Audemars Piguet was born in 1875 in Le Brassus in the Jurassic Valley of Switzerland. Since its inception, Audemars Piguet has been an independent company run by the founder’s family, with the responsibility of making outstanding timepieces of unparalleled quality. The first large complication watches came out in 1882, marking a new milestone in watchmaking history. This year, Audemars Piguet relaunched a new chapter. The Royal Oak Offshore watch launched in 1993 was equipped with an unprecedented movement, boldly integrating several unprecedented complex functions, presenting the outstanding achievements of watchmaking.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Complication Watch is an outstanding watch with a modern style. It is made of titanium alloy and high-tech ceramics, with a diameter of 44 mm. It is also magnified with a rubber strap. The watch uses a large size, unique design, simple and elegant style, and sophisticated functions. Its lines are carefully crafted to perfectly embody the wearer’s masculinity. In addition, the watch’s movement is not just a traditional self-winding mechanical movement. It has also successfully combined the three-question function, the chronograph chronograph and the perpetual calendar function.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore series came out in 1993, and its design follows the blueprint drawn by designer Gérald Genta in 1972. The design of the watch is extremely sporty, showing a unique masculinity. Twenty years after its introduction, this outstanding watch was combined for the first time with a large complex function movement that stood out from the crowd. In fact, this self-winding mechanical movement is equipped with four outstanding and ingenious functions, three of which are traditional complication in the watchmaking industry. Specifically, in addition to the function of displaying the standard time, this 44mm diameter contemporary men’s watch also has a chronograph function. Through the complex function of chasing the needle, the watch can also measure the interval time. In addition to the above-mentioned functions, the case made of titanium alloy and high-tech ceramic is also equipped with a rare minute repeater function, which can ring at the hour, quarter clock and minute according to the wearer’s setting. In addition, what is even more pleasing to watch experts is that the watchmaker has added a perpetual calendar with moon phase display.
This work, which uses a very modern design to reflect the art of classic timepieces, is truly a crystal of Audemars Piguet’s watchmaking technology, showing Audemars Piguet’s outstanding watchmaking talents and superb skills. The meticulous watchmaker craftsmanily assembled 648 parts in a tiny space of only 8 cubic millimeters. Through modern surface processing technologies such as sandblasting, the craftsman perfectly highlights the unique beauty of traditional processes such as chamfering and wire drawing. The sapphire crystal case back provides a glimpse into the mechanical movement, which makes this watch even more outstanding. Under the ingenious open-back case, the pure gold oscillating weight is clearly visible. This pure gold oscillating weight is black-coated and perfectly complements the contemporary style of the overall design. This movement is made with skilled and pure traditional technology, but its novel design has a strong future color. The watch has a rebellious and free style. It perfectly integrates large complex movements and the world of the wearer, showing the classic value of timepieces. This watch only accepts bespoke orders, and each movement needs to be individually created by a dedicated watchmaker with 700 hours of work time-only meticulous work attitude and immense patience for the pursuit of perfection In order to make such an excellent movement. This modern watch with a titanium alloy and ceramic case and a rubber strap shows Audemars Piguet’s driving tradition and creates an innovative spirit and concept. The Audemars Piguet brand injects modern style into traditional technology. It not only cleverly combines the past and the present, but also looks forward to the future with this outstanding idea and creates classics.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Complication Watch
Titanium case (44 mm diameter), anti-glare sapphire crystal surface and case back, black ceramic bezel, crown and buttons, water-resistant to 20 meters
Sapphire dial, white timer, Royal Oak rose gold fluorescent indexes and hands, silver-white dial inner ring
Minute repeat function, perpetual calendar, chronograph chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds
-Caliber model: Calibre 2885 self-winding movement
-Total diameter: 31.60 mm (14 French cents)
-Movement thickness: 8.95 mm
-Number of gems: 52
-Number of parts: 648
-Power reserve (minimum guaranteed hours): 45
-Balance frequency: 19,800 times / hour
-Large complication movement
-Pole wheel timing device
-Three questions double gongs at the same horizontal position
-Metal-coated sapphire moon phase display
-Can be customized
-Hand-polished parts (polishing angle, lines extending upwards and fading down)
-Hand-polished bridge (curved polished chamfered, frosted on both sides, micro-bead polished conical hole)
White rubber strap with titanium pin buckle
Limited edition of 3 pieces