Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Summer Editions 2017


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Ready to go #offshore? Cause Audemars Piguet sure is :) . For this summer, the Swiss watchmaking giant has decided to refresh its renowned Royal Oak Offshore with a new exciting release. The new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Summer Edition 2017 is available in two versions: for him and for her. Limited to 500 and 200 pieces respectively, the new models are now available to buy at the brand’s boutiques. The men’s version is priced at €49,100 while the ladies’ model retails for €29,900.

We’ll start off with the gentlemen’s version. The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Summer Edition 2017 for men (ref. 26408OR.OO.A010CA.01) is housed inside a large 44 mm 18K pink gold case. Water resistant to 100 meters, the case features a screw-locked crown and two chronograph push-pieces at 2 and 4 o’clock. The case also features the Royal Oak’s iconic octagonal bezel with eight screws. On the back of the watch we have a transparent sapphire caseback revealing the inner workings of the Calibre 3126 / 3840. The caseback ring is engraved with “ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE LIMITED EDITION”.

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Both editions come with a sporty white rubber strap

 

Beneath the front AR-coated sapphire crystal is a silver-toned dial with beautiful “Méga Tapisserie” pattern. The dial features pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Besides the hours and minutes, the watch also displays small seconds at 12 o’clock, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters at 9 and 6 respectively, central chronograph seconds, and date at 3 o’clock. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Summer Edition 2017 for men is powered by the Calibre 3126 / 3840 with 59 jewels. Running at 21,600 vibrations per hour, this 365-part self-winding movement provides a power reserve of approximately 50 hours. Completing the watch we have a sporty white rubber strap with 18K pink gold pin buckle. The timepiece is also available with an additional blue rubber strap.

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The dial is decorated with the iconic “Méga Tapisserie” pattern

 

Naturally, the women’s model is a bit smaller, measuring 37 mm in diameter. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Summer Edition 2017 for women (ref. 26144ST.ZZ.D010CA.01) comes in stainless steel case. In addition to being smaller, this case also has a lower water resistance (50 meters) and solid steel caseback. The bezel is also different, featuring 32 brilliant-cut diamonds. The ladies’ version also features a silver-toned dial pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Decorated with a “Lady Tapisserie” pattern, the dial features a slightly different layout, with the small seconds at 6, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters at 3 and 9 respectively, and date between 4 and 5 o’clock.

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The Tapisserie pattern is more subtle on the ladies’ version

 

Inside the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Summer Edition 2017 for women is the manufacture Calibre 2385 with 37 jewels. Featuring 304 components, the self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and enables a power reserve of 40 hours. Like the men’s version, this summer edition also comes with a white rubber strap as well as an additional blue rubber strap.

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There are 32 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel

 

 

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