In 1972, Audemars Piguet (Royal Oak) was unveiled, making Audemars Piguet headlines. At the time, most watches were small and slender, but Royal Oak dared to sport a 42mm case and had such a radical design profile (at that time).
In addition, it is also sold as a luxury steel sports watch, which was unheard of in the 1970s. And its price is higher than the gold watch, people are naturally shocked. But despite the surprise of conservatives and purists, the Royal Oak slowly, surely began to defeat those who wanted to stand out.
In 1993, the Le Brassus manufacturer once again challenged the convention, this time to launch the Royal Oak Offshore to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Royal Oak.
Compared with the Royal Oak, the watch is larger and even more exaggerated. Once considered outrageous, Royal Oak appeared tame next to the Royal Oak Offshore Company. Bringing sports luxury to an unprecedented level, Royal Oak Offshore achieved immediate success. Until today, celebrities and entrepreneurs want to express their stolen goods.
This year, in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore Watch, Audemars Piguet launched the latest Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, raising the stakes again. This bulky timepiece is available in stainless steel or 18K rose gold, with a diameter of 45 mm and a thickness of 16.1 mm.
This watch is more suitable for larger wrists and more avant-garde in design because it has a polished bevel that extends along the side of the integrated lug, which is now wider and steeper. The black ceramic chronograph buttons and their respective crown guards look more fierce, while the nut-shaped, thread-locking crown (also black ceramic) is large enough, so manual winding becomes a breeze.
While maintaining its iconic octagonal shape, the bezel has been thinned and hollowed out to match the iconic hexagonal bezel bolts under sapphire crystal and royal oak. In addition, the dial has also undergone a lot of reprocessing to keep it basically skeleton. The rest is the chronograph minute hand at three o’clock and the outer scale track. The rest of the dial is composed of a movement, including eight skeleton bridges supporting it.
Powering this handsome monster is the new internal 2947 movement, which is based on the existing 2912 movement. Calibre 2947 movement is made of 353 parts and contains 30 jewels. It is a miracle of manual winding and has a power reserve of 7 days. The appearance of the movement suspension is tightly grasped by eight iconic front panel bolts. The hollowed movement gives depth, mystery and surprise. Turning the watch over, the sapphire crystal back cover will show a huge chronograph complication, full of steampunk style atmosphere.
In terms of style and price, the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph is definitely a work that will attract everyone’s attention, but it will not attract people’s attention in a loud and frosted way. At the same time fierce and handsome.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver
At the 2017 Geneva International Watch and Jewellery Show (SIHH), Audemars Piguet celebrated color-obviously, this is the focus of these popular versions of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15710ST. Although the products of independent brands are novel, they are rich in color and are called “Funky Color Editions”. Therefore, the company may do something sensible this year because they continue to move forward in uncertain economic waters, where it may be considered unwise to invest R&D funds in brand new products. Although understanding this fact is necessary prudence, it is difficult to become a watch blogger because we have been eager to obtain the annual “novelty”. In this way, Audemars Piguet continues to remind himself and his colleagues that our desire for “Royal Oak Everything” is by no means a new feeling.
In 2017, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver watch was all made of stainless steel, but had a series of eye-catching visual styles that echoed other products already produced by the brand and provided color themes that can be found in other new products . -2017 Audemars Piguet watches, such as the more expensive parts of Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Selfwinding Limited Edition.
Each model uses a precision 42 mm wide steel case with a water resistance of 300 meters. The iconic design element of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver is the internal rotating chronograph bezel, operated by the crown at 10 o’clock. It seems that the blue crown is coated with vulcanized rubber. Attached to the case is a premium Royal Oak Offshore tapered rubber strap to match the bold tone of the watch. Interestingly, blue is the common color in all these new models, and in order to provide a more “safe and conservative” choice, Audemars Piguet includes an additional blue strap in each wholesale watch. Models already included on the blue strap will have an additional yellow strap attached. When wearing a yellow strap, that 15710ST.OO.A027CA.01 may actually be the coolest model.
The dial is what you expect, except for the new color. Mega Tapisserie face is equipped with 18k white gold bold hour markers and very clear matching hands. The white and blue dials may make people look calmest for a long time, while the green, orange and yellow dials may cause a “clumsy headache” if you don’t have a proper mood to see at a glance. Always maintain this bold color.
Inside the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver is the Audemars Piguet 3120 self-winding movement. Its operating frequency is 3 Hz (21,600 bph) and its power reserve is 60 hours. These cases have always been exquisitely decorated and decorated. Audemars Piguet maintained a 300m waterproof performance, while providing a sapphire crystal glass case back to view the movement and engraved 22k gold rotor.
If you are a royal oak fan of Audemars Piguet and already have some conservative Audemars Piguet models in your collection, adding one of these Funky Color Editions may be what Audemars Piguet may want to do.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James Chronograph brings fashion heat
LeBron James continues to expand his brand and now includes a stylish Heat Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James chronograph limited edition watch.
James, also known as “King James”, designed a watch in collaboration with Audemars Piguet (AP), which can reflect his personal style and exquisite customization. James worked extensively with the AP team to produce a watch design that can easily transition from everyday casual wear to a sophisticated affair. James commented that he hopes his AP Royal Oak Offshore chronograph design will attract people’s love, just like he likes playing basketball-this is the goal that Audemars Piguet strives to achieve in every cheap watch perfect design.
The AP Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James (reference number 26210OI.A109CR.01) chronograph, with its octagonal 44mm brushed 18K rose gold case, contrasts with the brushed titanium bezel, bringing its own unique game. The dial is shown in grey, rose gold hour markers (at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock) and Arabic numerals to show the familiar Méga-Tapisserie pattern of the AP Royal Oak family. The date of the self-winding chronograph is displayed at 3 o’clock, the small seconds at 12 o’clock, and the minute and hour counters are displayed on the dial. The crown and buttons are made of black ceramic, and the start/stop button at 2 o’clock shows additional elegance-14 diamonds.
The Associated Press Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James has been timing the AP Chronograph 3126/3840. The case back is engraved with anti-glare sapphire crystal, which is engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition LeBron James”, and the blue LBJ signature is printed on the sapphire crystal. It is decorated with a gray crocodile leather strap and 18K rose gold pin buckle (as well as an attached gray rubber strap).
Audemars Piguet commemorates the Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2013
Every spring, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup will be held at the Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. Founded in 1975 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Hong Kong, the annual horse racing has developed into an international event. The sponsor and Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has maintained the highest level of refinery since 1999. Now, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup, Audemars Piguet has released a special limited edition timepiece.
This new timepiece is called the 2013 Audemars Piguet Millennium QEII Cup Limited Edition, reflecting the highest level of luxury watchmaking.
This unique oval case is crafted from 18 carat white gold. Inlaid in the case and clasp are 339 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial is also set with eccentric round diamonds, with 139 bright and flawless diamonds, and no internal clarity. The part of the dial without precious stones has a charming white gold guilloche pattern. The inner circle is provided with Roman numerals indicating hours, and the outer circle is provided with Arabic numerals indicating minutes. The hour and minute hands are located in the center of the dial and are made of blackened steel. The sapphire crystal back cover is engraved with a commemorative label, so that the owner of this magnificent work can see the movement. With a black hand-stitched crocodile leather strap, it is full of fashion.
This timepiece is made of the finest materials and is decorated with hundreds of precious stones. It is a wonderful symbol of wealth and refinement. The Audemars Piguet Millenary QEII Cup 2013 Limited Edition is an amazing timepiece that any collector will be ecstatic about.