Audemars Piguet presents new iteration of its Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph featuring a black ceramic case and an architectural dial combining black and green hues. Limited to 100 pieces, this cutting-edge horological masterpiece comes with a green interchangeable rubber strap.
In 2021, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph marked the beginning of a new generation of Royal Oak Offshore with a 43 mm diameter. This year, the Manufacture launches a new version crafted in black ceramic.
AP Royal Oak Offshore Flying Tourbillon Chronograph Black Ceramic
All the components of the black ceramic case are hand-finished with the Manufacture’s trademark alternation of satin brushing and polished chamfers.
The new AP Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph Black Ceramic model encompasses a ceramic caseback for the first time in the 43 mm Royal Oak Offshore collection.
Secured with screws, the case-back ring features the engraving “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition of 100 Pieces”. It also frames a sapphire-crystal display window revealing the Calibre 2967 and its blackened 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight.
The 2023 iteration presents a dramatic evolution of the selfwinding Calibre 2967 launched in 2021. This 526-part flyback chronograph movement incorporates a flying tourbillon, whose single underlying bridge holds the rotating cage at 6 o’clock.
The architectural black PVD-coated titanium bridges, finished with satin-brushing and hand-polished angles, are enriched with vivid green inserts endowed with an even aluminium coating. Lastly, the bright external polished chamfers highlight the bridges’ titanium base and add depth to the multi-layered movement.
The two translucent chronograph counters, outlined with a black outer ring, leave the view of the two-tone movement unencumbered. The 18-carat pink gold hands are illuminated with luminescent coating. Furthermore, a green anodised inner bezel, keeping in with the bridge inserts and strap, serves as the minutes track. The red chronograph hands add a racy flash of colour.
New Interchangeable Strap System
This new reference comes with the Manufacture’s interchangeable strap system complementing the latest generation of Royal Oak Offshore models. This system has been directly integrated into the case’s studs and buckle.
The new system allows wearers 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.
The watch’s green rubber strap can be swapped out for the second black rubber strap. Owners benefit furthermore from the ‘AP’ folding clasp in lightweight, satin-finished titanium.
Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43 mm
Black ceramic case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal, black ceramic and glare-proofed sapphire caseback, black ceramic push-pieces and screw-locked crown, sandblasted titanium push-piece guards and studs, water-resistant to 100 m.
Case thickness: 15.5 mm.
Black PVD-coated titanium bridges, black open-worked counters, 18-carat pink-gold hands with luminescent coating, green anodised inner bezel.
Selfwinding Calibre 2967
Total diameter: 33.6 mm (15 lignes)
Total thickness: 8.4 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 526
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 65 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
Flying tourbillon, flyback chronograph, hours, minutes
Interchangeable green rubber strap with satin-finished titanium AP folding clasp
Additional interchangeable black rubber strap