The Beast, the Royal Oak Offshore, formally turns 30 this 12 months, and as if the family had been scarce to fill the room for celebration, Audemars Piguet brings into the household one other specimen, a cool-coloured Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph offered in a black ceramic case with inexperienced anodized components. Jokes apart, this new watch is a high quality addition to the brand new technology of the Royal Oak Offshore assortment, very similar to the unique model launched in 2021, however with an much more futuristic look.
The brand new AP ROO Flying Tourbillon Chronograph model is every little thing the inaugural reference was. Nonetheless, the selection of fabric for the 43mm case and inexperienced hues to color components on the dial facet make all of the distinction. This 12 months, for the primary time within the 43mm ROO assortment, the watch contains a full ceramic case with a ceramic caseback. A number of ending methods are used to convey out the perfect of the case design, with up to date, enlarged polished bevels on the sides. AP mastered ceramic manufacturing and tooling very properly, not only for the circumstances however for the full-ceramic bracelets too. Solely this version is obtainable on a inexperienced rubber strap, matching a number of dial components.
The Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph design reminds us of supercars and fighter planes. The dial beneath the marginally curved sapphire crystal has an open-worked structure, futuristic and aggressive. Be aware the huge bevelled bridges to the flying tourbillon’s left and proper and the motion plate’s vent-like floor beneath. The flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock is an apparent centrepiece and divulges the interior workings of the escapement, whereas the gear prepare is the backdrop for the higher a part of the dial. The chronograph counters with the black outer ring don’t hinder the view, and the tiny palms to point the minutes or the hours previous are the identical purple color because the central chronograph hand, consistent with the sports activities character of the collection. The big pink gold palms with a Tremendous-LumiNova strip down the centre point out the time, and the gold-coloured theme is sustained with the AP emblem, the crown and the steadiness wheel as if to remind of the posh standing of this distinctive watch.
The vivid inexperienced color, accountable for the distinctive look of this new Royal Oak Offshore variant, is utilized to the rubber strap, the rubber gasket, and some dial components. A inexperienced anodized interior bezel works because the minutes observe, with very legible, black-printed markings and numerals. The black PVD-coated titanium bridges are highlighted with inexperienced inserts with an aluminium coating, and all of the motion’s colors play to this aesthetic experiment.
The Calibre 2967, a critically reworked model of the in-house flying tourbillon flyback chronograph calibre 2952, which was first launched with the Code 11.59 assortment a few years again, is what powers this restricted version of the ROO. This automated motion consists of 526 components, operates at a 3Hz frequency, and gives 65 hours of energy reserve, assured.
The New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 26622CE Restricted Version in black ceramic with inexperienced hues is restricted to 100 items. It’s provided with an interchangeable inexperienced rubber strap, a titanium folding clasp, and a further black rubber strap. Worth is upon request. For extra, please go to www.audemarspiguet.com.