The celebrated Swiss watch Manufacture from the Vallée de Joux Audemars Piguet and the PMT The Hour Glass, Thailand’s leading retailer of specialist timepieces and Audemars Piguet’s distributor, hosted an elegant event in light of the unveiling of the Royal Oak Offshore chronograph PRIDE OF SIAM at Zuma, The St. Regis Bangkok on the evening of April 2nd, 2013.
Audemars Piguet created the “Pride limited editions” representing the heritage, arts and tradition of a country by engraving an iconic symbol on the case back of the timepiece. Previous Prides include the Pride of Argentina – a tribute to the Bicentenary of Argentina bearing the engraving of the Cabildo de Bueno Aires.
The Pride of Russia has the engraving of the Russian Imperial emblem of the two-headed crowned eagle, a symbol of nationalistic pride and unity while the Pride of China has The Great Wall of China engraved also known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Pride of Thailand pays homage to a national symbol, that of the Royal White Elephant also appearing on Thailand’s national flag. A limited edition of 100 pieces, the Royal Oak Offshore Pride of Siam is represents a timepiece of an auspicious and rare beauty.
The elegance of the new Pride timepiece is presented through the octagonal sporty case while its white colour sets the tone for the chronograph. Blending a stainless steel case with a white ceramic bezel, the Royal Oak Offshore displays a silver dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern.
The case back engraved with the exquisite white royal in the centre and the legend “Pride of Siam Limited Edition”. Bound on a hand-stitched white crocodile strap with gold thread, the timepiece is also accompanied by an additional white rubber strap.
Model: Royal Oak Offshore Pride of Siam
Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 3126/3840
Total Diameter: 29.92mm
Number of jewels: 59
Number of parts: 365
Power Reserve: 55hrs
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Stainless steel case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal caseback engraved with the legend “Pride of Siam – Limited Edition” and an elephant in the center, white ceramic bezel, white rubber clad screw-locked crown and pushpieces, water resistant to 100m
Silvered dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, silvered counters, pink gold pplied hour markers and Royal Oak hands with white luminescent coating, silvered flange.
Hand stitched “hornback” white crocodile strap with gold-color stitching and stainless steel AP folding clasp. Additional white rubber strap