Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43mm

Audemars Piguet has announced the release of a new Royal Oak Offshore line in 43 mm with 5 models honed from stainless steel, 18-carat pink gold or titanium.

This new launch represents the first redesign of the Royal Oak Offshore since the evolution of the 44 mm collection in the early 2000s. While retaining the essence of the Royal Oak Offshore’s original characteristics, the design of the case and dial has evolved to offer optimum aesthetics and ergonomics.

These models also introduce the Manufacture’s latest integrated flyback chronograph, Calibre 4401, in the Royal Oak Offshore collection. Last but not least, the new Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm is fitted with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system that enables wearers to change straps easily.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43mm

The new 43 mm Royal Oak Offshore in titanium, stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold combines the collection’s strong identity with a more ergonomically refined design. The case presents larger polished chamfers on the edges, while the bezel as well as the screw-locked crown and chronograph push-pieces follow a slight curvature for more visual appeal.

To the exception of the all-titanium version, the other four timepieces in the collection feature a ceramic bezel for a powerful two-tone contrast. The glare-proofed sapphire crystal curved from 6 to 12 o’clock seamlessly fits the curvature of the bezel and completes the overall design. The Manufacture’s trademark alternation of hand-polished chamfers and satin-brushed finishing adorning the case and bezel furthers the watch’s new aesthetics.

The Royal Oak Offshore’s “Méga Tapisserie” pattern adorning the dial, available in black, grey, taupe and blue hues, has been newly designed to offer enhanced contrast and high-end finishing. The pyramids composing the Tapisserie have been sharpened and connected to one another with a raised cross pattern that adds depth to the dial.

The squares topping off the pyramids have been finished with satin-brushing to match with the case’s bold yet refined aesthetics. Extensive programming and numerous prototypes were necessary to reach the perfect balance of sportiness and elegance.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43mm

The chronograph counters have also been rearranged to improve legibility: the minute counter now appears at 9 o’clock, while the hour counter is positioned at 3 o’clock. In addition, the date window has been moved closer to the inner bezel between 4 and 5 o’clock. The small seconds counter is, for its part, at 6 o’clock.

Furthermore, the watch presents the new Royal Oak Offshore logo adorning all new models across the collection. The applied gold AP initials appear without the long-form signature at 12 o’clock.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43mm

The dial also features more assertive gold Royal Oak hands adding to the watch’s powerful identity.

The new Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm line introduces the Manufacture’s latest in-house integrated chronograph, Calibre 4401, in the Royal Oak Offshore collection. This self-winding chronograph movement is equipped with a column wheel and the flyback function that enables to restart the chronograph without stopping or resetting it first.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43mm

Calibre 4401 also features a vertical clutch system that prevents hands from jumping when the chronograph is started or stopped, as well as a patented zero resetting mechanism ensuring that each one of the counter hands is seamlessly reset to zero.

The movement’s dedicated blackened 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight and refined decorations, including “Côtes de Genève,” “traits tirés” and circular graining can be admired through the sapphire caseback.

With its self-winding mechanism, 70 hours of power reserve and water resistance to 100 m, Calibre 4401 perfectly complements the Royal Oak Offshore.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43mm

The Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm line is fitted with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system. The interchangeability system has been directly integrated into the buckle and case’s studs, in perfect harmony with the case’s aesthetic codes.

The ease and efficiency of the new system will allow clients to change the straps and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release. The double-push system also grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist.

In addition, the rubber straps in black, blue, grey and brown hues adorning the different models, as well as the AP pin buckle, are endowed with a new athletic aesthetics.

Two additional interchangeable calfskin straps in beige or brown, as well as a black alligator strap are also available.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420SO.OO.A002CA.01

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel case
Black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Stainless steel push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern
Rhodium-toned counters and external zone
White gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
Black inner bezel

Strap
Black rubber strap with stainless steel AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional brown calfskin strap

Movement
Self-winding Manufacture Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 367
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420SO.OO.A600CA.01

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Case
Stainless steel case
Black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Stainless steel push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Smoked taupe dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, black counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Strap
Light brown rubber strap with stainless steel AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black rubber strap

Movement
Self-winding Manufacture Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 367
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420TI.OO.A027CA.01

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

Case
Titanium case and bezel
Black ceramic push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Titanium push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel.

Strap
Blue rubber strap with titanium AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black rubber strap

Movement
Self-winding Manufacture Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 367
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420IO.OO.A009CA.01

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

Case
Titanium case
Grey ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown\
Titanium push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Grey dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern
Blue counters and external zone
White gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
Blue inner bezel

Strap
Grey rubber strap with titanium AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system. Additional blue rubber strap.

Movement
Self-winding Manufacture Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 367
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420RO.OO.A002CA.01

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

Case
18-carat pink gold case
Black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown
18-carat pink gold push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters and external zone, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Strap
Black rubber strap with 18-carat pink gold AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black alligator strap

Movement
Self-winding Manufacture Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 367
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)