was one of the earliest timepiece manufacturers using ceramics. This rose gold case features a black ceramic chronograph button and screw-down crown on the side, which contrasts with the avant-garde design of the brand.
The hand-stitched black alligator leather strap with 18K rose gold pin buckle is closer to the wrist, without affecting the powerful function of the watch.
Needless to say, the first 42mm oversized case that opened the first large-sized watch. The 18K rose gold case with eight white gold screws, the anti-glare sapphire crystal and the case back together provide precision parts for the watch protection. The design of the dial and bezel is a perfect interpretation of the ‘Offshore’ concept. The rose gold-toned dial is engraved with the “Méga Tapisserie” oversized checkered decoration, the black snail-shaped small dial and the black inner bezel echo the black crown and black timing buttons. There is a calendar display window at 3 o’clock on the dial, 12-hour and 30-minute integrating dials at 6 and 9 o’clock, and a small second dial at 12 o’clock. The brand abbreviation three-dimensional insert is made of solid gold, which makes the overall style more consistent and more offshore. The black fluorescent Arabic numerals and rose gold fluorescent royal oak hands break the silence in the night. It is clear and clear when reading. .
The design of the sapphire crystal case back provides a panoramic view of the Audemars Piguet Cal. 3126/3840 chronograph movement. The movement is made up of 365 precision parts, with a ceramic ball bearing engraved with delicate patterns 22K gold automatic rudder, with a fine pattern engraved on the rudder. The movement splints are brushed and Geneva polished, the edges are chamfered with diamond planing. Provides a power reserve of at least 55 hours.
In summary: ‘Offshore’ means leaving the coast, which means leaving the security realm, leaving the comfort zone, exploring, finding, opening up territories, and breaking through the puppet. The creative evolution of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore series in the field of luxury sports watches since 1993 perfectly interprets the concept of ‘offshore’, leading the update of the concept of luxury sports watches, as a pioneer of luxury sports watches Deserved. The official domestic quotation for this watch is 305,000 yuan.