Hands-On Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph

In September 2021, Audemars Piguet brought two new species to its line of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph. Adorned with bright blue or khaki, there are many exceptions to the dial and cable department, but most of all, the main issue is the recent integration of the Audemars Piguet flyback chronograph movement, caliber 4404. As always, that is characteristic. a powerful mix of games and a lot of refined content that has made Royal Oak Offshore one of the most abandoned watches in the high-end gaming market.

With dimensions ranging from 37mm to 45mm clear ROO Tourbillon Chronograph, Royal Oak Offshore is a well-represented group with everything from a Grand Complication to bejeweled chronographs with 300m waterproof various.

Regardless of its size, the design of the ROO is what makes the watch so playful, immersive, a clock that earned the nickname “The Beast” when it was unveiled at Baselworld 1993. As Royal Oak of 1972, Royal Oak Offshore of 1993 (ref. 25721ST) was bold and opposed to the invention of Gérald Genta, a watch that evoked the notion of a high-end sports watch. Measuring a larger 42mm, the ROO was a larger, more sophisticated watch with a shape and a bold combination of accessories. As the flagship of the well-known Royal Oak of Genta, ROO paid homage to the legend with its distinctive features such as clear octagonal straps and transparent straps, guilloché tapisserie dial, integrated bracelet and industrial design. However, the ROO was stronger and more robust than the RO and had equipment that was not compatible with making high-end watches. Continuing its growth, what surprised many careful watchmakers was the bold appearance of the black rubber gasket between the bezel and the rubber coated chronograph pushers and crowns. It was rescheduled in 2018 for that reason 25th memorial and in 2021, “The Beast” is no longer the cause of such a stir and has become a regular member of AP’s portfolio.

history of the Royal Oak Offshore Case

It is available in stainless steel (blue tones) or solid titanium (khaki), with a ROO logo with a black crown, gasket, and push pieces. Like the original, its diameter is 42mm, its length is 15.2mm, and the pedals are round and round with small, powerful guards. A strong octagonal high necklace and coffin has a clear satin sloping contrast with eight polished beads and 18k white gold stitches and polished bevel beads. Equipped with sapphire sapphire crystal on top of dial and caseback, water resistance by 100m.

2021 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 42mm

See the difference

As we begin to see the subtle change I sing. As a brand that does not avoid color – see this electric blue ceramic ROO or this a bright gold RO color with a wild purple dial – The choice of khaki titanium is not great, but the bright blue pattern with oranges and darker colors is really noticeable.

2021 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 42mm

Both dials are embellished with AP’s “Mega Tapisserie”, a larger version of the Royal Oak Offshore line, a smaller and narrower and older “Petite Tapisserie” and a “Grande Tapisserie” that falls between the two. The Mega Tapisserie on the back of the green khaki has black silver printed counters, while the blue dial has black and white markers with orange and white markings. The pure gold Arabic numerals, the hour mark and the hands of the Royal Oak are all aided by luminescence. A tachymeter scale, corresponding to a khaki color with a hint of white khaki, and black with white and orange color, is displayed inside the flange. So far, nothing is too different.

Keep on the watch; something has changed with the visual animation. ROOF followers with beady eyes immediately notice that the 12-hour chronograph position and running seconds have changed position, meaning that the 12-hour counter is now noon and 6 seconds second. A good choice that not only enhances the sensitivity of the chronograph function and also transfers small seconds to its regular 6 o’clock position.

But there is more, and it takes a trained eye to see the difference. Compared to the previous 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, the readings are about the same as the average, with more singing. If you are unsure, look at how the index used at 12 o’clock is cut, comparing the size of the index at 6 o’clock. In the Bucherer example, the top arrow is larger than the bottom arrow.

Moving to the right of the dial, you will notice that the AP logo used is no longer associated with the fully written code name and that the date window has a magnifying glass included in the dial.

Price 4404

However, the biggest and most obvious exception is the inclusion of Audemars Piguet’s new automatic Integrated chronograph caliber 4404. It was first introduced in Code 11.59, caliber 44xx with modern, high-performance navigation that comes with 3-6-9 high-quality designs. To retain the 6-9-12 signature, it had to be modified. Other than that, the description is familiar. We are looking at a self-propelled chronograph system with a multi-wheel drive and vertical clutch, as well as a back-up function that allows you to stand, adjust and launch the chronograph in simple operations. Push-ups are smooth, and the standard zero-setting method ensures that the hands of the chronograph counters are fixed to zero.

2021 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 42mm

A large move of 32mm inches 433 inches is visible through the rear, including a reusable machine with three hammers connected. The decoration features straight and round satin brushing, Geneva stripes, perlage on both sides and large polished chamfers. It runs at a frequency of 4Hz, carries 70 hours of power saving and is damaged by 22k pink gold oscillating weight.

Flexible cables

Both models feature new Audemars Piguet engines. By simply pressing the back of the case, the belt is released. The light blue and khaki colors come with a rubber band designed to match the color of the singing and are supplied with a black cowhide belt. It is prudent for the design to be affected if the access channels of rubber leaps that jump from the legs produce a “compact” that is most recognizable by the bracelet method which seems to run smoothly from the two joints. The website has a configurator to view the clock with a variety of cable options, including a titanium or metal bracelet with a folding chamber.

2021 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 42mm


Two Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 42mm (26238TI.OO.A056CA.01 khaki and 26238ST.OO.A340CA.01 blue) EUR 33,000.

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