Royal Oak Offshore Survivor from Audemars Piguet

Nov 05, 2008
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor, developed as a high-precision instrument, surprises by a variety of original decisions regarding its design and technical characteristics.

The matt black dial of the Audemars Piguet watch features an exclusive 'Mega Tapisserie' guilloche pattern nicely matching the chequered motif of the strap. The dial is characterized by optimal readability as it is completed with skeleton hour and minute hands, luminescent hour-markers and silvery small seconds counter. The chronograph function is presented through a central sweep seconds hand, a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour counter.

The sturdy case of the watch, 42mm in diameter, is provided with water-resistant antimagnetic system reliably protecting the mechanism inside. The case is crafted from ultra-light blackened titanium. The same material has been used for the crown, studs, push-pieces and push-piece guards, as well as the strap buckle. Titanium has also been used for the lower part of the octagonal bezel, with the upper part crafted from ceramics.

The bezel features perforations lightening up the case structure that still maintains remarkable sturdiness.

The push-pieces guards are hollowed and offer great user-friendliness. The push-pieces have acquired conical shape to allow immediate activation of the chronograph function.

The oversized crown has a notched rim, while the case edge is ratcheted for a quick and sure grip.

The titanium medallion case back is special for its non-slip texture. The case back reveals the following inscription engraved on the titanium surface - 'Royal Oak Offshore Survivor - Limited Edition.' The case construction boasts 100-meter water-resistance.

The timepiece is equipped with the exclusive Audemars Piguet self-winding Calibre 3126/3840. The movement, comprising 365 parts and 59 jewels, is developed to provide supreme sturdiness, reliability and precision rating. The mechanism gives an advantage of a 60-hour power-reserve.

The mainspring supplies constant force over a longer period of time to ensure greater rating accuracy. The cross-through balance-cock reinforces the movement's stability. The balance-stop mechanism is used for immobilizing the seconds hand and allows time-setting to the closest second. The variable-inertia balance incorporates eight inertia blocks to enable accurate and stable adjustment. The fast date correction is provided with an integrated security system to avoid blockage of the date disc in case of the midnight adjustment.

All the movement parts are decorated by hand and the bridges are embellished with 'Cotes De Geneve' Motif.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor watch is coupled with a vulcanized rubber strap featuring chequered motifs. The chronograph watch will be available in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces at the astounding retail price of 35,000 dollars.

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