Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Gstaad Classic 2009 Limited Edition

Jun 17, 2009
Audemars Piguet introduces a new version of its highly-successful Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. The new chronograph commemorates the brands 2009 sponsorship of the Gstaad Classic rally.

The case of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Gstaad Classic 2009 Limited Edition is sculptured from titanium and measures 42mm in diameter. The watch demonstrates a number of original details that distinguish it from other timekeeping members of the Offshore collection. Your glance will be caught by the upper chronograph push-piece in red rubber, and a perforated leather strap featuring contrasting red stitching. The case-back of the timepiece is engraved with the words "Gstaad Classic 2009".

The Audemars Piguet watch also features a number of characteristic details of the Offshore Chronograph. The dial is framed by the signature octagonal bezel that was first demonstrated by the Royal Oak watch unveiled in 1972. The bezel of the new watch interpretation is encased in rubber and adorned with the distinctive hexagonal screws. The hermetically sealed case is 100-meter water resistant.

The dial of the timepiece
is highlighted by red accents and embellished with signature Mega Tapestry motif. The black sub-dials contrast nicely with the gray background. The dial is completed by luminous Arabic hour markers, and a tachymeter scale. The hour and minute hands are baton-shaped and crafted from white gold. They are coated with luminous material to guarantee perfect legibility under reduced light conditions.

The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is animated by the self-winding AP 2326/2840 caliber, with a balance beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The movement offers a 38-hour power reserve. The movement has been created with exclusive decoration Cotes-de-Geneve patterns on the bridges, finely chamfered edges, and circular-grained plates.

The chronograph function of the watch is presented via central chronograph seconds hand, a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour hour counter. The date function is featured at 3 oclock. The date can be easily set with help of the winding crown.

As Watches.InfoNIAC.com found out, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Gstaad Classic 2009 Limited Edition watch will be produced in a limited number of just 50 pieces. Each timepiece will feature its individual serial number.

The Audemars Piguet watch may be also coupled with an additional strap in rubber. Both straps are fitted with a titanium deployant clasp shaped as the brands initials.


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