The first Royal Oak Offshore model launched a sporty and expressive series in the Audemars Piguet series. Now, the watch factory is showing a further development of this first model in 1993. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph comes with a stainless steel, titanium or rose gold case. The dial is based on the original. However, internally, the state-of-the-art manufacturing caliber 4404 with integrated chronograph and flyback function is in play.
Case material is steel, titanium or rose gold
Audemars Piguet has launched three versions of the new Royal Oak Offshore Watch. There are stainless steel case, titanium case and 18 carat rose gold case. All variants have the same 42 mm diameter and 15.2 mm height. The buttons and crown of the stainless steel and rose gold models are made of blue rubber. The sealing ring under the bezel is also made of blue rubber. In the titanium version, these rubber parts are black. At the same time, on the back, the sapphire crystal case back allows you to see the inside of the watch. All models are also waterproof to 10 bar or 100 meters.
The Royal Oak Offshore 42mm dial is still (mostly) faithful to the original
The dials of the three new chronographs are decorated with a “small tapestry” pattern inspired by the original. In the stainless steel version, it appears in the typical blue color of the Royal Oak series. The pink gold version has the same dial, but here it is paired with a pink gold chronograph. At the same time, the titanium version is equipped with a light gray dial, and the black counter stands out. This version also has a black inner bezel with a tachymeter scale placed on it. On the other two watches, the inner bezel is blue. Audemars Piguet fake
The chronograph counters are arranged vertically as in the 1993 prototype, but the hour counters have been replaced with small seconds. Now there is a 12-hour counter at 12 o’clock, a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, and a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. In addition, the golden “AP” initials and the signature of “Audemars Piguet” are also applied at 3 o’clock. Last but not least, the watchmaker placed a date window at 3 o’clock. Like the original version, it has a magnifying glass that can magnify numbers.
Equipped with calibre 4404
The 42mm inside Royal Oak Offshore is in the internal caliber 4404, it is based on the caliber 4401, which is also used in the new Royal Oak Offshore with 43mm cases. The difference lies in the arrangement of the counters, which are located at 12 o’clock and 9 o’clock. The movement consists of 433 individual parts and provides an integrated chronograph. The latter uses a column wheel and a vertical clutch to achieve no lag start. In addition, the time measurement can be restarted immediately through the flyback function. online men watches
Like the Offshore series, this movement is also equipped with an automatic winding device. The open-worked oscillating weight made of 22-carat rose gold provides a maximum power reserve of up to 70 hours for the barrel. Through the sapphire crystal back cover, you can admire the Geneva stripes, satin finish and hand-polished edges.
AP’s interchangeable shoulder strap system
These watches are also equipped with Audemars Piguet’s quick-change wristband system. For the first time, metal bracelets can also be replaced by snapping in and pulling out quickly. Thanks to the double push system, the watch can still be worn firmly on the wrist. In addition to the metal bracelet made of the case material, each model is equipped with an additional rubber strap. This extra strap is blue on the steel and rose gold version and black on the titanium version.
Royal Oak Offshore 42 mm
Stainless steel or titanium or 18 carat rose gold
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 15.2 mm
10 bar (~100 m)
Blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, blue counter, white gold three-dimensional hour markers and Royal Oak hands with luminous coating, blue inner bezel.
The gray dial is decorated with a “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, a black chronograph, white gold three-dimensional hour markers and Royal Oak hands, with a luminous coating, and a black inner bezel.
Blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, rose gold-toned chronograph dial, rose gold three-dimensional hour markers and Royal Oak hands with luminous coating, blue inner bezel.
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp and interchangeable system. Additional blue interchangeable rubber strap.
Titanium bracelet with AP folding clasp and interchangeable system. Additional black interchangeable rubber strap.
18 carat rose gold bracelet with AP folding clasp and interchangeable system. Additional blue interchangeable rubber strap.
Audemars Piguet 4404
28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Hours, minutes, small seconds, flyback chronograph, date