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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm: Five new models

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm: Five new models

Audemars Piguet is presenting a new line within the Royal Oak Offshore collection. The five new models appear in an enhanced 43 mm case made of stainless steel, titanium or rose gold. The dial has also been updated to be more legible. Last but not least, Audemars Piguet equips the watches with the 4401 manufacture movement and a quick-change system for the straps.

Five Watches, three materials

The new line consists of a total of five variants, each with a diameter of 43 mm. Two of them have a stainless steel case with a black ceramic bezel. Then there are two variants with titanium cases. One of them is all-titanium while the other one has a black ceramic bezel. Finally, the Manufacture presents a Royal Oak Offshore with a case in 18-carat rose gold. It too has a bezel made of black ceramic. However, the water resistance of 10 bar or 100 metres is the same for all versions.

The case of the Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm has been revised to make it more ergonomic. The manufacture promises better wearing comfort thanks to wider bevels on the edges and a curved construction. In fact, even the anti-reflective sapphire crystal is curved from 6 to 12 o’clock and merges seamlessly with the bezel. What remains, however, are the hand-polished bevels and satin-finished surfaces and, of course, the screws on the bezel. On the back, the sapphire crystal back reveals the mechanics inside.

The dial also gets a new finish

The dials of the Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm now feature stronger contrasts and a higher-quality finish. The “Méga Tapisserie” motif on the dial can be seen here in black, grey, light brown or blue. The individual pyramids that make up the “tapisserie” now stand out more clearly and give the front more depth. The counters have also been rearranged for better readability. At 9 o’clock is the minute counter, while opposite at 3 o’clock are the elapsed hours. There is also a small seconds at 6 o’clock and a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock.

The calibre 4401 inside the Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm

Audermars Piguet equips the watch with its in-house calibre 4401. This is the manufacture’s latest integrated chronograph. The movement combines a column wheel with a vertical clutch and also offers a flyback function. Meanwhile, the movement is selfwinding with a blackened rotor made of 22-carat rose gold. The maximum power reserve is 70 hours. In addition, the Manufacture also decorates its movement with Côtes de Genève, traits tirés and circular graining.

Strap exchange system: Quick and without tools

The strap changing system from Audemars Piguet is also included. This allows the strap of a Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm to be swapped easily and without tools by snapping it in and out. To release the strap, two pushers on the case bridge must be pressed together, which ensures safety when wearing the watch. Each watch comes with a rubber strap in black, blue, grey or brown with a folding clasp. The manufacturer also includes an extra interchangeable strap.

Price & Availability of the new Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm

The five new models from the Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm line are available now. The two with stainless steel cases cost 37,400 euros, while the titanium versions cost 36,400 euros. Lastly, the Offshore with a rose gold case. It costs 56,000 euros.


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FEATURES

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Audemars Piguet

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Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm

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Stainless steel, black dial

26420SO.OO.A002CA.01

Stainless steel, light brown dial

26420SO.OO.A600CA.01

Titanium, blue dial

26420TI.OO.A027CA.01

Titanium, grey dial

26420IO.OO.A009CA.01

Pink gold, black dial

26420RO.OO.A002CA.01

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Steel, titanium or 18-carat pink gold

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Diameter: 43 mm

Height: 14.4 mm

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10 bar (~100 m)

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“Méga Tapisserie” pattern

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Stainless steel, black dial

Black rubber strap with stainless steel AP folding clasp. Additional interchangeable strap in brown calfskin.

Stainless steel, light brown dial

Light brown rubber strap with stainless steel AP folding clasp. Additional interchangeable strap in black rubber.

Titanium, blue dial

Blue rubber strap with titanium AP folding clasp. Additional interchangeable black rubber strap.

Titanium, grey dial

Grey rubber strap with titanium AP folding clasp. Additional interchangeable strap in blue rubber.

Pink gold, black dial

Black rubber strap with 18 carat pink gold AP folding clasp. Additional interchangeable strap in black alligator leather.

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Audemars Piguet 4401

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Selfwinding

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70 hours

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28,800 vph (4 Hz)

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Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with flyback, date

Artboard 4 copy 12W_PRICE

Steel

EUR 37,400

Titanium

EUR 36,400

Pink gold

EUR 56,000