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Pre-SIHH 2019: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ceramic

by Deployant News Team on December 7, 2018

Audemars Piguet announces four new colourways to their Royal Oak Offshore collection ahead of SIHH 2019. The new models are three new three new Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs in camouflage colours. The colours look stunning in the press photographs, and we look forward to seeing and photographing them live in SIHH.

 

Since its first launch, the Royal Oak Offshore has always been associated with new materials. The tradition continues this year with these new 44mm chronographs, which combine ceramic bezel, pushpieces and screw-locked crown, Méga-Tapisserie dial and robust rubber straps.

 

 

The new colours are Blue and Green in a stainless steel case. And Brown in a pink gold case.

 

Harder than steel, ceramic withstands high temperatures, thermal shock, scratches and … the passing years! Colouring ceramic requires a complex research stage to find the right pigments, as well as a long and delicate manufacturing process.

 

According to Audemars Piguet, their new 2019 collection promises many more surprises. Stay tuned.

“To break the rules, you must first master them.”

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 26401RO.OO.A087CA.01

MOVEMENT Selfwinding Manufacture calibre 3126/3840 Total diameter 29.92 mm (13 ¼ lignes) Total thickness 7.16 mm Number of parts 365 Number of jewels 59 Power reserve 50 h Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE 18-carat pink gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, ceramic bezel, pushpieces and screw-locked crown, pink gold pushpiece guards, water-resistant to 100 m.

DIAL Brown dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold-toned counters, rhodium-toned external zone, gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands, black inner bezel.

STRAP “Camouflage” rubber strap with 18-carat pink gold pin buckle. Additional rubber straps in blue, khaki green and brown.

FUNCTIONS Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 26400SO.OO.A035CA.01 and  26400SO.OO.A055CA.01

MOVEMENT Selfwinding Manufacture calibre 3126/3840 Total diameter 29.92 mm (13 ¼ lignes) Total thickness 7.16 mm Number of parts 365 Number of jewels 59 Power reserve 50 h Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

CASE Stainless steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown, stainless steel pushpiece guards, water-resistant to 100 m.

DIAL Blue or green dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters, rhodium-toned external zone, gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands, black inner bezel.

STRAP “Camouflage” rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle. Additional rubber straps in blue, khaki green and brown.

FUNCTIONS Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

 

 

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  • Paul
    December 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

    I had 2 sales guys at The Hourglass and Cortina tell me as a side note to avoid the chronograph APs. The after-sales casualty rate was just astounding. Bought the standard RO with the cal.3120 instead and after 6 months the watch was losing 20minutes per day. After a 4month overhaul and parts replacement, the watch stopped dead in its tracks another 4 months later.

    One of the biggest lies in high end horology. If you can even call it that.

    • December 8, 2018 at 8:13 am

      Thanks Paul for your feedback. I hope the AP folks are reading and taking note.

    • Roque
      December 8, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      I had my 44mm forged carbon sent to the “hospital” twice within the first 4 months of ownership. Bought from AD new mind you.

      I had my 42mm new navy, tachymeter ring discoloration within 2/3, bought new. Service centre said discoloration, i think they installed an unfinished part in the watch.

      Had a chat with Antonio at an event, they admitted some parts were defective. I asked where is the QC. Never got invites after that : ).

      My 26170st Panda was the least problematic. Chronograph stopped after 5 years. Sent in for sercice, it was all good. My 15400st was working fine too. But let it all go, what an experience. A dream to own an AP since i was in my teens. Glad i achieved that albeit much later in life but the experience was painful. Never again.

    • Kretsch
      December 9, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      We have in total eight APs here at home, three with the 3120, one Offshore chronograph and two chronographs with the F. Piguet chronograph movement – all of them ticking away very accurately and reliably. One major case of magnetization aside ( which was “solved” at the AP boutique in 5 minutes at no charge with a nice glass of champagne), there were no service cases since many years. Not so much with one of my other watches: My TAG chronograph for instance, with the oh-so-reliable “workhorse” ETA 7750 stopped working and had to be sent in for repair twice in the first year. Then the crown got stuck – sending it in once more. I guess it’s all rather anecdotal, and I just wrote this to balance the opinions about the technical aspects of Audemars Piguet a little bit. I personally couldn’t be happier with my gorgeous watches.

  • Roque
    December 7, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Stop this having new skin just to sell. Your DD modular chronograph sucks. First hand experience myself, not one but 2 ROOs. Its sickening. Stop lying to the customers.

  • Gil
    December 7, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    The green one is my favourite Hublot watch.

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