Audemars Piguet continues to push boundaries, launching the new Royal Oak Offshore 2021 Novelties
Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet has launched a new generation of 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Watch and a new 43mm dial size
Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore watch was designed by watch designer Emmanuel Gueit (Emmanuel Gueit), which made a sensation in the world of exquisite timepieces as early as 1993. Although its octagonal bezel and hexagonal screws retain the aesthetic criteria of the Royal Oak, the Royal Oak Offshore has challenged established conventions with its unique design. The stunning 42mm case size, the huge black gasket visible under the bezel, the rubber-coated crown and buttons, and the curved links of the bracelet. In a sense, this sturdy and robust appearance of the famous Royal Oak leads the trend of large-scale watches.
Over the years, the Royal Oak Offshore Watch-nicknamed “The Beast”-has also become an innovation platform for the oldest fine watchmaker still in the hands of its founding family. Although retaining the original muscularity and free-spirited attitude, the latest Royal Oak Offshore series explores a broader creative dimension, embodied in new dimensions, materials and colors.
This year, Audemars Piguet launched five new 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronographs-including three new models with a “Petite Tapisserie” dial on bracelets and two new models with a rubber strap “Mega Tapisserie” dial The new model and five new Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronographs are launched for the first time with a new 43 mm case size. Most importantly, these new 42mm and 43mm models are equipped with the manufacturer’s new interchangeable strap system, which is perfectly integrated with the aesthetics of the case. In short, the simplicity and efficiency of this interchangeable system will enable the wearer to quickly click and release to replace the strap and buckle of a new timepiece.
Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph 42mm
In 2021, Audemars Piguet released a new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, with three references: stainless steel, titaniumand 18K rose gold. Although they retain the essence of the original timepiece, the three new 42mm models use the manufacturer’s latest self-winding flyback chronograph Calibre 4404, a new interchangeable strap system-the metal strap can be replaced It is a rubber strap for a more sporty look and lifestyle-and a slightly modified dial design.
Speaking of the dial, the three new models also incorporate the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, just like the original aesthetics. What is unique is that although the original Royal Oak Offshore vertical counter display is retained, the hours and small seconds on the new timepiece have been inverted. Therefore, the hour counter is now at 12 o’clock and the small seconds counter appears at 6 o’clock. On the other hand, the minute counter remains at the 9 o’clock position, and the counter is now equidistant from the center of the dial to increase visual appeal.
In addition, to pay tribute to the original watch, the golden application AP initials and the transferred “Audemars Piguet” signature are located at 3 o’clock, and the top of the date window also uses a magnifying glass integrated in the dial to enlarge the date numbers, just like the 1993 timepiece Same.
Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph 42 mm, with “Méga Tapisserie” dial
Two new 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronographs are equipped with “Méga Tapisserie” dial, equipped with the latest integrated flyback chronograph movement Calibre 4404, equipped with flyback function, so that the wearer only needs a simple action You can stop, reset and start the chronograph. One is made of stainless steel and the other is made of titanium, with a sporty black rubber crown and push buttons.
This watch is decorated with a light blue or khaki “Méga Tapisserie” pattern on the dial, with an interchangeable textured rubber strap. The watch also made minor changes to the dial design to enhance legibility. For example: the first letter of AP now appears at 3 o’clock, without a long signature, it looks more sporty.
Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph 43mm
Last but not least, Audemars Piguet also launched a new Royal Oak Offshore series with a new 43 mm dial size. There are five models in titanium, 18K rose gold or stainless steel honing. This new product release represents the first redesign of the Royal Oak Offshore since the 44mm series evolved in the early 2000s. While retaining the essence of the original characteristics of the Royal Oak Offshore Watch, the design of the case and dial has also been developed to provide the best aesthetic and ergonomic design.
The case combines the distinctive features of the series with a more ergonomically refined design. Except for the all-titanium version, the other four timepieces in the series all use ceramic bezels, forming a strong two-color contrast.
The Royal Oak offshore dial is decorated with the “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, available in black, gray, light brown and blue, and has been newly designed to enhance contrast and high-end finishes. The counter has also been rearranged to improve legibility. The minute counter is now at 9 o’clock, and the hour counter is at 3 o’clock. In addition, the date window is closer to the inner bezel between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock, and the small seconds dial is located at 6 o’clock.
In addition, all new models of this 43mm Royal Oak Offshore Watch series are decorated with the new Royal Oak Offshore logo. The applied golden AP initials do not have a long signature at 12 o’clock. The dial is also equipped with more confident Royal Oak gold hands, adding a powerful feature to the watch.
The 43 mm Royal Oak Offshore is driven by the manufacturer’s latest internal integrated chronograph Calibre 4401. This self-winding chronograph movement is equipped with a flyback function, allowing the wearer to restart the chronograph without first stopping or resetting the chronograph.
Through these new versions, Audemars Piguet boldly re-established the pioneering identity of Royal Oak offshore, and continued to push the boundaries of the series with its bold attitude and strength, further pushing the limits of design and creativity around Royal Oak. All in all, the new watch released this year combines the latest integrated chronograph technology from the watch factory, a new unique appearance, a new interchangeable strap system and updated dial aesthetics, bringing the eternal Royal Oak offshore cheap replica watches A new adventure experience, showing the contemporary evolution of iconic design. The next few years.