The Audemars Piguet Watches Price In India Replica Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph 25th Anniversary and Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph are three new, pre-SIHH 2018 references which we will see in shops next year, even when AP is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Royal Oak Offshore line.When Audemars Piguet introduced the very first Royal Oak Offshore some 25 decades before, I do not think they anticipated it to be the success it is today, even though it mostly built on the original Royal Oak recipe: proceed very large, very daring, and pricey. Now, this was to be taken to another level with the Royal Oak Offshore.It was big and so forth, and purists who watched it in Basel back in 1993 screamed the Royal Oak was desecrated — likely the very same people who jumped out to about the first Royal Oak desecrating luxury watches in general. Truth be told, the Offshore has been a daring move by Audemars Piguet, but today most of us know how well it has paid off. Today, the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore are Audemars Piguet’s best-selling collections — essentially synonymous with the brand itself, which clearly isn’t a fantastic thing, but we’ll leave that discussion for another time.
The black satin-brushed dial is partly skeletonized to show the internal workings of this watch. But as they are rather chunky, telling the time is not overly hard, but legibility is not ideal. That having been said, this is not actually a bit where the palms are the focus. The running seconds hand to your chronograph is bright yellow to provide contrast against the dark dial.Finally, the individual minute markers as well as the mark for the 30-minute chronograph at 3 o’clock are rendered in yellow and white to provide maximum contrast and legibility. The 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock is also unique because it displays the elapsed minutes with a retrograde indicator. And lastly, at six o’clock is that the tourbillon.The movement is where the magic all occurs. It is obviously in-house, and it’s the calibre 2937. Manually wound, it sports a shocking 478 components, beats at 3Hz, and supplies a power reserve of 42 hours. And like all high-end chronograph movements, it has a column-wheel and lateral clutch.What’s odd about it, however, is both gongs. Instead of mounting the gongs into the movement plate, they are attached to what Audemars Piguet requires a “sound board” Basically, it is a thin membrane made from a special copper alloy that covers the rear of the movement, held in place with screws, along with forming a water-tight seal. This explains how the Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie Tourbillon Chronograph watch can get a water-resistance rating of 20 meters, which might not seem like much to a casual observer, but that could not be more incorrect. The 20 meters is actually rather impressive considering the intricate construction of the watch.
Though the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore line is usually about sporty aesthetics, there are exceptions, like the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Carbon. Oversized and chunky with a carbon composite case, it looks like the typical Offshore but the movement is special. The calibre 2897 is an automatic chronograph with tourbillon, wound by a peripheral rotor. This movement is not new, but for the first time the winding mechanism has been revealed on the dial.
|With a three armed cage and a twin-colour balance wheel, the tourbillon is in the signature style of Renaud & Papi|
A cut-out at one o’clock shows the winding gear and the ball bearing for the rotor. And the chapter ring of the dial with the minute markings is actually clear sapphire, revealing the peripheral rotor with its teeth that run all around the edge of the dial.
A typical winding rotor is a semicircular weight that covers half the movement. Here the movement can be admired in its entirety since the oscillating weight is just a slim piece of platinum that sits on the perimeter of the movement.
Constructed in the style typical of Renaud & Papi, the respected movement specialist owned by Audemars Piguet, the movement combines both classical and modern watchmaking. The bridges and chronograph mechanism are reminiscent of old pocket watches, and so is the grande sonnerie style winding click on the barrel.
The case is 44 mm in diameter, and made of carbon composite (essentially strands of carbon fibre mixed with a polymer), while the bezel, pushers and crown are ceramic. And the crown guard and case back are titanium.
Notably, the ceramic is finished to a remarkable degree that only Audemars Piguet has achieved in watchmaking. Unlike most ceramic watches which have a easy to achieve mirror polished surface, the ceramic bezel for example has a brushed top and polished flanks, with a brilliantly sharp edge in between.
With a price tag of US$273,200, this will be made in a limited edition of just 50 watches.