Luckily, it is not all teary-eyed past-reviving that is happening at this anniversary — kudos to AP for that. Accordingly, alongside the re-edition Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, we see the Introduction of the brand new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, specifically Ref. 26421ST and 26421OR, that possess an entirely new design in two case materials.Based on two earlier Audemars Piguet Watches History Replica Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph watches, especially the Ref. 26388PO (see our hands on with it here) and 26288OR, these fresh Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph watches come in stainless steel and 18k rose gold respectively, and feature a brand new case design that has a thinner bezel and a more open dial. Even so, the identifying Royal Oak Offshore design traits are all undamaged. The 45mm instance is still angular, the bezel is still octagonal, and there’s no lost those exposed hexagonal screws on the bezel. Completing the look are black porcelain pushers for the chronograph and a screw-down crown. Water resistance is also 100m. On the dial, an individual can observe the exposed movement and the tourbillon in 9 o’clock. Opposite the tourbillon in 3 o’clock is your 30-minute counter for the chronograph. Also clearly visible are both mainspring barrels. The skeletonized bridges extend from each of the eight screws in a means that is rather distinctive and ties the style of this case, dial, and movement together in a way few watches have the ability to do so.These watches are powered by the in-house hand-wound Caliber 2947, that can be an open-worked variant of this Caliber 2933 found in the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Ref. Royal Oak Offshore fanatics are certainly eager to understand the costs, and we will update the article once we can confirm. Each Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph 25th Anniversary model is limited to 50 pieces.
Three years ago Audemars Piguet Watches Of Switzerland Replica gave its bestselling sports chronograph a major overhaul with an in-house movement as well as ceramic buttons and crown. Now a quartet of new models unveiled at SIHH 2017 joins the second generation Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph line-up, including a heavyweight version with a platinum case and bracelet.
The basic models are in stainless steel, starting with the blue on black (ref. 26470ST.OO.A028CR.01). This has a black dial with dark blue chronograph registers, matched with a dark blue chapter ring and alligator strap.
The other steel model has a brown dial (ref. 26470ST.OO.A820CR.01) fitted with pink gold hands.
Then there’s the 18k yellow gold that has a blue dial and gilt sub-dials (ref. 26470BA.OO.1000BA.01) that’s anything but subtle. This is delivered on a matching 18k gold bracelet, but accompanied by a spare alligator strap and 18k gold pin buckle.
The top of the line version is the all-platinum (ref. 26470PT.OO.1000PT.01) that marks the return of the model to the catalogue after a hiatus of several years. Impractically but impressively heavy – it tips the scales at over a pound or half a kilo – the platinum Offshore is a limited edition of 50 pieces with a pale grey dial and black sub-dials. Like the yellow gold model, it’s accompanied by a spare alligator strap with a platinum pin buckle.
All four models share the same specs, with a 42mm case featuring a sapphire case back that reveals the calibre 3126/3840 inside.
Price and availability
The new Offshore Chronographs are available from Audemars Piguet retailers and boutiques, with Swiss francs priced excluding taxes as follows.
Steel and black ref. 26470ST.OO.A028CR.01 – SFr23,500
Steel and brown ref. 26470ST.OO.A820CR.01 – SFr24,000
18k yellow gold ref. 26470BA.OO.1000BA.01 – SFr78,000
950 platinum ref. 26470PT.OO.1000PT.01 – SFr122,000