Together with the precise reproduction of the original Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, Audemars Piguet presented three new Offshore Chronograph models at SIHH 2018 featuring the use of ceramic components, all of which are Carefully handcrafted.
Adding to the buzz is the bold camouflage chronograph (ref. 26400SO.OO.A052CA.01), a new 44mm stainless steel model with a khaki ceramic bezel, a stainless steel guard and screw for the first time. Buttons – locking crown and camouflage strap options.
Protected by an anti-glare sapphire crystal, the beige dial with the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern has brown counters, brown outer area, beige inner bezel and white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands.
An additional khaki green rubber strap is included with this model.
The new 42 stainless steel model with a blue indigo dial (ref. 26470ST.OO.A030CA.01) marks the first commercial appearance of blue ceramic for the pushers and screw-down crown.
The dial features the iconic “Méga Tapisserie” pattern with blue counters, Arabic numerals with luminous coating, blue inner bezel and white gold Royal Oak hands with luminous coating.
The blue is also a rubber strap secured by a stainless steel pin buckle.
Audemars Piguet also presents a monochromatic version in titanium (ref. 26470IO.OO.A006CA.01), enhanced by a bezel, pushers and screw-down crown made of elegant grey ceramic.
The slate grey dial with the “Méga Tapisserie” motif features silver counters, Arabic numerals with luminous coating, silver inner bezel and white gold Royal Oak hands with luminous coating.
The two-tone strap is light grey rubber on the top and dark grey rubber on the sides and bottom, with a titanium pin buckle.
All models are water-resistant to 100 meters/330 feet and powered by the Manufacture Calibre 3126/3840, a 365-part self-winding movement that beats at 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) , the power reserve is 50 hours.