Royal Oak Offshore 26540OR.OO.A010CA.01

  • Collection: Royal Oak Offshore
  • Model reference: 26540OR.OO.A010CA.01
  • Case/Size: Rose gold, 44mm
  • Dial: White
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Tourbillon, chronograph
  • Specificity: Boutique exclusive
Manufacturer’s International Warranty

All the watches we offer come with a 2 year warranty but this timepiece enjoys a guarantee covered by the manufacturer, valid internationally at any flagship store or official retailer carrying the respective brand. If you wish we are happy to assist you handling this task. Scope of coverage subject to manufacturer’s policy, please contact us for more information.

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Description

Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak Offshore line in 1993 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Royal Oak. This mighty task was given to Emmanuel Gueit, a designer who was just 22 years old!

The approach of the design was that of a deconstructed Royal Oak, featuring a 42mm case making it the first super-sized luxury sports watch and earning it the nickname ‘The Beast’.

It not only earned a nickname, but also the disappointment of the purists, and the wrath of Gerald Genta who was so upset during the launch at Baselworld 1993, that he apparently stormed the booth shouting that his Royal Oak had been completely destroyed. But then, when the original Royal Oak was launched 20 years earlier, it was received with similar reactions. And as the original, the Off Shore too destined for great success, spawning many different special editions often manufactured in limited numbers. One such rare and sought after Off Shore is the T3 Terminator Black edition made in 1999 for Arnold Schwarzenegger and featured in his movie ‘End of Days’.

In 2002, the Royal Oak Concept was introduced, a technical marvel at the time, and then in 2012 AP launched the first high-complication Off Shore with a minute repeater, splits second chronograph and a perpetual calendar.

 

With the present Ref: 26540OR.OO.A010CA.01 AP takes the Off Shore Chronograph to a whole new level adding the gravity-defying Tourbillon.

This bigger, bolder sibling has a 44mm case measuring 14.5mm in thickness. It is carved in 18K pink gold with white-gold case bolts securing the case, making it water resistant up to 100 meters.

The crown and chrono pushers are made of white ceramic. The silver-toned dial is an asymmetric work of art featuring the “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, silver-toned chronograph counters, pink gold applied hour- markers and hands with luminescent coating and a sapphire inner bezel for the minutes track. The blackened tourbillon bridge a 6 o’clock and the exposed winding mechanism give an industrial look to an otherwise opulent timepiece.

On the inside is the self-winding manufacture Caliber 2897 featuring a peripheral rotor, offering a 65hrs power-reserve. The baseplate is extensively decorated with perlage which can be admired through the sapphire caseback.

This mega luxury sports watch is offered in a white rubber strap with an 18K pink gold AP buckle.

 

 

Audemars Piguet – bio

Audemars Piguet is a Swiss manufacturer of mechanical watches founded in 1875. They began in the Vallée de Joux. Jules Louis Audemars formed a partnership with Edward Auguste Piguet. Audemars created complicated blank watch movements for other manufactures to use. Piguet specialized in the final regulation of watches. They then split responsibilities when they began their own company. Audemars was in charge of production and technical aspects while Piguet focused on sales and management. One of their first achievements was creating the first repeater wristwatch in 1892 and in 1972 the iconic steel “Royal Oak”.

Additional information

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Accompanied by an Audemars Piguet international warranty card, product literature and a wooden presentation box